Updates in the industry of window tint and film are making a compelling case for why they are no longer just options, but necessities. Whether you are looking to tint your car, your home, or your office, window film has got you covered.
There are a wide variety of options when it comes to tints. Different ones have different effects on your home, and they look different as well. Commercial use is becoming more widespread, as auto and residential use continues to grow.
Harmful UV Rays
We all know that we need the sun to survive. However, too much of anything isn’t a good thing. The warm sunlight comes with UV rays that can cause some serious danger to us. We need to be able to protect ourselves, whether we are at home, at work, or driving. The first thing to do when protecting yourself from something is to educate yourself about it, but the nuts and bolts of UV rays can get pretty overwhelming.
To make your life easier, here’s a short guide that will help you understand the types of dangerous rays that window film is able to protect you from:
- UV Radiation – UV radiation, or ultraviolet radiation, is a type of energy that is emitted by the sun. It is in the range of energies that include visible light and heat, hence why it has such a tight relationship with sunlight. The ozone layer around the earth filters the majority of UV rays out, but some do get through. If you are out in the sun too much, you may develop major health issues – skin cancer, poor immune system, and skin aging, among others.
The two types of UV rays that affect our health are as follows:
- UVA rays – cannot be screened out by glass
- UVB rays – partly filtered by the ozone layer, stimulates vitamin D production, can partially be screened out by glass
Since these rays can be reflected, sand, water, and glass may cause it to get to you. They are able to get through the glass of your home and your car and harm your health.
Tinting windows at your residence
Tinting the windows of your house can help safeguard you from the harmful rays of the sun. These films can block almost all of the dangerous rays and still bring you the following advantages:
- Less energy costs – better temperature regulation means your cooling system won’t have to work as hard
- Longer furniture lifespan – furniture, upholstery, and carpeting will not fade as quickly
- Less glare – you won’t have to strain your eyes to see your screens, while still being able to enjoy the view of the outdoors
Fitting your windows with window film is not just practical. It also upgrades your home’s exterior look. Some window film supplies specialize in residential film. You may want a modern, metallic film or a beautiful, decorative film. You can even get the look of etched glass without having to actually pay for new windows. There are a variety of intensities and shades of film that you can choose from that will best suit your purposes.
Tinting your car windows
Window tints for cars have a similar purpose as those for homes. They protect you from harmful rays while also safeguarding your car’s interior from being damaged. Since less light comes directly into your car, your eyes will also benefit from the reduced glare and your body will welcome the cooler temperature. Ultimately, you’ll use your air conditioner at lower levels and get further on less gas.
Just as with residential tints, car tints come in various shades and types. You may want more heat protection, or you may want a shade that looks great with your car’s finishing. Compare costs and warranties before you settle on your final purchase.
Tinting your workplace windows
Today’s tall office buildings are expected to be tinted, particularly those glassy ones. Not only are they for heat and light protection, but they are also installed for safety purposes. Some film is shatterproof, reducing the risk of people getting injured from falling against the glass. It also discourages people from thievery since the tint makes windows harder to break and difficult to see inside.
The same advantages that you get in residential and auto tinting is applicable for commercial tinting as well. Cost savings, more comfort, and longer lifespan of furniture and other items. Additionally, businesses will also benefit from the customer perception that they are environmentally conscious, which may help their sales.
The sleek, modern look that window tint can give your office building will enhance your brand image. It’s a good idea to pay a little more for high quality films, as it will last you a lot longer than lower quality films will.
At Premier Film Distribution, we specialise in interior solar films in Australia. Get in touch today to see how we can help.