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How Does Window Film Help You to Save Money?

How does window film help you to save money as a homeowner? This is a great question and one we often hear from our San Francisco Bay Area customers. Truth is, there are a number of ways that window film (or window tint) can do this. In this post, we’ll just highlight 5.

Window film helps you to save money in 5 ways:

  1. Heating and Cooling
  2. Prevents theft
  3. Cheaper than replacing glass
  4. Protects furnishings from sun damage & replacement
  5. Tax Credit

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Save Money on Heating & Cooling

Everyone wants to save money, right? Why not transform your windows as a part of your money-saving plan? Window film can act as a layer of insulation on your windows. This means that it can help you to keep the warm air in during colder months and warm air out during the summer.

In fact, window film can help to reduce your energy spending by up to 30%.

Make Your Home More Secure

Safety window film is becoming more popular with our Bay Area customers. There are at least 2 reasons why we highly recommend it. First, we know we live in an area where earthquakes can happen. Also, severe weather can pose a threat for many of us. Safety window film can help keep your family safe by holding broken glass in place. This means that there is less injury from glass debris in the case of an emergency.

The second reason safety glass can be useful has to do with break-ins. By creating a strong barrier, safety glass makes it difficult for intruders to enter your home. It can give you up to 90 seconds of extra time to get to safety or call authorities.

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Window Film vs New Windows

Which is cheaper: buying new windows or getting professionally installed window film? We’ve discussed the numbers before on our blog, but it’s good to review them. Simply put, the average national cost for a window film installation is approximately $4,500. For windows, the cost could be up to $11,000. A window film installation can pay for itself in 4 years, vs 13 years for replacement windows.

Prevent Fading with Window Tint

Window tint can help you to save money on home furnishings. This might not be on the top of your list of benefits, but it’s legitimate. Sunlight can fade and damage curtains, floors, carpets, furniture, and artwork. By blocking up to 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays, window tint helps to preserve your furnishings. You won’t need to pay for repairs or replacements, saving you money.

Window Tint Tax Credit

As if all the above reasons aren’t enough, here’s another way window film saves you money: tax credit. Last tax season, the tax credit was $500. According to the instructions on Form 5695, ”Any insulation material or system that is specifically and primarily designed to reduce heat loss or gain of a home when installed in or on such a home.” Hopefully, it will apply for the 2021 tax season as well.

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ClimatePro: Your Anti-Fading Film Pros

For over 40 years, we’ve been installing window film in the San Francisco Bay Area, including anti-fading films. We’ve ready to do the same for you. Have a question that was not mentioned here? Give us a call at 707-755-7337. As the most highly-rated window film and window tint company in the San Francisco Bay Area, we are ready to help you. First, take a moment to explore some of our completed projects. You can also use our Window Film Selector

Learn About This Author

Brett Torrey Haynes

Brett Torrey Haynes is the marketing and content manager for ClimatePro. He currently lives in a small house on the side of a mountain.