Insulated Window Films Offer Alternative to Expensive Window Packages (Video)

If high performance windows won't fit into your building budget, there may be a way to boost the insulating value of existing or less expensive window options.

Insulated window films add a nearly invisible layer of insulation to existing windows. It’s easier to install and less expensive than replacing windows, and is almost as effective an insulator as an extra pane of glass. It helps to conserve energy by keeping heated or air conditioned air inside the building, saving energy and lowering heating and air conditioning bills.

Insulated window films also work to preserve and protect important artwork, antiques, and hardwood floors by blocking UV light and heat from the sun.

Museums and historic registered buildings around the world count on 3M window films to help protect their valuable collections from the damaging sun. The films tackle the three major causes of fading:

1) Solar heat

2) Visible light

3) UV light

While no film can stop fading completely, Thinsulate Climate Control Series Window Film from 3M Window Films can slow it down to keep possessions and important historical artifacts looking beautiful longer. Not only does Thinsulate helps to block out the sun’s heat in the summer, but it also helps trap man-made heat inside during the winter, providing extra insulation and comfort in the colder months.

The film is added to existing windows, providing a nearly invisible layer of insulation between inside and outside. It’s easier to install and less expensive than replacing windows, and is almost as effective as an extra pane of glass. This technology is useful for museums and historical sites because it allows for easier preservation of artwork, artifacts, and floor interiors.

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Topics: Exteriors, Thermal Envelope, Windows


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