Recent research from the GGF (Glass and Glazing Federation) has estimated that between 23% & 24% of a home’s energy can be lost through the inefficiency of glazing within the property.
Not only is this potentially costing you a significant amount of money due to extra heating costs, you may also be affected by associated issues including increased sound pollution, increased glare, solar heat issues and fading to indoor furnishings.
However, with the introduction of highly effective window films to the UK market, all designed to complement your existing glazing, the ability to upgrade your property in an efficient and cost effective manner is now more readily available than ever before.
With such a wide product range now available, we have drawn up a quick list of pertinent questions to help you narrow the field.
Please take a moment to check out our 4 factors to consider below:
No. 1 – Choosing The Right Style and Design
Whilst many of the current variations of window film are barely visible once applied, some, such as privacy window film, are specifically designed to be highly visible.
It is crucial that you take the time needed to carefully consider how your choice of window film may impact the appearance of your property or home.
No. 2 – Choosing The Right Installer
This may sound obvious but if you do not want to complete the installation yourself, please ensure that you select an expert with a good reputation to carry out the job.
To ensure the best possible outcome, it is essential that you find a company with proven experience in the type of product and service you need.
A great example of this would be GGF accredited companies. You can view our profile page by clicking on the following link – http://www.myglazing.com/members/wf-glazing-protection-ltd/
No. 3 – Do Your Homework
Any company worth their salt is going to tell you how good their services are!! However, there are always things that you can do to find out something a little more impartial.
Some simple online searches will often uncover the experiences of previous customers. Tapping into the experiences of friends and family can also offer invaluable information before making your final decision.
It is also worth remembering the importance for the required accreditations. For example, all GGF member companies, adhere to a strict code of practice and automatically offer a free deposit protection scheme which safeguards up to 50% of contract value or £12,500 – whichever is less, helping to safeguard your investment.
No. 4 – Accurately Assess Your Energy Efficiency
We would also recommend using an energy saving calculator to work out exactly how much you could potentially save by installing energy efficient window film.
A number of these calculators are easily accessible and you can try 2 of them by clicking on the links below: