Does Home Window Tinting Work?
When people talk about window tinting, the topic immediately conjures images of tinted car windows, but the benefits of tinted windows extend beyond that of cars. Windows in homes are a fundamental key to the design of a home, but they also affect your energy use, privacy, security, and UV exposure. You wouldn’t want to have fewer windows in your home when you can simply tint the windows rather than sacrificing your view and the amount of light entering your home, amongst other factors. So, does home window tinting work? It most certainly does; the question is, what does it work for?
How Home Window Tinting Works
Windows are tinted by applying laminate tinting film to the glass on the inner surface to protect the film from damage. There are various types of film to choose from. The best window tints have been made with the intent of blocking out UV rays, reducing heat, and offering privacy. They do this by lowering the percentage of light that passes through the glass.
What Does Home Window Tinting Do?
With Australia’s sweltering summers, most homeowners apply window tinting with the intention of keeping their homes cooler in summer. While tinting certainly helps in this area, that’s not all it does.
The benefits of window tinting:
Reduces the temperature in your home – window tinting will reduce your reliance on air-conditioners and fans, which will save you money otherwise spent on electricity during the hottest months.
Retains heat in winter – when it’s cold outside, you have to heat your homes from the inside, the problem is that a lot of heat is lost through our windows. With tinting, heat loss is decreased, saving you money otherwise spent heating your home.
Improves privacy – any home with windows has the potential to attract prying eyes, be it your neighbour or passers-by; un-tinted windows make it easier for people to see into your home. With tinting, you are afforded more privacy.
Improves security – the tinted laminate film applied to the glass offers another level of protection, in this case from intruders. The film makes breaking the window more difficult, and with the inability to see into your home effectively, there’s less temptation to even try break in.
Blocks out UV rays – along with the heat, UV rays are blocked by window tinting. UV rays bleach our home furnishings such as couches, curtains, and carpets over time, adding to the expense of running a home. However, more than our furniture, we need to protect our skin and eyes from harmful cancer-causing UV rays.
Reduces glare – by blocking some of the harsh rays of the sun from entering your home, the glare on your TV, laptop, and other devices is also limited. This, in turn, reduces sun damage to your eyes.
For the best results, research the type of tints available. The best tints are recognised by the Australian Window Council and rated by WERS (Window Energy Rating Scheme). To get a quote on home window tinting that works, get in touch with Instant Windscreens today.