GLASS DOORS: TO TINT OR NOT TO TINT?
Glass doors inside your home serve many purposes, including making it easy to clean certain parts of the house, allowing light to enter a room in your house, and even for decorative purposes. What most people don’t take into account, however, is whether or not glass doors can be energy consuming or energy efficient in their particular home (not to mention the risk of having your annoying neighbors always know when you are home). If these provide a problem for you, then a good solution would be to replace your glass doors with something else, like French doors or something of that sort. The answer is yes, if you live in Anthem Hills and have money lying around the place. So what’s another solution? That would be glass tinting. Here are some reasons why you should consider it.
It’s less expensive
Of course just because another solution was provided doesn’t automatically mean it’s less expensive. But it’s not a matter of the amount of money spent to tint the glass doors. It’s actually a matter of the money that is saved later on by tinting glass doors. So what exactly does tinting your windows affect financially in the long run? Two words: Electricity Expenses. Your air condition works hard for you all year round. It deserves to work a little less by tinting the glass doors in your house. You’re a/c units use tons more electricity when it has to compete with the natural rays of the sun beaming into your house through your glass doors. This skyrockets the electric bill which is already high enough because you absolutely HAVE TO put your favorite shirt and jeans in the washing machine…twice…on slow wash.
It doesn’t look that different
Unless you picked up an extra dark, anti-Sun tint film in the hopes that a darker house would make your skin brighter somehow, tinting glass doors does not present much difference in appearance. It won’t be completely transparent, but from the perspective of inside your house, you will barely notice the variation in light exposure. Besides, when you’re too busy enjoying how much cooler your entire house has become from tinting the doors, you won’t have room in your mind to care. It also can make guests at your house believe you to be a house- savvy individual with great home-awareness. That’s how important tint is.
You get some well deserved privacy
I’m sure you have at least once gotten the feeling that someone was watching you through your glass doors. Don’t worry, I won’t present an awful and statistically uncommon scenario where you are in your living room enjoying a great cup of hazelnut coffee and you suddenly get the eerie feeling that somewhere, beyond the lush greenery in your backyard, is someone with a pair of binoculars staring into your soul. Regardless, it helps to have an extra layer of “My house is not a movie to watch” over your glass doors. At the end of the day, what happens behind glass doors; stays behind glass doors.
Now, I’m not expecting you to head to your nearest Home Depot to buy some tint film immediately after reading this article (if you did, I applaud you for being a person that takes ACTION). I do hope, however, that you have now given some serious consideration into tinting your windows. At the end of the day, you will reap great benefits like saving well earned money and being just a little more sentient to the needs of your household. Not to mention you don’t have to worry about people seeing you dance in the kitchen while you’re cooking.