Monthly Archives: October 2013
You spend a lot of time and energy trying to keep your home looking nice. Getting plenty of natural light in your living space is important but too much direct sunlight can cause a wide range of issues. Think about: the sun could shine on your TV, making it difficult to see the screen. The direct sunlight can also fade everything from carpets to hardwood floors to furniture, which could cost thousands to replace! The real icing on the cake though is the added expense in cooling costs. All that sunlight causes your home to heat up, which means you’ll need to crank the AC. Thankfully, home window tinting offers a solution to all of these problems and more.
Your windows play an integral role in heat regulation in your home. Heat loss and heat accumulation through windows actually make up 50% of utility bill costs on average, according to the EPA Energy Star Buildings Manual. What a waste! Even if you’re not an environmentalist, the added expense ought to get your ire up.
Having your windows treated, however, can dramatically lower your heating and cooling bills. It works by preventing heat from the sun from penetrating into your home and affecting the temperature. Hot air stays out and cool air stays, or vice versa.
As we stated earlier, direct sunlight through windows can cause all sorts of damage to your flooring and furnishings. However, once you have residential window tinting installed, you can feel safe hanging a piece of artwork across from a window that gets the afternoon sun. In fact, this tint can block over 99% of UV rays. So, your treasured heirlooms, draperies, and everyday items stay like new and won’t experience any fading or discoloration. Not to mention, you won’t be put in direct sunlight while in your home either, reducing your risk of fine lines, wrinkles, and even skin cancer.
The only solution to this problem previously was to always keep the shades drawn or the blinds closed. However, you don’t have to do that anymore. By offering glare reduction, heat regulation, and UV ray blockage, tint allows you to see your neighborhood and let the sunshine in without all of the negative effects.
You should be comfortable in your own home and you shouldn’t have to pay an arm and a leg to keep up with energy costs. Instead, invest in film for your windows and you’ll see a dramatic drop on monthly expenses and a dramatic increase in your quality of life.