Most Aussies understand that tinting the windows of their vehicle cuts down on the heat inside the car, protects the interior from fading and also gives them a certain amount of privacy. Not many of us however, consider tinting the windows of our home. But the same rational applies to buildings as it does to cars. In fact, you can significantly increase the value of your home if you tint the windows, so it’s a win-win situation!
Let’s take a look at 5 reasons why you should consider tinting the windows of your home.
1. Reduces UV damage inside your home
Aussies love to extend the outside into their homes, which means we like large glass windows, French doors and those multi-fold stacking patio doors that seamlessly integrates the indoors with the outdoors. The problem with letting in the sunlight is that the UV rays will fade your furnishings, carpets, rugs and even canvas artworks. Tinted windows on the other hand, protect the interior of your home from the damaging effects of UV rays.
2. Makes your home more energy efficient
With Aussies constantly suffering from high power bills, it’s good to know that tinted windows help to cut down on these bills! That’s because during the summer, the tints cut down on the sunlight and heat that enters your home, so you might not need to switch on the A/C. Even if you do need to use the A/C, it won’t need to work so hard to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. The same applies to your home in winter, because the tints prevent the heat from radiating through the windows, reducing your heating bills.
3. Improves security and privacy
None of us like to feel that anyone can just look into our homes through the windows, particularly if you have a lot of foot traffic in front of your home or you live close to your neighbours. Opportunist thieves can also take advantage of clear glass windows by checking out the interior of your home and making a quick decision to break in and grab the camera equipment that is in plain view. Tinted windows increase both your privacy and security by preventing anyone from viewing the interior of your home through the windows.
4. Minimizes glare
Watching the TV or using your computer during the daylight hours can be a big problem when the sunlight pours into your home and you can’t see the screens for the glare. Currently, the best solution is to close the blinds or curtains, but that makes you feel like you are in a cave because you also block out all of the natural light. The solution is to tint your windows, as this cuts the glare and lets you watch the TV or use your computer in comfort without cutting out natural sunlight.
5. Enhances your curb appeal
We all know that investing in your home’s curb appeal increases the value of your home, so you shouldn’t be surprised to learn that window tinting fits into this category. Window tints give the exterior of your home a certain style, increasing it’s aesthetics and making the exterior of your property look more attractive. They also don’t need much maintenance, unlike paint and landscaping, which also improve your home’s curb appeal.
At AAWT, we have a range of tinting film options that are perfect for your home, so why not get in touch and add value to your home today?