You’re familiar with most traditional window coverings - from simple blinds and shades that provide easy light control or our unique Polywood® Shutters, which add elegance and improve energy efficiency.

But you may not know there’s a way to either fill the energy efficiency gap left by blinds or shades or to double down on the UV protection Polywood shutters offer. That solution is window film from Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions. Let’s take a look at what window film is, and how it can improve the windows in your home.

What Is Window Film?

When you hear “window film,” you might think of older products that were often referred to as “window tint.” Many years ago, window tint was usually black, chalky, and didn’t offer the greatest protection from UV light. Window film has come a long way since then, and is nearly transparent while also offering protection from UV rays, glare and heat from the sun.

Because window film can be added to any window in your home and can be paired with any other window treatment, you have a lot of options for where to use it. Let’s take a look at the best places for window film in your home. 

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Where Should Window Film Go?

The biggest benefits window film can give you are in its UV ray blocking abilities, heat reflection, and ability to protect your furnishings from sun damage. So which windows in your home will benefit the most from those qualities?

Focus on the windows that receive the most sunlight. Larger windows, especially full wall windows can be a huge source of light and heat during the day, which makes window film a perfect addition.

Focus on the windows that receive the most sunlight. Larger windows, especially full wall windows can be a huge source of light and heat during the day, which makes window film a perfect addition.

Window Film With Other Window Treatments

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Sunburst’s window film has the added benefit of being extremely versatile, as it can stand on its own or as a complement to your other window fashions. For windows that already offer privacy, you might choose to install window film by itself. But if you need privacy, or to control light and noise, you’ll need to combine window film with other treatments.   

To get the most benefit out of your window treatments, opt for a combination such as window film with Polywood Shutters®. Not only will combining these two give you more effective light and temperature control, but shutters can add a classic aesthetic to your home that only they can bring. Window film and shutters also work perfectly together on angled and circular windows, since they can both be built to exactly fit your window’s unique shape.

The possibilities don’t end with shutters, though – combine window film with your choice of shades, blinds or drapes to get the look you want with the UV protection you need.

Start Filming Today

If you want the added protection of window film on your windows from your living room to your kitchen, we’re ready to help. Window film is available at select Sunburst Shutters locations, so call your local store today or fill out the form below to learn your options.