Choosing the Right Home Window Film

Spring is often the time when we focus on home improvement projects. These projects typically vary from updating landscaping, remodeling kitchens and baths and sometimes interior or exterior painting or window replacement. One project that may not be on your radar, however is home window tinting.

We’re all familiar with automotive window tinting, but did you know that you can also apply window film to the glass in your home? There are many benefits to applying residential window film. Most homes have “hot spots”, meaning certain areas where due to large spans of glass, vaulted ceilings or undersized air conditioning units these areas get uncomfortably hot. This results in homeowners turning up their AC units, which significantly increase utility costs.  Excessive solar exposure can also result in glare issues when trying to watch television or look at computer monitors. Applying Solar Control window film is a great way to customize the comfort level of these problem areas.

So how do you choose the right window film to meet your individual needs? Let me start off by saying there’s a lot of technology that goes into today’s window films. They are much more robust than films produced decades ago and they also are a lot more durable. In fact, at Home Window Tinting Denver (HWTD), all of our residential films come with a Lifetime Warranty on both the product and installation.

There are many options when it comes to window film. My advice is simple. You get what you pay for. That doesn’t mean that you have to spend an arm and a leg to get a quality product, but think of it in terms of sunglasses. Clear or inexpensive Walmart sunglasses aren’t going to do much to reduce glare or direct sunlight from hitting your eyes. Nicer sunglasses like, Ray Bans or Costas will however, provide you with much better eye protection and will improve your overall comfort level. Sure, they cost more, but we’re talking about your eyes!

Home Window Tinting Denver (HWTD) offers a huge line of residential window film products, all from top quality manufacturers, including LLumar, Vista, Huper Optik and Heat Shield. The products are priced from $7.00/sf up to $18/sf depending on the level of quality you are seeking. Things to keep in mind are:

  • Darkness Level
  • Degree of Clarity
  • Interior and Exterior Reflectivity
  • Total Solar Energy Rejected

If you would like more information on our home window tint products or schedule a complementary in-home consultation, call us today at 720-401-4940. You’ll be glad you did!