Having the windows in your home tinted with a thin darkened film might seem a decorative move, but the fact really is that home window tinting is much more than a cosmetic option. There are actually genuine benefits that enhance the quality of life in your home.

True, tinting windows does add an aesthetic quality to your home. In fact, there is a vast selection of exterior window tinting film and wide array of shades available. However, the real value and benefit of home window tinting lies in the following:

  • Health
  • Energy
  • Security
  • Privacy

Since 1995, ACT Light Control has been bringing these same benefits to Canberra residents. They are supplying Australia’s bustling capital with high-quality home window tinting and frosted film services that enhance both the home and working environments.

Benefits of Home Window Tinting

So, what are the benefits associated with tinting windows in residences? We have already pointed out the four areas chiefly concerned.

1.     Health

It might seem strange that home window tinting could be related to your health. But when you consider the strength of sunlight that pours into your home, it becomes clear. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation (US),90% of skin cancers and the visible signs of skin aging are caused by the sun. In addition, the National Institutes of Health (US) confirmed in its 2002 Report on Carcinogens that “Ultraviolet A, Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet C radiation are ‘reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens. This was proven on animal studies that show a cause-and-effect relationship between them and skin cancer”.

Home window tinting film is reckoned to block 99% of harmful UV rays. This is according to industry figures, which confirms its role in nullifying the health threat strong sunlight poses in the home.

2.     Energy

Heating and cooling a home is widely recognised as the biggest drain on home finances. Strong sunlight can cause areas of the home to heat up quickly and to heighten temperatures. This usually means an air conditioner is needed to cool the indoor temperature.

A 2012 California Energy Savings Study commissioned by the International Window Film Association (IWFA) showed that retrofitting window film in homes helped to greatly improve energy efficiency of that home. The average return on investment period was about 2 years. Repaying anything from 6% to 64% per annum, depending on the climate (location) and window type (single or double pane).

3.     Security

It’s not the first fact that comes to mind, but by applying home window tinting film you can improve security in your home. This is because the ability to break the window glass is greatly hindered. The adhesive film keeps the particles of glass together, so even a firm smash fails to create a hole in a window, which a burglar might climb through.

Specifically manufactured security films are thicker and more heavy-duty. These films use multiple layers of polyester to create a high-tensile barrier.

4.     Privacy

The fourth benefit of having home window tinting is the greater level of privacy they provide. Logically, the tinting offers a darker shade on the exterior, which is harder to see through. Inside, the view is not inhibited but actually improved. This is because of the dramatic reduction (94%) in sunlight-caused glare. So, passers-by cannot simply glance in to see you and your family inside the home.

For almost 20 years, ACT Light control has been the leading commercial and home window tinting company. We are also an exceptional frosted film specialist operating in Canberra. Supplying only the best quality window tints and offering a lifetime warranty on all residential applications. Our skilled team of experts works closely with clients to select the best product for their needs.

For more information on what we offer, you can call us at 0422 173 804.