December 29, 2021


Untreated windows at your home or office can lead to several problems such as prolonged exposure to UV rays, uncomfortable interior temperatures, and higher energy costs. Usually, people will turn to window treatments like blinds, shutters, or curtains to address these issues; however, a more effective option is available. Residential and commercial window tinting is an alternative to traditional window treatments, and it includes a number of benefits over shutters, blinds, or curtains. This post will review those benefits to help you determine if window tinting is the appropriate option for your home or business.

What Are The Benefits Of Window Tinting?

Protection from UV Rays

Traditional window treatments need to be closed to block sunlight from the interior of a building, and as a result, the blinds or shutters block the view and greatly diminish the amount of natural light in a room. In addition, they do very little to reduce harmful UV rays from entering. UV rays can be damaging when a person or an interior is exposed to them for long periods of time. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, they can accelerate signs of aging and even lead to skin cancer. They can also damage fabrics, furniture, flooring, and walls. On the other hand, window tinting protects against unnecessary exposure because it blocks up to 99% of UV rays.

Comfort and Efficiency

Windows that aren’t tinted make it more challenging to regulate the climate inside a building or home. In the summertime, air conditioning systems have to work overtime to cool spaces, and in the winter, heat escapes through the glass. Treating windows with window film is an excellent solution to these problems. Glass Inc. uses a high-performance film that rejects 78% of the heat that transfers through a window. Window tinting film acts similarly to a double-pane or tipple-pane piece of glass. It insulates a structure and contains heat in the winter or cool air in the summer. As a result, energy costs are significantly reduced, and a building can maintain comfortable temperatures for occupants.

Security and Safety

Windows can be weak points of a structure in the event of inclement weather or burglaries. They are easily shattered and are common entry points for criminals. Window tinting helps to strengthen windows. Conventional film does not make them impenetrable, but it does make them more challenging to break. Additionally, the film helps to contain shattered glass so that it is not scattered all over a room. This means window tinting can add valuable seconds to keeping occupants safe in a storm or emergency. If you are in need of a more robust security-focused film Glass Inc. also offers a cutting-edge film that can make a window extremely difficult to penetrate. Please speak with our staff to learn more about bulletproof security window film.

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Window tinting film also comes in a variety of different shades. Some people choose a dark film that makes it nearly impossible to see through from the outside. This type of film adds privacy and deters wandering eyes.

Decorative Film  

Window film can also be decorative. It is offered in different colors and styles that imitate cut and texturized glass. Transforming the look of glass with the decorative film is cost-effective since the existing glass doesn’t need to be replaced.

Reduced Glare

Glare from sunlight can be distracting and make a work environment uncomfortable. Window tinting is a great solution to this problem. Once applied, window tint film makes offices more comfortable by reducing eyestrain caused by sunlight glare reflecting off televisions or computer screens.

Simple Installation

Another benefit to window tinting is its simple installation process that makes it minimally disruptive to your work or home. It doesn't require large pieces of machinery and nothing needs to be constructed off site.

Low maintenance

Tinted windows require less maintenance than untreated windows because the film is water-resistant and it can be optioned with a scratch-resistant coating.

Commercial and residential window tinting is an excellent alternative to traditional window treatment options. Compared to those, it provides increased protection against UV rays, improves efficiency, and adds security while being a cost-effective upgrade for any home or business. Glass Inc. in Atlanta has the experience and materials to help you with your window tinting needs. If you are interested or have questions about window tinting services, speak with our office today!

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