As the Summer heats up, it’s great to be enjoying the sunshine. However for some, it may become uncomfortable and there’s a huge need for clever solutions, such as window tinting, to help beat the heat.
Want to know more about window tinting? Although many people are familiar with the concept in cars, window tinting in the home is an excellent option for beating the Summer heat.
How Does Window Tinting Work?
Similar to the concept of window tinting in cars, window tinting in the home works by blocking thermal rays from the sun thus reducing the heat in your house.
It has been found that window tinting can stop up to 80% of heat entering the home – simply by blocking the solar energy which usually comes through the windows.
Window tinting can also help to stop heat escaping from your home during winter therefore helping in reducing your heating bills.
The levels by which window tinting can help to beat the heat depends on a variety of factors including:
- The type of tint
- The location of your home
- Correct installation of the tint
Types of Window Tinting
There are many different types of window tinting but some of the most common include:
- Privacy Tint
This is often known as one way mirror tint and is mainly used for darkening windows and reducing heat in the home. It blocks almost all UV light. You will be able to see out easily yet you’ll be protected from external factors.
- Security Tint
Reducing the amount of heat and UV rays entering into the the home, this tint will also make it harder for those outside to see into your house. With less ability to view what’s inside, burglars are less likely to break in to your home. Some security tints also help glass windows to avoid shattering.
- Frosted / Opaque Tint
This is an excellent way to maintain your privacy but retain aesthetics in your home. It also helps to reduce the amount of heat entering and staying in your home.
- Ceramic Tint
Usually sold as 3M ceramic tint, this is a high quality product which looks great and still allows light into the home. It blocks heat and UV rays but still allows your home to be light and fresh.