Sunshine is a wonderful thing, and there are some people who like seeing it through windows until they think about the big picture and they realize those rays are overrated. This is because those rays cause damage to the carpet, rug/s, furniture, and even your walls. The UV rays can fade the colors of most furnishings. The salient news is that there is a solution to this type of problem: window tinting.
It can provide your furniture with the required protection and even cut down the glare. By blocking thermal radiation, it can save you money too. The heat of the thermal rays can easily penetrate the interior of homes causing you to have to spend more money on using the A/C. With window tints, these increased utility bills can be prevented.
Types of tints
There are certain types of tints which also help improve privacy. Homeowners can carefully evaluate their needs before they add tints to their houses. The material has been graded depending on the amount of light which is reflected back. Most quality tinting is going to block 99 percent of the harmful UV rays. Blocking UV rays can help protect your furniture too.
If you have a sun burn, window tinting can make it easier to walk around in your home as well.
Generally, newer homes come with double pane windows. There’s an air gap which gets filled at times between the glass. These windows have stellar insulating qualities but there is an issue. They can reflect thermal heat back which is awesome but the air space can become overheated which can crack the panes. This is where window tinting comes into the picture.
Before you make this decision
Before you buy window tinting for your home, ensure it is energy rated. There might be tax credits for installing particular types of double pane windows. The window tinting graded numerically. Five percent blocks the maximum amount of light while fifty percent allows maximum light through. The five percent type isn’t recommended when it comes to double pane windows.
This is a home improvement project. You may be able to write some of this off in terms of taxes. If you have a home office and have that window tinted, that can easily be written off on your taxes.
There are a number of retailers and suppliers who will cut window tinting to order. The owner just needs to provide the measurements. It’s less expensive for homeowners to do it on their own although it is not easy. You should have someone to it for you or the job could look sloppy in the end which is frustrating.
Once the tint arrives, you should protect it until you are ready to use it. There are a few specific tools they will need, though. The installer needs suitable squeegees for the corners. They will also require a sharp utility knife. The blade has to be changed regularly in order to get a clean cut. You will also have to purchase wetting solutions specifically made for window tints. Individuals can even make some of their own. Just remember to keep the tinting wet so as to prevent scratches or tears.
As already said though, it is just easier and probably smarter to get a pro to do it.
Why make this move
For privacy reasons and even for protection from heat and light, window tints are best suited to maintain the overall well-being of a home owner as already stated. This is a home improvement project. This is akin to having your home painted or another bathroom put in. There is nothing wrong with beating the sun. You know the sun is going to hit your home hard for several months out of the year, you need to do something about it.
After a few years, you will get your money back in reduced energy costs. Window tinting will improve the value of your home as well and the best tints have a lifetime warranty. It is time to show the sun who is boss!