It’s a valid question. Many people turn to window tint in an effort to lower their energy costs. Most of the time, they have a room or set of windows that sit in the sun for long periods of time during the day. This heats up the glass, and causes the room, or sometimes the whole building, to become hot and uncomfortable. Which is also costly.
It’s a surefire way to lower your monthly energy costs. But what about your views? Will window tint reduce the visibility of your Colorado Springs windows or block out the sun? We can see why people may think this, but really, it’s just a common misconception. Below, we’ve provided a little bit of information on how window film works and the different types available.
Will Window Tint Affect the Color or Clarity of My Windows?
Simply put, no. Not unless you want it to. There are certain types of film you can buy that are designed to do this. Most of the time, these are labeled as “decorative film” or “privacy film”. But sometimes, they’re also referred to as “black out films” or “matte window films”. However, most architectural films designed for heat and sun control won’t fall into this category. A lot of solar control films are completely clear, or have a slightly tinted hue. But even that little bit of tint isn’t enough to dramatically alter your views.
So How Does it Block Heat?
Window film is built with a special design called “spectrally selective technology.” Essentially, it separates the different types of light in the electromagnetic spectrum. This way, it can keep heat out without blocking visible light, so you can enjoy a bright, sunny interior.
Types of Window Film
While there are many different types of window film, there are three main categories that most films fall into. These are security films, sun control films, and decorative/privacy window tint. If you’re concerned about the visibility of your Colorado Springs windows, simply steer clear of the decorative options and you’ll be good to go.
Learn more about window tint visibility by calling our Colorado Springs team today!