Privacy is of utmost importance in any home, even those with a lot of windows. This is usually achieved through window covers solutions – such as window film – of the kind sold by companies like Arjay’s Window Fashions. In an article for Houselogic dated November 28, 2011, writer Jan Soults Walker says:
Can you wave at your neighbor while you’re brushing your teeth? … If your neighbors are so close you feel the need to duck down every time you walk past one of your windows, a little home privacy may be in order.
Privacy is a basic human right; this extends not just to you but to the people who share your home as well. Aside from protecting that right, window film could help you save up to 50% in energy costs, which will no doubt prove invaluable this winter. You also get to protect your indoor fixtures from harmful UV rays, which will spare you the otherwise preventable expenses of repairing and replacing them.
Window film – especially high-grade decorative window film – is available in various colors and opacity. Depending on the level of security you need, you can go for semi-private or private film. Soults Walker says the most important thing is to make sure the window surface itself is completely free of any foreign substances to help the film stick, since a few grains of dust can perforate the film or hamper the firm bond.
Certain window films are actually transferable. Soults Walker says that the peel-and-stick films are one such example; they are easy to attach to a surface, with static electricity making the bond. On the other hand, there are adhesive window films that will stick permanently to the glass when attached via a special kit; the bond is secured when the film is undisturbed for a week.
A company such as Arjay’s Window Fashions may offer the next level in window film technology. The “Liquid-crystal” system enables you to change the glass’ opacity setting and also use the window itself as a projector screen.
Remember: when you place a premium on privacy for your home, the windows are the first place to make it happen. Do what’s best for your home and make it a safe place for you and your family.
(Source: Window Privacy: Solutions that Don’t Block Natural Light, Houselogic)