A common misconception people have is that the same type of window tinting used for automobiles can also be successfully integrated for residential use. The truth of the matter though is that home window tinting makes use of flat glass film. This film incorporates the use of an adhesive that is not only stronger than auto window tints, but it is also more permanent. As such, the flat glass film cannot suuccessfuly be applied on curved surfaces of vehicles as it will be harder to direct into place. Therefore, when contemplating home window tinting, it is not simply about selecting the first window film that you come across. There are a number of properties that you should consider. This will enable you to make an informed decision on what would be best suited for your individual needs. Here are some of the properties to look out for in home window tinting.
Almost all home window tinting options will have some varying degree of reflective properties. Metallized options such as bronze and silver film tend to provide you with a higher degree of privacy during the day. Their surface will reflect the sunlight, thus making it harder from prying eyes to see into your home. Non-metallized window tints will still offer you some degree of privacy, but they are not as effective as metallized home window tints. It should be noted though that metallized tints require special care when being applied onto the glass as well as during subsequent cleaning. This is because their reflective surface will make even the smallest imperfections seem completely conspicuous.
UV rejection properties
Another property to look out for when contemplating home window tinting is the UV rejection capability of the tint. As much as natural light is great for illuminating your home, the more natural light you have means the higher ultra violet exposure in your home. This is not only harmful to your health, but will also cause fading of your upholstery and flooring. A quick solution to ensuring that you do not compromise the amount of natural light your receive but block out these harmful UV rays is by opting for high performance window tinting. This is especially important in homes with larger windows such as French windows.
The tinting properties of window tints refers to the amount of light that the film will allow to penetrate into the home. This type of window tinting is best suited for rooms that you would like to keep darker during the day, for instance bedrooms. The higher the tinting percentage indicated on the film, the more light that it allows into the home and vice versa.