Flat Glass Window Tinting
Automotive window tinting is very popular, but it isn’t the only window tinting around. Flat glass architectural window tinting is very common in commercial space and growing in residential areas. There are many benefits for each that quickly outweigh the cost of installation. Below are the benefits of flat glass window tinting for both residential and commercial use.
Energy Savings. Having tinted windows on your house allows for a heat reduction in your home that is caused by the sun from UV rays. In summer months, the sun can be relentless and cause homes to increase in temperature, causing the air conditioning to run. Adding a window tint film can help control the temperature of your home and reduce those hot spots that are caused by sun rays that make the air conditioning turn on. Many times, people leave their shades closed during the summer to help prevent the hot spots caused by the windows allowing sun rays to penetrate the house. Although window shades can help, having tinted windows can allow for your home to function efficiently while being able to look out the window and enjoy the daylight.
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Depending on when your home was built, it could still have the original windows from the build. Original windows are not bad, but they may not be energy efficient. Typically, windows are changed due to inefficiency, deterioration or damage. While window tinting cannot help with deterioration or damage, it can help with efficiency without having to replace the whole window. Time and money are saved, in addition to adding value to your home.
Increased Safety. Adding a layer of film on the back of glass transforms the glass to become shatter-proof. Therefore, the glass can withstand storms and natural disaster such as earthquakes. Whether the tint is clear colored, the adhesive binds the glass together to prevent shattering.
Increased Tenant Satisfaction. If you are in the real estate industry and have properties that you lease out, then having flat glass window tints on your buildings windows can help increase tenants’ satisfaction and can help you increase cost the cost of rent. Tinting your building means that your tenants will experience less glare from the sun. It is common for the architecture of large commercial buildings have windows from the top to the bottom of the wall. In that case, having tinted windows will allow the architecture to still stand out, without having tenants complain about the glare that comes through the windows. Of course, using shades can have a similar impact, but do not look as sophisticated and is impractical for the windows towards the top of the wall. Plus, tinted windows increase the aesthetics and style of buildings which can help raise rent prices to next time there is space available.
Energy Efficient. Similarly, to residential homes, commercial buildings are proven to be more energy efficient with tinted windows. The window tints provide a protect from the UV rays that the sun projects. By blocking those rays, it prevents the building from heating up due to the intense summer sun. Often times with large commercial buildings, there are more windows and taller windows than residential homes. Therefore, the sun has a greater ability to impact the commercial space due to large amounts of windows. Adding window film can prevent windows creating hot spots that drive up energy bills.
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Provides Privacy to Clients. If your office space is used as a store front or to meet with clients, then having tinted windows is imperative. No matter if a customer is shopping for a new bed or meeting a lawyer about a court case, customers appreciate privacy. Tinted windows resemble two-way mirrors in which you can see out of the tints very well from the inside, but it is difficult to see through the tint from the outside.
Reduce Glare, Increase Comfortability. There is always that time of the day when the sun hits your window in the right spot and you can’t be in a certain area. And maybe that’s happened during one of your meetings with a client and you couldn’t look at their face anymore because the sun was glaring in from behind. Having window film applied to the building will help reduce glares as the film protects against UV rays. This will allow you to know every space is usable at all times of the day, instead of working around the glare. This will increase comfortability for you and your clients that visit, and increase productive work spaces.