The windows are an important part of any property. Many offices have floor-to-ceiling types, especially those in Arizona that are tinted with commercial window films. This brings color to the windows, which looks much better than naturally greenish window facades.
Advantages of Window Film
Window films are treatments that use a thin-coated plastic film, which is often applied to glass surfaces. It's designed to be a laminar treatment to provide strength and solar protection. The film is treated to reduce incoming UV light and increase solar reflectivity. It protects the window itself from solar heat and prevents the glass from heating.
A warm window can create a greenhouse effect where the room or building can get heated up to uncomfortable levels. This leads to improved comfort for office workers and reduced energy usage. A darker tint adds a layer of privacy and reduces glare. Leather upholstery and other furniture are also protected from the fading effects of UV rays.
The laminar nature of the treatment adds strength to windows, which can deter break-ins without the need for metal bars. The same protection is provided against objects smashing and breaking the glass. Instead, the glass does not break into pieces and remains whole.
Keeping the View
For most people, the main benefit of a treated window is a view that's unobstructed by shades, curtains, or blinds. There's a degree of privacy where people inside can see outside, but not the other way around. Even after dark, when the building is lit from within, it would still be hard to see inside.
Window film treatments are a relatively inexpensive way for better insulation, added security, safety, and privacy. It also leads to energy savings, all while keeping a view of the neighboring areas.