Window tinting is becoming a popular choice for many homeowners, but some are hesitant to try it because they aren’t aware of the benefits it can provide. Below, we at Parker Design | Build | Remodel have listed a few of the benefits you can reap by having your windows tinted.
Spring and summer are quickly approaching, and for most of us, this means the weather will become hot very quickly. Hot weather can be miserable even with air conditioning, but tinted windows can drastically reduce the heat in your home. Window film absorbs heat, but instead of making you hotter, it protects you and keeps your house cooler. This also helps regulate your home’s temperature, which can save you a significant amount on energy bills.
No More Faded Furniture
Curtains, furniture, rugs and flooring fade when exposed to too much sunlight. This is a letdown when you’ve spent time and money on the perfect furniture and accessories for your home. It also negatively impacts your property value if you intend to sell your house. Tinted windows protect your furniture from fading. In fact, some window films can block up to 99% of the sun’s rays, keeping your furniture and flooring safe on the hottest, brightest days of the summer.
Protection from UV Rays
One of the biggest worries associated with the sun is ultraviolet light. UV rays are associated with various kinds of skin cancer, particularly melanoma. They can also aggravate skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, and dry skin. Fortunately, most window films now have some degree of ultraviolet protection against these dangers. If you’re not sure what degree of UV protection you need, ask an expert and consider where you live. For example, someone living in Florida might need higher UV protection window tinting than someone living in Minnesota.
Finally, window tinting helps the environment. As noted, its presence can reduce your energy costs, but there are other benefits as well. For instance, clear film offers natural views and more of the sunlight you need to stay healthy, while still protecting you from ultraviolet rays. Since most window tinting is shatter resistant, you also won’t have to replace it for many years. This reduces your need for raw materials such as glass.
Contact Parker Design | Build | Remodel for questions concerning ways you can save energy and incorporate eco-friendly practices in your home.