If you have researched methods of controlling temperature within your home, approaches to more privacy, or maybe just different types of window upgrades, you’ve probably heard about residential window tints. Read on to find out more about window tints and what it is able to offer you.
What is home window tinting?
Residential window tint is also commonly referred to as solar window film. It is not unlike what you would have on your car’s windows. These tints are able to prevent ultraviolet rays from entering your home and regulate the heat coming in through your windows.
Perhaps you have run across older types of window tint and dismissed them – they may have not been what you needed, or maybe even just ugly. However, developments in the field have resulted in a greater range of more effective window tints, so that you can find just what you need.
It is possible that mirrored solar film is just what you are looking for, offering privacy and more control over the temperature of your home. On the other hand, you may be happy with another film, whether clear, colored, or decorative.
Advantages of Window Tinting
Electricity costs are continually on the rise. As a householder, you should be looking at any possible ways to heighten the temperature regulation in your home. Window tinting is an option to hinder the rays of the sun from harming your skin and your property. Tint is quite advantageous to regulating temperature, not only in the warm seasons, but also during the cold.
If you choose a dark tint, you will also get the advantage of more privacy. People outside will find it more difficult to look in, defending you, your home, and your possessions from peering eyes. At the same time, you will still be able to enjoy a good view from indoors.
Other Types of Film
There are other kinds of window film to consider when outfitting your windows. Make sure you understand the purposes for each so that you will end up with the film that you need.
- Solar film – As you have read above, solar film helps to prevent ultraviolet rays from entering your home, thereby enhancing temperature regulation and protecting you and your possessions, all while ensuring a good view outside.
- Decorative film – This thin film provides a limited amount of protection from the sun, but it allows you to get a frosted or etched look on your windows without having to purchase new ones.
- Security film – If you live in a storm-prone area or just want to protect against possible break ins, there is a variety of security films that can help you protect your home. Impact Resistant Glass reduces the risk of shattering upon impact, while strong Tempered Insulating Glass lowers the chances of being injured by broken glass.
Does window tint really make my home more comfortable?
If your home currently has an older type of windows that are not made of Low E glass, tinting your windows is a great way to increase temperature control while protecting your possessions. You will certainly be glad that you didn’t have to shell out the money to buy new windows. If your home has newer, better windows, however, you may not benefit as much.
Before you apply window tints, take some time to look into whether it will void your window warranty. Oftentimes, damage that is a result of window tints is not covered by the manufacturer as it is not a defect. If your window frames have problems, window tints will not be able to help as it is not a solution for a bad frame.
At Premier Film Distribution, we specialise in interior solar films in Australia. Get in touch today to see how we can help.