ClimatePro has been helping our residential customers discover the facts about window tinting for the past 40 years. The benefits of professionally installed window tinting are numerous. Here are 10 facts about window tinting (or window film) that we think every homeowner should know.
1. Lowers your heating bill.
3M Thinsulate window film improves the insulation value of your windows. This unique film helps to keep air from escaping, helping you to retain heat in colder months. The insulation effect is so remarkable that it increases the heat-retaining value of a typical single-pane window up to that of a double-pane window, and of a double-pane up to that of a triple-pane.
2. Window film can also prevent fading.
There are 3 main causes of fading: UV rays, solar heat, and visible light. Window film is a perfect solution because it addresses all three. By reducing heat coming through windows, filtering 99%+ of the UV rays, and blocking up to 60% of visible light, window film is a great choice to prevent fading.
4. Improve privacy with window film.
Besides giving you the ability to add some flair to your home, 3M Fasara window film can give you an added layer of privacy. Not only will you get to keep the natural light flowing in, you’ll also be able to keep prying eyes out!
5. Window tinting can make your home more secure.
Window tinting can help to make your windows stronger and more secure. By adding another layer of support to glass, window film can hold glass in place during robbery attempts and make entry much more difficult for intruders.
6. Window film is decorative too.
Decorative window film is not just for commercial spaces. Residential customers have used decorative window film to bring a touch of style to bathroom and kitchen windows too. Besides the decorative elements, you still get all of the other benefits of window film: UVA protection, anti-fade and lower energy costs.
7. Reduce glare and eye strain with window tinting.
Anti-glare window film can help you create a space free from eye strain. It reduces glare, which in turn minimizes squinting. This makes reading, watching television and using your smartphone a pleasure. This innovative film helps control excessive sunlight, creating a more comfortable environment.
8. Window film can lower your cooling costs.
Window tinting blocks up to 97% of the infrared light that is emitted by the sun. It also rejects up to 60% of the heat too. This means that you get a much cooler and more comfortable home, saving on your cooling costs and energy needs.
9. Make window tinting a part of your disaster preparedness plan.
Earthquakes and storms happen. Safety window film can act as a protective barrier during natural disasters. By acting as a securing agent, window film holds glass in place and can prevent you or your loved ones from being injured by falling or broken glass.
10. Window film works on almost any window.
Window film is remarkably versatile. It can be applied to almost any window. But that’s not all: you can add window film to doors, patio doors, skylights, large windows, small French panes or any other type of glass. It’s even safe for dual pane windows and tempered glass.
These are just a sampling of the benefits of residential window tinting. To learn more, contact the San Francisco Bay Area’s window film experts—ClimatePro. With 40 years in the business, we can come up with the right window film solution for your unique needs and budget. With offices in North Bay, San Francisco, and San Jose, contact us today at (707) 569-9098 to discuss your safety and security needs.