Tinting the windows of your house is an affordable home upgrade that will benefit you for years to come. There are plenty of reasons why people choose to tint their windows. Some are looking to reduce their energy bills, some to reinforce their windows for security reasons, some to protect themselves from dangerous UV rays, and some to eliminate glare. Most people are looking for a combination or even all of these.
If you’ve been considering tinting the windows of your home, get exactly what you’re looking for by doing the following:
Consider your purpose
There is quite a range of window film products available on the market. You need to consider what you want from your window film so that you can figure out the best product for you. After you have a thorough understanding of your purpose for installing window film, it’s easy for a professional to present options that will suit your needs.
If you are looking for a window film that will fortify your window in case of weather-related damage or burglary, opt for a security window film. If your main purpose is to block UV rays, however, you will want to opt for a film that is made for that purpose.
Compare different films
Now that you know what you’re looking for, it’s time to compare the different films and what each can provide. The energy efficiency each film offers isn’t going to be the same. Take a look at the specifications of each film so you know what it can do. Look for a higher Visible Light Transmission (VLT) if you want an energy-efficient film. Pay attention to the U-value as well – lower numbers will reduce your energy bills during the winter.
Prior to having your window film installed, it’s important for you to know the performance characteristics for each film. Find a certified dealer to guide you through the process.
Choose aesthetic look
Your main priority when it comes to window film is probably functionality. However, that doesn’t mean that aesthetic value should be thrown out of the window. If there is a certain look you want to your film such as reflective, bronze, or even as close to transparent as possible, settle on this ahead of time. Great window tints add to your curb appeal, not take away from it.
Ask for an estimate
At this point, you should have narrowed down your options to a couple of brands. It’s time to compare prices. Have certified dealers from each brand come for an in-house evaluation and ask for an estimate. You can then determine the energy savings that you can enjoy, either manually or with the help of an online tool.
You should now have everything you need to make an informed decision on the window tint that will be the best choice for you. All that’s left is to install and enjoy!
Premier Film Distribution specialises in window film & tint for residential and commercial properties – get in touch today to see how we can help!