As the overall cost of living continues to rise, more homeowners than ever before have been looking for ways to trim their budgets as much as possible. Although turning off lights in unused rooms and taking shorter showers will help save money, an aspect that is often overlooked is window tinting. Here are some ways that high quality window tinting will help you save money around the house.
Reduce Maintenance Expenses
Homeowners often think that they will have to replace entire windows if they want to cut down on energy costs. However, there are many cases where having window tinting installed will provide a far better return on investment than installing double-paned windows. In fact, research has shown that while double-paned windows only prevent between 8% and 15% of heat from entering a home, window tinting has the ability to prevent as much as 80% of heat from being able to enter your home through its windows.
When less heat is able to enter your home, it means that your air-conditioning system won’t have to work as hard as it did before to keep your family comfortable – resulting in it lasting longer and requiring less maintenance.
Lower Energy Bills
Energy costs tend to be one of a homeowner’s biggest monthly expenses, especially when the weather ends up being colder or warmer than average and air-conditioning units have to work harder to regulate indoor temperatures.
Installing reflective window tinting to help block out the sun’s rays can help reduce your energy bill by as much as 20% over time, especially if you have several windows that receive direct sunlight at any time of the day.
Preserve your Possessions
Everyone knows how harmful the sun’s rays can be to the skin. However, UVA and UVB rays can be just as damaging – if not worse – where possessions such as carpets, some types of laminate flooring, curtains, furniture and other upholstery are concerned. Not only will the sun cause these items to fade; many types of fabric will rot over time if exposed to direct sunlight. If direct sunlight enters your kitchen, it can cause perishable foods to spoil as well.
Reflective window tinting will be able to block up to 99% of UV rays and prevent this type of damage occurring in your home. This will save a lot of money over the long term because your possessions will not need to be replaced as often as they would have if no tinting had been installed.
Before installing window tint in your home, it’s essential to inquire about its warranty. Any reputable company will provide this and companies who don’t should be avoided at all costs. If you would like to start seeing a reduction in your home energy bills, contact our team today to find out which of our tinting products will be the most suitable option. We look forward to hearing from you and being able to assist you in any way possible.