Residental Window Tinting
When the windows in your home become weak, dated or less energy efficient than you would like, window tinting can be a great solution. Using aftermarket window film is an easy and affordable way to boost the safety and energy efficiency of your home and can even improve your curb appeal. That being said, not all residential window films are created equal. There are many different options available and we can help you make the right decision for your window tinting needs.
Types of Window Film
There are three main types of window film currently available. One is solar, and is used mainly for improving the energy efficiency of your home. Its thickness level lies in the middle of the three. It reflects the UV rays from the sun and can help to regulate the temperature within your home. Security film is the thickest type of film and is great for deterring people from breaking into your home as well as preventing storm damage. It will help your windows to stay strong and resist being shattered. Decorative film is the thinnest of all the films available. It doesn’t reflect much heat and is mainly used to add privacy to a room. These films often come in etched patterns to add a design element to the room.
When you are looking for a good film to tint the windows of your home, it is important to keep in mind that not all tints will be compatible with your windows. Thermal stress can be created in some windows so it is important to go through a professional window tinting team like Memphis Window Tint so that all of your bases are covered. Decorative film is not likely to cause much stress on your windows, however solar and security fil very well could.
Warranty and Tint
If you have a warranty for your windows it is important to know whether or not adding a window film will void the warranty or not. In some cases, adding an aftermarket window film will void the warranty and any damage that affects that window will not be covered under warranty. If your warranty will be voided by adding the film. It is important that you weigh your pros and cons to decide if it really is worth it to add the film.
Energy Efficient and Economical
Newer windows will sometimes already come with an extra coating to provide UV protection and therefore add to the over all efficiency of the windows. If you have older windows, then you have the most to gain by adding a window tinting film to your windows. Tinting the windows of your home may be more affordable than you think, so give us a call for a quote.