When you look at your windows, you may think you only have a few options when it comes to decorating them, protecting them and making them so they aren't such a concern when it comes to letting the heat or cold in and out when you are trying to regulate your interior temperature. This article will give you a lot of helpful information on some of the different things that you can do to care for your windows in a variety of ways.
Add privacy when you want your blinds open:
If you like the idea of keeping your blinds open, but you don't necessarily like the idea that anyone who goes past your house will then be able to see right n through the window, then there is something else that you can do.
You can have window film applied to the windows. This film can be a colored film that comes in colors like grays, blues, browns and even in a mirror effect. All the films make it very hard for someone to see in your home through the windows, especially the mirrored one. Once the film has been applied, you can open your blinds anytime you want and not have to worry about people watching you or taking notes on what you have in your home.
Protect your interior walls, floors, and furniture:
Another way the window film mentioned above can help you is by preventing the sun from coming into your home so strongly that it sun bleaches the interior of your home, as well as the furniture that gets in the path of the sun's beams.
Exterior shutters can protect your windows:
If you live in an area with rough winds or where you have a chance of balls coming through your windows, then you can have exterior shutters installed that will help to protect the windows from these things.
Protective screens can help to protect windows:
If you have very serious concerns regarding the possibility of your windows getting broken, then you may want to choose something else besides shutters. You can instead choose to install protective screens. These screens protrude out from the window by a small amount. They can take quite a bit of force and allow your window to still stay unbroken. You can get these protective screens in different colors, so they will match the colors of your home's exterior.
Dual paned windows:
Dual paned windows can be great for your home if you currently have old, single paned ones. The dual paned windows help control the temperature in the house and they add an extra layer of protection with regards to broken or replacement home windows.