Top 3 Ways Residential Window Tint Can Improve Your Life
If you are considering residential window tint but don’t know if it will benefit you, this post is for you. For this article, we won’t get into the monetary savings that come with adding film. Even though that too can enhance your life to some degree. We are going to go beyond the solar benefits of window film and explore other ways residential window tint can improve your life and overall comfort.
This post will discuss the less talked about reasons on how window tint can enhance your comfort inside your home. The benefits you get will add up over time and prove you made the right call. These benefits aren’t quantifiable. In other words, you won’t even notice, but you’ll be glad you have them. Professionally installed residential window tint can protect your skin, reduce glare and reduce fading of furnishings.
Adding Residential Window Tint Can Protect Your Skin
If you like spending time outdoors, you already know the importance of using sunblock. And if you’ve spent any amount of time in Phoenix, you are undoubtedly aware of the year-round sunshine. Four months are scorching hot and the rest of the time its pretty awesome outside. While most of the country is waist deep in the snow, we are walking around in shorts and playing golf.
Consequently, most people don’t think about skin protection in their home. Most Phoenicians think to put some sunscreen on during the summer when they go outside, but that’s about it. Phoenix has an average UV index of 7. In other words, skin protection is essential year round.
Who puts sunscreen on while indoors?
Not many! The sun’s rays come through your windows and cause skin damage just like when you are outside. The only difference is most people don’t know it and don’t protect themselves. Or, perhaps they think their windows are blocking the UV rays. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation,
“UV rays are sneaky. Not only can they cause skin cancer and visible signs of aging, they’re also very good at finding you. They can bounce off water, off sand, and they can penetrate glass.”
There are two types of UV rays, UVA and UVB. Most glass will block UVA rays but not UVB rays. Check your furniture or the back side of your blinds or curtains. You will most likely notice some fading has occurred.
The good news is that a window tint is excellent at stopping UV rays. You can still enjoy the advantages of natural light without worrying about the serious health issues that come with it.
You come home from work after a long day and turn on the television for your favorite shows. When you are getting to the good part, a cloud moves out of the way and allows a direct beam of sunlight to hit your television screen, causing a glare that stops you from seeing the action unfold. You might think your options are limited to accepting the glare and closing your blinds. By adding window tint to your home, you can leave your blinds and curtains open and still enjoy natural light while watching your favorite tv shows.
UV rays cause severe fading of furniture and other household belongings. As a homeowner, you want to protect the things inside your home; this is especially true if they are valuable. With protection, UV damage to items like paintings, furniture, carpet, and window treatments become manageable. UV rays destroy expensive stuff like dinosaur exhibits and Van Gogh paintings. This is why museums go through such extensive measures to protect their stuff. Most people don’t have a Van Gogh painting in their living room that they need to protect; however, premature replacement of household items can add up. It doesn’t take a long time for the effects of the suns UV rays to do damage either especially here in the always sunny Phoenix, AZ. Just take a look at your backyard furniture as proof.
Let Us Improve Your Life
We described three ways residential window tint can improve your life. You will be able to open your blinds and let the natural light fill your home without worrying about the typical problems that come with it. You won’t need to worry about skin damage or the sun causing a glare on your screen.
If you find these benefits appealing and would like to learn more, we invite you to pick up your phone and call AZ Window Film today.