05 Dec Is it Time for a Tint? — All About Window Tinting
You’re likely no stranger to the idea of window tints for cars and other vehicles, but what if we told you that you can also use them for your home, too?
According to the Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG), window tints are a layer that is placed over the glass after it is “tinted with metals, dyes, or pigments to reduce the visible light transmitted through the glass.”
As such, they come with a variety of benefits. And if you’re wondering what else they can do for you — as well as what other options you may have — you’ve come to the right place.
Cut Costs and Keep Cool
Did you know that, as reported by Pennsylvania State University’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, ”windows typically occupy about 15 to 20 percent of the surface area of the walls”? Thus, they play a major role in determining both your heating and cooling costs throughout the year.
And that’s why many homeowners today seek out window tints.
“A common benefit of home window tint is reduced energy costs,” Progressive explains. “By blocking out or reflecting solar energy, they can keep your house cooler in the summer months and reduce the amount you spend on air conditioning.”
Say “No” to Sunlight Damage
Windows don’t just permit heat transfer, of course. They also permit sunlight to enter your home. The problem? This direct exposure can fade and damage your belongings, as well as damage your skin if they do not provide adequate ultraviolet protection.
Window films and tints also provide a solution to this particular problem.
“Films are available for both residential and commercial spaces, and they come in varied tints to allow for customization,” the Skin Cancer Foundation reports. “Window tint is typically effective for about a decade.”
Explaining the Effects of Low-E
While a window tint may sound like a good option, the bottom line is that there is still a better option out there. After all, tints and films serve only to block infrared light, thereby providing minimal protection as opposed to maximum benefits.
But that’s where Low-E glass windows come into play.
Specifically, here at Renewal by Andersen® of Florida, revolutionary window replacements can be held to a higher standard with our High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass!
In fact, this state-of-the-art window technology…
- Is more efficient than the standard dual-pane window
- Protects from 95% of harmful UV rays
- Blocks the Florida heat while permitting natural daylight
- Prevents indoor heat from escaping during cold months
- And more!
What’s more, our revolutionary Fibrex® frames enhance the overall effectiveness of our replacement windows! Capable of insulating approximately 700 times better than aluminum, your home will know a whole new level of protection and strength.
So, are you ready to lower your energy bills without extra films and tints thrown in the mix? Then it’s time to contact Renewal by Andersen® of Florida! To learn more, call our team today at (855) 830-2420.