BENEFITS TO RESIDENTIAL TINTING
Homeowners often choose blinds, curtains, shutters or other window options in an effort to reduce the heat or glare in their homes. Tennessee Film Solutions offers a more efficient way. Residential tinting is an energy-efficient option which offers protection, safety, and aesthetics. All of these benefits will help reduce your energy bills and keep your home more comfortable.
The primary reason most homeowners choose residential tint is to save on energy bills. Traditional glass windows allow the heat from the sun to penetrate, raising the interior temperature significantly. With ceramic and spectral window tint, much of the sunlight and heat is blocked. This allows your home to stay cooler and conserve energy. When the heat of the sun is blocked, your home can stay at a consistent temperature more easily. This also reduces your energy use, since you no longer need to run the air conditioner in certain rooms to keep your whole home comfortable.
Glare from the sun significantly impacts your comfort and productivity. For example, glare on your computer screen or television can be irritating. It may block or distort your view completely. This affects your work, creates discomfort, and interrupts your recreation. Residential tinting blocks the heat from the sun and it also reduces the blinding glare that comes through at certain points in the day.
Melanoma and other skin cancers are usually caused by UV radiation, which adds up over repeated exposure to sunlight. Because window tint blocks 99% of UV rays, you can have peace of mind of knowing that you’re not exposing yourself to unnecessary UV damages inside your residence.
SECURITY & SAFETY
Windows on the entry level are a common entry point for criminals. While window tint can’t prevent forcible entry into your home, it does hold the glass in place longer and makes entry more difficult. A few extra seconds could be enough to alert you or give your alarm system time to contact authorities. It may even be enough to deter a thief altogether. Along with preventing a potential burglary, this benefit can also help with innocent accidents and natural disasters. Whether your home was hit by a severe storm or a window was broken by a poorly aimed baseball, window tint will keep glass from ending up all over the room and causing injuries to you or your family.
Window tint is water resistant on its own, and it’s also available with a scratch-resistant coating. With these features, your windows won’t get a buildup of fingerprints and water spots that require constant cleaning. Keep in mind that different window tint films have different properties, so be sure to discuss your needs and find out how often each type of film should be cleaned.
Many types of window films are available, with features ranging from additional UV protection to a tint that limits the view of your home from the exterior. If you’re looking for a little more privacy from people in the street, the right window film can shield the view from the outside and give you a better sense of privacy and comfort inside your home.
There are many improvements you can make to your home to enhance its curb appeal and improve its value, but window tint is a small investment for a major payoff. The right home window tint not only gives your residence a sleek look, but also many inherent benefits that will be a selling point in the future. Whether you’re updating aspects of your home or taking on add-ons and full renovations, window tinting is definitely worth considering.