4 Bonus Benefits Of Residential Window Tinting
We've all seen tinted windows on cars but did you realize you can tint the windows of your home? The most obvious benefit of residential window tinting is blocking the oppressive heat from the sun during those blazing summer days. In fact, tinting film can block a lot of the solar heat that makes your home a sauna every summer. But did you know that there are several other advantages that tinting can provide besides heat blocking? Here are just four.
One major advantage of residential window tinting is that it makes your windows more opaque and therefore creates additional privacy in your home. When you live in the city or in a residential neighborhood with homes that are situated very close to one another, it can feel like you're living in a fishbowl. One alternative is to add window curtains and draperies, but these options block light. Window tinting can provide privacy without eliminating that all-important natural light.
Window tinting is designed to help block heat and it does this by blocking harmful UV rays. Ultraviolet radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation that comes directly from our most powerful heat source — the sun. It's the radiation responsible for skin damage. You might not realize it's also the radiation responsible for damaging the textiles in your home. Have you ever noticed how the color in curtains and carpets fades after a few months of sun exposure? This is due to UV exposure. You might not realize that as the color is fading, the UV rays are also slowly breaking down the textile material. Tinting can help by blocking UV rays and increasing the longevity of your textiles.
For the same reason that tinting helps protect your textiles, it can help protect your skin, especially if you spend a lot of time working in front of your windows. UV rays damage the very DNA of your skin cells. Repeated and prolonged exposure can lead to a form of skin cancer known as melanoma. Window tinting can help prolong your enjoyment of that warmth and natural light without the dangerous consequences.
Window tinting helps keep heat out and it also helps reduce glare. When the sun hits reflective surfaces in your home, it causes a bright glare that is both annoying and harmful to your eyes. Window tinting is a great option for reducing household glare.
For more information, contact a residential window tinting company near you.