How To Reduce Energy Costs With Window Film

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that 48 percent of a home’s energy costs go toward heating and cooling. This is a substantial amount of money. If you’re looking for ways to reduce your energy bills and improve the comfort level in your home — while also going “green” by reducing your carbon footprint — tinted windows can be an important part of the equation. Window tint can reduce heat gain in your home, while also reducing the amount of UV rays that enter and put your family at risk. Following are some reasons why tinting is a good investment for your home.

Window Tint Cuts Cooling Costs by As Much As 50 Percent

About 15 percent of the wall space in a typical home is glass, in the form of windows. As the demand for natural light increases, this percentage is rising. Unfortunately, glass is a poor insulator, and this means money spent on energy essentially is being lost, going right out through those windows.

Window film actually represents one of the most effective ways to stop this energy loss and reduce heat gain in the summer months. In fact, depending on the type of window tinting you choose, you can reduce the heat gain in your home by about 80 percent, leading to cooling cost savings of close to 50 percent. When you switch from cooling to heating, the film will help keep your heated air inside your home.

Reduce Dangerous UV Ray Exposure

Window film not only can reduce heat gain in your home, but UV window film also can reduce the amount of UV exposure your family faces inside the home. Without proper protection, the sunlight streaming through your windows brings with it harmful UV rays, which can increase your risk for skin cancer. Since more than 4 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. annually, it would be beneficial to block UV rays as much as possible. UV-filtering films can block up to 99 percent of UV light from entering your home, making them an important safety feature.

Tax Credits Help You Save on Window Film

If you believe that having tinted windows would benefit your family, then you will be glad to know you can save on your tinting through tax credits. The 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act created tax savings for energy-efficient improvements to homes. Energy-efficient tinting is included as one of these improvements. You could receive several hundred dollars in tax benefits simply by investing in energy-saving tinting for your home’s windows. With the tax break, the energy savings you realize over time will allow you to recoup your initial investment that much faster.

Trust Rayno Window Film for Your Tinting Needs

Are you ready to enjoy the energy-efficient, tax and UV-filtering benefits of window films for your home? Rayno Window Film has some of the most innovative products in the industry, including smart film that can go from opaque to clear at the push of a button. Smart film is just one example of the many innovations Rayno Window Film brings to the home-window-tinting market. If you are looking to invest in smart film or one of our other window films for various applications, contact Rayno Window Film today to discuss your needs, or find a dealer to discuss installation.

Benefits Of Tinting Car Windows

Have you been considering window tint for your car? While tinting can improve the aesthetics of your vehicle, you may be surprised to know that your car’s look is actually one of the more minor benefits. Here are some of the top benefits of window tinting that are worth your consideration.

Enjoy Increased Privacy Inside Your Car

Do you really want everyone to see inside your car as you drive through town? Or as it sits in a parking lot? One of the top benefits of tinting car windows is that you can keep a low profile. Window film can keep people from seeing into your car. While it does not block all visibility, it can help prevent casual passersby from seeing inside your car.

Increased privacy also decreases the risk of theft. Thieves look for quick grabs when they are robbing vehicles, and if they can’t easily see inside yours, your belongings will be safer.

Keep Cool

When the sun beats down on your car’s windows, it heats the interior of your car quickly. On a 70-degree day, temperatures inside your car can easily reach over 100 degrees in a short period of time. Car window tint can reduce this heat significantly by reflecting and absorbing solar energy from infrared light. In fact, window tinting can reduce heat in your car by up to 70 percent! You will be more comfortable and cooler every time you get into your car, and you may reduce your fuel consumption by running your air conditioning less frequently.

Block Ultra-Violet Rays

UV rays are damaging to your skin and your car’s interior. In fact, UV rays are so dangerous that the risk of skin cancer on the left side of the body, where a driver is exposed to the sun through the car door window, is higher than any other body part. Window film can block dangerous UV rays.

Window tinting can block as much as 99 percent of UV rays from entering your car — and damaging your skin and your car’s interior. This is, perhaps, one of the most important benefits, because it directly affects your health.

Reduce Shatter Risk

If you’ve ever had to replace a windshield because of a rock that came hurtling toward your car, then you know how easily automotive glass can shatter. Tinted windows actually have a lower risk of shattering when compared to non-tinted windows or factory-tinted glass. While it won’t stop the window from breaking in all instances, investing in window tint can improve the strength of your windows, while also offering shattered glass protection if your glass cracks or chips.

Increase the Lifespan of Your Upholstery

Your car’s upholstery is at risk of fading due to sun exposure. Faded upholstery cannot be repaired, and replacing it is costly. You can reduce this risk significantly with window tinting. By blocking both heat and UV rays, tinted windows protect upholstery from sun damage.

If you are ready to enjoy the benefits of tinted windows, make sure you choose the right window tinting product. Rayno Window Film offers the most innovative automotive window tinting film, combining the best qualities of materials and advanced technologies to provide a more fade-resistant product with stronger performance. Find a Rayno dealer near you to schedule your installation today.

Rayno Window Film Inc. Welcomed as Sponsor of WFCT™ 2016


This October, Rayno will be welcomed back to sponsor the annual International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ in San Antonio.

Window Film magazine had the opportunity to speak with Rachel Min, Rayno’s marketing team lead – media & brand, on all that the company will have to offer at this year’s event.

WFM: Why did you decide to sponsor WFCT™ this year?

RM: WFCT now becomes Rayno’s annual event because we just can’t miss this great opportunity to get together and socialize with our customers, partners and other window film professionals. This year, it is also our own way to show Rayno’s commitment to the great Texas market with our bigger presence at WFCT 2016.

WFM: What’s the most beneficial part of being a sponsor at WFCT™?

RM: Being there for our customers. WFCT provides a platform for us to engage with our customers, gain firsthand feedback and introduce new and innovative products in an efficient way.

WFM: If you could describe WFCT™ in one word, which would you choose?

RM: “R.A.Y.N.O.—Relationship And Your Networking Opportunity”

WFM: What can we expect to see from Rayno this year?

RM: Rayno would like to be a useful resource for our customers in both product and sales aspects. Rayno’s new architectural film lines will be showcasing and will be available at our booth for your trial. In addition, we will also be showing our newly developed marketing and sales tools for the upgraded Phantom Automotive film lines.

WFM: What show specials does your company plan to offer attendees at this year’s event?

RM: Visit us at the show, booth 93, or find us on social media to find out surprising show specials that we’re running through WFCT. We expect to grow together, so everything’s bigger with Rayno in Texas!

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