Home window tint – also called solar window film – is applied to the inside surface of the window and has many direct benefits for you and your home. Because it is placed on the interior of the glass, installing window tint is generally quick and easy to accomplish. In contrast with decorative window film which is also applied on the inside of windows, window tint has little to do with decoration. Rather, solar window film is used as a heat barrier and to deflect direct sunlight. Here are some of the great reasons why this is a good idea…
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Being exposed to direct sunlight for any extended period of time can be very dangerous. Not only does it increase the chance of skin cancer, but it can also cause accelerated aging through excess skin damage. Another unwanted side effect of direct sunlight is that it can cause dry skin, leading to rashes and general itchiness.
Home window tint creates a light barrier that effectively blocks up to 99% of ultraviolet light (i.e. the bad kind). Controlling the amount of exposure to direct sunlight that you and your family receives is always a good idea. With tint, you are always protected from the sun’s harmful rays wherever you are inside your house.
The natural heat from sunlight that enters your house is one of the main causes of fading carpets, furniture, and drapes. Sunlight can also cause warping of wood, and shortens the lifespan of digital products and electronics.
Solar window film also both reflects and absorbs heat passively, which prevents up to 70% of incoming solar from ever making its way into the house. This means that inevitable damage from natural factors becomes much less of an issue, as it protects your furniture and other material goods from the worst natural element of them all.
Because solar window film reduces the amount of heat that enters your house from outside, it is much less expensive and easier to keep yourself and the house cool during the hotter months.
And it works the other way, too. Due to the film’s insulating effect, heat from inside the house stays inside the house in the colder winter months, which similarly saves money by lessening the need for electrical heating.
DIY Home Window Tint is the cheapest way to tint your home, often amounting to less than half the cost of hiring a professional to install it for you. Extensive research has shown that the average energy cost savings for DIY window film spans 2-3 years, while the payback period for expert installations can be as long as 4-6 years.
Everyone needs a certain level of privacy in their homes, but having to draw your blinds or pull your shades down constantly is bothersome and ends up blocking the view of your outdoor areas. Maintain your privacy easily with home window tint, and ensure that your garden or yard is visible at all times during the day.
There are many different varieties of home window tint available to suit your privacy needs. For the best in privacy a more reflective tint should be chosen, which lets you see outside without being seen from the other side. Keep in mind that the reflective quality is reversed at night time, so you will still need to draw your blinds once the sun goes down. This shouldn’t be an issue, however, since there is rarely much to see outside when it is dark!
Even though solar window film isn’t directly intended for decoration, one of the great indirect perks of window tint is that the reflective quality on your windows can give you home a sleek, luxurious look during the day time. If appearance and curb appeal is important to you, this might even be enough of a reason to tint all by itself.
Solar window film is available in an assortment of shades and colors, so you won’t have any trouble finding home window tint to match the particular style and look of your house. Most tints also prevent anyone seeing inside your house from the outside, making it a good way to keep non-matching room colors hidden from view.