The sunlight that shines in through your home’s windows is intense and causes faded carpets, drapes and furniture. The intense heat from the sun can also damage electronics, digital items and, over time, cause wood to warp. Window film can help you solve the problems of glare, fading, heat loss through glass, and privacy without blocking your outside view. It’s a simple, cost-effective way to increase your home’s comfort, energy-efficiency, privacy and overall appearance. Our residential tinting service in Sacramento offers the following advantages:
- Reduce your energy costs
- Reduce sun damage to the interior of your home
- Add privacy
- Reduce glare
Tinting Your Windows Reduces Energy Costs
When sunlight strikes glass, solar energy is either transmitted through the pane of glass, absorbed by the glass or reflected away from the glass. The type of glass and window film applied causes varying transmittance results. This is the amount of solar energy that entered through the glass and film. You can save money by installing window film on your home’s windows, since window film reduces the need for heating and air conditioning! Many dark, silver and tinted applied films are effective at blocking unwanted solar heat, but they also block the light. The most desirable applied films are clear and almost colorless and therefore do not change the aesthetics of existing glass. These films are spectrally selective, meaning they offer comprehensive performance and are particularly successful at blocking heat, UV and electromagnetic radiation while transmitting almost normal levels of daylight.
The Best Solution to Overheating: Spectrally-Selective Clear Window Film
Tinted or mirrored window films block unwanted heat but reduce visible light and darken interiors. A great solution to this problem Transparent, almost colorless spectrally-selective applied window film offers the best ratio of visible light transmission to heat rejection.
Clear and almost colorless films do not change the aesthetics of existing glass be it clear or tinted. These films are constructed with a scratch resistant coating on one side and an adhesive coating on the other, allowing for retrofit application to existing glass.
With the Prestige line of films, you cut up to 55% of solar heat gain and let in up to 70% of the light.
Insulating Films Add Year-Round Comfort to Your Home
Insulating film reflects 99% of the sun’s UV rays in the summer. Reflecting the sun’s UV rays reduces the heat inside your home thus reducing overall solar heat gain. As a result, your home feels much cooler and your air conditioner runs much less. Insulating film also retains your home’s heat in the winter by blocking it from escaping. These films provide comfort you can feel and savings you can see in your utility bills. In addition to increased comfort and lower utility bills, insulating films reduce fading damage to your home’s furnishings, floors and window treatments by blocking out 99% of the UV rays.
Privacy Films Are Great for Bathrooms
There are two different types of privacy films for your home. Frosted privacy films are translucent and allow light to pass through while providing 24-hour privacy.
Mirrored privacy films provide daytime privacy. They allow you to see outside, but stop others from seeing in during the daylight hours. At night, their mirrored surface is ineffective and outsiders can see inside if there is light from within.
Privacy films also block 99% of UV rays to protect your furnishings and carpet inside.
To get a free estimate for your home, give Tintmaster a call at (916) 852-8468.