There’s nothing worse than sitting down to relax and watch your sports team play or your favorite TV show, only to realize the sun’s glare is obstructing your view of the screen. Even worse, if you’re in the office when the sun casts a glare across your computer screen, it can be distracting and impact your productivity! Not only is it hard to see when glare hits your screen, but it can also cause eye strain. While you could certainly close the blinds or draw the curtains, you’d eliminate natural light and views of the outdoors. The good news is that there’s a simple solution to this problem: glare control window film.
Why is Glare a Problem in the Winter?
Glare from the sun can be a problem year-round, but it’s especially bad in the winter. In the summer, the sun’s rays hit Earth at a more perpendicular angle, while in the winter, they hit at a more acute angle. As a result, in winter, when the sun is lower in the sky, there is more opportunity for glare, particularly on snowy surfaces, which reflect more light than darker ground cover. In addition, with fewer leaves on the trees, trees are less likely to help block the sun from entering your space during the winter months.
Minimize Glare & Maximize Comfort With Glare Control Window Film
Glare control window film is a thin, transparent film that adheres to the glass of your windows. 3M manufactures various sun control window film product lines, all of which provide relief from glare, among many other benefits. Window film minimizes glare from the sun without eliminating sunlight and views, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of a sunlit space without the adverse side effects! In addition to reducing glare, window film also has several other benefits that improve the functionality and experience of your space.
Additional Benefits of Glare Control Window Film
Not only can you minimize glare with window film, but it can also benefit your space in various ways. Window film can:
- Maintain Comfortable Interior Temperatures: Excessive sunlight can heat interiors, leading to discomfort and hot spots. Window film rejects the sun’s heat, increasing the comfort of occupants. Some window films, like 3M Low-E Window Film, also improve window insulation. As a result, manmade heat is retained in the cold winter months, maintaining comfortable temperatures no matter the season.
- Boost Energy Efficiency: By rejecting heat from the sun, sun control window film not only increases comfort but also takes some of the burden off of HVAC systems as they work to maintain the desired interior temperature, resulting in lower energy bills and HVAC maintenance costs. Films like 3M Low-E Window Film improve window insulation to retain heat in the winter months, leading to energy savings year-round.
- Protect Against UV Rays: UV rays enter your space through windows, causing furniture and flooring to fade over time. Not to mention, UV exposure through windows can even harm occupants’ skin. 3M Window Film rejects up to 99% of UV rays, offering round-the-clock protection from sun damage.
Whether working in the office or relaxing watching TV at home, don’t let glare get in the way of your comfort. If you’re looking for a way to minimize glare in your home or office, consider investing in a glare control window film. Our team can help you find the window film to meet the needs of your residential or commercial space so you can strike a balance between natural light and comfort!
PA Window Tint Inc. began serving central Pennsylvania in 1993. Over the years, we have extended service to New York, Maryland, and New Jersey. Today, PA Window Tint is a 3M Prestige dealer, which identifies our company as a member of the elite network of dealers in the country which are entrusted with offering 3 M’s highest quality products and providing impeccable installations. Give us a call at 1-866-329-0064 or fill out a form online.