When it comes to commercial and residential window tint options, there are literally hundreds of different types of tint. Window tint is applied for UV protection, cost savings, heat and glare control, or privacy based on the type of window tint you choose for your home or commercial space. The following information explains a few of the most common types of window tint options and the benefits of each.
Solar Control Film
Ultimately, solar control window film is designed to control the sun’s rays and increase comfort. This film is designed to specifically reflect and prevent the sun’s damaging UV rays from entering the space. Solar control film results in lower energy costs by improving the insulating abilities of the window by up 92% by rejecting up to 82% of the heat from the sun. Sun control film also helps correct temperature imbalances in buildings and homes by deflecting uncomfortable harsh glares in the space. This film is designed to help filter out over 99% of the sun’s UV rays that cause fading in decor, furnishings, fabrics, and carpets. In addition, solar control film also offers an increased level of privacy.
Energy Saving Window Film
Homeowners and facility managers are always looking for unique ways to save on energy and operating expenses. In any case, energy costs are generally the single largest operating expense. One of the top ways to manage energy costs is with energy saving window film. Most energy audits suggest that installing energy saving window films could result in energy savings anywhere from five 5%- 15%. In addition, energy saving window film results in bolstered HVAC efficiency and significantly less carbon emissions. This film is so effective; it could end up paying for itself in less than three years. Most energy saving window film qualifies for rebates from utility companies and governments, which makes this window tint even more cost effective.
Security and Safety Window Films
Security and safety window films act as an additional protective barrier from vandalism, explosions, earthquakes, storms, and several other dangers. Security film is made of a heavy-duty, extremely thin, clear polyester compound. Even though the security film is very thin, it’s effective against a wide array of threats. In addition, protective film reduces the likelihood of people in the space to suffer injuries in the event of a glass shattering. The film helps hold the glass in place. It also makes it more difficult for thieves to quickly smash and grab merchandise in retail locations. Another common problem may be if you have a commercial window that suffers from graffiti, the transparent window film is simply peeled away instead of having to repair the entire window saving time and money.
Decorative Window Films
In addition to saving energy and making your home or building safer, window film can also be used for decoration. With a wide choice of colors and patterns, decorative window films can be used to meet practically any design. Below are a few of the most common design options offered in decorative window film:
With a wide array of different and unique patterns that range from opaque to clear, these films can be used to hide unattractive spots, block views, and infuse a new and fresh element of design in a space.
Most decorative films offer several different design patterns. These options can range from classic pinstripes or playful dots. Match the esthetic design and decor of the space with the different varying patterns.
These decorative tints can be used for a wide array of uses, such as adding color, hiding light, or increasing the privacy. Commercial spaces and retail properties can use decorative specialty tint to blend in with their existing branding.
Frosted film effectively diffuses light and offers superior privacy without compromising the brightness of the space. As a result, elegant frosted tint is able to provide the wide range of design elements without the costs of etched glass.