A few months ago, I realized that I really needed to update our windows and a few other glass fixtures around the house. I started searching for a great glass shop in the area, and I was able to find a place that I felt really good about. I worked with them to replace our mirrors, our glass shower enclosures, and our windows. When we were finished, our house looked and felt brand new on the inside and the outside. I was really impressed with how much of a difference those changes made. This blog is all about installing better glass in your home.
Residential window tinting is something that many homeowners do not consider but it can have many practical benefits. Tinting home windows involves adding a thin film to the surface of the window. This film is most often made up of a very thin layer of polyester or vinyl. Tinting home windows is a great do-it-yourself project and is something that many homeowners can do in less than one day. Here are three reasons to add tinting to home windows.
Improve Energy Efficiency For Less
For homes with older windows, improving energy efficiency is key. One way to save on energy costs is by replacing older windows with new energy efficient models. Energy efficient vinyl windows for an average 2,450 square foot home will cost around $15,000. Window tinting is a less expensive option that provides many of the same benefits. Professional window tinting costs between $5 and $8 per square foot with most homeowners spending $405 to $681 on average for the entire project. It's a great option for homeowners who are not ready to shoulder the cost of window replacement but who also want to save on energy bills.
Create Safer Windows
Not only does window tinting improve energy efficiency within a home, it can also make it safer as well. For homes in areas that receive a lot of potentially damaging storms or that are prone to break ins, window film is a great choice. If a window is broken, window film can actually hold together the shards of glass preventing them from hurting the occupants of the home. It's also more difficult to break a window that has a film attached to it. This makes the home harder to break into and can discourage burglars while they are in the act of breaking into a home.
Privacy And Decoration
One of the great things about residential window tinting is that it can also provide privacy in addition to energy savings. These films are available in varying levels of darkness, so the amount of privacy can be customized. Decorative window film is available in a variety of colors and patterns. Options that mimic stained glass are particularly popular. Not only do decorative window films increase privacy, they also block UV rays by 80 to 90 percent.
Window tinting may be something that many people associate with cars but there are plenty of benefits to tinting home windows. This type of window tinting is a cost effective way to increase energy efficiency, creates safer windows, and can be used for both privacy and decoration.Share
17 October 2016