Watch the glare disappear and enhance the view.
The benefits of installing window film are realized instantly when professionally installed by Colorado Sun Control. These time-lapse videos show the immediate difference in glare reduction despite the smart camera trying to adjust brightness. One of the most visible and noticeable benefits of installing home window tinting is the glare reduction. The amount of glare reduction you experience will depend on the type of window film that is chosen, but our most common films reduce 57-89% of glare. Glare is measured in part by luminance intensity and on your windows, it is reflected. Window film reduces the luminance intensity or brightness by up to 89% versus windows without film. Needless to say, it is a significant and very noticeable difference. Read more about glare reduction.
Benefits are instant and results are significant.
Some of the other benefits that you cannot necessarily see in these time-lapse videos but are also instant is the reduction in solar heat gain. In our Colorado climate, we notice heat gain mostly in the summertime because the sun creates uncomfortable hot spots in our home or causes our air conditioner to work very hard to keep it cool enough. Window film will reject anywhere from 47-80% of total solar energy. That thin layer of high-tech material works hard to improve energy efficiency and maintain an even temperature throughout your home all year long. While heat reduction sounds nice in the summer, you want to keep that heat-gain in the winter. Don’t worry, window film works to keep the heat in during the cold winter months too by adding Winter U-Value and reflecting the radiated heat your furnace creates back into the room. Heat loss reduction ranges from 2% to 32% with Low-E films and U-Value improves from 1.04 clear glass to 1.01 average or .32 with Low-E films. Read more about energy efficiency.
UV Light Will Harm No More
Another silent benefit that you cannot “see” is the almost elimination of harmful ultraviolet light. Human eyes cannot detect UV light, but it is the spectrum of light that causes damage. What we can see are the effects that UV light has on our belongs. We see fading of wood and furniture, deterioration of window coverings and flooring, and it happens right under us. It is happening right now wherever the sun is shining. You can do something about it… UV window film blocks 99% of UV light. Read more about UV window tinting.
Let’s not forget privacy! All these time-lapse videos are of windows with beautiful views that shouldn’t be covered up. Some of them are in the bathroom, where privacy is a must. Adding window film provides increased privacy by increasing the exterior reflectivity making it hard or impossible to see in. Most of us are familiar with one-way mirror, or at least the concept of it. That is an extreme example of how window film provides privacy, but a good illustration of how increasing the reflectivity makes it harder to see through. Visible reflectivity is increased to 16-55% with home window tinting, so it is subtle, yet effective. Read more about increased privacy.
If you are interested in getting a quote, or would like to learn more and see samples of the different window films types, contact us for a free, no-obligation, in-home estimate. Colorado Sun Control is a multi-generational, family business that has been serving Southern Colorado since 1973. We guarantee your 100% satisfaction. Contact us today! 719-473-0119