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Solar Control Window Film for Climate Comfort

Today’s homes are built with more and larger windows for a light and airy aesthetic. That’s great news for homeowners who want to let in the light and the views. But what happens when your big windows are causing your home to get too hot in the warmer months (or all year round depending on where you live!)?  If that’s the case, it’s time to think about solar control window film.

Window film is made from PET, a common plastic used in many household items and other types of film. Using advanced technology, ComforTech™ Ceramic Series film is treated with nano-ceramic particles to reflect and absorb light. The film is then applied to the inside of a window to block heat and harmful UV rays while still letting in light.

Here is what solar control window film can do to improve the comfort of your home:

Cool down rooms that are too hot

The sun is an unbelievable source of energy, but it can also make rooms in your home unlivable. There are several ways you can stop the sunlight from entering a window:

  • Drapes
  • Blinds
  • Shutters
  • Awnings

These will all cut down on the amount of solar energy entering your home, but all these methods also block out views and make rooms dark.

A better way to reduce the heat coming into your home is with solar control window film like Concord’s ComforTech™ Ceramic Series film. ComforTech™ rejects or absorbs solar energy, keeping it from heating up your space. We offer a range of films that reject 51% – 82% depending on the shade you choose. As you can see in the table below, the darker the film, the more solar energy is rejected.

ComforTech™ Ceramic Series Performance Specifications

ComforTech Window Film Specifications Chart

Installing ComforTech™ on the interior of your windows will significantly improve the livability and comfort of your rooms.

Lower your AC bill and live more sustainably

Do you run your air conditioner on max just to try to fight the heat? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, up to 30% of the need for heating and cooling in a home is due to heat passing through windows.

Upgrade your windows at a fraction of the cost of replacing them with ComforTech™ Ceramic Series window film. Our film will block or absorb up to 82% of the energy from the sun, dramatically improving the comfort of your home. Give your AC a break and live more sustainably and efficiently with Concord Window Film!

Cut down on glare

In addition to its solar control benefits, window film will also cut down on glare in your home. When the sun is too bright, its glare can make any kind of screen viewing – television, computer, tablet, or phone – next to impossible. And we are all doing more on our screens these days! Window film can cut the glare making viewing easier on the eyes.

Reduce fading of your floors and furnishings

Over time, sunlight coming through windows can fade your wood floors or upholstered furnishings. An added benefit to installing window film is its ability to help reduce fading. UV rays, visible light, and heat all contribute to fading. All of Concord’s ComforTech™ Ceramic Series films block >99% of UV rays in addition to reducing heat and visible light to protect your investments!

Easy and economical DIY project

Installing solar control window film yourself is an easy DIY project that anyone can undertake. Concord Window Film provides convenient pre-cut kits for double-hung, casement, and glider windows, as well as for sliding glass patio doors. Our professional tool kit, easy-to-follow instructions, and comprehensive installation videos will have you feeling like a pro in no time.

If you are ready to experience how window film can help you enhance the comfort of your home, visit today. It’s like putting a pair of sunglasses on your windows!

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