Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pros and Cons of Window Films: Are They Right for your Home?

Robert Kersten, a window film installer in Missouri, says in an online article that he’s noticed an increase in the number of windows people have been putting in their homes over the past few years and points out that window films can be effective for controlling the associated solar heat gain.

The article published on May 4 by ecohome magazine says window films can block up to 80 percent of the sun’s heat, boosting a home’s energy efficiency. It adds, however, that a lack of awareness and misconceptions may be impeding the category’s growth.

There are several pros and cons associated with window films. While they can help reduce utility bills, some homeowners are concerned installing them will void the warranty on their windows.

This article can help you weigh your options and decide whether window films are right for your home.