Install an Anti-Glare Window Film and Halve Your Cooling Bills!

Anti-glare window film is a transparent covering for windows that filters out excessive sunlight and glare, while still allowing natural light to pass through. These special films are designed for windows that receive an excessive amount of unwanted sunlight each day. Modern, light-filled homes with large windows and sliding doors are highly sought after, but they do bring with them their own set of challenges.

Many owners are shocked to learn sunlight penetrating through large windows can cause upholstery fabric to fade, rooms to overheat, and sometimes even wooden floorboards to discolor. Direct sunlight on television screens, computer monitor’s and mobile phones can make reading impossible. Who wants to feel sticky and uncomfortable in their own home while socializing with family and friends? Anti-glare window films solve all of these problems.

With many different types of anti-glare window films available, it’s advisable to consult a professional to discuss which film will best protect your home. Give us a call today at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493 and make your installation appointment!

7 benefits of anti-glare window film

  1. Keeps your house cool
  2. Reduces air conditioning bills by up to 50%
  3. Blocks out 99% of UV light
  4. Low maintenance
  5. Protects upholstery from fading
  6. Reduces eye strain
  7. Enables all day usage of sunny rooms

Where to apply anti-glare window films

Anti-glare window films can be applied to any room in the house but are most commonly installed in rooms that receive excessive afternoon sunlight, such as south-facing living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens. It’s not worth prioritizing windows in rooms in which you spend only short bursts of time, such as bathrooms and laundries.

Strong and excessive light spilling in through large windows can create a hot and stuffy environment for socializing, watching TV, or just generally hanging out. A study with a sea or mountain view could be your favorite room in the house but it’s not very useful if it receives the full glare of the afternoon sun. Rather than completely blocking out the view with blinds, fit anti-glare window film and control the amount of sunlight passing through.

How do anti-glare window films work?

Anti-glare window films allow the light we need to pass through while reflecting up to 79% of the sun’s harshest light and glare. They also filter out 99% of harmful rays that fade interior furnishings.

How is anti-glare window film installed

Whether for residential or commercial purposes, it’s advisable to engage professionals to install your anti-glare window film. The film is always applied to the inside of the windowpane. The installation process is as follows:

  • Clean windows (must be absolutely spotless)
  • Spray soap water solution onto the inside of the window
  • Peel backing sheet from the film and cover the exposed side with soapy water
  • Place film on the windowpane
  • Use a squeegee to push water to the edges of the film
  • Remove water with a soft clean cloth

How to care for anti-glare window films

  • Leave for a week after installation before cleaning
  • Use a soft cloth or rubber squeegee
  • Only use ammonia-free spray
  • Avoid using hard brushes that could scratch the film

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does anti-glare window film last?

Anti-glare window film can last as long as 20 years but it's dependent on many factors including quality of installation, quality of film used, local climate, and condition of the window at the time of installation.

Is anti-glare window film visible?

The visibility of anti-glare window film depends on the level of performance required and the brand chosen. The most efficient anti-glare window film gives external windows a mirrored, reflective appearance. Other types of window films are almost invisible to the eye, but not as efficient at reflecting the sun's rays.

How much do anti-glare window films cost?

You should budget between $5 and $12 per square foot to install anti-glare window film. The exact cost depends on the quality of film used and the brand selected.


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