While tinting windows is a great way to reduce UV exposure to surfaces and furniture in your home, it can also severely hamper your view. There are a few companies out there that offer tinting film that does not obstruct the view, but it also doesn't keep prying eyes out, either. The basic benefits of window tinting are the reduced energy usage, longer wear on surfaces and fabrics in the home, and reduced glare in overly sunny rooms.
Problem 1: Window Tint Durability
Unfortunately, tint only lasts 5-10 years, depending on quality. As the tinting film breaks down, it looks like a bad tint job on a car with bubbles, inconsistent coloring and all sorts of funky. That's the main problem that occurs with tinting, unless you decide to try to do it yourself, at which point there are a ton of problems.
Problem 2: Cleaning Tinted Windows
Window cleaning can also be affected by the addition of a tinting film. Using less abrasive or harsh cleaners will go a long way toward extending the life of the film.
Problem 3: Dimmer Indoor Lighting
Think about how dim or low-level natural light might affect your family, pets and even house plants. Light-sensitive indoor plants can be adversely affected, especially by darker tints. If you are a big indoor plant person, contact the manufacturers and go over your options. One company offers a few different choices and says that the heat-reducing film is the best bet for those with indoor plants.
Window tinting is best left to the professionals, give CalFinder a call and we'll have one out who can get the job done right.
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