OUR BLOG

How Does Window Film Affect Indoor Plants?

Are you thinking about having window film installed in your home or office? There are a number of incredible benefits to installing window film including temperature control, reduced glare and sun protection. Blocking UV rays is great for preventing hot spots, reducing fading and protecting your skin as well. With all this being said, what if your home or business has indoor plants that need to soak up the sun to survive? How does window film affect indoor plants? Here, Tennessee Film Solutions discusses ways in which window film can affect indoor plants for the positive and the negative.

Window Film & Indoor Plants

Residential and commercial window film can actually help plants flourish. While they block the sun’s harmful UV rays by 99%, they don’t block the blue and red rays that the plant needs to grow. Some indoor plants will thrive with window tints because they require less light. If you have an indoor plant that has leaves with a darker shade of green, it means they need less light. Some indoor plants are also too delicate, and they will grow better inside a house with a window tint because the window tint can control the temperature that goes inside the house. Basically, the window tint will help your plants retain the moisture that is on the soil, therefore requiring less water.

How Different Types Of Film Affect Indoor Plants

UV Film

Clear UV film is very popular when it comes to residential and commercial window tinting. This type of film blocks all the damaging UV rays while still letting in a ton of light. This film allows for your windows to keep their normal appearance and function. Because the tint is clear it doesn’t affect the quality of light that enters your house. With that being said, since this type of film only blocks the damaging UV rays, it does not affect your indoor plants or garden.

Solar & Glare Reducing Window Film

Darkening window film does just that, it darkens the room and blocks parts of the sun’s visible light from coming inside. Since darkening window film blocks part of the red and blue light that indoor plants need, it’s important to tend to your plants more than usual. Darkening tint is not the best choice for indoor plants that require direct sunlight. On the other hand, darkening tint is a good choice if you have flowers or other plants that need full shade. With dark tint, you may be able to place them right by windows with no major side effects.

Decorative Window Film

Most forms of decorative window film have little to no effect on plants, as long as they are already getting enough sunlight. Your indoor plants however may need a slight adjustment period. You may notice a minor reduction in their speed of growth for a number of weeks until they adjust to their new light levels. You may be able to mitigate any problems by moving the plants around, adding some inexpensive grow lights or just waiting for them to adjust. Grow lights can simulate sunlight and can help you during the colder months.

Learn Your Plants Needs

Not all plants have the same needs as others. If they have darker leaves, it means they need less light. This means you can move them to the more shaded areas in your home or business. However, you still have to bring them near the windows every now and then for a short period because they will need the sun’s good rays to flourish and grow.

If the leaves on your indoor plants are lighter, it’s important to keep them near the windows. Without proper sunlight, they will wilt over time. Plants really don’t need the sun’s UV rays to grow. Therefore, adding window film to your home or business is an excellent addition because it will help your indoor plants thrive better, aside from the many benefits tint brings along with it.

Looking To Install Window Film? Call Us Today

Tennessee Film Solutions offers a full line of residential and commercial window tinting services. We take pride in what and how we do things, and with that philosophy we provide high-quality window tinting products and services to our clients. We believe you will not find another shop in Tennessee that will match the professionalism, service, or installations that we can offer. Our Chattanooga window tint company services the entire metro Chattanooga, area, including Signal Mountain, Lookout Mountain, Hixson, North Shore, Chickamauga, Cleveland TN, Dalton, and Ringgold Ga. Learn more about our world-class window tinting services today, and let Tennessee Film Solutions exceed your expectations!

Call Today! 423-226-6878