Natural light streaming in through your home's windows can be wonderful, but it can also present some challenges that may need to consider. The ultraviolet light that comes in through your windows can cause the temperature inside to rise and damage fabrics and rugs. However, applying a residential window tinting material to the glass can reduce these problems without darkening the room. 

UV Light Reduction

Residential window tinting often concentrates on UV light reduction, not on making your house dark inside. The window tinting material that covers the glass can have a slight tint while offering a powerful filtering effect that reflects the ultraviolet spectrum of light while allowing others to pass through.

UV light is the spectrum responsible for producing heat, causing damage to things, and giving you that sunburn after a day at the beach. If you remove most of it as the sunlight passes through your windows, you can reduce the damage it does inside and keep the house comfortable throughout the day. 

Professional tinting companies offer different levels of light reduction, so hiring a contractor to tint the glass in your home allows you to select a material that will give you the look you want and do the job intended for your home.

Heat Gain And Energy Consumption

The air conditioning system in your home works hard all summer to reduce the temperature inside while the sun outside is at its most intense. Heat gain can occur inside your home if the sunlight is allowed to come in unchecked. 

Applying residential window tinting to the glass to reduce the heat and UV light can help reduce the heat gain inside the home and lower the load on your AC unit. The reduction can mean that the system does not cost as much to run all day and is less stressful on the system. 

An AC system working harder than it needs to often needs more maintenance and increases the potential for breakdowns that require costly repairs. Residential window tinting can help reduce these issues, and tinting the glass is not complicated.

Tinting The Glass

The contractor applying the residential window tinting to your home can tint all the glass at once or install the material to specific windows on the home's south, east, and west sides. These areas have the most significant potential for light to get in as the sun rises, moves over the home, and sets. 

If you are unsure what areas to tint, the contractor can assess the situation for you, then make recommendations based on what they find. The final decision is yours, but the contractor can offer their experience and help you through the process.