Why Businesses Install Window Films

Feb 18, 2019

Although many businesses are looking for ways to reduce their utility bills and enhance the appearance of their properties, not many of them realize that they can ‘kill two birds with one stone’ with the installation of high quality commercial window film. Below are just a few ways in which this seemingly unnoticeable product can provide a tremendous amount of benefit to virtually any type of business.

Businesses that have more than 100 square feet of storefront glass will be able to save as much as one tonne of air conditioning when all of these windows are tinted.

01 Employee Safety/Comfort

One of the main benefits that commercial film provides is that it prevents excessive sunlight and heat from entering business properties, which in turn keeps workers comfortable. Another great benefit of this product is that it helps reduce glare on computer screens. This further promotes employee comfort by reducing eye strain and headaches. Many commercial tinting products have been rated to protect employees and other building occupants in the event of hurricanes and tornadoes occurring because they can help prevent shards of glass from spreading throughout a building.

02 Reduce Energy Bills

Although businesses that have more than 100 square feet of storefront glass will be able to save as much as one ton of air conditioning when all of these windows are tinted, this does not mean to say that smaller businesses won’t benefit from doing this. Heat-rejecting window film reduces the load on any property’s HVAC unit, so you save double: less AC expenses and your HVAC unit will last longer.

Out here in the Calgary/Okotoks region, it gets HOT in the summer and COLD in the winter. Having window films that reject heat in the summer and retain heat in the winter will save you a ton of money over the entire year.

03 Enhancing Privacy & Preventing Crime

When darker, reflective, or opaque film products are used, they prevent outsiders from being able to see into a building, which not only enhances privacy; it can also prevent confidential information from being seen by unauthorized persons. These films can help prevent opportunistic crimes such as smash and grab events from taking place, because most criminals are looking for quick and easy targets with guaranteed rewards. Many businesses that fallen prey to graffiti being sprayed on their windows has been able to save a lot of money by only replacing the film and not the entire window each time it occurs.

04 Custom Graphics

Many businesses change the advertising on their windows each season or to commemorate other special events such as public holidays. In the past, it would have been necessary to either paint the advertising on the windows or etch it into the glass itself – both methods which are costly to remove. However, decorative window film products can be applied and removed easily. They are also far more affordable to create than other forms of window-based advertising, making them the perfect option for businesses that need to advertise as affordably as possible.

When the right window film is correctly installed, it can provide sun protection for many years. Business owners who are interested in finding out more about the various forms of commercial film that are available should not hesitate to contact our installation team today.