Whether you call it window film, or window tinting, they both mean the same thing. The benefits of home window tinting are wide-ranging. Windows open your home to natural lighting, warmth and views of the outside world. Unfortunately, they also open you up to high energy costs, heat build-up, excessive glare, and the premature fading of interior furnishings.
How is Window Film Made?
Different polyesters are transformed during the manufacturing process to produce a thin, transparent film that offers crystal clarity. Polyester film is durable, tough and highly flexible, absorbs little moisture and has both high and low temperature resistances. Most window films consist of six or more layers depending on the window film chosen and are applied to the interior side of your windows.
Cut Your Home Cooling Costs Up to 50%
According to the EPA Energy Star Buildings Manual in the United States, approximately half of a home's utility bills are wasted by loss of heat and heat gain through untreated windows. Home window tinting can significantly improve energy efficiency. With a thin, virtually invisible addition to your home's existing windows, window film can help you save up to 50% on cooling costs. In addition to blocking heat, residential window tint reduces glare, making it easier for you to watch television or work on a computer in the comfort of your home. Today’s window film is made with ultra-clear, distortion-free materials; you won't even know it's there.
Protect Your Home’s Interior Furnishings
Most fabrics, furnishings and artwork can fade simply by allowing daylight to pass through an untreated window. Home window tinting will block up to 99% to 99.9% of all UVA and UVB rays, helping to protect your family and preserve the color of your furnishings, fabrics and carpets. Glass can be a real hazard in the home when broken from accidents, storms, or break-ins. Film is not only transparent but acts as a powerful barrier to hold glass in place should an impact occur.
When Replacement Windows Aren’t in the Budget
While damaged or deteriorating windows simply have to be replaced, home window tinting provides an affordable alternative to replacement when your goal is to improve energy efficiency. In fact, the cost for quick, professional installation is about one-tenth the cost of replacement windows!
A knowledgeable window film company can help you to select the perfect window film for your home or office.
Article Courtesy of Linda Dietz, owner/CEO of Eco Tint & Shade. Visit their website for more information about window tinting and screens.