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Picking Up the Pieces After a Flood

Dealing with serious flood damage at home is not the end of the world. And most importantly, it does not have to cost you an arm and a leg to get your home back into living condition again. In fact, you may find (like I did) that recovering from a flood gives you an opportunity to improve the look and feel of your home overall, and even to implement design options that increase the value of your property. I spent about a year fixing up my place after a pipe exploded while I was on vacation, and literally ruined everything inside from the flooring and walls, to my photos and important paperwork. So, I figured I could help others "pick up the pieces" and create a bigger ad better lifestyle at home by turning a flood situation into an opportunity, instead of dealing with it like a crisis.


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Picking Up the Pieces After a Flood

Ways That Window Films Can Benefit Your Home

by Scott Gordon

Homeowners will often overlook the fact that there are upgrades that they can make to their windows to help improve their performance and safety. In particular, the installation of window films can be an upgrade that will be capable of providing several useful capabilities.

Light Management

There may be some windows in your home where the sun is particularly intense. This can make these areas less pleasant places, and the intense sunlight could also contribute to the colors of these surfaces fading over time. It is possible to choose to install a window film that will be capable of reducing the amount of visible light that enters the home as well as blocking much of the ultraviolet rays. These films can come in a range of tints so that you can choose a film that will provide the results and look that your home needs.

Protection Against Graffiti

Unfortunately, windows can be a common target for graffiti. Once these markings are applied to the glass, they can be very difficult to remove. However, the use of an exterior window film can help to make cleaning up graffiti a simple process. When your windows are equipped with this type of film, it will be relatively simple to remove and replace the film in the event that graffiti is applied to it.

Reduced Risk Of Scratching

Another common issue for residential windows can be the exterior side of the glass becoming scratched. These markings will compromise your view out the window, and they may even be noticeable to those looking at the home's exterior. Branches from trees and bushes can leave deep scratches in the glass that will be difficult to repair. Additionally, flying debris during storms could also leave scratches and chips in the glass. One option for minimizing this risk can be the application of a protective film to the exterior. This film may be thick enough to act as a barrier against scratches, but it will still be a discrete addition to the window.

Safety Films Can Minimize The Risk Of Shattering

The risk of a window shattering can be a major concern for a homeowner. In the event that the glass shatters, there could be a large number of shards of the broken pane of glass in the home. There are films that can be applied to the interior side of the glass, and they will help to prevent these shards from spreading through your home's interior. While this may not be able to save your window's glass, it could limit the cleanup that may be required.

For more information, contact a window film installation service near you.