National Window Film Day is on April 30th. This holiday is a day of public education that focuses on how homeowners, car owners, and businesses can save money on cooling and heating costs. This year, we are focusing on how you can become a hero and “defeat” villains with window tint and protect your skin and home decor from the sun’s damaging UV rays, plus promote window safety.
Instead of replacing structurally sound windows, a simple, yet cost-effective solution is to apply a thin layer of architectural window film. Window film can be visibly clear or nearly impossible to see through from the outside.
How much money can you save by replacing windows?
The assessed value of adding 20 new energy efficient windows in California, for example, may range from $10,220 to $18,580 based on a 2019 building assessors manual listing $551 to $929 for each window.
How much energy can you save by replacing windows?
Annual energy savings for the replacement of existing windows in a home is from $27 to $111 for dual pane windows and $126 to $465 for single-pane windows, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The means it may take decades to justify window replacements based on energy savings alone financially.
Does tinting home windows save energy cost?
Fortunately, there’s an alternative to replacing windows in your home. Window films offer advanced energy savings, other benefits and can be installed at a fraction of the cost of replacement windows. You will often see a return on investment in under three years!
“Window films professionally installed on structurally sound single or double pane windows may reduce energy consumption by as much as 30 percent, while the installation cost may be 91.5 percent less than putting in new windows,” explained Darrell Smith of the nonprofit International Window Film Association.
“Home window film can reduce energy consumption by reducing solar heat gain, reduce the homeowner’s carbon footprint and allow them to enjoy natural light without the negative impact of harsh glare and UV exposure, “ Rachel Min, Marketing Director at Rayno Window Film.
Find your nearest Rayno Window Film Dealer here to get a quote on window film for your home or office.
Learn more about National Window Film Day initiated by the International Window Film Association (IWFA) here.