How many times have you purchased a new car and rather than drive it around town and enjoy it—you send it directly to a custom shop to have that luxurious dark tint added to the windows? Many Houston residents consider auto glass tint a necessity rather than an option.
With the hot Texas summers and that high sun beating down on you when stuck in Houston traffic, it’s no wonder that window tinting is the number one modification made on all vehicles. But if you tint your car windows why not your home windows?
Whether you realize it or not you seek out the benefits that Houston residential window tinting companies offer in your everyday actions. Whether you close the blinds in the afternoon during high sun, turn the thermostat down to cool off, or turn it up to save money during a heat wave—you want the benefits of home window tinting.
If you don’t believe us, ask the multitudes of Houston residents that have invested in residential window tinting on their homes. While filtering out the bright hot sun is one of the top reasons homeowners seek out Houston residential window tinting companies, there is a myriad of other benefits that make it a worthwhile investment, but let’s take a look at the top six.
Top 6 Benefits Of Home Window Tinting
1. Better Energy Efficiency
One of the most important reasons to contact the best in Houston residential window tinting is for the boost you get in energy efficiency. When you have just plain glass windows and no tint, the sun causes the temperature in the home to increase significantly. Solar Reflections home window tinting reduces that heat transmission drastically, resulting in better efficiency. The long-term savings on your energy bill can be up to a 30% decrease in price. This alone makes it worth the investment, and if you have energy efficient replacement windows—the savings go up even more. Bottom line, home window tinting by Solar Reflections is good for your budget and good for the environment.
2. Climate Regulation
Following the efficiency factor, since the impact of the heat generated from the sun is reduced, your climate is better regulated throughout the home. In homes without tinted windows, some rooms are hotter than others depending on the time of day. Even with high-end smart thermostats—homes without tinted windows have a more uneven climate from room to room, which makes the AC work even harder. Why not combine the power of those smart thermostats with home window tinting to further regulate the climate in your home? No more hot and cold rooms, our home window tinting gives you comfort throughout the entire day.
3. No More Glare
How often have you tried to watch TV on a Saturday afternoon only to see nothing but the glare from the sun beating through your windows? Our home window tinting film actually reflects the glare from the sun—not just the heat. Non-tinted windows can significantly impact your comfort with glare on the tv or computer screens or when trying to read. Enjoy your weekends and days off without the annoyance of sun glare—invest in home window tinting from Solar Reflections.
4. UV Ray Protection
It may sound hard to believe, but you can get a sunburn while sitting in the comfort of your home if you’re close enough to an unprotected window on a sunny day. Statistics compiled by the Skin Cancer Foundation have shown that the leading cause of non-melanoma cancers of the skin are predominantly caused by UV radiation exposure. Home window tinting film filters out approximately 99% of the suns UV rays, protecting you in your home. When coupled with energy efficient windows made with Low-E glass and other features those windows incorporate, the protection is virtually 100% covered.
5. Better Security
One benefit available from Solar Reflections being the leader in Houston residential window tinting; is our access to a wide variety of tint films and specialty tint films. All of our safety film tints due to their composition actually can slow an intruder when attempting to break in through your windows. The FBI estimates that in 2016 property crimes decreased for a third consecutive year. This is largely due to the increasing availability of deterrents such as home surveillance and reinforced entry barriers such as gates and safety film on windows. Safety tint film that is to both the inside and outside of the windows and anchored correctly by one of our specialists, keeps the glass from easily being separated from the frame—effectively slowing or deterring a burglar from entry. It’s important when speaking with one of our consultants to prioritize your needs such as security, color, light transmission and more when deciding what film to apply to your home windows.
6. Shatter Protection
Along the same lines as offering greater security when your windows are tinted by our specialists, the film holds the glass together when impacted by an object. Even though the glass may break—the film keeps it from shattering and projecting across the room. That can be very dangerous if you have a child sitting near the window and a ball breaks the glass or similar object. Home window tint from Solar Reflections gives you the added peace of mind knowing that the glass will stay in place and not cut or injure your family and pets.
Ready To Improve The Comfort In Your Home?
The facts speak for themselves—Houston residential window tinting is one of the most popular home improvement investments over the last five years. With the revelations about UV rays in correlation to skin cancer precursors—that popularity will only continue to rise.
The important thing to remember though—not all Houston tinting companies are equal. At Solar Reflections we use only the most advanced films with durability that can endure the Texas heat and not bubble or discolor. Don’t be fooled by tinting companies that offer prices and guarantees that are too good to be true. Stick with the pros with certified master tinters and 30 years of experience behind them. Contact us today for a free estimate!