Should You Invest in a Window Film Insulation Kit?by Tint Fx Home, Glasses, Window, Tinting
Many people find window film insulation kits to be a practical and cost-effective way to reduce heat loss through their windows.
However, there is also a common belief that they are an inferior solution that should be avoided at all costs. As with most things, the truth lies somewhere in the middle.
What is In the Kit?
DIY window insulation kits contain insulation film that can be fitted onto the interior of your window in order to reduce the amount of heat that’s lost through the glass. The kit usually includes double-sided tape to fix the film to the window before you ‘shrink’ the film onto the glass using a hairdryer.
Does it Work?
Despite being a relative cheap DIY solution, insulation film is effective and has the ability to improve the window’s insulation.
Furthermore, as it lets in light, it increases the natural heat gain within the room which means that you it reduces the amount of heating needed. For these reasons, it’s a popular alternative to thermal curtains, as it retains the heat while blocking out cold air.
So What’s the Problem?
Some homeowners aren’t that open to DIY solutions and believe that the only way to solve the problem is by replacing the windows. Of course, while this will solve the problem, it’s an expensive fix.
Window film is able to improve the window’s R-value and provide better insulation in an extremely cost-effective way, especially if you don’t currently have the budget to replace your windows.
However, many people are put off by the way window film looks when installed on the windows. The film used in DIY kits generally isn’t aesthetically pleasing.
Should You Get Window Insulation Film?
The ultimate decision will probably be made based on your finances. Certainly, applying window films can provide a temporary fix until you can afford to invest in a more permanent resolution. And, as the kits are relatively cheap to purchase and quick to install yourself, it’s at least worth a try, even if you do only get a year’s use out of them.
However, window film alone may not be enough to fix the problem of heat loss on old draughty windows, especially if the frames have seen better days too and it may be that replacing your windows is the best option.
If it’s merely a question of looks, you’ll find suppliers of window insulation in Sydney who can install films that not only do a great job, but which have a stylish appearance too.
So don’t be put off by this cheap and cheerful solution – it could be just what you need to keep your room cosy and draught free this winter.
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