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Stained Glass Window Films - Affordable Way To Enhance Your Home

Updated on September 5, 2013
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Stained Glass Windows

Stained glass windows are beautiful, I think we agree on that. Sadly, most people still think they are reserved for churches and other eminent buildings. While it is true that the real thing, the actual stained glass is very expensive and out of reach for your average homeowner, there is a fantastic alternative - stained glass window film.

Window films offer a cheap and wonderful way to transform an ordinary window or door into a beautiful stained glass window. Affordable do-it-yourself alternative, easier than curtains or shades and very easy to change, if you get tired of it. If you want to see some examples, go here.

Window Films – What Are They?

Window film is a general term used to describe a protective layer of film, made of polyester and metal alloys. Window films can be installed on any glass surfaces to provide solar protection, privacy, glass enhancement, or simply just aesthetically pleasing surfaces. They come in different variants and can simulate the look of an etched, frosted or stained glass.

Installing window films is a breeze. All you need is a spray bottle, a squeegee, a utility knife, and about 15 to 30 minutes of your time.

Here is a short video showing how easy it is to install decorative window film:

The Benefits of Window Films

  • Visualy appealing
  • Increased safety
  • Increased security
  • Increased fade protection
  • Enhanced privacy
  • Reduced heat and glare
  • Reduced cooling and heating costs
  • Blocked UV rays
  • Added protection from broken glass
  • Very affordable
  • Easy to install

Stained Glass Window Films

With stained glass window films you can get the beauty of stained glass on your windows, front doors, or even shower doors at a fraction of the cost. They add style and a very elegant ambience. The most common residential use is in the entryways of homes.

Stained glass window films are available in many sizes, patterns and themes. They can really make your plain windows look like real stained glass!

Real Stained Glass Windows - Video


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    • saif113sb profile image

      saif113sb 6 years ago

      Beautiful and interesting hub. thanks

    • SunGloWF profile image

      SunGloWF 7 years ago from Denver/Northern Colorado

      Good summary of Stained Glass Window Film! There are window film installers out there to help you out with larger projects that may be more difficult to complete. SunGlo is one of them! Check us out at