Why You Should Tint Your Home

June 25, 2015

While predominately used for automotive applications, residential window film can also provide many benefits to your home. If you’re looking to add style and privacy to your home’s windows, having a professional install window film can provide comfort, flair and even protection from storms.

If you’re still curious as to why your home needs window tint, below is a primer into the different varieties and the benefits of each.

Decorative Films – Residential window film can be designed to enhance the look of your existing glass. Decorative films create privacy and a unique upscale look for your windows while also reducing glare. These also provide a beautiful etched appearance without the high cost and inconvenience of removing and sandblasting the glass, while products like privacy film let natural light into your home while allowing you to privately enjoy the view. For bathrooms, Tint World® can even install Frosted Glass Privacy Film, blocking your neighbors’ view but not the sunlight.

Solar Control Window Film – A cost-effective method for protecting your belongings while making your home more efficient is solar control window film. During the hot summer months, this advanced film can block as much as 80 percent of the sun’s heat, keeping you cool while lowering your air conditioning costs. The same film will also retain interior heat during the winter and reduce your heating costs. In addition to those cost-saving features, this style of film can protect your belongings from the sun’s rays. Products like Tint World®’s line of solar control window films are capable of filtering out 99.99 percent of damaging ultraviolet rays, protecting your furniture, rugs and fabrics from fading or drying out.

Window Security Film – Window security film keeps your home protected by holding glass together in the event of an accident, preventing dangerous shards from flying and injuring you and your family. This film reduces the hazard of broken glass by keeping the pieces safely attached to the film. Window security film can also thwart thieves and prevent forced entry. Windows and glass doors are vulnerable to a criminal willing to smash them open to gain access to your home. This film prevents the glass from shattering, thereby slowing an intruder’s entry and typically discouraging them from continuing their break-in.

Storm Security Film – In a similar fashion to window security film, storm security film prevents your windows from shattering in the event of a violent storm. Whereas unprotected glass may shatter during a storm, allowing rain and debris to enter your home, storm security film enables that glass to hold together if damaged during a storm.

If you’re still curious about residential window film and tinting, or if you’re interested in pricing options for your home, contact your local Tint World® today.