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A Guide to the Different Types of Window Tinting

A Guide to the Different Types of Window Tinting american solar tinting

The different types of window tinting provide different functions

Home window tinting has grown in popularity over the years and many residents have begun to realize the benefits of tinting their home windows. In addition to the sense of security, window tints also reduce energy costs, increase home value, and much more. The different types of window tinting provide different functions. Keep reading to learn about the various types of window tinting.

Decorative Tinting

Decorative tinting is made from colored dyes to create unique designs and patterns. Because this is the thinnest type of window tint it is also the most affordable. However, they also come with fewer functions as they are mainly used for decorative purposes. Decorative window film does not block UV rays and won’t increase window strength, but it does give you more privacy.

Decorative window tints look dull and opaque from the outside, which provides privacy while still allowing visibility from the inside. Also, due to the dye added to the window films, it absorbs some solar heat, which prevents some heat from entering your home.

Solar Film

Solar window film is one of the most popular types of window tinting. This window tint can absorb and reflect 99% of UV rays from the sun. As a result, it regulates the temperature inside your home so you stay cool in summer and warm in the winter. Solar film also reduces glare, prevents fading on your furniture, and reduces energy costs. It also allows you to enjoy more natural light inside your home while being protected from the sun’s harmful rays.

Security Film

Security film is the thickest type of window tinting and it is best for protecting against intruders and storm damage. This type of window tint is usually clear and does not absorb or reflect much heat. Security film reduces damage to your window if it has been cracked, thus preventing it from shattering during a storm. This also means it will be more difficult for intruders to see inside your home, which is important if you have large front-facing windows or valuable items.

Energy Window Tinting

If you live in a hot climate and want to reduce your air conditioning usage, energy window tinting is perfect for you. This type of window film lets in natural sunlight but without the heat. Energy window tints can be completely transparent, meaning they will provide zero privacy for your home. However, if your goal is to reduce heat, then energy window film is an ideal option.

Contact American Solar Tinting Today for Security Window Film

American Solar Tinting has the expertise and equipment to keep your home or business decorative and beautiful with window film. We have almost 60 years of experience serving our wonderful customers without the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area. We offer a variety of solutions for you, whether you need residential window or glass tinting, logo graphics, or security films. For more information on how we can help you and your business, contact us online or give us a call at 1-800-969-0100. For more tips and tricks for your home and business, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.

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