What Is The Best Level Of Window Tinting For Your San Antonio Home Or Office Space
Often times, when people come to us for window tinting specifically, they only have light or glare control on their minds. It makes sense because the Texas sun is incredibly bright. However, in order to get the most out of window tinting, it is critical to consider other factors that you may want to address.
- To choose the best window tinting for your San Antonio home or office you should talk to us about:
- The Level of privacy you want
- The amount of light you want to let in
- How much glare you get and which way your windows face (i.e. south, north, west, east)
- Whether temperature control is an issue
Window Tinting In San Antonio For Privacy
If privacy is something you need more of in your San Antonio home or business–you are not alone! In cases like these, where privacy is pressing, you probably want a lower tint percentage on your window tinting. Bathrooms, bedrooms, ground floor office spaces are great examples of places where more privacy is needed. Window films with a lower percentage of light transmission (40% and below) are darker and therefore they let in less light but will affect views too. If these tints are too dark for you to consider–a textured tint which will increase the percentage of light you let in while blocking people from seeing inside.
Window Tinting In San Antonio To Control Light Levels
In commercial spaces like stores, event centers, and even restaurants, most owners want people to be able to see what is going on or what they are selling. However, this doesn’t mean they want the full spectrum of the sun coming in. Which is why sun control window film with a 50%-70% level is perfect. It keeps the sun levels reasonable while still allowing merchandise and interiors to be seen. It also is perfect for homes because it allows you to see outside clearly during the day or night because of the low reflectivity.
Glare Reducing Window Tinting For San Antonio
Glare isn’t just annoying–it is a hindrance to work and relaxing! Computer screens and TV screens cannot be seen when glare is bouncing off them and it really hurts the eyes. In these cases, sun control window tints are amazing because they reduce glare but still allow in filtered natural light. Plus, they keep screens perfectly clear. These films are typically around 50%-80% tint level.
Window Tinting To Control Temperatures
For temperature control, you don’t need a dark tint level at all. Which means when looking to control the actual heat of the sun or loss of cold air in your San Antonio home or office–heat control window films are a great option. The best part about these films, besides being energy efficient, is they are more or less invisible–a level of clarity around 80%-90%. They work as insulation to keep in heat and cold in and/or by reducing solar heat gain.
To find the best window tinting for your particular situation, contact us at Greenlight Window Films in San Antonio today.