overlooked element of window design is tinting. This is fairly understandable, as there are more
important aspects to consider first; joinery, glazing, materials, among others.
But for those
of us who want to fully explore the options we have around installing or
restoring windows, tinting is well worth looking into, as it has a number of
advantages. These benefits include security, reducing glare, and of course,
increasing privacy. For more details, read on!
It’s not going
to make your windows bulletproof, or even completely shatterproof, but window
films do help keep windows together in the event that they do break. Loose
glass can be a major safety hazard, so if there’s a chance that a stray
football or heavy storm is going to break your windows, a window tint does go
that little bit toward better safety for you and your family.
Improved home security
Securing a home against theft is near the top of all homeowner’s priorities, and there are a number of ways to do it. You may already have a good security system and are thinking of more ways to bolster your home security. A one-way window tint film could do just the trick.
if a burglar can’t see into your home easily, the chances of them attempting a
break-in drop dramatically. Imagine it from their perspective; they have no
idea what they’re going to grab—they don’t even know if you have anything worth
taking at all. Being able to see inside a home is a prime motivator for
robbery, since most theft is opportunistic, not planned. If someone can’t
glance in your home and plan their entry and exit in a moment, they won’t
bother, as there’s too much risk involved.
This also applies
to commercial settings, like offices. If the windows are tinted, people are
less likely to smash and grab, as they have no information on whether or not
the office is empty.
have a view so good that it seems a shame to cover it up in favour of privacy.
One-way window tinting allows you keep your windows open, and let the sunshine
in to warm and brighten your home without putting you in a position where you
feel like you’re on display for passers-by to see.
Manageable ambient temperature
Another point for both home and
commercial locations—window tints can help you manage the heat in a space.
Whether you’re at home or at the office, you could have concerns about your
power bill, especially through the summer, when you’re more prone to running
air conditioning as often as you can.
films can help keep your space cool by deflecting some of the heat from outside
and shave off a portion of the price of air conditioning. You might be
surprised by how much you can save depending on the size and shape of your
means you can more effectively manage hot spots, as these can help you get hot
spots under control. Hot spots are typically more of an issue for residential
homes, where you might find that certain locations build up heat much faster
than anywhere else.
Better screen time
Ever tried to use
a computer during the day with the sun behind you? Screen glare can be one of
the most frustrating issues to deal with when you move into a new space, and
suddenly realise your windows bounce light right off your TV or computer screen.
Glare can cause eye strain, and even lead to headaches.
can mitigate this issue, and this can be a way to keep large windows as a
design element in your office, without jeopardising all of the staff who sit
facing away from them.
Want to know more? Talk to Atlas Glass
The team here at Atlas
Glass has been designing and installing windows for over
four decades. If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to reach out and
contact us—we’ll be happy to help!