Architectural glass comes with many great benefits. Big windows fill your home or office with natural light. Glass stacking doors connect the indoors with the outdoors in a functional yet stylish way. Windows and glass walls allow us to enjoy beautiful views.

Of course, glass does come with some drawbacks.

The most obvious drawback of using glass as a building material is the resultant lack of privacy. Luckily, privacy can be attained through the application of a range of window dressings. Traditional window dressings, such as curtains and blinds, as well as more contemporary options, like frosted window vinyl, provide privacy from neighbours and passers by.

There are various benefits and drawbacks associated with different types of window dressings. Read more about them here or here.

An abundance of glass can result in your home overheating in summer and becoming very cold in winter.

Unfortunately, glass is a notorious energy waster. This is because heat travels through glass easily, resulting in your home feeling like an oven in summer and a fridge in winter. Because of this, many homeowners have resigned themselves to sky-high electricity bills as they attempt to regulate the temperature indoors by means of air-conditioning and heating.

In addition, glass offers no protection against the sun’s UV rays. This is especially dangerous as we often forget to apply sunscreen when indoors. Direct sunlight also fades furniture and can even damage office equipment.

Apply window film to reduce heat indoors.

One solution to the concerns outlined above is to use window film to reduce heat indoors. Window film insulates your windows and glass doors by slowing the transfer of heat through glass. When heat can’t travel through your windows as quickly, your home takes longer to heat up in summer. In winter, on the other hand, heat is trapped indoors. This keeps your home warmer for longer. Insulating your windows and glass doors is an eco-friendly home improvement that saves energy and lowers your electricity bill.

Heat-reducing window film also protects your family and possessions.

Using window film to reduce heat results in a host of other great benefits. Frosted window film not only insulates glass, it also blocks out harmful UV rays. This provides valuable protection for both your family and your possessions.

Because window film diffuses harsh glare, it protects office equipment from direct sunlight. By eliminating glare, window film also makes it easier to work on a computer or to watch TV.

You can apply window film to reduce heat in your home or office.

Architectural glass is a popular building material in both home and office design. As such, window film can be of use in both settings. Frosted window film is an attractive and versatile window treatment, perfect for chic, modern offices or elegant homes.