Residential window tinting on the North Shore of Chicago and Milwaukee can be a very cost-effective way to reduce energy, minimize glare, protect your furnishings and increase the security of your home. Window film can typically be installed as a retrofit to your existing windows with very little disruption to your home. Please take a moment to read the attached excerpt from an article that appeared in How Stuff Works that discussed the top benefits of having your home windows tinted.
- Reduce Energy Bills
- Minimize Glare
- Protect Your Possessions
- Increase Security
Excerpt from an article written by Jessica Brown:
“Curtains, furniture, flooring and artwork can fall victim to the effects of the sun. One of the leading culprits in fading your valuables is ultraviolet light. To keep those home furnishings and decorations looking their best, a window film with a high percentage of ultraviolet light rejection would be a good choice. Many films can now block almost 99 percent of the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
Ultraviolet light can not only fade your furniture, but too much of it can affect your health. Ultraviolet rays are the reason for sunburns and are also seen as one of the risk factors for cancer. According to the Report on Carcinogens released by the Department of Health and Human Services, ultraviolet radiation is a known human carcinogen [source: National Institutes of Health]. To prevent sun-induced skin damage, several types of window film have even been given the Skin Cancer Foundation‘s Seal of Recommendation [source: The Skin Cancer Foundation].
Some window films offer another benefit in the area of safety: shatter resistance. The film’s shatter resistance comes from its ability to hold glass shards together and act as a barrier between the interior of the home and the glass. Along with the safety benefits, window tinting can also help to reduce the glare on your television when viewing the big game. The percentage of glare reduction is usually related to the visible light transmittance. The lower the amount of light transmitted through the film, the greater the glare reduction inside the home.
While a darker film can offer more glare reduction and privacy, a clearer film offers a more natural view from the window. Darker films can also have higher values for reflectivity. Reflectivity can be beneficial when reflecting the sunlight, but it can be less desirable when the view out of your windows at night includes a shadowed version of the room’s interior.”
If you would like more information on the benefits of residential window tinting for your Chicago or Milwaukee home, NorthShore Window Treatments would be happy to discuss the options with you and provide you with a free, no–obligation quote for your home. We have strategic partnerships with leading home window tinting professionals, including one business who was recently recognized as the 3M® Dealer of the Year. The 3M® brand of window films are our most recommended and most trusted top quality product… 3M® has been the innovation leader in this field.