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Why Tinting Your Home's Windows Makes Sense This Summer

Summer is fast approaching, and with the El Nino weather pattern due to affect Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology is predicting a hot and dry summer season to come. Keeping your home cool will be important, especially if you have young children or elderly relatives living with you. Having your home's windows tinted is a great way to get your home ready for the hot weather.

Window tinting has been popular for car windows for many years. Many companies now also offer residential window tinting services. Just like car window tinting, tinting your home's windows involves applying a tinted film to the surface of the glass. The film comes in a variety of shades, and which type you choose will depend on your specific needs and aesthetic preferences. There are several reasons why tinted windows will enhance your home.

Decrease internal temperatures

By blocking out sunlight, tinted windows significantly reduce the interior temperature of your home. This also means that your home will be easier to cool using your air conditioning unit and your energy bills will be reduced. Conversely, the tinted windows will also work to keep your home warmer in winter by acting as an extra layer of insulation against heat loss.

Decrease UV penetration

Ultraviolet radiation, or UV, from the sun, generally ranges from high to extreme in Australia, depending on which state you live in. UV is bad news, for both your family's skin and your furniture and fabrics. UV exposure is the main cause of skin cancer and it can fade and damage your possessions rapidly. Tinted window film can block out up to 99.9% of harmful UV rays.

Increase privacy and protection

Window tinting film is excellent because it prevents people from seeing through your windows and into your home while still providing you with a clear view outside when you're indoors. This significantly improves the privacy level of your home, particularly if your windows are visible from the street. The film also makes your windows safer by creating a barrier that will reduce splintering and glass shards if your window is ever broken.

Tinting your home's windows makes sense, both financially and safety-wise. They also look great and will give your home a modern and aesthetically appealing face-lift. So, if you want to beat the heat this summer and reduce your home's energy bills significantly, window tinting may be just the thing your home needs.