Window tinting is most commonly applied to cars and vehicles; but did you know that your home windows can be tinted, too? Home window tinting, though sometimes overlooked, is an excellent investment that comes with an abundance of benefits. Not only does it protect your home from harmful UV exposure, it can also save you money in the long run. Curious to hear more? Read on to learn the top 5 benefits of home window tinting.
1. UV Protection
Here in Australia, we’re lucky to be endowed with clear blue skies and sunny days. However, we, as a continent, also happen to receive some of the highest levels of UV radiation in the world. This is reflected in our high level of skin cancer cases. According to the Cancer Council, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70.
Our geographical location and our climate means that we need to take extra precautions when it comes to protecting ourselves from harmful UV radiation. Window tinting is an excellent low-effort/high-reward way to do this. When you tint your windows, you’re effectively applying a film to your windows that blocks up to 99% of UV rays. It’s a great way to bring SunSmart practices into the home and to protect your family against the harmful effects of UV exposure.
Not only is prolonged UV exposure harmful to your body, it’s also harmful to furniture, upholstery, and flooring. Discolouration, fading, and cracking are all byproducts of extended exposure to UV radiation. By limiting UV exposure through window tinting film, you can prolong the life cycles of your valuable furniture, floors, artworks, and carpets.
2. Improves Energy Efficiency
Heating and cooling accounts for about 40% of the utility bill in an average Australian household. Windows play a big part in controlling the internal climate of your home: up to 40% of a home’s heat can be lost through windows. On the other hand, up to 87% of a home’s heat can also be gained through windows.
Window tinting addresses unwanted heat gain and heat loss by effectively improving window insulation. Once installed, window films will help to keep your property cool during the summer, whilst also keeping the heat in during the winter. This means that you’ll need less air conditioning and heating throughout the year, and by extension, you’ll start to save money annually on your energy bills. Considering the low-maintenance nature of window film, you’re sure to achieve a return on investment within a couple of years.
3. Increases Privacy and Security
Your home is your sanctuary, so maintaining the privacy of your home is absolutely essential. Window tinting is an unobtrusive way to protect the interiors of your home from prying eyes. Tinted windows mean that you can maintain some level of privacy during your day to day life without having to keep your curtains and blinds down all day. This way, you can get the best of both worlds: you’ll still get the benefit of natural light without having to compromise your safety and security.
4. Reduces Glare
Glare is possibly one of the more annoying occurrences that we all experience on a daily basis. Glare is the phenomenon that occurs when your eye receives too much light and can no longer adequately manage it. Frequent culprits of glare in the home and office are computer and phone screens, sunlight, and poor lighting design.
Although it seems like just a minor annoyance, glare can actually have some serious repercussions on your eyesight and overall health. Eye strain, eye irritation, and even cataracts can all be brought on by extended exposure to glare-y conditions.
Window tinting helps to reduce glare by balancing the overall luminance of the room. In effect, the tinted windows filter incoming light and removes the harshness of direct sunlight. The result is a well-balanced room that is neither too bright nor too dark. Your eyes will definitely thank you in the future.
5. Improves Aesthetic Value
Adding film to your windows can significantly increase the curb appeal of your home. Don’t underestimate what a small change can do to the overall look of your house. In the same way that window tinting improves the look of a car, window tinting can immediately transform a home from dull to sleek, modern, and finished. The best part is that it requires little to no maintenance, meaning that your windows will look as good as new for years to come.
If you’ve been considering having your home windows tinted, your next step is to speak to a professional in your area. Our team at Jim’s Window Tinting would love to have a closer discussion with you to help you achieve your desired outcomes. Call us today on 131 546 to receive an obligation-free quote.
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