You may enjoy the open feel and connection to nature that vast windows provide in your home. However, large expanses of glass can have drawbacks too. Luckily, many problems can be addressed with window tinting. Here are several benefits.
Expansive glass windows can open your home to the outdoors, providing a view of a lush garden or a sandy beach. However, all that glass with the sun shining on it can bake rooms in the summer. Window tinting will help minimise this heat transfer, keeping your home cooler. To tint the windows, installers will apply a particle-covered film to the inside of the pane. You have a choice of different technologies, which vary in price and effectiveness.
For example, some films use dyes that block UV rays. Over time, these dyes can fade and lose their effectiveness. Other films use metallic particles to deflect infrared rays that bring heat inside. Metal particles, though, can interfere with WiFi signals. Other window tint films use carbon, which tends to darken the windows. To block a lot of heat, you could opt for window tinting that uses ceramic particles.
Window tinting will not only make your house more liveable, but it will also protect your furniture. Direct sunshine can fade and discolour flooring and other items. Making matters worse, the discolouring can be patchy as sunshine typically only reaches certain spots in the room. Furnishings are expensive, and window tinting will help maintain them in good condition while still allowing you to enjoy an airy home with the blinds or curtains open.
Reduce Air Conditioning Bills
Window tinting will help create a more energy-efficient home by reducing your need for air conditioning. As a result, you can enjoy ongoing savings on your summer energy bills. Window tinting is an investment in your house, which will be a positive attribute should you decide to sell it in the future.
Window tinting can also make your home more private. While some tints are see-through and almost invisible, others have a more intense colour that stops people outside from looking in. You can also choose frosted films for additional privacy. If a living area or bathroom faces a neighbour's home, frosted tints will create a more secluded and tranquil home. They also make your home safer by blocking the view of burglars who are casing your house and trying to look in the windows.