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Five Ways That Commercial Window Films Can Improve Your Facility

Have you ever considered retrofitting window film to your facility’s existing windows? Modern commercial window films offer many benefits that can improve your facility with very little disruption to daily operation. The team at Veloce Innovation wrote this article to highlight five ways these innovative films upgrade your existing glass.

 

One of The Best Ways to Reduce HVAC Energy Costs:

It makes sense that the less your HVAC system has to work to keep the spaces at a comfortable temperature, the less your utility costs will be. According to the EPA Energy Star Buildings Manual in the United States, approximately half of a building’s utility bills are wasted by loss of heat and heat gain through untreated windows.

The good news is that commercial window film retrofitted to your existing windows can significantly improve energy efficiency. Modern window film can even provide significant heat reduction while barely being noticeable on the glass. Moreover, a new generation of smart films can actually adjust themselves automatically to perform better at the times you need it most. According to the International Window Film Association, “Up to one-third of heating and cooling costs can be lost through inefficient windows, and many utility customers have older less efficient single pane windows in their buildings. Professionally installed energy control window film is a highly effective way to save energy.”

Improve Safety Measures

Windows and doors can be a building’s main point of unwanted entry, A security variant of commercial window film can help make it far more difficult for criminals to penetrate a facility through glass doors and windows.

Reduce Negative Effects of UV Exposure

The sun’s UV rays can have a negative impact on your skin and facility furnishings. The good news is that most commercial window films will block up to 99% of all UVA and UVB rays, helping to protect the occupants of the space while also preserving the color of furnishings, fabrics and carpets.

Improve Comfort by Reducing Hot Spots and Cutting Irritating Glare

Frequent complaints of facility occupants have to do with comfort. The space is too hot or too cold. There is too much glare at certain times of the day. Window films can be beneficial in both of these areas. First, in addition to blocking heat, window film reduces glare by up to 87%. This makes it easier to see screens without strain. Second, window film can help corrects temperature imbalances across a space. If an HVAC system is not zones properly, a space can often be too hot in some areas and too cold in others. Window films helps eliminate hot spots within a space by reducing heat gain coming through the glass in hot areas. This will create a more balanced temperature across the space and reduce the load on the air conditioning system.

Improved Building Aesthetics
Want your building to take on a newer, more modern look? Specific window films can be retrofitted to existing glass to enhance the unique aesthetic appeal. From giving the building facade a uniform look, to using films to create a specific decorative design element, the options are numerous. In addition, There are decorative glass films that add privacy, style and company branding to interior and exterior glass panels. You can achieve the look of etched glass or other custom glass options at a fraction of the cost of designer glass. We hope that you found this article informative about the various ways that commercial window films can improve your facility. If you have any questions, or if you are interested in a professional evaluation to see if your building can benefit from these innovative films, contact Veloce Innovation by calling (877) 583-5623 or emailing us at info@veloceinnovation.com.

 

 

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