What are the benefits to tinting the windows of my house?
Having window film/window tint applied to the windows of your home can be beneficial in numerous ways. Improved comfort, reduced glare, and skin safety are three of the biggest benefits of tinting your windows. Three types of rays enter your home through the windows; infrared rays, visible light, and ultraviolet rays. Window film/tint rejects infrared (IR) rays which cause heat buildup, effectively reducing the temperature inside your home, eliminating temperature imbalances in front of windows, and providing energy savings by reducing the load on the HVAC system. Low-e insulating window films can help retain thermal energy during the winter months as well, further increasing energy savings. With their dual reflective properties, Low-e films cause single-pane windows to function with the efficiency of a double glazed dual-pane window setup.Window film allows a smaller amount of visible light to pass through, effectively reducing glare off surfaces like TV screens, phones, and computer monitors. Lastly, window film rejects 99.9% of ultraviolet (UV) rays; exposure to UVA and UVB rays has been proven to increase one’s chances of developing cancer, specifically skin cancers such as Melanoma. Another effect of ultraviolet radiation is faded furniture; window film helps you protect and enhance the life of your valuable investment in furniture, drapes and flooring by making it last longer. When 99.9% of UV rays are eliminated, so is the UV-associated fading of carpeting or other items in the path of direct sunlight from a window. Another benefit of window film is increased privacy. When window film reduces the percentage of visible light passing through a glass, it makes it harder for someone outside to see in during daylight hours. Window film can also improve the appearance of your home by creating an even and consistent look among the windows. Window film provides a more economical alternative to replacing windows. Instead of replacing an existing glass with a new energy efficient pane, solar control window film can be applied and perform equally or better for a fraction of the cost.
With security film, peace of mind is another benefit. Security films are designed to deter or prevent access through a broken window. This can also prove beneficial during natural disasters such as tornadoes or hurricanes where loose glass shards from broken windows would normally become dangerous projectiles.
If you’re looking solely to modify the appearance of a window or other glass, decorative film should be a consideration. Decorative films come in a variety of patterns, frosts, and basic colors that can be applied individually or combined to create a unique look.
Tinting your windows does work. Immediately after the installation you will notice an improvement.You may also notice a decline in your power bill, due to the lessened need for heating and cooling. All films are measured and quality tested to make sure they fit their specifications and provide the protection they should. Most residential films come with a manufacturer’s warranty of 7 to 10 years and we personally warranty our work against installation errors.