indow tinting has been applied to vehicle windows for years. While originally tinting was done as an aftermarket modification, due to its increasing popularity it has become standard on most new vehicles, though often not on all vehicle windows. Recently, more and more homeowners are also turning to window tinting for their home windows. While the benefits of home window tinting are numerous, here are a few key reasons you should consider home window tinting.
Protection from Ultra Violet rays
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Denver, at 5,280 feet above sea level, is exposed to 25% more UV rays than areas at sea level. Excessive exposure to UV rays can have damaging effects on the skin, causing premature aging, dryness and itching. It can also significantly increase the risk of skin cancer. Window tint can reflect as much as 99% of all harmful UV rays, greatly reducing UV exposure. In addition, sunlight from untinted windows can ruin the colors of furniture, carpet and drapes, causing them to fade prematurely. It can also damage sensitive electronics. By reducing the amount of harmful sunlight entering the home, tinted windows help to prevent such damage, thereby preserving the color and beauty of your home’s interior and the life of your electronic devices.
Window tint helps filter out much of the sun’s heat, keeping the temperature inside your home cooler and more consistent during summer months, reducing cooling costs by as much as 30%. In addition, window tint can help keep heat inside your home during weather months by insulating the glass and reducing heat loss.
Window tinting helps prevent a window from shattering if it is broken. Because the window tint is a film adhered to the glass in can effectively hold the pieces together preventing injuries that could possibly occur without tinted windows. Some of the most robust window tint films are even capable of preventing fragmentation and the production of hazardous glass shards from forces as powerful as a bomb blast.
Window tint reduces visibility through the glass and can be silvered, offering an unimpeded view from the low-light side but virtually no view from the high-light side. It may also be frosted, rendering the window translucent but not transparent. Although it is still recommended that blinds and drapes be kept closed at night, window tint can help to prevent someone from seeing into your home during daylight hours.