Easy Ways to Use Window Tinting to Color Your Home
If you’re looking for a unique way to make your home more interesting, one choice is to add some window tints. Don’t worry; these colorful additions have come a long way since the 1960s. The window tints you can by today are easy to use vinyl sheets that can easily attach to any clean window. The only trick is to work carefully and quickly. Attaching these films can be done by either you or a professional!
Tint will block 99% of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays from entering your home. That’s the best way to protect your carpeting and upholstery from fading or discoloration. While there is no guarantee that this will eliminate fading, it certainly reduces the effects of ultraviolet light and infrared heat. It also rejects at least 50% of the sun’s heat. As rays bombard your home, the windows reflect them back to the great outdoors. You’ll cut your air conditioning expenses. Just how much you save depends on your home’s construction and other factors such as foliage outside of your home, roofing overhang, awnings, and the like.
In addition to having a cooler room, you’ll also have a more stunning view with window tinting. You won’t have to close the drapes when you want to keep the heat from the sun outside. Of course, controlling your heating and cooling costs isn’t the only benefit to window tinting. Many people enjoy the privacy that window tints can provide. Of course, window tinting does have some drawbacks. For one, applying window tints will often void any warranty on the windows themselves. Also, many window manufactures will no longer service windows with tinting since they believe that the tinting damages the seal between the panes of glass that create the glazed window. According to the International Window Film Association, the cause of a damage seal is most likely poor construction or installation of the window, put that is a small comfort when moisture is starting to seep in. Also, if you live in a condo or are part of a homeowner’s association, tinting your windows may be against the rules. Finally, removing the tint from the windows can be a long and involved process. There are no quick removal solutions; it must be scraped off.