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 also protects from UV rays but is clear, so it’s usually preferred for homes because it doesn’t change the look of the exterior.
Window Tinting Enhances the Protection of Commercial Glass Entry Doors
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 your home or business. The solar radiation allowed through untreated storefront doors and windows not only heats up the interior and causes your employees discomfort, but can also drive up your utility bills. It can also damage floors, furniture and walls over time, especially those that fall in the direct path of your business’ glass doors. Window treatments can actually reduce heating and cooling bills by as much as 60 percent. Not to mention that a tinted window provides more privacy, if that’s something you’re looking for.
Window Film Acts as an Additional Security Measure for a Business’ Glass Doors
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 reinforces a window, making it more secure from 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.
Think of window film as a (much) larger version of your phone’s screen protector, and window tinting as more like sunglasses for storefront doors and windows. Film reinforces the physical structure of the glass, whereas tinting reduces the outside elements (UV rays) to affect what’s inside.
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 Sac’s Door and Gate and let us help you find a solution.