Residential window tinting is something that has grown in popularity over the last few decades. Not only does that provide an array of benefits for you home, but it is relatively cheap to have set up and can save much more than the initial costs in terms of energy savings and the frequency with which you must change your furniture.
For example, in the city of Las Vegas, you are likely to need window tinting, not only for the financial reasons but for health reasons too. It is fairly easy to find a tinting service in Las Vegas due to the climate, which has caused a high demand for tinted windows.
The idea behind window tinting for homes is not a new one, but it is still often overlooked by many as they see it as merely an unnecessary luxury.
How Does it Work?
Typically, a window tint (also known as a solar control film) is a thin polyester base sheet with scratch resistant outer layers, this film is only a few millimeters thick and is attached to the inside of a window with an adhesive.
The film uses specific formulas and dyes to create a layer that exists to absorb the majority of the sun’s rays, removing the threat to the interior of the building by decreasing ultraviolet light exposure dramatically.
There are a couple of other, newer forms of window tint that focus on the reflection of the sun’s rays instead of absorption. The first type is made of a thin polyester base with a variety of metals added in and the second makes use of more modern technology with ceramics being incorporated instead.
What Does The Tint Look Like?
The film can come in a large variety of different shapes, colors, and levels of clarity. Some have a metallic look while others are pretty much unnoticeable when compared against a window without the tint.
A lot of this depends on personal preferences and availability, but it should be noted that the darker shades of tint often offer more privacy alongside being more reflective than their clear counterparts.
How Is It Maintained?
Once you have your window tint installed (there is a do-it-yourself option, but the best tints are often sold exclusively to professional installation companies) you have to ensure that they are properly cleaned and maintained.
This is done much in the same way as you would clean a normal window, however, they can only be cleaned once fully cured and not all cleaning products will be compatible. Be sure to ask your installation professionals as they will certainly have some recommended cleaning products.
On average a window film will last for around 10 years, though this varies depending on a number of factors.