Window Film Growth

The growing market for window films: why is it becoming so popular?

The window film business is rapidly growing with demand increasing to unprecedented levels. Solar window films alone are a nearly $500 million industry, a number that is projected to swell to $863 million by 2018, according to a study by Lux Research.

"The window film industry is seeing increased growth, so ready access to accredited window film professional installers is a cornerstone of our profession," said Jack Mundy, chair of the IWFA (International Window Film Association) Members Action Committee in this press release from the Providence Journal.

So why this trend towards purchasing window films? What advantages do they present to consumers both practically and financially?

The benefits of window film are numerous. As the press release explains, "window film is a high-tech, polyester-based product that is easily adhered to window glazing to offer a wide-range of benefits such as energy savings, fade and glare reduction, safety and impact mitigation and design features," which is why they're becoming a popular alternative to the expensive process of buying and installing replacement windows.

Here at Michigan Glass Coatings, we're dedicated to developing the right window film installation plan for your home or business' custom needs. We use window film from one of the most well-respected leaders in the industry, 3M. Our 3M window films have a wide variety of applications ranging from cosmetic, to increased privacy, to enhancing window integrity, to UV protection. All of the technology involved is state of the art and designed in a way to make the procedure of applying the film fast and simple so that you can both save the money and time required to go through the hassle of replacing an old window. 

If you live in the metro Detroit area and are considering doing something about your windows, give us a call.

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