3 Things to Know About Daylight Redirecting Window Film
At Glamour Glaze Window Tinting, we’re seeing more and more home and business owners seeking to improve their building’s energy efficiency. When this is the case, we overwhelmingly recommend daylight redirecting window film. The reason? It’s by far one of the quickest, most effective ways to make the most out of natural daylight, as you’ll now see.
Most Efficient Way to Improve Natural Lighting
Daylight redirecting window film has a special micro-prism structure, which allows it to redirect more than 80 percent of daylight upwards. Typically placed over the upper portion of the window, the film redirects and diffuses the daylight upwards and outwards. This allows the daylight to penetrate much deeper into a building, thus reducing the need to use artificial light whenever the sun is shining.
The film is so effective at redirecting the light that it can allow it to extend 40 or more feet into a room. In turn, this has been shown to allow homes and businesses to reduce their daytime lighting costs by an average of over 50 percent.
Create a More Pleasant Environment and Improve Productivity
Numerous studies have been done over the years on the differences between natural and artificial light. Virtually all of these studies have shown that natural light is far better for a person’s overall health and happiness. As well, workplaces that have abundant natural lighting typically have lower absentee rates and increased levels of productivity, while it has to be shown to help improve test scores, increase retail sales and even speed up the rate of patient recovery. By improving the amount of natural light in your home or office, you can ensure you take better advantage of these benefits.
Block Out Harmful UV Rays
The sun’s ultraviolet rays can be incredibly damaging. Most everyone knows that these UV rays can cause serious harm to a person’s eyes and skin, potentially leading to melanoma and other skin cancers. However, many people are not aware that UV rays also quickly cause carpets, furniture, and other décor items to fade and lose their color.
Daylight redirecting film helps to block out up to 99 percent of UV light. This means that it can also help prevent your expensive floors and furnishings from being damaged by this light. Of course, you could also use sunlight-blocking curtains or other window treatments to achieve this same effect. The problem is that this will also block out the daylight as well, meaning you won’t be getting all of the aforementioned benefits daylight provides. However, by allowing infrared light in and keeping harmful UV rays out, daylight redirecting window film ensures that you can enjoy all of the benefits of natural sunlight without any of the drawbacks.
Boosting employee productivity, improving energy efficiency and maximizing natural lighting — all of these items typically take quite a bit of time and effort. However, at Glamour Glaze Window Tinting, we can help you achieve all three in less than a day simply by putting a bit of film over your windows.
About the Author:
Nate Ridinger is the owner of GlamourGlaze Window Tinting in Utah. He offers homeowners and businesses with a window film that can solve heating, glare, and fading concerns.
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