How would you like to save money while making your home more comfortable, saving energy, and protecting your belongings?
If that sounds appealing to you, then you’ll definitely want to consider tinting the windows of your home. There are a lot of really good reasons to tint your windows, some of which you may have never even thought about before.
Check out these top seven benefits to find out how to lower your cooling bills, save money, and protect your family…
Saves on Cooling Bills
One of the top reasons homeowners in Arizona choose to tint their windows is because a good tint can cut down the sun’s heat. In turn, this helps you save money on cooling bills.
What homeowners really like about window tinting is that it cuts out the heat without cutting out the view. In other words, you don’t need to close the blinds or the drapes in order to block the sun. You don’t need to turn your home into a completely dark cave during the summer. Instead, you can install a window tint so that you can still enjoy your beautiful Arizona views.
Protects Carpet and Furnishings
Another benefit of installing residential window tint is that you can protect your belongings from the damaging effects of the sun’s harmful rays. Simply put, prolonged sun exposure can damage if not destroy your furnishings, carpet, décor and other belongings.
At a minimum, the sun exposure will fade upholstery and carpets. This turns perfectly functional furniture into eyesores and damage your belongings. For example, leather furniture can dry and crack with prolonged sun exposure.
End result? Your otherwise expensive wood flooring, carpet, and pieces of furniture are ruined.
You can easily spend thousands of dollars replacing these items. If you don’t fix the problem (ongoing sun exposure), then you’re going to have to an ongoing expense of replacing these items — perhaps as often as every couple of years.
The solution? Tint the windows of your home. It’s an investment that saves you a lot of money down the road. It helps put a halt to sun exposure problems such as fading and cracking.
Provides UV Protection
The sun’s harmful rays don’t just damage your belongings — they also can damage your skin. A good window tint can block the harmful UV rays which are known to contribute to skin cancer and accelerated aging of the skin.
Even a few minutes per day of sun exposure can damage your skin. If you spend time in any room where your eyes or skin are exposed to the sun, you could be at risk. This includes:
- Your dining room table.
- Your office.
- The kitchen.
- The living room.
- A four-season room.
- A workout room.
… And any other room where you tend to spend a lot of time during the daylight hours. You can slash your risk and protect yourself by getting UV-blocking window tint installed on your home’s windows. Then you can rest easy knowing you and your family are safe from the sun’s harmful rays.
Here’s another benefit of home window tint in Arizona…
If you watch TV or use any sort of device with a screen (desktop computer, laptop, etc.) in your home, then you know how the sun’s glare can be a problem. The sun can make it difficult if not downright impossible to see what’s on your screen. If your windows aren’t tinted, then the only way to block it out is to close the blinds or drapes, which creates a dark, cave-like atmosphere. That’s not a good solution.
Even if you’re not trying to use a device with a screen, the sun’s glare shining off the floor or reflecting off a kitchen appliance can be highly annoying. For example, it’s hard to do kitchen prep work or clean-up work if the sun is in your eyes. Depending on how much time you need to spend dealing with the glare, you may start to develop headaches from the glare and all the squinting you’re doing to avoid the glare. Again, that’s not a good solution.
Here’s a much better solution for reducing glare: install a window tint that cuts the blinding Arizona sun and makes your home more comfortable and enjoyable.
Here’s another couple benefits of home window tinting in Arizona…
Offers Shatter Protection
Have you ever broken a window before? Then you know the dangers of shattered glass everywhere. It’s hard to get all the glass off the floor. Even thorough sweeping and vacuuming can leave tiny slivers of glass on the floor that are just waiting for someone to step on. A broken window pane puts adults, children and pets at risk of injury from stepping on the shards.
One way that home window tinting protects you is by holding the pieces of the glass pane together in the event when a window gets broken. Instead of tiny shards being scattered all over your floor, most of the shards instead are stuck to the tint. Cleaning up the mess is much easier, and everyone in the house is safer.
Think you don’t need shatter protection? Think again. A wind storm can send debris through your windows. Or there could be an accident, such as someone throwing a ball into the window, or roughhousing inside the house that leads to the window breaking. When something breaks your window, your window tint will keep your family safe from glass shards.
Depending on the type of window tint you choose, the tint can provide a measure of privacy for you and your family. This means you don’t need to block out the world (and your beautiful Arizona desert view) with drapes or window blinds just to protect your privacy. The right window tint will let you see out while making it more difficult for passersby to see inside your home.
Now a few parting thoughts…
As you can see, there are plenty of benefits to tinting your residential windows in Arizona. The seven benefits you just learned about will result in the following:
- More security and privacy for your family.
- Save energy on cooling bills, which in turn saves you money.
Point is, tinting your home windows is an investment that pays for itself over time.