When you think of window tinting, you may envision keeping the hot summer sun out, but what you may not realize is just how beneficial window tinting can be during the winter. From saving on your monthly utility bills to keeping ultraviolet light out, there are several reasons you should consider tinting your home’s windows, and Glamour Glaze can help.
What is Home Window Tinting?
Window tinting is a thin film or sometimes laminate that is applied to the interior of your home’s windows. There are several types of tinting that come in different colors, thicknesses, and grades.
The tinting, or window film, reduces visible light, infrared, and ultraviolet radiation. It is normally dyed or has been metalized. This changes the solar radiation that is coming into your home into infrared radiation. This infrared radiation is then sent back through the window to the outside. There are now also ceramic window films available that do not use dyes and are non-metallic.
Winter Benefits of Home Window Tinting
There are several advantages of home window tinting, especially during the winter months. There is nothing worse than hearing your heater come on and stay on for long periods of the day and night, but window tinting can help.
Tinting will reduce the length of time that your furnace runs. This means that your home will heat up in less time and once it does, it will stay warmer for a longer period of time. This is in part because the tinting makes it easier for your windows to reflect light and heat. To put it simply, less heat can make its way through your windows to the outside after it has been reflected off the inside of your home. This keeps the head inside instead of leaking through your windows.
This leads to the second advantage, saving money. It can seem that every month of the winter your heating utility bill seems to grow, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Because window tinting helps keep your home warmer for longer periods of time, you can save money every month while still being warm and comfortable. In turn, your heating unit will work better and last longer while providing you better energy efficiency.
Another advantage of window tinting is a reduction in fading. If you have a piece of furniture that is in direct sunlight for a good part of the day, and you lift up the cushion or remove an arm covering it can be surprising just how badly the fabric has faded. This is caused by UV radiation coming through your windows. Window tinting can reduce this radiation by 98 percent. This means your furniture and other possessions are protected from the sun’s harmful rays and will keep their beauty and last much longer than without window tinting. This protection from the sun’s rays also means that you and your family are also protected from UV radiation, which can cause skin cancer.
To sum up the advantages of home window tinting, they include:
- Lower heating bills
- 98 percent of UV rays blocked
- Fade protection for your belongings
- Reduced exposure to UV rays for you and your family
- Reduced heat loss
- Better energy efficiency
Keep the Heat in This Winter with Glamour Glaze
There is no better time than right now to start the process of having your home’s windows tinted. Whether you have large floor-to-ceiling windows or something smaller, our team of professions can help you determine the right window tinting for your specific home and situation.
So, don’t wait. Give us a call at 801-776-8468, or contact us online today. We’re here to answer all of your questions and look forward to hearing from you. We’re open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.