What can you do about hot windows? You can cover them up with drapery or blinds, but that really only blocks the sunshine and your view, some of the heat will still come in. Window coverings are not always practical for transom or large 2nd story windows. Plus, part of what you love about the room is your view! There is a solution that allows you to enjoy your windows and the sunshine without blocking your view: sun control window film. There are several types of window films that block up to 60% of the heat and still allow you to see out.
You are probably visualizing window tint that you see on the dark windows of a limousine. Get that out of your head, as residential window film is designed specifically for home windows and made to be virtually unnoticeable. Think of it more as sunglasses for your room!
Colorado summer sun is higher in the Southern sky, which can brutally heat up Western-facing windows and rooms. However, when the sun shifts in the winter, the heat gain problems may be from a totally different set of windows. That’s okay because window film works year round and also provides a layer of “insulation” to your windows, reflecting the wintertime heat back into the room offering better efficiency and lowering energy costs.
What else can solar control window film do? Well, actually, it does a lot of great things that you will appreciate, like block 99% of ultraviolet rays – the ones that cause sun fading damage to your furnishing, flooring, and that attributes to skin cancer. It also will reduce the harsh glare that comes with having windows. Check out our time-lapse video and watch how the glare diminishes as the sun control window film is installed. The addition of residential window tint will also make it more difficult to see into your home from the outside. This is because of how the window film is constructed and an added benefit: increased privacy. Another benefit to consider is safety. Window film is installed in a single sheet with strong adhesives and can be a shatter resistant safety film. There is not a product that will prevent your glass from getting broken, but in the event your glass is broken, it will stay intact and not shatter all over the place. We even carry specialized security film that offers a greater level of safety which also has added solar control properties. Learn more here.
Most of our customers consider window film because of its heat-blocking ability. Even the lightest and virtually invisible window film options still reject heat, block 99% of UV rays and keep glass intact if it is broken. We encourage you to explore this website to learn more about the benefits of window film and contact us for an in-home estimate and product presentation so you can see all the window tint options and performance data so you can make an educated decision as to what will best meet your needs.
Colorado Sun Control has been providing Colorado Springs window tint services for 45 years and counting. We provide quality, professional installation and all our products are backed by a lifetime warranty. We would love to show you how window film can help you control your hot windows. Please contact us or give us a call to schedule a time that is convenient for you.