Window tint film for your home may seem like an aesthetic option only, though it’s much more beneficial than that. You will start seeing a return on your investment immediately.
Home window tinting can cut up to 85% of the heat from the sun, and filter 99% ultraviolet (UV) light and reduce 95% of glare as well.
How Window Tint Film Pays For Itself
Heating and air conditioning efficiency
One of the strongest reasons people choose to invest in home window tinting is the long-term return on your heating and air bill. Heat from the sun raises the temperature in the home.
Tinted windows deflect that heat. As a result, your air conditioning bill decreases up to 30%. The heating bill also decreases. The return on your investment is clear right away.
Once you reduce the heat from the sun, the temperature stabilizes from room to room. In a home without tinted windows, the temperature varies.
Rooms that are currently absorbing the sun’s heat stay warm, while rooms on the other side of the house remain cool.
Window tint film blocks excess heat from penetrating the window. Thus, the rooms remain a consistent, moderate temperature throughout the day.
Window tint film reflects more than just heat. It also cuts the glare from the sun. Glare-cutting through un-tinted windows impacts your productivity and comfort level when working around the house.
Unwanted glare can especially interfere with your computer and television screen. Tinted windows reflect the glare. You can move about your day without having to pause to shut the blinds as the sun moves through.
Protection from the sun
Along with heat and light, ultraviolet (UV) rays come through your windows as well. We are conscious about applying sunscreen when we leave the house. We don’t think about the fact that we are exposed to UV rays through our windows.
UV radiation is the lead cause of non-melanoma skin cancers and melanoma. Window tint film cuts 99% of UV rays. This gives you and your family an extra layer of defense while inside your home. Window tinting aids in preventing skin cancer. It also reduces UV exposure enough to slow down the aging process in your skin.
Protection for furniture and collectibles
Exposure to sunlight can fade furniture, rugs, and artwork in your home. How many of us spend the day shooing away the sun by closing drapes as the sun moves through the rooms of the house?
UV window tint film cuts the amount of sunlight and UV rays that can enter the home. This reduces the fading of your furniture and treasured belongings. Even hardwood floors can fade after prolonged UV exposure.
Security window tint film can slow down an intruder. It serves as an additional layer of protection for your home.
A specialist can install security film on the interior and exterior of your windows. The specialist anchors those down. This holds the glass in place longer in the event someone tries to break in through a window.
Security film is one of many variations in tinting film. You’ll want to discuss this prior to installation if it’s something higher on your priority list than just the decorative look of the tint.
Alarmingly, 95% of all home invasions involve forceful entry of some time. The intruder breaks a window, picks a lock, or kicks in the door.
Security film could stop an intruder in his tracks if it’s too difficult to bust through the window. Even a delay of 20 seconds or a couple of minutes could give a someone in the home time to dial 911.
Protection against damage
Security film also helps out during severe storms or accidents involving projectiles. If a branch falls and breaks a window, the security film will keep the window from shattering and exposing the inside of the home to water damage.
The same applies to accidents, like a golf ball that accidentally hits the front window. Security glass keeps the glass from shattering into the room.
No more shattered windows
Window tint film holds glass together so that it doesn’t shatter and then scatter across the room. This holds true whether it’s a broken window caused by an intruder or a baseball.
This little bit of added safety goes a long way to making clean up easier. More importantly, it keeps glass shards off your floor and away from small feet and paws.
Window tint film is easy to maintain
Tint film is water and scratch resistant. You can opt for a stronger scratch-resistant coating as well. This makes cleaning your windows easier than regular glass.
You will need specific cleaning agents for the different types of window tint film. You will receive cleaning instructions along with the installation.
Also, the type of film determines the frequency of cleaning. Some types require more frequent cleaning than others.
With window tinting, you can see out, but others cannot see in. This is a favorite perk for many. You have privacy from the outside world, which is a larger issue for those who live on a busy street or in a house with many windows.
Whether it’s during a renovation or a new-build, you should consider window tinting along with other features and improvements. Tints increase a property’s “curb appeal.”
For inside the home, decorative films are options that can make your plain old window into a mural. This can make your budget windows look much more expensive and sophisticated.
Safety, solar, and decorative films sharpen the look of your home.
Window Tinting Isn’t Just For Cars
Now you know about the major benefits of window tinting your home. Aside from their function, they also enhance the look of your house from the outside, and the feel of it from the inside.
If you have any questions about window tinting, please contact us.