Stuck at home? Like home improvement projects? Window Film offers great benefits!

The right renovations can add value to your home and make it a more pleasant place to live. But finding time to tackle home improvements can be challenging when life gets busy. These days, however, there’s a good chance you’re largely home-bound due to the COVID-19 outbreak, so you might as well take the opportunity to spruce up the space that has become your home, office, gym, eatery and so much more.

It’s time to consider all the benefits a professionally installed window film can offer. Here, Midwest Solar Control discuss some benefits of window films to a homeowner and why they should consider it for home improvement projects:

Added protection

Window film blocks up to 100.0% of UV (ultraviolet) rays, known to be the major cause of damage to floors, window treatments, artwork, furnishings, and store merchandise. By reducing fading you increase the lifetime of your possessions and inventory, thereby saving replacement costs and maintaining drapes, paintings, photographs, carpets, and other surfaces far into the future. And by maintaining your store’s merchandise, you can keep your valuable items on the showroom floor longer.

Reduce Glare

Excessive glare from the sun is one of the most common complaints we hear and one that is easily remedied by the installation of the correct window film. Reduced glare means less strain on the eyes and increased visual comfort when viewing daytime television, working at your computer, and displaying your merchandise for customers.

Save on Energy Costs

In hot weather, solar-control films can block up to 80 percent of the solar energy coming through windows. Reducing energy transfer in your home, office, or retail space will result in less work for your cooling and heating system by maintaining even temperatures all year round. This translates into lower energy bills and reduced maintenance costs, while increasing comfort.

Increased Privacy

Today’s window films also can inexpensively make clear glass look etched or frosted to increase privacy or for a decorative effect. With decorative and privacy films you can subtly change the look of your home, office, or retail space while giving you a level of privacy to suit your tastes. Privacy films are an effective way to provide additional privacy for office workers while continuing to offer a natural view of the outside.

Enhance Your Safety

Window films — especially those with a high safety rating — can help reduce injury in a storm by holding together shattered glass and keeping the shards from entering your home, office, or retail space. The right film can also make it more difficult for a thief to enter through a window, thereby providing an additional crime deterrent.

Protect Against Skin Cancer

Standard, unprotected windows allow nearly all of the sun’s harmful UV rays to stream in unchecked, which can damage your skin as if you were outside in the sun. By reducing up to 100.0% of UV rays entering your home, window films act just like a sunscreen, protecting your skin while allowing you to sit comfortably in sunlit areas. In fact, the Skin Cancer Institute now recommends window films as a protection against indoor exposure to harmful UV rays.

It’s a One-Time Investment

Unlike other items in your home that can wear out over time, our window films come with a lifetime residential warranty for a lifetime of savings! The purchase you make now will save you the costs of replacing damaged possessions in the future. Window films are one of the few items you can purchase for your home that will actually pay you back!

It’s Easy

Selecting the right film is easy with the right help, and installation is painless. Our professional, trained technicians will install your films with little disruption to your schedule, home, or office.

If you would like to learn more about home window film, click HERE. If you have any questions about this article or would like to schedule a free, no obligation quotation, contact Midwest Solar Control today by calling Chicago: 312-422-8080, Suburbs: 847-438-8080 or emailing us at We service the greater Chicago area and across Illinois with quality window films from 3M.