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How Window Film Can Change Your House — And Life

Natural light is a benefit to many homes, but it comes with one serious drawback: All of that natural light that streams in from your windows is causing damage, not only to your home but also to the items and people it contains. From fading to increased skin cancer risk, the potential damage is significant.

If you want to enjoy your natural light, but not all of the negative side effects that can come with it, you’re going to need to make some changes. Residential window film — a plastic film that covers your windows and prevents UV damage and heat gain — can change the life and ambiance of your home, making your natural light enjoyable once again. Here’s how.

Home Tinting Reduces UV Damage

The sunlight that streams through your windows carries with it damaging UV rays. When those rays hit your furniture, rugs, flooring and even your skin, they can cause serious, irreversible damage. Home window tinting will reduce the amount of UV radiation that enters your home by as much as 99 percent. This stops the damage and protects your home and property. It also reduces the damaging effects on your skin.

Tinted Windows Reduce Energy Costs

Another problem with window glass is heat gain. While this can be helpful during winter, it can make summer indoor temperatures almost unbearable. As a result, your cooling bills go up as your HVAC system tries to compensate for all of the heat gain. Window tint significantly reduces heat gain and provides an insulating effect during cooler weather — helping keep your conditioned air inside all year. This can lower your energy bills and reduce the likelihood of developing hot and cold spots in your home.

Tinting Helps Reduce Glare

Finally, a room filled with windows can have significant problems with glare, making reading or using electronics difficult. Residential window tinting can limit the glare and help you enjoy a more comfortable home. If you’re constantly struggling to read your phone, computer or a favorite book in that bright, sun-lit room, window tint can help.

As you can see, there are many benefits to investing in home window tinting. In fact, the energy savings and increased comfort combined with a reduced risk of fading and damage from the sun make it a wise investment. If you’re considering adding window tint to your home, Rayno has a number of architectural window tint products that can help — with everything from attractively tinted shades to nearly invisible window tint. Contact a Rayno installer near you to learn more about our window tinting services.