When remodeling, one of the most important issues a homeowner needs to address is how to create privacy. Whether you’ve recently bought a new home, or are redecorating your current home, privacy is a must-have, so you’ll need some type of window treatment.
You can go the bland, boring route and buy some cloth curtains that you’ll have to vacuum relentlessly to get rid of the dust, or you can invest in privacy window film. In Fort Collins, privacy window film is a great option because it allows you to retain all that beautiful Colorado sun during the daytime. But does it provide privacy at night? Here’s what you need to know.
How Privacy Window Film Works
Before we dive into whether privacy window film works at night, it’s important to understand how the product works in general. Traditional privacy glass laminates have a reflective surface on the outside. This is how they provide privacy. They display a reflection of the surrounding buildings and landscape, so that objects on the other side of the film remain hidden. Think of it as installing a big, wrap around mirror on your windows. But just like a mirror, they need sunlight in order to be activated. That means no sun, no reflection and no privacy.
Does Window Film Provide Privacy During the Nighttime?
Traditional privacy window films that rely on reflectivity alone do not work at night. They need sunlight in order to create a reflection, and therefore, privacy. However, there are other privacy window film options available for your Fort Collins property. They’re just not the usual, reflective type. You can use a stylish decorative film or a perforated film to achieve a very decent amount of privacy.
Discuss Privacy Options with a Professional Designer
To learn more about privacy window film options for your Fort Collins home, please contact our office.