Window Replacement Vs. Window Film in Denver Historic Buildings

Are you thinking about replacing the old windows in your Denver historic building? You may want to think again. Getting rid of your old windows could actually do more harm than good. Plus, there’s a much better alternative. Installing window film is a much better way to improve the energy efficiency of a historic structure. Here’s why.


Why Window Film Instead of Replacement?

Historic buildings are full of character. When you walk into an old building, you can’t help but admire the level of care and attention to detail that the builders put into it. Unfortunately, old buildings get criticized a lot when the subject of energy efficiency is brought up. Though much of this information is based on myth rather than fact, people still tend to believe it.

One such falsehood is that old buildings have inefficient windows and the only way to fix them is to replace them. This is, in fact, entirely inaccurate. While windows may be lacking in efficiency, they don’t have to be replaced, nor should they be.

Old windows are a defining characteristic of historic buildings. Often, they are outfitted with decorative trim or details specific to their time period. In order to preserve a historic structure, the windows should be kept in tact whenever possible. What’s more, the materials used to make these old window frames are often far better and more insulated than modern ones.


The ROI Is Far Superior

Another reason not to replace your old windows is that the return you’ll get with window film will be far better. New windows are so expensive that it takes decades to get a full payback. But by installing window film for your Denver historic building, you could get a full ROI in just 3-5 years.


Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Building

Install window film for your Denver historic building and start saving on energy costs. Call our team today to get started with the process.

Mike Kinsey has successfully completed hundreds of window film installs in Kansas City and throughout the U.S., accounting for more than 250,000 square ft. of film. As the head of operations, he is personally in charge of overseeing every install and ensuring that all procedures go smoothly. His years of experience in construction and project management give him the unique ability to accurately diagnose areas of concern and implement a plan to remedy the situation. Mike is a subject matter expert and is intensely familiar with all different types of window film as well as leading brands. He is well equipped to handle both residential and commercial projects and is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.