Everyone loves a naturally well-lit house. It makes the home warm and thus more inviting. Unfortunately, while you will probably love the cheeriness the sun brings, the same cannot be said about the heat (and damage from UV rays) that consumes your home, especially if it faces the afternoon sun. Thus having properly installed quality Solar Window Films are a necessity here in Singapore; with them, you can now enjoy some sunshine at home, without having to worry about UV rays and their harmful effects.
For those contemplating installing Solar Window Films, here are some useful benefits these films provide…
Reduction and Protection from UV Rays
We all know that UV rays are harmful. It causes skin cancer as well as accelerate the irreversible skin aging process. On our home furniture and furnishings, it is equally damaging. Prolong exposure to sunlight (or more specifically, UV rays) are the cause of colour fading we commonly see on our household items like furniture coverings, curtains and carpet. All Solar Window Films are designed to reduce UV ray penetration; the good quality ones can filter up to 99% of UV rays! This alone is reason why many in Singapore install them in their homes.
Another welcomed benefit you can expect from installing Solar films in your home is reduction in utility bills. By reducing the amount of UV rays entering your home, much of the heat is naturally filtered away as well. As such, the load on your aircon, to cool the room, is significantly reduced and with it, a lower electricity bill. In some cases, Solar Window Films can help reduce your spending on energy cost by up to 30% and that’s significant.
Perhaps a lesser known benefit is the ability of Solar Window Films to help maintain a constant temperature throughout your home i.e. ensures that all corners of your household have about the same temperature level. This will help make your home more comfortable to live in even without operating your air-conditioning units 24 hours a day.
UV rays aside, another problem you may face is the glare caused by sunlight entering your home. You will normally notice this when watching the television or working on your computer. At times, just to see clearly, you may even have to strain your eyes or adjust the brightness and contrast levels of your screen to compensate for the glare. Solar Window Films can also help reduce this glare significant in your home, allowing you a more comfortable viewing exoerience.
Some Common Questions on Solar Films:
Here are some common questions that you may want to ask especially if you are considering installing solar window films:
- I’ve installed blinds in my home, will I need window films?
Yes. Blinds reduces glare entering into your home but are not the UV rays that passes through them. Blinds also help to slow the process of heat seeping into your home. However Solar window films have a greater efficiency to vent off UV rays and reduce heat the amount of heat entering your home.
- Solar Window films will make my home darker?
There are a variety of options for the colour, shades as well as densities to choose from. Each will suit a different need. If you are concerned about your home becoming too dark, we suggest you go for lightly tinted films.
The above are some of the common reasons why you may wish to have Solar Window films installed in your home. There could be other reasons that we have left out. If you can think of any, why not comment below. We are sure our readers will also want to hear from you.