Does your home get too hot during the day? Would you like to improve the security of your property? Is home insulation a problem? There are lots of reasons to think about window tinting for your property. Home window tinting is commonly used to provide protection from the glare of the sun and to prevent damage to carpets, curtains and similar home furnishings. Residential window tinting can also help with privacy issues, and with the right tinted film, you can improve the safety of your property by making your glass shatter-proof.
The problem of direct sunlight
A large north-facing glass window is fantastic for letting in plenty of natural light but with that light can also come far more heat than is comfortable in your home. In addition to heat, sunlight will also cause fading to any home furnishings that it reaches. The most reliable solution to this problem is to add tinting to your windows.
What is home window tinting?
Some people think of window tinting as a type of 'sunglasses' for windows with a coloured film being applied to the window to block out the light or prying eyes. The reality today is very different. You could stand before a tinted window and not even realise that it is tinted. Modern window tinting involves professionally applying a thin film to each window pane to produce the desired effect, but not make the room itself darker.
What types of residential window tinting are available?
There are many types of window films to choose from. These include:
Reflective – to keep out heat
Anti-Glare – to keep out glare
UV protective – to stop UV rays
Frosted – to ensure privacy
Security – to make the glass shatter resistant
To select the right window film for your home you must first decide what effect you wish to achieve. Sometimes it is possible for a film to have more than one purpose, for example, there are some decorative window films that can help with privacy concerns but can also reduce the amount of direct sunlight entering a room.
Who should fit my window tinting?
Before determining which company you want to come and install your home window tinting it is always advisable to talk to the installer about their product. You want to make sure you fit a film that is not going to bubble, scratch or come away from the glass. Don't be afraid to ask to see references from satisfied customers, and to inquire about the warranty the installer offers.
Asking the right questions in advance is the best way to ensure you install the right home window tinting for your property.