The glaze on residential windows can wear off over the years, causing your fixtures to be less efficient. The efficiency of window fixtures not only depends on the insulation within the sash but also the actual glass panes. So, homeowners can add a lot of heat retention and solar efficiency to their old windows by adding window tints. This article explains a few different types of window tints, and how they work.
Great for Any Climate
Window tints are extremely helpful because they can make pretty much any window more efficient. Whether you live somewhere with cold winter temperatures, or hot, sunny summers, a window tint can improve your glass efficiency. For example, in a cold climate, window tint will help to keep heat inside your home. On the other hand, window tints in a hot climate, especially when applied to the outer side of the pane, can deflect the sun rays, so the glass does not absorb a high percentage of the heat. Obviously, darker tints are usually better for sunny here, hotter climate.
There are Also Clear Films
There are also clear films that might be more acceptable for certain windows in your home. Some people prefer clear films because they don't block as much light so that the room can stay more naturally bright. In fact, a tinted film might be completely unnecessary for windows that don't receive any direct sun. A clear film will still be very useful because it will help insulate the glass and slow down heat transfer.
Window Tints are Cheap and Easy to Apply
One of the best things about window tints is that it is pretty much the cheapest way to improve the efficiency of existing windows. Window films can be applied to the interior and exterior of the glass. On top of this, the actual application of the films is usually pretty simple. There are over-the-counter products that come with pretty much everything you need to apply them to a residential fixture properly. There are also professional products that are more convenient for people who don't want to deal with any of this work on their own. You are obviously going to pay more for professional window tint treatment, but you can rest assured that your films will be properly applied, and you will have the best product for each fixture in your home.
It doesn't matter who ends up applying your window tints; they will definitely improve the energy efficiency of your home. For more information, contact your local window tinting service.