If you are looking for more privacy without the need to block the view you have from your home's windows, residential window tinting is a good option. However, it is not all that common to see homes that have window film in place and it is usually due to some pretty common misconceptions. To understand the benefits that window tint or film can provide to your home, it is important that you understand the difference between fact and fiction. Here are a few of the most common misconceptions about residential window tinting and the real facts you should know as a homeowner.
Misconception: Residential window tint will not allow natural light into the home.
Fact: There are different types of window tint for residential windows and not all are designed to block light. Some do allow in just as much natural light and provide privacy by blocking the exterior view into the home. In most cases, the tint that is installed will reflect harmful UV rays, but still provide your home with natural sunlight, which can be very important in some spaces in your home.
Misconception: Tinting home windows is just too expensive.
Fact: A lot of homeowners skip out on having their home windows tinted because they think that this improvement will be too expensive. However, having window tint installed is actually not as expensive as you probably think. In general, you should expect to pay between $5 and $7 per square foot of tinted coverage, with an average total cost of around $442 to $729. In some cases, you will be charged a little more for larger windows than those of average size, only because these can be more time consuming to cover.
Misconception: The film used on your windows during tinting will make your windows look reflective.
Fact: Not all types of residential window film are reflective. Therefore, just because you have your windows tinted, it will not mean that it will change the outward appearance of your home. Low-glare matte tint, which is only one product option, is perfect for providing both UV protection and privacy, and barely changes the way your windows look from the outside of the house.
When you take a look at the facts, it is easy to see why residential window tinting may be something you should consider as a homeowner. Talk to an installation expert for more information about window tint for your home, and get answers to any questions you may have.