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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

Mike Kinsey is the Operations Manager for Denver Window Film. Over the past decade, he has overseen the completion of hundreds of window tinting projects in the Denver metro area, totaling over 250,000 sq. ft. of film. Mike holds an extensive background in construction and project management. His breadth of knowledge combined with his fifteen years of experience in the tinting industry make him a subject matter expert. As a local installer, Mike is aware of the climate and conditions that affect buildings in Colorado, giving him the ability to recommend the types of window film that will benefit his customers the most. He possesses an in-depth understanding of the various tinting technologies on the market and is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.