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Tinting your home windows is a simple but extremely effective task to do which will give you and your home long-lasting benefits. Not only do these benefits improve your daily household life, but are especially useful if you live in an area that experiences seasonal hurricanes. Home window tinting can help protect you and your family from injury during a hurricane. Read here to find out more about the profitability of having your windows tinted.
What is window tinting?
A tinted window is a window over which a thin, transparent sheet of film is laid in order to reduce radiation and heat from the sun. The thickness of the film ranges from 0.001 to 0.018 inches which determines the strength of its protective capacities.
What are the benefits?
- Heat reduction: Tinting can reduce up to 85% of the heat from the sun from entering through the window.
- Protection to your skin: Tinting also reduces up to 99% of the ultraviolet rays that are emitted by the sun. Overexposure to UV rays is harmful to your health, and can result in sunburn or even cancer. It also protects your eyes from bright glares from sunrays.
- Protection to your interior home: UV rays can also be harmful to the furniture inside your house. They can cause your furniture, clothes and carpets to fade.
- Safety: Some window tints offer an element of safety as well as temperature and glare control. Many are shatter resistant as a result of the film layer’s ability to hold together shards of glass, and can act as a protective layer between the glass itself and the interior of your home.
- Privacy: Films come in varying degrees of light transmission, allowing you to choose how dark you would like your tint. The darker the film layer, the less outsiders are able to see through the window into your house.
- Decoration: Some tints come in a variety of decorative patterns or with a reflective surface that could be used to enhance your home’s ‘look-and-feel’. If you prefer it for more practical reasons, opting for a completely transparent and discreet tint is a good option, too.
Can window tint help during hurricane season?
Indeed, it can. Of course, it is important to have the window tinting installed before the hurricane occurs. It will increase your protection against the blowing force of the wind and the debris that flies around. If something were to break the glass, the tint will prevent it from shattering into your home and potentially onto you or a family member. Implementing this tool will also add value to your property.
The costs of window tinting vary depending on the desired thickness of the film layer. Investing in a high-grade film will last you many years, and could in fact save you money as you will not need to continuously replace it.
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Don’t let your windows be the things that let your house and family down! Ensure you get it done sooner rather than later, especially if you are in a hurricane-prone zone. Give both yourself and your home protection from harmful sunrays and avoid overheating in summer.