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Pros and Cons of Tinting Your Home Windows

Pros and Cons of Tinting Your Home Windows

Home window tinting is a good investment in the longevity of your property because of the many benefits it provides.

When most people think about window tinting, they automatically think about their cars. But car windows aren’t the only windows that can be tinted. In fact, any windows can be tinted, including home windows. And home window tinting is a good investment in the longevity of your property because of the many benefits it provides, including decreasing cooling costs and preventing fading from sun damage to materials inside the home. Residential window tinting offers a host of benefits. If you’re considering getting your home windows tinted, read on for a list of pros and cons about tinting your home windows.


There is a cost associated with the materials, and labor to install window tinting can be expensive. Having to shell out money upfront is a potential downside. However, if you spend a lot each summer cooling your home, the potential cost savings of adding window tinting are exceptional. Even though you’re paying upfront for something, it could potentially save you a lot more in the long run. 

Privacy and Security

One of the best pros of window tinting is the added privacy. During the day, the tint offers a reflective surface for the sunlight to bounce off, making it harder to see in the house (depending on the level of tint). This improves the privacy of your home. The film can also make it slightly more challenging to break the glass and decrease the likelihood of the glass shattering everywhere if it is broken. However, there is no sunlight outside during the night to reflect off the film, and the privacy offered diminishes. This means that at least at night, you will still need curtains, drapes, or blinds to keep people from seeing into the home.

Window Tinting Blocks UV Light… But It Blocks UV Light

Excess UV energy can cause fading of the art and décor items in your house if you get a lot of direct sun in your home for much of the year, which is a great reason to invest in window tinting. However, if you don’t get a lot of direct sunlight, tinting your windows can make your home cooler since you’re losing the warmth of some of that solar radiation.

Contact American Solar Tinting Today for Residential Window Tinting

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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American Solar Tinting, Inc.
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