Window Film vs. Blinds

Having trouble making a decision whether to install window film or blinds? We can make your decision easier by giving you a breakdown of the benefits of window film vs. blinds.

What does window film have that blinds don’t? Quite a lot.
Let’s take a look at some of the key benefits window film offers that blinds simply do not.

Reduce Solar Energy

  • Window film can reduce solar energy by up to 85% which also reduces the temperature inside your home or office during the hot summer months without blocking out natural light.
  • Blinds can reduce some form of solar energy but only when they are closed, blocking out natural light and any views.

Heat Reduction in Summer

  • Window film can reduce solar heat by up to 85% lowering the strain on air conditioning and other cooling systems.
  • Blinds tend to trap the heat between the window and the blind creating a heat spot.

Keep the Heat in During Winter

  • Window film can increase the insulation of glass by up to 40% allowing heat to stay in the room rather than leak out.
  • Blinds don’t feature insulation benefits.

Glare Reduction

  • Window film can reduce glare by up to 87% without blocking natural light or views.
  • Blinds, when closed, reduce glare however they also block out natural light and views.

UV Protection

  • Window film can eliminate up to 99% of harmful UV rays, one of the leading causes of skin cancer.
  • Blinds can block out UV rays but only when they are closed thus you would sacrifice both natural light and views.


  • Window film and tinted glass are as hygienic as standard windows.
  • Blinds can become dust traps and collection point for dead bugs. Whilst you can clean blinds, it is often a time consuming and difficult process.

Universal Application

  • Window film can be applied to almost any glass or window. Window film is easy to install and can be removed or replaced quickly and efficiently.
  • Blinds are a permanent fixture and require railings, cords and of course, the blinds themselves.

The Element of Design

  • Window film is available in a wide range of textures, colours, tints and designs.
  • Blinds while offering a choice of colour and size, just doesn’t have the same scale of choice.

For more information and a personal consultation with our window film and window tint expert,