architectural window tint

Architectural Window Tint – For Your Home and Business

Window tinting is not just for hot rod cars anymore. Architectural window tinting is not necessarily a special kind of window tinting film. It is just a fancy name to indicate that the window tinting film is applied to the windows of a structure such as a home or an office instead of auto window tint, which is applied to the windows of a car. While architectural window tint has slightly different properties – given that it is made to be applied to flat glass, rather than to the curved glass of a car window – it is essentially the same idea as window tinting for vehicles.  

Using tint as a window dressing can eliminate the three biggest problems with using curtains: 

1. Blocking light,
2. The need for laundering curtains, etc., and
3. Having a physical obstacle in your home or business. 

By using tint instead, you can still enjoy privacy by preventing people from looking in, reduce glare, block UV rays, and still let in welcoming, natural light.

At Calgary’s top window film specialists, Tint Tech, we will be able to supply you with the best in architectural window tint, as well as install the film for you at a reasonable price. To start your consultation regarding architectural window tint, call us at 1-403-968-8468. Our team of tinting professionals is standing by to address your questions.

If you are still on the fence about whether or not you want to purchase architectural window tint, read on to discover five of the biggest benefits to installing window tint on your home or business: Energy Efficiency, Glare Reduction, Privacy, Security, and Protection from the Sun.

Be Efficient, by Keeping Gas and Electric Bills Down

One of the easiest ways to reduce your energy consumption is to make sure that the environment inside stays as consistent as possible, particularly if you have a location that faces south-west, is at a high elevation, and receives a lot of sunlight. You may have many large windows, which makes taking advantage of the energy saving benefits of architectural window tinting well worth your while.  

Double-pane and triple-pane windows can help with energy efficiency by preventing heat from passing through the windows, which are the most vulnerable point for temperature transfer. Applying a window tint film can reduce this transfer even further.  Even if you have older single-pane windows, it can provide an immediate efficiency benefit.

Get the Sun Glare Out of Your Eyes

When most people think of window tinting, the first image that comes to mind is the blackout windows of limousines.  Yet, residential and commercial window tint is often more transparent while still preventing glare from the lighting outside providing more comfort to the occupants within.

Keeping Your Home or Office Private

Installing window tinting for privacy generally requires a film with a darker tint which not only blocks the transmission of light from the outside to the inside, but also prevents people from being able to see the interior of a structure from a reasonable distance.

At night, however, this protection may be reduced if you are at home, and there is more light inside than outside, thereby illuminating the occupants and make them easier to see by observers. However, when an office is not occupied at night, would-be peepers will not be able to see anything behind the glass at all. During the day when the film is helping block light and glare, however, the privacy benefit will be at its greatest.

Tinting and Security

An architectural window film provides security in two ways:  (i) against environmental causes and (ii) against unwanted intruders. 

Because window tinting is a polymer film placed on the inside of the glass, if windblown debris impacts the window or branches from a tree strike the glass, it is less likely to shatter and injure occupants of the room. When and if the window breaks, the glass is still held together by the adhesive film, and will be easier to clean up as well.

An intruder who tries to break a window and gain entry into a home or business will have a harder time if that window is protected by window tinting. Because the glass will still be held together by the film, a person trying to breach the perimeter will have to deal with the rest of the pane of glass that is still in place and are more likely to trigger any other security measures that are present.

Ultraviolet Light Protection

One of the biggest disadvantages to sunlight is the harmful UVA and UVB rays that are invisible to the eye but responsible for sunburns and skin cancer. You can still find yourself exposed to these rays even when you are indoors and you think you are protected because you are not out in the sunlight.

Architectural tinting films can block up to 99% of ultraviolet light from passing through the windows and causing cumulative injury to the occupants while still allowing for the practical and psychological benefit of natural light from the sun illuminating the interior of the home or business.

Tint Tech is the Place to Go for Professional Architectural Window Tinting Installation

We know how to make sure that you are 100% satisfied with our work so that you get the most out of your tinting job. We at Tint Tech also provide energy saving, and safety protections for your office with a wide selection of state-of-the-art architectural window films in addition to automotive window films.

We at Tint Tech take pride in the work we do. We treat every office window as if it is our own. That’s what sets us apart from the competition. With our state-of-the-art protective film technology we can protect your home or office from sun and heat damage. We also increase the security of your glass and add privacy for car and home windows. And we can do it all for less money than you think.

Every staff member at Tint Tech of Calgary is a professional installer who will see your project through from start to finish. With over 45 years of combined experience among our professionals, Tint Tech guarantees that our work will be of the highest quality, while ensuring your ultimate satisfaction. Call today to learn more at 1-403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form

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