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How to Insulate Windows Against Cold Winter Weather

In Window Film Benefits, Window Film Products by Dan Spada

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Save on Heating Costs This Winter 

The most wonderful time of the year is approaching! Pretty soon, millions of Americans will be decking the halls of their homes with boughs of holly, lighting their menorahs, and gathering around their fireplaces to hand out gifts and chow down on some tasty, home-cooked food. Unfortunately, though, holiday decorations aren’t the only things that go up in winter; as temperatures begin to drop, your heating bills will be going up too. The good news is that there are steps you can take right now to mitigate the damage your bank account will incur when this year’s wintry weather finally arrives.

According to the Energy Information Administration, windows and doors are responsible for up to one third of the average home’s heat loss. Single pane windows—windows that feature just one layer of glass—are notoriously insufficient at keeping heat inside. Double pane windows are typically more effective, but even they often fall short of homeowners’ expectations. One potential solution to that problem is to install a window insulation film, such as 3M™ Thinsulate™ Climate Control Window Film. Thinsulate™ films are low emissivity (low-e) insulating window films that reduce heat loss by up to 40%, thereby nearly doubling the insulation values of single and double pane glass.

3M Thinsulate Window Film

After the installation of a Thinsulate™ film, your freshly tinted single pane windows will insulate nearly as well as double pane windows, and your double pane windows will insulate nearly as well as triple pane windows. Furthermore, Thinsulate™ films reduce solar heat gain by up to 50%, reduce the glare by as much as 59%, and block 99.9% of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet light. That means these films provide year-round temperature control, so you’re always comfortable.

There are two different Thinsulate™ films to choose from. The darker of the two, Thinsulate™ 40, offers superior glare and heat gain reduction. The lighter of the two, Thinsulate™ 75, is just as effective at reducing heat loss as the Thinsulate™ 40, yet is twice as light, making it an ideal option for homeowners who want to cut down on heat loss without noticeably altering the appearance of their windows.

For commercial spaces, 3M™ All Season Window Film Series is another line of films that can help you improve the insulation performance of your windows, cut down on glare and excessive heat, and virtually eliminate the ultraviolet light.

Ready to insulate your windows? Contact Doyle Window Tinting today for a free estimate on 3M™ Thinsulate™ window insulation film or 3M™ All Season film.

Doyle Window Tinting is the Delaware Valley’s Largest 3M Window Film Dealer. For over 30 years, we have proudly provided our clients in the residential, commercial and government markets with 3M window film products that meet their needs and exceed their expectations. To learn more about window film or to schedule an appointment for a free estimate, give us a call today at (215) 657-1000 or get in touch using our contact form.

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