Many people don’t realise the effect that window tinting can have until they’ve lived with it for a few weeks. Think about your last drive to work; the sun shining on your dashboard was unbearable. You had to turn up the radio or open a window to cool off. This is because your car’s dashboard has become accustomed to blocking out some of the sun’s rays through windshield tinting, preventing dashboard overheating and uncomfortable temperatures.
When you enter your home and feel that same hot feeling strike you, it’s time to make some changes. There are many ways to reduce the heat in your home without having broken air conditioning – one of them being window tinting.
What is Home Window Tinting
When you think about window tinting for your home, you probably envision that same dark, “prisony” tint that you see on so many cars. This is the most common type of window tinting purchased.
The idea behind this window tinting is to reduce the amount of heat that can be felt within the home by reducing the heat entering the windows.
This type of window tinting is dark and is designed to block out 97% of the sun’s heat. However, there are other tint levels available.
How Common is Window Tinting
Window tinting is more common than many people realise.
These are the types of window tinting projects are used within homes:
- Residential – This is when homeowners request custom colours to match their décor.
- Security – This is when homeowners request tinting that is slightly tinted to help them see out of their windows and maintain visibility.
Why You Should Tint Your Windows
There are many reasons you should tint your windows, but the most common reason is energy savings.
The sun’s rays can affect your home in more ways than one. It increases the temperature within your home, but it also ages and discolours your furniture and flooring.
Tinting can help prevent these negative side effects of the sun’s rays. With Energy Smart window tinting designed to block out the sun’s ultraviolet rays, you can prevent fading of your floors and walls and overall heat gain within your home.
Types of Window Tinting
There are a few types of window tinting that you can choose from.
1. Decorative Window Films
As the name suggests, this type of window tinting is mainly used for decorative purposes. You can choose the colour, texture and opacity of the tint that you desire. These tinting projects are generally used to either match the colour of your décor or to obtain a unique look.
2. Solar Window Films
This type of window tinting is designed to reduce the amount of heat and ultraviolet rays that enter your home. As a homeowner, you can choose the level of tinting. The higher the level, the more heat and UV rays it will block out.
3. Ceramic Window Films
This type of window tinting is designed to provide a high level of insulation in the home. A typical ceramic window film will block up to 80% of heat and UV rays. These films can be applied to just about any glass surface and are generally used to insulate windows in your home.
Tint Those Windows
For anyone looking for a solution to their home’s heat issues, window tinting can be the answer. Whether you’re looking for a way to reduce heat gain and save some money, window tinting is a viable option.
NuVision Solutions offers home window tinting and is the leading 3M window film supplier and installer in Greater Melbourne and part of Australia’s biggest 3M distribution and installation network. For over 30 years, our primary focus has been to provide a personalised service to every project. Get in touch with us.