Is it better to install double glazed windows or window film?
Double glazing is the ultimate window insulation but one of the biggest advantages of window films is their cost.
For the typical home with 10-15m2 of windows, upgrading all the windows with a year-round window film costs between $1900 to $3000. This is approximately a quarter of the cost of double glazing and half the cost of secondary glazing. Be aware that in colder climates a window film will reduce the strength of winter sun entering your home.
Summer vs Year-round Window Film
Source: Veronica at Solar Window Filmers There are 2 families of environmental window film - suitable for both single- and double-glazed windows. The film is applied to the inside of glass and comes with 10 year to Lifetime full replacement quality ...
Will window film provide day-time/night-time privacy?
(Source: convo with Veronica) There are two families of film: summer heat-rejecting and year-round insulating Year-round film is too light for daytime privacy Summer (i.e. heat-rejecting) films come in a whole range of colour palates that provide ...
Does window film increase the R-value of the windows?
Yes, window film can increase the R-Value of windows significantly.
Can I DIY install window film?
Films should be fitted by a professional. While skilled DIYers can install it themselves it should be noted that fitting films cleanly with a professional result takes practice—getting it wrong can result in bubbles, trapped dirt and even glass ...
How long does it take to install window film on a single window?
A professional installation service can do 15 standard-sized windows in 2 hours, but that's because they have all the expertise and tools to take care of the job proficiently. An amateur installer, however, may take up to half an hour to finish a ...