There are many benefits to coating your windows with specialty window film. What is window film, you ask? Window film is an energy-efficient glass coating developed to protect your interiors from fading, reduce your energy costs and provide your family complete UV protection indoors. When applied to a regular glass window, they filter out only the harshest rays of sun while letting in the perfect amount of light for a picturesque home environment. There are many different brands of window film but Solar Gard films makes some of the best. Signature Shutters is an alliance partner with Saint Gobain, the manufacturer of Solar Gard glass window films and many other premium building products today. We have been hand selected to sell and install the exclusive Panorama® line of window films. If you’re considering installing window film in your home or office, you should definitely examine the facts first. Fact 1. Panorama® Films are recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. Fact 2. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States – more than one million skin cancers are diagnosed annually. Fact 3. It’s believed that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of their lifetime. Fact 4. More than 90 percent of all skin cancers are caused by sun exposure and sun burn dramatically increases a person’s risk. The benefits of window film aren’t just medical, however. Panorama® Films are proven to reduce both the UVA and UVB rays and aid in reducing visible glare in the room. They can even add a new degree of safety to your home’s window. All in all, they let homeowners keep the view and leave the ultra-violet rays behind! They also save energy which means that Panorama® Films will pay for themselves over a 2-4 year period and continue to generate energy savings for you year after year. In general, Panorama will last for as long as your windows do and in that time produce hundreds of dollars’ worth of energy savings for you and your family. Panorama Films come in varying shades and thicknesses that adhere to your window almost imperceptibly. While the bond between the film and the window will be virtually invisible, the difference will be dramatic! Most any shade will allow you to enjoy beautiful, high-performance windows and an ideal level of ambient light. Note: These films must be professionally installed by only authorized Panorama dealers. So if you’re in the market for healthier skin, lower energy bills and prettier views this summer, contact Signature Shutters to learn more about Panorama window film!