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Tricks to Extend the Lifespan of Your Windows

Buying new windows for your home is a major purchase. Luckily though, it isn't something that needs to be done often. However, few people realize that there are a few tips and tricks that can help you extend the lifespan of your new windows. My husband and I recently bought new windows and I wanted to make sure I got the most out of them, which is how I came across these tricks. I spent a lot of time researching and learning about them, so I decided to create a website to help others who may be looking for the same information. I hope this helps you.

Tricks to Extend the Lifespan of Your Windows

Window Film Options For Your French Doors

by Bradley Castillo

If you want to increase the privacy inside of your home, one great way to do that is by putting window film on your French doors, which are essentially large windows that allow whoever passes by to get a good look into your home. Here are the three best window film options for your French doors.

#1 Plain Colored Window Film

To make it more difficult for people to look into your home, you can simply apply a solid colored window film over the glass on your French doors. When someone tries to look through your doors from outside of your home, the view will be obstructed because the colored window film will make it look like you have colored glass installed in your French doors.

Inside of your home, you will still be able to see out through the glass, although your view may be a little fuzzier than it was before, as if you were gazing through a tinted window. Light will still be able to filter into your home, and the light that makes it through your doors should cast a slightly tinted shadow based on the color of film that you have installed.

#1 Clear Patterned Window Film

Clear patterned window film is designed to provide you with additional privacy by putting a pattern over your glass that makes it more difficult for others to see into your home. These patterns are usually simple designs, such as a lace-looking design or a leaf-themed design. Although these types of patterns are designated as "clear" they are generally frosted around the pattern, while the pattern or cutout is actually clear.

This allows your windows to have an overall frosted look, making it more difficult for people to look inside your home through your French doors. Light will still be able to easily pass through your French doors, so you will not reduce your access to natural light in your home.

#2 Colored Patterned Window Film

Colored patterned window film is basically a combination of the two types of window film listed above. Instead of the film being primarily a frosted white color with clear cut-outs that create a pattern, the film will be in the color of your choice with clear pattern cut-outs for the design.

Installing window film over your French doors will make it more difficult for people to look into your home from the outside and will provide you with an added sense of privacy. Depending on the pattern and color film that you choose, window film can also add elegance to your home and complement your overall decorating theme in your house. 

For more information, contact a company like Fischer Window and Door Store.