Sunlight is essential for plants to make food. It is also the reason why there are natural resources. It keeps the earth stable and warm, but the along with sunlight, the sun also emits damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays that affect the living and the nonliving.
For many years, people have been creating ways to protect themselves and their property from the sun. From umbrellas and sunglasses to sun-protective lotions, people have been inventing new ways to deal with the damaging effects of sunlight. Then in the 1960s, there came a new technology called the window film. Today, window films are commonly installed in office buildings and store fronts. This technology continued to evolve, helping people protect both their family and possessions. It is now being used in residential settings to add a valuable layer of protection to their home.
Window Films are designed to block harmful UV rays, reject solar heat, reduce fading of furniture, and save both money and energy by reducing cooling costs. Window films are very thin films usually made of scratch-resistant polyester. These films are only millimeters thick and are affixed to the window with an adhesive. Absorption of heat can increase the stress on the window’s glass, which can periodically lead to glass breakage. For this reason, dealers advice their customers to check the manufacturer’s window restrictions first before deciding which film to use.
We can get many advantages from window films depending on its type. Safety and security window film, usually applied to government and commercial buildings, are intended to maintain the integrity of glass when subject to heavy impact, mitigate the damage from bomb blasts and help protect lives. Switchable films, which can be switched from opaque to clear, can be used as a projection screen that is viewable from both sides in its opaque state. Privacy films, reduce visibility through the glass and chance of theft since valuables are less visible. Below are some other purposes of window tinting:
-They are decorative solutions for shower doors, bathroom windows and kitchen cabinets
-They reduce glare on television and computer screens
-They minimize solar hot spots
-They help hold window panes in place to minimize flying glass due to violent weather or accidents, protecting those who are close to the window
Top window tint manufacturers include SolarGard, SunTek, TintCenter and ASWF. Skyline Tint is also a well-known dealer and tint applicator in Northern Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland. The company specializes in residential, commercial, paint protection film and automotive glass or window tinting. Though their products cost more, these brands are known to provide high-quality window films and exceptional professional service.