You may have heard about tinting car windows but have you ever considered tinted windows for your home as well? Tinted windows can be added to your bedroom, sunroom and/or living room windows in a day with the help of a local handyman. You can choose solar, security or decorative window tinting as per your requirements. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider tinting your home’s windows.
1. Makes Home Energy Efficient
With regular windows, the sun rays can easily penetrate into your house during the day, raising the internal temperature. However, with tinted windows, the strong sun’s rays are prevented from entering your home, maintaining the core temperature at a set level. This makes any home more energy-efficient. By blocking the constant spikes in the heat outside, you won’t need to worry about adjusting your air conditioning every other hour.
2. Reduces Glare on Screens
If you spend a lot of time on your digital gadgets or have a big TV in your family room that has issues with glare, then tinted windows are your solution! Adding a tinted film on your windows significantly reduces the amount of glare you may see on your screens. Tinted windows can enhance your tv viewing experience by providing a perfect picture, no matter the time of day.
3. Increases Privacy and Security
Tinted windows provide you with the required privacy without using any curtains. You will be able to see the outside world from your couch but it will be difficult for outsiders to see what’s happening inside (unless they put an eye up to your window). Tinted windows also take a few extra seconds to break into, giving enough time for your alarm systems to turn on in case of a burglary. Not only will it be harder for someone to break in, but they won’t be able to see what’s inside your home!
4. Protects Windows from Elements
Your windows go through a lot during a variety of Canadian seasons. From rainstorms and snowfall to heavy winds and heatwaves, our windows go through it all. They protect your house from harmful outside elements while little is done to protect them. Adding a tinted layer to your windows will protect them from harmful elements and increase their lifespan.
5. Alternative to Window Replacement
Window replacement can be a very expensive project involving major structural changes and repairs. If your windows are fairly new you can add a layer of tinted film to increase their longevity. With older windows, you can consider getting them repaired instead of replaced and add a new tint that will provide many benefits. If you’re unsure if your windows need replacing, read this article or get in touch with a pro.
There are different types of window films and tint options available on the market. A handyman can help you choose one based on the type and thickness of your glass windows. The cost for this project will vary depending on the number of windows you want to get tinted and the type of tint you choose. Tints are easy to purchase from a local store and can be installed in a day as long as you have the right measurements. Talk to your handyman today about giving your windows a new look!