Houses with a lot of glass have a distinct upside. Is there anything better than gazing out over a spectacular, uninterrupted view as you sip your morning coffee? These days, Australian homes are using more and more glass in their design. And who can blame us? We live in a beautiful country. But so much glass also comes with a downside; for example, UV rays, heat, glare, and a lack of privacy. In fact, all you need is one or two poorly placed windows for these issues to start causing you headaches—sometimes literally.
In this article we’ll answer the popular question, ‘Why tint your home windows?’ As you’ll discover, there are many benefits for doing so, some of which you may not have heard about.
1. Block dangerous and damaging UV rays
Most Australians are now well aware how of damaging the sun can be to their skin, but few think about it while indoors. You may not get as sunburnt as you might on an extended trip to the beach, but UV rays from the sun can slowly damage your skin over time. By tinting your house windows you can protect your skin.
Furniture and carpet
UV rays from the sun can cause furniture and carpet to fade and deteriorate rapidly. You may have experienced this by putting a chair near a window and noticing how much faster it fades compared to chairs in rooms away from direct sunlight. Window tinting blocks UV rays and is a great way to increase the life of your furniture and carpet.
Most of us proudly hang our favourite artworks on the wall, stack our books in bookshelves, and reserve a special place for things that are precious to us. Window tinting can prevent your most treasured possessions from fading and being damaged by the sun’s UV rays.
2. Reduce heat in summer and trap it in winter
By tinting your windows, you can significantly reduce the amount of heat that enters your house during summer. This will make it a much more comfortable place to live. It will also mean you need less air conditioning to keep your house cool—thus saving you money on electricity.
In winter, tinted windows can act as insulation—trapping warm air inside your house. This will reduce your heating costs and save you money on your power bills.
3. Eliminate glare from your eyes and screens
Reducing glare in your home might not sound like such a big deal if you haven’t experienced it before. However, at best, excess glare can cause you to strain your eyes; and at worst it can cause headaches. Tinting your home windows will save your eyes having to deal with glare.
TVs and computer screens
Glare can make working on a computer nearly impossible. It can also ruin your view of the TV screen. You may also find you are turning up the brightness on your smartphone to be able to see the screen, which will flatten the battery faster. Tinting solves all these problems.
4. Get some privacy
If you’re feeling like people can see a little too much of what goes on inside your house, home window tinting is the answer. You can prevent voyeurs, peeping Toms and casual passers by from having a sticky beak inside, leaving you to feel free to do as you wish.
5. Improved safety and security
Because window tinting makes it harder for people to see inside your house, this can also prevent break ins. And if someone does try to break a window and enter your house, types of window tinting are available that can prevent glass from shattering. This helps keep your house safer and more secure.
6. Superior look and style
From a purely aesthetic standpoint, tinted windows on houses simply look better. Some people even choose frosted glass tints, which have a more decorative feel.
If you ever decide to sell your house, tinted windows can increase its value and appeal to potential buyers. But for now, you can enjoy the superior look and style that tinted windows provide.
Contact us about home window tinting
If you’d like to know more about tinting your house, contact us at We Tint Windows. We have home-window-tinting experts standing by to take your call on (07) 3808 8747.
We can arrange a free measure at quote at your home and show you a range of window tinting options.