When deciding on which to choose for your home or office, consider combining both window treatments with window tinting. Here are the perks of having both:
- MAXIMIZE ENERGY SAVINGS– Glass is one of the leading causes of heat gain and loss in the home. During the spring and summer months, a significant amount of heat is let in through the glass causing the cooling system in your home to work harder to maintain your desired temperature. This works the same way in the winter months as you try to keep your house warm. As heat comes in and out, our heating and cooling systems work harder causing energy bills to increase. With window tinting, film can block up to 78% of the incoming heat, while acting as an insulator to keep heat in. With window shades, like cellular, no matter what fabric you choose you can reduce the total solar heat gain from 40-60%. Essentially you are insulating your windows with every possible choice.
- KEEP THE VIEWS BUT MAINTAIN YOUR PRIVACY– Certain window films do have reflective properties which gives you privacy during the day. Like a two way mirror though, visibility is based on where the light source is so during the day certain window films are reflective where you cannot see in but at night the house turns into a fish bowl. That’s where window treatments come in; they provide the privacy depending on the opacity level you choose. So during the day keep your blinds or shades open and maintain your view, then at night close your blind or shade to maintain your maximum privacy.
- THE COMPLETE STYLE SOLUTION-Window treatments can make a statement that expresses your style and personality. Whether it is a simple sleek roller shade to a lavish formal drapery combination of top treatments and side panels. Window films can be as simple as solar control films that look grey, silver or colored and can be as complex and stylish as having a stained glass look. Decorative films are being used in both residential settings (i.e. bathrooms and bedrooms) and also commercial settings (i.e. inner offices and entrances).
In conclusion, every home or office shouldn’t have to choose just one or the other but instead maximize all the benefits of the combination of both window treatments and window tinting.