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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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