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Common Misconceptions About Home Window Tinting

July 8, 2020

Homeowners commonly have their windows tinted as a way to cut down on the ultraviolet rays entering the house. There are a variety of benefits associated with tinting for residential windows, but there are also a variety of misconceptions surrounding it.

Here are just a few examples of some of the myths associated with window tinting and window glass film in Denver, CO, and the truths behind them.

“Window tinting will make your interior darker”

While window tinting does make the glass itself a bit darker when looking at it from the outside, it does not actually cut down on the amount of natural sunlight that comes into your home. Many years ago, before the technology had evolved to the point it has now, this may have been true. But today’s home window tinting filters out ultraviolet rays while still allowing plenty of sunlight to pass through. You’ll still be able to get full natural sunlight without having to supplement with artificial light due to your window tinting.

“Window tinting makes it hard to clean your windows”

Windows that have films installed for tinting purposes can be cleaned just as you would clean normal windows. The team that installs the window films will likely recommend you wait at least a month after installation before cleaning to allow it to bind and set in, but after that you should be able to use standard, abrasive-free window cleaners with soft cloths to wipe the glass.

“The quality of your window tinting will degrade over time”

There are some people who decide they’d rather not get window tinting for their home, because they’re concerned about it degrading or discoloring over time. However, this really shouldn’t be an issue so long as you don’t go with cheap, low-quality films. If you use proper materials and professional installers, then the appearance and benefits you get from window tinting should last for many years.

“Window tinting is only beneficial if you live in a warm climate”

There are certainly a lot of benefits that come with using window tinting in a warm climate, because it makes an excellent insulator for glass. However, this also means it is beneficial in winter and throughout the year. It will help you save on both heating and cooling costs due to its ability to cut down on heat transference into and out of the home. No matter where you live, you can find a lot of benefits from window tinting installation.

“Window tinting will make my home burglar proof”

While it is true that commercial-grade window films can make it a bit harder to break the glass, it certainly will not make it burglar-proof. There is no such thing as a window tinting product that makes a home completely protected against burglaries.

These are just a few examples of some of the misconceptions Reliable Glazing often hears about window tinting in Denver, CO. For more information about our services and the benefits of installing window film in your home, contact us today.

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