9 Benefits of Tinting Your Home
Whether they realize it or not, homeowners regularly seek the benefits of professional window films. Closing the blinds during a sunny day to prevent glare, UV exposure, or heat and turning down the air conditioner on a hot day to reduce energy expenses are both situations that could be fixed by window film.
Residential window film offers a wide range of benefits, including the aforementioned protection from glare, UV exposure, excessive heat and energy savings. At Sun Shade we are able to match each client with the best film to address their needs. In addition to the aesthetic upgrade, window film provides these sought-after benefits:
Utilities are usually the single largest source of energy consumption in a household both in the summer and the winter months, and installing window film can greatly reduce this financial burden, no matter what season you are in.
Regular untreated windows give the sun complete control over the temperature of your home. Sunny days can create hotspots in your home that are uncomfortable and require huge amounts of energy to fix. The simple addition of solar window film gives you back control over your home’s temperature, which will be reflected by a decrease of energy expenses of up to 30%.
One of the main problems with excess solar heat is the inconsistency. On sunny days certain rooms – even certain areas of rooms – will become like greenhouses, while others will remain cool. Window film helps you create an even temperature throughout your home, which will not only make you far more comfortable, but also lighten the load on your HVAC system.
Glare interrupts our ability to comfortably work on the computer, read a book, enjoy television, and engage in other household tasks. Window tint reflects glare away from the home so you can enjoy yourself and be more productive.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, ultraviolet radiation from the sun is the leading cause of non-melanoma skin cancers, and significantly contributes to cases of melanoma. Window tint will help you and your family stay safe in your home by rejecting 99% of harmful UV rays.
With over 500 burglaries per 100,000 people (The Conference Board of Canada) staying safe in your home is a top priority. Most burglaries begin with forced entry, so it makes sense to reinforce the most vulnerable areas of your home. Window film, especially specially designed security films, act as powerful deterrents to would-be burglars. Films hold broken glass together, making it extremely difficult for anyone to gain access to your home through a window.
Windows can break for a variety of reasons – attempted burglary, extreme weather, or a mis-fired hockey puck. Window films hold broken shards together, meaning that a broken window won’t shatter and spread across the room. This feature of window film is an important factor in keeping your family safe.
Ease of Maintenance
The views that our windows give us of the outside world are what we love most about them, however this aspect is tainted when those same windows afford strangers a view into your home. Privacy enhancing window film is dedicated to making you feel safer and more comfortable in your home by preventing outsiders from seeing in.
During a period of home improvement, or when embarking on a new build, window film should certainly be a subject of conversation. Window films dramatically increase the performance of your home, and the sleek look they create are key for increasing curb appeal.