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.
There are several reasons why you might want the windows in your home tinted. You might think you can only get tinted windows if you buy them new, but it's also possible for a window tinting service to apply the film on your existing windows. This could help your windows be more energy efficient, and the tint is much cheaper than getting new windows installed. Here are some things to know about window tint.
The Film Comes In Various Shades Of Darkness
Window tint is actually film that's applied to your windows. You can choose the shade of darkness you like. The color can be almost clear so your windows look like they normally do, or you can choose a dark shade that gives you privacy during the day. Either way, the film itself isn't noticeable against the glass and it doesn't detract from the appearance of your windows. One thing to keep in mind is that the dark tinted colors provide privacy only during the day when it is lighter outside than it is in the house.
Glass Tinting Reflects The Sun
One reason to get window film applied is because it reflects UV rays away from the glass. The film also blocks the transfer of heat through the glass. These features could keep the south and west rooms of your home cooler in the summer by blocking solar heating. Blocking UV rays has the additional benefit of eliminating fading of your furniture and carpet too.
Residential Window Film Makes The Glass Stronger
Window film can also increase the security of your home because it makes the glass stronger. The film is tough and difficult to puncture or tear. So, if an intruder tries to smash out the glass, the film holds the glass in place so the intruder can't get inside. The glass may still crack and need to be replaced, but the film may at least stop a home invasion. The extra strength added to the window glass is helpful during storm season too when strong winds can blow a trash can or tree branch into your windows. Since the film holds the glass in place, wind and rain are kept out of your house.
Window Tinting Allows You To Enjoy The Outdoor View
One of the best reasons to have window tinting applied to your home's windows is so you can leave your curtains and blinds open all day to see outside. If you like the feeling of having a view from your windows, tinting allows you to achieve that while keeping you safe from prying eyes. Plus, with the sun blocked, you won't have to deal with glare on your TV or computer monitor even when the sun is in line with the windows.
Contact a company like American Glass Tint Inc to learn more.Share
25 March 2019