If you’ve looked into tinting your home’s windows, chances are high you’ve seen countless companies and experts touting how doing so can save you money. Many fail to explain why residential window tint saves you money, and this causes many homeowners to feel distrustful of the claim. That’s why we’ve decided to look today at the why behind the money saved after tinting your home’s windows.
Reduction in Cooling/Heating Costs
Residential window tint helps reduce the amount of money spent heating and cooling your home in a few different ways. First, it reduces the amount of sunlight and heat that enters the home in the warmer months, thus reducing the internal temperature. This means your air conditioner has to work less to keep the interior of your home at a comfortable temperature.
Tinting your home’s windows also helps prevent heating or cooling loss through the window panes, by providing an additional layer of protection. In an average home, the most significant loss of heating and cooling efforts are through the window panes. The extra layer of protection has been shown to stop as much as 30% of air conditioning or heating from escaping.
Protection of Investment
Many fail to realize that the sun has the potential to damage items inside your home. Items like furniture, art, carpets, and linens can easily fade, warp, crack, and otherwise become damage with prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Although the process is much slower inside the home versus what might occur if left outside, items positioned near windows are most at risk.
The reason these things become damaged is the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Residential window tint stops a lot of these rays from entering the home, thus protecting your financial investment. There is another type of investment that window tint helps protect, however, and that is your health.
In a similar way to how they damage furniture, the sun’s UV rays can damage skin. Many people are unaware that prolonged sun exposure can occur near windows in your home. While normal windows provide a small protection for your skin, it is not enough. The addition of window tint is similar to using sunscreen, in that it protects your skin (and that of your family) from damage.
Possible Protection Against Window Breakage
Some types of residential window tint are specifically designed to be stronger than their typical counterparts, so that they also help protect your windows against breakage. Even tint that isn’t designed to protect against breakage will stop or reduce the amount of shattering which might occur if the window is damaged. Shattered glass is a huge health hazard when flying through the air or sprinkled across the ground.
The reasons listed above are the actual ways that tinting your home’s windows will save you money. With a more thorough understanding of the why, homeowners can move forward in making a more-informed decision on whether installing window tint on their own windows is worth the initial investment.