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Window Film

Window film is an attractive, durable alternative or addition to traditional window coverings. SunGard Window Fashions is proud to offer Madico® window film products for your home that enhance its aesthetics, add value, and provide several additional benefits. All Madico® window film reduces fading of furniture, flooring, and fabrics due to visible light, blocking 99% of damaging ultraviolet rays. Madico® architectural window film provides added comfort, privacy, and safety for your home.

What Are the Benefits of Privacy Window Film?

Privacy film for windows offers a myriad of benefits and we’ll share the top three with you now.

  • Installing Madico® window film will help keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. The reflective properties of window privacy film prevent approximately 80% of the discomfort-causing sun’s energy from entering your home. This will save you on energy costs and extend the life of your HVAC system. 
  • Your skin will thank you. Dermatologists recommend using a product with an SPF of at least 30 all year long to block around 97% of the sun’s harmful rays. If you’re like most people, you may think that if you’re indoors, you don’t need sun protection, but if you’re near standard glass, that’s not the case. About 75% of the damaging UVA and UVB rays pass through window glass, so it’s almost the same as spending the day at the beach without sunscreen. How does window privacy film from Madico® help? Of course, the amount of protection varies with the type of film you choose, but SPF rates run between 236 and more than 2,700. In other words, window film knocks any sunscreen on the market right out of the park.
A man in a blue shirt installs a transparent Madico window film with a special tool
  • Your window film is a long-lasting investment. Professionally installed privacy film for windows is guaranteed to last for as long as you own your home. That, combined with the other fantastic benefits of window film, means you’re making an excellent decision for the future of your home.

Enjoying Immediate Results with Window Film

If you enjoy immediate results, and let’s be honest, most people today are wired for that; you may wonder what immediate perks you’ll receive by installing privacy window film. Here they are:

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  1. Aesthetics: We may be biased, but window film adds stunning detail to your windows without stealing the show.
  2. Privacy & Security: With the wealth of information about all things available today, privacy is more important than ever. It’s not called “privacy window film” for nothing! And with privacy comes security; both your peace of mind and protection from criminals who strike when the iron is hot. Window film keeps the contents of your home for your eyes only and not an invitation for would-be burglars.
  3. Shatter Protection: Window film isn’t made to keep your window from breaking, but will help hold the glass in place should it break from weather or other impacts.

Common Types of Privacy Window Film

  • Reflective: This category of window film is reflective in appearance to provide ample privacy and glare reduction. This type of film also rejects nearly 100% of the heat to keep your home’s temperature more comfortable.
  • Dual Reflective: Dual reflective privacy window film reflects sunlight to reduce heat and glare but also lessens the interior reflectivity of your windows, allowing you to enjoy a better view at night.
  • Neutral: As the name implies, neutral window film has less reflectivity for a more subtle look. A neutral film is a good solution for spaces where you want as much natural light as possible without all of the heat.

Cleaning Your Window Film

Premium window film requires a specialty cleaning process, right? Not at all. You can use any store-bought window cleaner and paper towel or soft cloth to clean and a soft cloth or squeegee to dry the film. As with glass, you want to avoid any harsh abrasives that may scratch the surface. The only difference is that you must wait until your film has fully cured prior to cleaning it for the first time; we suggest waiting 30 days.

Get In Touch

Now that you know more about what window film can do for you, contact us today to schedule your consultation. We are happy to also offer custom Hunter Douglas window treatments, awnings, and drapery & valances to meet all of your window covering needs. Our portfolio is available for you to browse anytime for some design inspiration. We are pleased to serve all of Central Illinois and you can visit our showroom in Bloomington, IL.