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Why we should all be thankful for Window Film.

Posted by Kate Williams on Nov 25, 2015

It’s that time of year again, families gathering from near and far to indulge in one of America’s favorite traditions, Thanksgiving. This holiday is all about family, over-stuffing, football, over-zealous bargain shoppers, and sharing what we are thankful for.

This list for the most part is pretty similar (and rightfully so) every year. We’re thankful for our health, jobs, family, friends, shelter, safety, the list goes on. But this year I’m thankful for window film.

Why? … I’m glad you asked.

Besides that it’s the business that employs me, there are several other reasons why I’m thankful for window film, and you should be too.

It helps protect your skin.

Other than vampires and nocturnal animals, who doesn’t like a little sunshine? It literally brightens our days. But let’s face it, the sun’s UV rays can damage and age your skin. The anti-aging industry is predicted to grow to be nearly a 192 BILLION dollar industry by 2019. Couple that with the alarming statistic from the Skin Cancer Foundation, that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer over the course of a lifetime and you can start understanding why someone might want to only come out at night or hide from the sun.

A lot of people think that the sun can’t damage their skin if they’re sitting behind glass. This is not necessarily true. Luckily LLumar window film (for your home, car or even office building) has the technology to block more than 99% of harmful UV rays*. It’s why The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends window tint as part of a comprehensive skin care program.

It not only helps cut down glare but also your energy bill.

There’s nothing worse than having the sun interrupt an afternoon Netflix binge by creating glare on the TV screen. Okay, there are literally millions of things worse, but did you know there’s an alternative to blinds and curtains to help cut down the glare from the sun? Window film can not only block the glare, but it can help protect your furnishings from fading due to sun damage and can also help you save on energy bills by rejecting a lot of heat that comes from the sun’s rays.  Check out Charles and Hudson’s post that demonstrates this.

It helps protect you from intruders, broken glass and hazardous weather.

Windows are one of the most fragile points of entry into homes and businesses. That’s why they’re one of the most common ways intruders get in. Safety and Security film can help slow intruders. The film also helps keep glass together, so in severe weather if something were to come through your window, you’ll be less likely to get injured from flying glass shards if the window breaks.

If you’re a fan of reality TV, then you’ll want to see exactly what I’m talking about in this video that shows intruders being stumped by security window film as they try to burglarize a local business (security film can also be applied to windows in your home).

Those are just a few reasons why window film should make the “thankful for list”. It helps protect your skin, your furniture, your TV viewing pleasure and your safety.

If you’ve made it this far in the post, I’m thankful for that too. Let us know what you’re thankful for this holiday season in the comments below.  

Kate Williams is the Digital Marketing Manager for Eastman's Performance Films Division. As a twenty-something professional she describes herself as more of a hirer-someone-elser than a DIYer (which is likely why she has yet to make the leap of purchasing a home). She thrives on research, analytics, making lists and thinking outside the box. When she's not navigating the digital landscape she's likely outside enjoying her home town of St. Louis with family and friends, feeding her appetite for traveling or making a run against her twin sister for “Aunt of the Year”. 

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