Salt Lake City is a gorgeous city full of vintage neighborhoods and antique homes. In recent years we have seen a recent boom of renovations here in the area for this very reason. Everywhere you look people are flipping, renovating, or restoring these lovely old SCL houses. One of the most important parts of any restoration is your plan for bringing the windows up to date. For a home to be correctly revamped it needs good windows: for function, for an aesthetically pleasing appearance and to fetch the best price in the case of a flip. This is why window film is such a great option for home Renovators in the Salt Lake City area. When compared to the alternative, window replacement, window film is the clear winner.
Window film vs. window replacement: Cost
Looking at the cost of window film and the cost of window replacement side-by-side it becomes fairly clear that window film is more cost-effective. For a point of reference consider the fact that new windows on a 1000 square foot home can easily cost up to $10,000. This does not include custom size windows that will increase the price quite a bit. Window film, on the same sized home, will cost only a fraction of this To install a mid-range film on a 1000 square foot home (about 300 square feet of film) the average cost is around $2,100.
Window Film vs. Window Replacement: Functionality
When you look at the functionality of window films versus new windows the difference is convincing. New windows have some level of energy-efficient, partially block glare, and keep in a measure of heated and cooled air. However, on these same levels, they are not more effective than window film. Just one layer of window film works just as well, if not better than, double-paned glass. Some new windows are treated to block UV rays but they still let in up to 75%. Window film blocks a solid 99.9% of UV rays. It also reduces more solar heat gain, lowers more glare, and traps the air you pay to heat and cool. Beyond this, window film offers more benefits to Salt Lake City homeowners like increased security, increased safety, and an attractive custom appearance. New windows only allow for a few aesthetic options while window film gives many beautiful modern appearances for customers to choose from.