The Many Benefits of Residential Window Tinting

Posted by Robert Field on March 26, 2019

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Category: Window Tinting

There are more benefits of window tinting than you might think. A window tint is also sometimes called a solar window film, and it isn’t really about decoration or tinting just to have your windows look different. It is an effective way of deflecting direct sunlight and blocking out heat and the process of tinting your windows is easy and quick. If window tinting hasn’t occurred to you before, these reasons might convince you it’s a good idea:

Increased Comfort and Improved Health For Your Family

Accelerated aging because of damage to the skin, as well as skin cancer can be the unwanted effects of too much exposure to direct sunlight. And if you don’t damage your skin, you may well experience rashes, itching or dry skin if you are exposed to the sun too much.

Up to 99 percent of potentially harmful ultraviolet light is blocked out when you have window tint. Regardless of how hot and sunny it is outside, tinting your windows can help to protect you and your family when you are inside your home, and it’s always highly recommended to limit your exposure to direct sunlight.

Protect and Preserve Furniture and Other Belongings

Furniture, curtains, and carpets can all fade when they are exposed to direct sunlight; in fact, it’s one of the main causes of fading. Electronic and digital products don’t thrive in bright sunlight too, and wood can also become warped.

About 70 percent of incoming sunlight will be deflected from entering your home when you have a solar window film installed. Bright sunlight is one of the most damaging natural elements around, and a window tint can help to protect the inside of your home as well as your furniture and other possessions.

Lower Energy Bills

High utility bills can be a major source of conflict in a home, and can often lead to arguments over using too much energy and having to turn things down or off to save. Home window tinting can put a stop to having to use appliances only when necessary to try to save money.

Even during the hottest months of the year, you can lower those energy bills as the amount of heat coming into your home is limited, thanks to the window tinting. And you get the benefits during winter too, as the heat stays in your home even when it’s cold outside, thanks to the insulating properties of the film.

If you apply your window tinting yourself, you can expect to save on energy costs over an average of two to three years, while it can be between four to six years if you pay an expert to do it for you.

Even if you don’t consider yourself to be especially useful around the home, it’s a lot easier than you think to do the window tint yourself. To get an idea of the process, take a look at our window tinting home installation video. Of course, there may be times when you need to pay someone to do the job for you.

Increasing Your Privacy

Pulling your shades down or drawing your curtains blocks any view you may have of the outside and isn’t the best way of ensuring privacy in your home. A home window tint is an easy and effective way to increase the privacy of your home, but at the same time still ensuring you have a view of your garden, yard or along the street.

If you want to see outside your home, but you don’t want other people to be able to see in, a more reflective tint is your best option. Remember that after the sun sets in the evening, you will still need to draw your blinds as, at night time, the reflective quality of the tinting is reversed. But there probably isn’t too much to see outside your home once it starts to get dark!

Improve the Look Of Your Home

During the day, your home can take on a luxurious and sleek look if you have a window tint carried out, and many homeowners find this look quite appealing, although the main point of tinting isn’t to make your home look better. However, the added visual appeal of your home may be a sufficiently good reason to tint your windows, aside from all the other advantages.

Regardless of the look and style of your home, you can find the perfect tint, as solar window tinting film is available in a variety of colours and shades. If you have colours in your home that don’t quite match, people outside won’t be able to see this if you tint your windows, as most tinting prevents that outside from looking through your windows.

Expect your window tinting to last for at least 15 years before you even have to start thinking about replacing it. It doesn’t take long to set up window tinting in your home, and most homeowners find it easy to do; you don’t need to be a handyman in order to do a good job yourself of window tinting.

A home window tint really can provide several benefits, and you can enjoy these for several years. Tinting can mean better health for your family; it can save you money on energy costs; it can improve your privacy and add value to your home. If you haven’t considered a Las Vegas window tint, now is the time to look at it.

 

UNVLSD Energy Efficient Homes With Window Tinting

Posted by Robert Field on March 20, 2019

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The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition made up of 10 contests that challenge student teams to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends design excellence and smart energy production with innovation, market potential, and energy and water efficiency.

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