As we discussed in the last post, residential window tinting can be an effective way to save energy, which has become so important as people realize that the value of our energy goes beyond the dollar amount on our monthly bill. But window film can have several benefits to the homeowner, outside of those offered by energy savings.
The solar reflection properties that help keep your energy bills lower, are also protecting your furniture and flooring from the sun’s harmful rays. The sun can often be more damaging to antiques, artwork and fine rugs than the wear and tear of everyday life. The main causes of fading are shown in the chart to the left – and as you can see, solar energy sources account for a big chunk of the discoloration on some of our most valuable possessions.
Residential tinting film can also provide another type of protection that many people don’t consider a risk until it happens – home window breakage. We expect a certain level of risk in car window breakage, that’s why the glass on your automobile is either tempered safety glass, or laminated windshield glass. But most residential window glass is just like any other flat glass, when it breaks, it makes large shards and tiny glass splinters.
When applied to the inside of single or double pane windows residential films can help prevent these shards of the interior glass from scattering all over due to impact damage. Whether the damage to the window was a kid’s home run ball or a loose branch in a storm, window film can prevent injury or material damage due to flying glass. Home tinting film can also hold the glass together in case of intentional breakage, making it harder for anyone to maliciously gain access to your home without serious injury to themselves.
Residential window tinting provides a line of protection against everything from faded furniture to flying footballs, on top of the more familiar energy savings. It’s a wonder more people don’t consider this one of the first options for residential window improvements – it can save your money, your belongings and maybe even your self!
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