Why You Should Get Window Film Before Summer
Posted in Blog, on January 19, 2019
Sometimes security can seem unimportant. Most people consider locking their doors and windows to be sufficient. Unfortunately, there are a lot of ways your home can get broken into even if you keep your doors locked. Those methods multiply during summer and there are environmental concerns as well. That’s why Window Armour wants to keep you informed on why you should order window film before summer hits.
Break-ins Multiply in Summer
During the summer, the chances of your home getting broken into are even higher than usual. This is due to a number of factors.
- Better weather means door to door salesmen are more common. That means it’s an appropriate time for a burglar to pose as one and slip through the unlocked front door.
- Doors get left unlocked more due to higher outdoor activity. The more you use your doors, the more chance there is you’ll forget to lock them. Going outside for a jog, the kids going outside to play, and tending to plants daily all mean using doors more.
- Summer is vacation season which means you’re gone from home more often and for longer. That week you spend camping or staying at a nice hotel is prime time for someone who wants inside your house.
If you don’t want your home to get broken into over the summer, installing window film will go a long way towards your home’s security.
A Rise in Heat
Did you know that you’re paying more for electricity because of the summer heat? It’s probably no surprise to you that running the air conditioner all day costs more than the rest of the year. But what you might not know is that your air conditioner isn’t as efficient as it could be. When your windows are leaking in hot air from outside, your air conditioner has to work twice as hard. Window film protects your home from excess heat during the summer by insulating your windows. That means you have to use less AC and spend less money!
More Sun Means More UV
Ultraviolet light from the sun can cause extreme damage. It’s the root of things like skin cancer and causes damage to plants and such. It’s all-around not good for your health. Fortunately window film not only protects your glass and insulates your home, it also blocks out 99% of UV light. That means a safer home for you, your plants, and your children.