Benefits of Window Tinting Window tinting is the process of installing a film onto the interior of glass. It is available in several colors and styles to meet the needs of every homeowner. There are many types of films including UV, privacy, frosted, security, and anti-graffiti. Window tinting a house also has several benefits such as aesthetics, privacy, and energy savings. Types of Window Films Residential or Commercial Application • UV Window Film – Ultraviolet radiation film is a type of film that prevents ultraviolet rays from coming through glass. Radiation from the sun can be harmful to people and to household furnishings. This film is available in up to a 99% block from ultraviolet rays. • Privacy Window Film – Privacy film is a type of film that allows privacy, but still lets in light. This film can be very decorative, but will still allow the needed privacy to home occupants. • Frosted Window Film – Frosted film is a type of film that gives the appearance of frosted glass when applied to any window. Frosted window films are available in a variety of mil thicknesses. Some frosted window films are made from glass that has been finely ground. • Security Window Film – Security film is a type of film that gives glass strength to prevent shattering. This film can be installed by homeowners or professionals as a safety device. Window security film is usually made out of Polyester with an adhesive backing. If a window is broken, dangerous shards of glass can be scattered into the path of humans. If window security film has been applied, broken windows will stay intact, not only making the surroundings safer, but the process of replacing is also safer. • Anti-Graffiti Film – Anti-graffiti film is a type of film that many homeowners install on their glass to protect windows from being vandalized. If a window is scratched or marked on, a homeowner will likely have to replace the window. Anti-graffiti film can be pealed, removed, and replaced. Benefits of Window Film for Homes & Businesses • Aesthetics – Residential window tinting can bring beauty and art into a home, because it brings in natural light. It can also allow curtains or blinds to remain open, which means homeowners can have the maximum view of the outdoors. Tinting is available in a variety of decorative styles, such as stained glass, which will accent any home décor. • Privacy – Privacy provides comfort and security. Home window tinting can prevent strangers from peering through windows by making it difficult to see through windows. Many homeowners install tinting to windows in heavy traffic areas in order to still enjoy the outside view. Unlike curtains or blinds, a homeowner can easily see who is approaching a door or pulling into a driveway. Families can also leave the curtains open for pets while they are gone, without risking a person from seeing valuable items. • Protection – Applying tint to the windows in a house, can help to prevent harm to families and material possessions. If a sofa or other piece of furniture is constantly exposed to strong sunlight, the colors can fade. Residential window tinting can keep valuable furniture looking new. Although there are benefits to a person coming in contact with the sun, too much exposure to ultraviolet rays can cause damage to skin. • Energy Savings – Hot summer days can mean high energy bills. The sunlight beaming through windows raises the internal temperature of the home. Air conditioner or central air units will need to be run more often in order to cool down your home. Home window tinting can reduce energy bills, but still allow natural light to come through. Another way window tinting reduces energy savings is it will allow homeowners to not have to use lamps or overhead lights as often.