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Solar Screens VS Solar Tinting

Solar Tinting

Solar Screens and Tinting will protect you from high energy costs

The more heat entering your home, the harder your air conditioner will have to work. The harder your air conditioner works, the higher your energy bill will be. Solar tinting is the act of tinting your windows so that when sunlight seeps into your home, it does not heat the air as much. This makes your home cooler, and if your home is cooler you won’t have an air conditioner working so hard. Less of your money gets thrown away to bills if you implement solar tinting in your residence or commercial entity. Let’s explore the many solar tinting options available to you, and which ones may be right for you.

What is Window Tinting?

Visible light, infrared light, and ultraviolet light make up rays from the sun. Window Tinting is spray/film placed on your window that blocks ultraviolet rays. Ultraviolet rays produce heat. So, when sunlight comes into your home, the UV rays make your home warmer. If sunlight is penetrating a window that is tinted, the absence of UV rays will keep your home from heating up. If your home isn’t heating up as much, your air conditioner and wallet can take a break.  Window tinting can protect your furniture from fading, cut down glare to protect your eyes, and provide added privacy to your home. Solar tinting your windows is a wonderful idea for saving money and living better. Window tinting is relatively inexpensive, it can be done by yourself, and requires little to no maintenance.

Solar Screens

Solar screens are similar to window tinting in that they block the sun’s UV rays. They go on the outside of your windows and act more as blackout curtains than tinted windows. Physically blocking the sun’s rays, instead of solely ultraviolet rays, solar screens are more efficient in keeping your a/c unit from working overtime. They are a bit more expensive and can be used with window tinting to produce the ultimate sun blockage. Solar screens give you much more privacy than tinted windows because they completely block the sun out. One additional note, they do need to be professionally installed, so unless you’re okay with paying for labor, the DIY window tinting option may be a little better for you.

Have Your Solar Tinting Installed Today

As a factory authorized dealer of Vista® and LLumar® window films, American Solar Tinting provides our customers with not only the highest quality installations, but the highest quality products. Our solar tinting and window graphics are professionally installed with no mess, no hassle and minimal disruption.

If you need solar tinting for your business or home, please call American Solar Tinting today at 1-800-0100. You can also follow American Solar Tinting today on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

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American Solar Tinting, Inc.
5917 Liberty Road Baltimore, Maryland 21207
Phone: (800) 969-0100