Reduce Glare and Energy Costs With Residential Glass Tinting
In addition to making sure they’re property weather stripped; take a look at the glass itself. Is it insulated or tinted? Residential window glass can be made much more energy-efficient, which in turn becomes very cost-effective in the long term for your home. If tinting isn’t an option, maybe it’s time to improve your home’s efficiency by window glass replacement with insulated glass.
Tinted glass is an unobtrusive way to improve your home’s efficiency. A high-quality residential tinting company will be able to apply the tinting film so that you never know it’s there. Once it is there, you’ll have the following benefits:
• Reduced energy costs – in the summertime, window glass that’s been tinted reflects sunlight to reduce solar heat gain. In wintertime, the tint acts as a thin thermal shield to reduce heating costs.
• Increased safety in case your window breaks – the film used for residential glass tinting creates a very thin barrier that’s resistant to shattering.
• Reduced glare – tinted glass reflects the sun from the outside, which means fewer glares for you inside
• Less fading of interior finishes – furniture, carpets, and wallpaper all fade drastically when hit by sunlight day after day. Tinted glass screens out a high percentage of the UV rays that cause fading.
• Privacy – your view out is clear and unobstructed, just how you want it. Tinted film can offer a pleasant alternative to shades or blinds.
If you don’t like the look of tinting, or you want even greater energy efficiency, think about glass replacement. Whether you have an historic home and want to preserve the look of your character-defining windows, or a newer home and simply want to match what’s there, you’ll find you can do it with insulated glass. Your residential glass contractor will advise you on the particulars of what glass and R-value will fit, but don’t put off doing it because you think it will look different.
As you select a contractor to do your glass replacement or residential glass tinting project, be sure to do a little background investigation first. Check references. Look the contractor up on the area BBB. Ask your local friends and family if they have had any glass replacement or tinting work done. This isn’t the kind of job where you want someone new; you want a company with years of expertise in residential window glass work-it makes a big difference in the final product!