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Does Window Film Provide Privacy at Night?

Window film comes with a slew of benefits.  Solar window film can help you save money on your energy bill and reduce glare. If you choose to invest in security window film, it can help ward off intruders and prevent broken glass from scattering everywhere. Reflective films are an incredibly popular option because they add privacy to your home or business. But does window film provide privacy at night?

Does Window Film Provide Privacy at Night?

Reflective films don’t provide perfect privacy at night. What’s the solution?

Reflective Films

Many people are drawn to reflective window films for their privacy value. They make it harder than all but the darkest of window tints for outsiders to see in. However, they do have an admitted tendency to lose their privacy value at night. In fact, it can even have the opposite effect, leaving those inside only able to see their reflections while people outside have a clear view in.

You should keep in mind that this is only the case when the lights are on inside. So if you have reflective film installed on your business, this might not pose too much of an issue for you—unless your business operates at night. The compromised privacy value of reflective films at night are of more concern to homeowners.

If you’ve invested in reflective films for your home, keep this in mind at night. The truth is that there typically isn’t so much to look at outside at night, anyway. Use blinds or shutters to achieve your daytime level of privacy.

Decorative Films

Still, there is one kind of window film that does provide privacy at night: decorative films. When you first hear the term ‘decorative films,’ privacy might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But this kind of window film is just as good for privacy as it is for decoration.

Just because you want to enjoy the benefit of privacy at night doesn’t mean you should give up the joys of natural light during the day. The good news is that you don’t have to. People have creatively used decorative window films for years to achieve a privacy effect. For instance, you can use it to imitate frosted glass in bathroom windows. Some people have even used it to mimic stained glass.

There’s truly no limit to what you can do with decorative films. Unlike the more traditional reflective films, their privacy value does not diminish as the sun goes down.

Contact American Solar Tinting Today For Your Residential Window Films

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 FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Pinterest.

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