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Choosing the Right Shade for Your Home’s Window Tint

Choosing the Right Shade for Your Home's Window Tint

The window tint percentage describes the darkness and opacity of the film applied to the windows in your home.

Residential window tinting is an investment that brings value, appeal, shade, protection, and privacy to your home. Many styles and tinting options are available for your home’s windows, making it difficult to choose the right shade of tint for your home. The window tint percentage describes the darkness and opacity of the film applied to the windows in your home. Continue reading for helpful tips when choosing the right tint percentage for your home windows.

What Tints Are Available?

There are many available window tinting options. Window tints come in various shades ranging from darkness to opacity. Some window films are fully opaque, while others have a slight tint that is barely noticeable to the eye (but the UV blocking superpowers are still there). The window tint percentage correlates to the amount of visible light that the film lets through. So a tint of 50% lets through 50% of the light from the outside. Tint typically looks darker on the outside, allowing you to see outside your home, making it difficult for people to see your home’s interior.

What Is The Purpose of The Tint?

Knowing the purpose of your home’s window tint is helpful in determining the desired level of tint. For instance, if you’re installing window tinting for privacy, you’re going to want a darker film. If you want a tint for security, you may want a dark and thick security film. If your purpose is purely aesthetic, your tint should complement the exterior of your home. Finally, if your goal is energy efficiency, almost any tint will do because the film itself will block the sun, decreasing your cooling costs. 

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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