Tinting Your Windows

5 Important Things to Consider Before Tinting Your Windows

Tinting your windows is a practice that has more than just cosmetic and privacy value.

See the reason why Business and homeowners go this route. In the following article, we'll be discussing these motivations in more detail. We'll also be covering the 5 most important things to consider as you get ready to make an appointment. 


1. Different Types Provide Different Benefits

Window films can differ in the benefits that they provide. Some of the most commonly installed films include the following:

  • Ceramic
  • Polyester
  • Crystalline
  • Dye
  • Metallic 

Ultimately, you're looking for a film that will achieve a high heat gain reduction percentage. The higher the heat gain reduction is, the more energy-efficient your home or business office will be.  


2. Not Every Film Fits Every Glass

If you wonder how much it costs to tint your windows, you'll want to drill down further into the type of film you ultimately use. Unfortunately, not every film goes with every kind of glass.


Certain window films are more durable and better at keeping out sunlight, controlling internal temperatures, and reducing glare. The darkness of the tint is a factor, as well as the materials listed above.


Brands also are essential. Choose only those with a good reputation. Do your research through online reviews or watchdog agencies.


3. Installing Window Film Could Void Your Window Warranty

Read up on the warranty information for each window in your home or office. If you have concerns about tinting, contact the manufacturer directly. In some cases, it's possible that window tinting could void the warranty entirely, so go into the process with your eyes wide open. If windows have existing warranty some films will piggyback the warranty so you can install film with confidence of knowing you are covered.


4. Tinted Home Windows Are Economical 

It goes back to heat gain reduction. As sunlight beams in on your home, it can increase the temperature inside of your house, thus causing your heating-and-air system to work harder and producing a deeper impact on the environment.


The most common way that affects you is in the pocketbook. Running your air conditioning longer means paying more at the end of each billing cycle. Any steps you can do to reduce the heat coming in from the outside will pay you back on the energy bill. 


5. Windows Without Energy Efficient Coatings Benefit Most From Tinting

This primarily is because the heat reduction gains stay consistent throughout the entirety of the glass.


Also, glass tinting stays consistent throughout the lifespan of the job. If you select a good quality window film you can get 20 + years life expectancy.


Tinting Your Windows Can Improve Your Drive Time

Tinting your windows is a process well worth looking into if you want more privacy and an energy-efficient home or building.


For more information or set up a residential or commercial appointment of your own, contact us today at Newco Solar Solutions.