There is a lot of information out there on window film on the internet. And, as with anything–a lot of misinformation. Which is why we like to let the people out there know some of the amazing cold hard facts about the films we install here at Greenlight Window Films in Denver. We have found one of the main barriers we face to people installing window film on their Denver homes is they fear it will be too dark or overly reflective. Which they are not–unless that is what you request. To get an idea of why more performance is not necessarily linked to darker or more reflective window tints, read more about how these films work below.
How Window Film Works Without Being Dark
The reason people think that window tinting is will be dark is that they often associate it with performing like a curtain. Lighter curtains let in more light, while darker “black-out” curtains allow for almost none. This could not be further from the truth. As it were, window film works on much more advanced technology. Read on to find out more about two leading window film technologies
- Ceramic Window Film: many window films are actually made from ceramics. These ceramic films actually absorb 99.9% of invisible UV rays but let through almost all visible light. Meaning you get optimal clarity with no shading what-so-ever. Another name for these types of films are spectrally selective–meaning they are engineered to sort through specific sun rays for the very best look and function.
- Reflective Window Tint: Just like the name implies, reflective window film reflects the sun’s UV rays back away from the window–reducing solar heat gain and glare. Today’s reflective window films are incredibly clear and come in various options for both reflectivity and tint level. You don’t need a highly tinted window film for it to be effective either. In fact, how your window tint looks both from the outside and the inside is completely up to you. Regardless of which look you go for, the effectiveness is still there.
So, as you can see, window films and tints in this day and age of technology are something that any home or business can have applied without any loss of clarity, darkening or windows or overly reflective appearance. To find out which window film may be an option for your Denver home, contact us today to review the issues you need to resolve with one of our experts!