3 Different Types Of Window Tint


If you have been thinking about applying window tint to your home, you will want to think carefully about what types of tint you want to apply to your windows. There are actually different types of window tints that you can use for your windows, and each kind of tint, also referred to as window film, has different effects.   

Type #1: Solar   

One of the most common types of window tint used in residential homes is solar control film. Solar control film is most often used in areas with a lot of sunlight. It helps to absorb and reflect away harmful UV rays from the sun. This helps protect your skin from exposure to harmful UV rays when you enjoy the natural light inside your building.   

Additionally, the solar film helps keep the heat from UV rays out of your home. If you live in an area with lots of sunlight, you probably deal with lots of heat. Solar control film can be just one tool to make your home more energy-efficient and reduce your cooling costs.   

On top of that, solar control film can limit the glare from the sun. Limiting the glare from the sun will make it easier to look at screens inside of your home, such as the television screen, while still enjoying natural light.  

Solar control films come in different tones, from neutral so that your windows continue to have a clear glass effect to tones such as copper or silver, which is great if you also want to change the visual look of your home.   

Type #2: Security  

Another common type of window tint or film that you can apply to your residential windows is security film. Security film is a thick film that makes it much harder for someone to break your windows from the outside. It provides an extra layer of protection for your windows.   

Security film is often installed if you live somewhere where high-speed windstorms are common and you want to protect your windows and home from flying projectiles. Security film can also make it much more difficult for an intruder to break into your home as well. If your window is hit by something strong enough to break it, the glass will not fall into your home. Instead, the film will hold the glass together, keeping you protected until you can get the window fixed.   

The thing with security film is that it is made to blend in and is typically clear. It will add protection to your windows but will not change their visual appearance.   

Type #3: Decorative   

Another way to go with residential window film is with decorative film. With decorative film, you are not getting protected from UV rays, and your window's strength isn't increased. Decorative window film is centered around changing the appearance of your windows.   

Decorative window film is very thin, which is why it doesn't offer many additional benefits beyond providing you with a little more privacy. As far as styles, decorative window film can come in a wide range of colors, designs, and patterns. You can cover up your entire window with it, or you can add a decorative stripe.   

This is a great way to change the appearance of your home and give you a little additional privacy while allowing you to enjoy natural light pouring into your space.  

If you are interested in adding window tint to your residential home, it is important to know what type of tint or film you want. The solar film will reduce UV rays and glare in your home while also changing the appearance of your windows. Security film will make your windows more secure from harm. Decorative film is a great way to increase your home's curb appeal and give yourself a little privacy. Work with a professional for the best installation experience. 

For more information on residential window tinting, contact a company near you, 


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