Applying window film to the existing windows in your home is a great way to reduce solar heat gain and block UV rays. It not only saves energy on air conditioning in the summer but can reduce fading of furniture and rugs. Window film is easy to install and available at home centers in both clear and tinted shades.

Read also: How To Tint Your Home Windows

Watch the video above to find out more.


Have you ever considered how many uses there are for aluminum foil? It’s the perfect case for a baked potato, chewing gum or chocolate. It makes a pretty good substitute for gift wrap, and I even found a web site that shows you how to make a deflector beanie to combat mind control! Takes all kinds, doesn’t it? I even still see houses where people put aluminum foil up in the windows to reflect the heat.

Instead of aluminum foil, take a look at the new types of window film. Almost all brands of window film today will block 99% of the sun’s UV rays, which will means you don’t have to worry about fading of furniture or flooring. Plus, you can reflect the solar heat and still enjoy the view, and by reducing the heat gain, your air conditioning system will work less to keep your home comfortable.

If you’re unsure about which design of window film to choose while shopping, we recommend watching our video assessment of Gila window film. Our review will assist you in making an informed decision.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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