Many people are unaware that you can tint your home windows or at least are unfamiliar with the benefits home tinting has. Home window films are much more than making your windows darker.
Glass is a very poor insulator; therefore it allows a great amount of heat to transmit into your home as well as allows heat to escape in winter. Window films can greatly increase the efficiency of your windows by rejecting up to 80% of heat rejection and improve insulation for winter by approximately 10-15%.
Ultra violet light is a key contributor to the breaking down of pigments in your carpets and furniture hence why carpet near glass doors often fades and deteriorates. All of our residential window films reject 99% of harmful UV rays which combined with reducing visible light and some films reducing infra-red light it will help protect your furnishings and allow them to last much longer.
I found Brendan to have excellent product knowledge backed up by flawless work & professional service. Would have no hesitations recommending him to others. If your looking for the best locally owned service to tint your home or car go to South Side Tinting. - Marcus De Prima
99% UVa and UVb rejection – Ultra violet light is energy from the sun that is invisible to the naked eye. It is harmful to our skin and over exposure leads to sunburn and can lead to skin cancers like melanoma. Ultra violet light also is a large factor in the fading and damage of furnishing and floor coverings.
Reducing Heat – Glass lets a large amount of heat transmit through it. Window films reject heat caused by visible light and infra-red light. Residential window tinting films come in a wide range to suit almost any customer’s needs. The reflective films generally are the best performing for heat rejection as they reflect heat away but some ceramic films are also great as they absorb infra-red heat before it is transmitted.
Adding Privacy – With such a large amount of film options for homes there are plenty that improve privacy. You do not have to select a really dark film to have good privacy either but generally the darker the greater privacy. Just remember you will always see through the film to the greatest light source so make sure you close the curtains at night!
Adding safety and security – Window film is good in several ways for security and safety. If you have just purchased a new TV or have a priceless artwork on your wall you don’t want undesirable people to see it as they walk past and come back later to break in and steal them, If nothing catches their eye then it greatly reduces the chance of a break in.
Solar control film will hold broken glass together, it is not rated the same as security films but it can certainly prevent horrible accidents from being much worse. We do install security films as well which do meet Australian standards for safety glass which is a legal requirement for glass doors and some windows that pose a risk of walking or falling through them.
Enhancing the appearance – With such a huge range of residential films we will have a solution to improve the look of your home. Reflective films look great on grey or light coloured homes whilst black films look good on older brick homes. It also looks much better as most films will hide your window coverings which provide a much more clean modern look from the outside.
Reducing glare – There is nothing more annoying when watching TV or sitting at your computer and the sun is blaring in and making it difficult to see the screen. Window films can block up to 95% of visible glare and our most common films block around 65-75% of glare which makes it much more comfortable in your own home.
Reduce electricity bills – With our summers being as hot as they are in Australia we need to keep our homes as cool as possible. This often means getting air conditioning installed and leaving it run for hours on end which can be quiet costly. When window film is installed, your air conditioning does not have to work as hard to reduce the temperature in your home, thus using less electricity and over a whole year significant savings to your energy bills. Studies suggest that an average home with a high performing window film will save enough money to pay for the film after only 1-2 years!