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Does Window Tinting Reduce Visibility?

Does Window Tinting Reduce Visibility?

It’s no secret that the world’s supply of natural resources is dwindling fast. With the lack of resources available, window films are becoming increasingly popular as property owners attempt to adapt a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Window films are a great way to save money on energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint, but how do they impact your building? Will window tinting reduce visibility or make your Salt Lake City windows cloudy?

Will Window Tint Make It Harder to See Out of My Windows?

Despite the popularity of this misconception, the answer is no. Window tint will not alter the clarity of your windows. That is, unless you want it to. There are certain types of films, called privacy films, that are designed to reduce visibility. But the majority of architectural films are designed to preserve the color and clarity of glass. Let us explain.

Window Tint Does Not Affect Visibility

There are a handful of films that will make it more difficult to see out of your windows. These films fall into the category of “decorative/privacy” films. But the majority of window films today are either completely clear, or hardly noticeable. Manufacturers understand that people want to enjoy the views from their windows. That’s one of the benefits of having window tint over blinds or curtains. You can still see out your windows and get the same heat reduction benefits.

So, How Does It Work?

We know what you’re thinking. If window tint doesn’t reduce visibility, how does it work? Doesn’t it need to block the sun to control heat? Not necessarily, no. You see, there are different types of light. The light that we see is different than the kind that creates heat. Window film only blocks the type of light responsible for heat so visible light can still pass through uninterrupted. You need not worry about window film blocking your views or making the room dark inside.

Invest in Brighter Feature

Invest in a brighter future with window tint for your Salt Lake City home or property. Call Green Light Window Films today to get started!


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