Window tinting has been around since the 1950s, but it wasn't until recently that there was a significant increase in demand because of energy costs.
Do you have any idea how much energy your windows let in? The answer is a lot. Windows account for about one-third of the cost to keep your home cool or warm. So, if you are looking for ways to lower that number, window tinting might be the answer.
There are two types of window tints: architectural and automotive. Both are designed to block out the sunlight (some with added heat blocking). In this article, we will focus on architectural window tints. You may be thinking "How does this make a difference?" The percentage of the sun blocked does depend on a few factors - the film chosen, the type of windows you have, and if you choose to add a UV protection layer.
Architectural Window Tint: It's important to know the difference between types of window tint, and what they do when applied.
One way is by blocking out harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from entering your home or office which can cause fading in fabrics and furniture as well as damage your skin.
Two, architectural window tints can also reduce the amount of solar heat that comes in contact with windows and is subsequently transferred into the room.
By using a tint that is specifically designed to reflect heat, you can help keep rooms cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter - without blocking out all-natural light.
Why Would I Want To Install Window Tint On My Home?
There are a lot of things that you can do to improve your home's energy efficiency. The easiest and most cost-effective way is by installing window tinting.
Window tinting can help reduce your air conditioning costs, protect against UV rays, and make it more difficult for burglars to see inside your house at night.
Does It Really Make a Difference?
It's a question that many homeowners ask themselves when they are deciding what to do with their windows.
Chances are you have a room or rooms in your home or business that get the majority of the sun exposure during the day and they are unpleasant to be in during the day.
Many customers become believers in the benefits and can literally feel the difference once the film is installed in their homes. Turning what was once an avoided room due to heat into the desired spot to spend time in. No longer keeping the curtains closed just to attempt to find some reprieve.
Not only does it improve the comfort level but also, there is a dramatic difference in light entering into your home or office space once the film is applied to windows that have direct exposure from the sun coming through them.
This can be especially important for those who work at their desks during the daytime and are looking for ways to reduce eye fatigue.
Window tinting is one of the most affordable and easy ways to make your home or office more comfortable while reducing energy costs at the same time!
Benefits Of Installing Architectural Window Film
Window tints can help reduce heating & cooling costs
Protect against UV rays as well as damage to the skin
Reduces fading in fabrics and furniture
Don't forget, window tint is also pet and kid-friendly. Do you have pets or kids that spend a lot of time near the windows of your home? They are being exposed to UV rays that can also be damaging to them. Keep them safe too!
I Just Installed New Double Pane Windows
Ah, this is a popular misconception. Possibly mis-sold by the window company.
Yes, your brand new windows are an improvement from the old single-pane ones you had.
No, you don't really need to put tint on, but they will still let a lot of heat in and we must not forget that the new windows don't block out the glare. There are special window tint options available for double pane windows.
Also, beware to select a tint that is double pane friendly, or it could end up voiding your window warranty. A reputable tint shop will be able to guide you to the best options and keep your windows safe.
There are many different types of window tints, and each one has its own benefits, so it can be hard to decide which one will work best for your home.
Working With The Best
The bottom line is that window tinting makes a difference in your home's comfort and energy efficiency. The right tint can save you money on your cooling and heating bills, while also providing protection from harmful UV rays. So, before you book an appointment with your local window tint shop, have a chat with them to find out which type of film is best for you.
Discuss cost, durability, heat control (temperature), UV protection (UV), clarity (visibility), color vibrancy (color), and energy efficiency ratings.
Naples Tint Company offers a wide range of tint options and will work with you to determine which would be best for your home. They provide free in-home consultations where they can recommend the right window film based on what you want. Don't hesitate to contact us today!