What are double pane windows? | TriState Sun Control Window Films East Orange NJ

Insulating glass (IG), more commonly known as double glazing (or double pane windows, and increasingly triple glazing/pane), consists of two or three glass window panes. These panes are separated by a vacuum. Or, they can be separated by a gas filled space to reduce heat transfer across a part of the building envelope.double pane windows

Especially relevant, energy loss attributed to windows account for nearly 25 percent of the annual heating and cooling costs. This applies to the average American home, according to the Department of Energy. Fortunately, there are steps you can take as a homeowner to drastically lower that statistic.  Most importantly, including installing double pane windows. These windows also utilize other energy-efficient window technologies.

Do you want to improve the energy efficiency in your home? Protect your upholstery or furnishings from UV rays? Or reinforce the strength of your windows? Then it may be time to take a look at the various types of window films available to you.

Window films provide superior durability, and modern technology creates films of all shades, strengths, and applications. Long lasting and cost effective, as a result, these films can protect your home, plain and simple.  They can save you money on your utility bills because they protect the interior from cold weather, heat and harmful UV rays.

Servicing the TriState NY, New Jersey & Connecticut areas, TriState Sun Control is committed to our customer’s satisfaction. In addition, with an extensive background working with all types of home and window film applications, we have, most importantly, the training. Furthermore, we also have the knowledge, and expertise to accurately install window films of all shapes and sizes.

Most noteworthy, our staff is highly knowledgeable and would love to answer any questions. In addition, if you are interested in seeing how window film solutions could enhance your home, call now at (973) 592-0321.

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Window tinting is for all seasons

Many people don’t know that tinting the windows in their homes can reduce energy costs notably in the winter as well as the summer. Some property owners understand the advantages of tinting during the hot summer months when the sun pushes heat levels up until they are barely tolerable. But, the benefits of window filming can last year-round.

UV rays shine down all year

The fact that it reduces the number of UV-rays entering your home is one of the primary benefits of installing sun-blocking window film. With Tristate Sun Control’s architectural house window tinting sheets covering your windows, UV exposure can be reduced by up to 99 percent.

Some people may wonder what are the advantages of this? In the summer, we have to protect ourselves from too much heat exposure; however, being exposed to UV-rays is a year-round risk.  UV-rays can fade the coloring of household materials like upholstery or other items. More importantly, it can cause skin cancer, so reducing your exposure is important. Also, if you live in an area that sees a lot of snowfall, then be aware that the stark whiteness of a snow-covered landscape reflects UV-rays back onto your skin, increasing your health risk.

Heat conduction means heat increase

As sunlight streams through your windows, the temperature in your home increases because windows panes are excellent conductors of heat. Unfortunately, during the summer, this can force your air conditioner to work much harder, driving your electric bill higher. But, window tinting can reduce your window’s heat conduction. The tinting sheets block the infrared radiation in sunlight and deters it from heating up the home. This does not hinder the light from coming in, so you can have the benefits of sunlight without the increase in heat.

Convection means heat loss

Blocking heat absorption during the summer is an understandable advantage of window film. But what about the cold months when you want to keep the heat inside. Just as heat-blocking window films tend to keep the outside heat from getting into your home, it also helps keep the heat inside your home, during winter, from getting out.

When convection occurs, heat transfers from a solid substance (glass) and a gaseous substance (air). During the winter, cold air comes into contact with your window. Then because of the process of convection, heat inside your home is transferred through the glass to the outside. As a result, your heating costs are increased.

Window film helps to reduce this effect as it adds a layer of insulation to the window. The result is more heat staying in the house instead of transferring to the outside.

All season window tinting to prevent heat gain and loss

Tristate Sun Control has your needs covered with our architectural window film products if you want all season window tinting. House window tinting is a great way to mitigate your inside temperature without increasing your energy bills. To learn more about having your windows covered to avoid these common problems, contact one of our dealers.

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