Window tinting is widely used in commercial storefront windows and doors to add privacy, and to cut down on solar radiation. There’s a bit of confusion about the term “window tinting,” as some people use it interchangeably with window film. Window tinting is used to block natural light and glare, and comes in many shades, including those that prevent seeing into the interior. Window film is usually preferred for homes in a clear version because it doesn’t change the look of the exterior.
Window Tinting vs. Window Film
Window tinting is available in many types, styles and tinting levels – from mirrored film to create complete privacy, to clear, and everything in between.
Window tinting and window film have similar options, including energy efficiency and UV ray protection. Window treatments can block up to 99 percent of harmful solar radiation from entering the home. Solar radiation not only heats up the interior and causes your employers discomfort, but can also drive up your utility bills, while damaging floors, furniture and walls with UV radiation. Window treatments can actually reduce heating and cooling bills by as much as 60 percent.
Window film is unlike the tinting of car windows, in that it forms a clean, strong bond with the glass, eliminating scratching, peeling or bubbling.
Window film can make a window more secure during break-in attempts by holding the glass together. Window film that is resistant to bomb blasts is available, should you require it. Got a problem with graffiti? There is also a window film that, when tagged by graffiti, can be peeled off—a more cost-effective solution than many others.
If you’re ready to explore the use of window tinting (and/or film) for your next storefront glass door repair, contact the expert team at Sacs Door and Gates and let us help you find a solution.