Window tints are big business and catching on in popularity across the country, with both home owners and business premises alike.
But what actually are they?
Window tinted films are actually a polymer or layer of plastic, which is added to an existing window.
Whereas there are other types of window film – notably the safety film – most domestic customers tend to opt for the solar films. These are usually installed for aesthetic or energy saving reasons.
Once installed, the idea is that the homeowner does not need to replace panes of glass across their home – often at great expense.
There are lots of reasons why you may choose to tint your windows rather than replace them. Here are some of the pros and cons to window tints.
- APPLYING A WINDOW TINT WORKS OUT FAR LESS EXPENSIVE THAN REPLACING THE GLASS DOES.
This is fairly obvious. But a window film is a lot less of an expense than a new pane of glass is!
And it is works out cheaper, especially if you want to install a film all over the house.
- A WINDOW TINT CAN GIVE A UNIFORM FEEL TO THE FRONT OF A BUILDING
If you have a business premises, being able to tint all the windows the same hue can make windows that maybe were not all identical, appear uniform.
This can help to instill a sense of image and brand in a business premises, without going to the vast expense of having to replace the entire building’s windows.
These tints can also be branded and personalized to your business’s needs.
- A WINDOW TINT CAN BOOST YOUR HOME’S CURB APPEAL
If you are a domestic customer, applying a window tint across the board – i.e. making all the windows in your home the same – can really improve the look of the exterior of the property.
It is something that will be noticed immediately by prospective buyers and if you are trying to sell your home, this can only be a good thing.
- A WINDOW TINT CAN SAVE YOU MONEY ON BILLS
This is one of the major reasons that customers choose a window tint – both for their homes and for business premises.
It is not only the aesthetic values of the tint, but its energy saving potential.
A lot of people do not realize that the modern window tints can indeed make a room warmer. But they can. The darker the tint, the more heat that can be saved by a window tint.
If you have a room which loses a lot of heat to a large or ill placed window, a tint to save energy is a good idea.
- IF YOU LIVE IN A HIGH RISE, A TINT IS ADVANTAGEOUS
Studies have proven that customers who live in a high rise apartment or dwelling are the most likely to see a significant return on investment, for their window tint, compared to other customers.
- A WINDOW FILM BLOCKS 99% OF UV RAYS
This in a nutshell is a powerful reason for choosing a window film. Protect yourself and your surroundings from the damaging rays of the sun by installing a window tint.
This can not only protect your skin, indoors, but save your furnishings from the dreaded summer fade.
- It is possible that if not correctly fitted, a film may begin to peel after a couple of years. A quality installation by one of the best window tint firms in Edmonton should last for 12-22 years, however.
- Just check your window’s warranties before installing. Sometimes a window film may invalidate their guarantee.