Home ownership is an important milestone in anyone’s life. A house is a place to build memories, build a family, and build a home. Yet, it is also a way to build equity, and build on your initial investment.
That investment, however, requires some maintenance. A home is like a garden, it does not age well unless you tend to it. Therefore, the best way to increase the value of your home is to continue investing in it.
Of course, that means doing renovations from time to time. In 2017 and 2018, it was reported that almost half of Canadians in all provinces did some home improvement or repair projects in their home.
On average, in 2018, all Canadians planned to spend an average of $11,000 on their home, with Ontarians spending the most at $13,600 in home improvements. Typically, the top renovation projects included
- Basic maintenance,
- Landscaping, and
- Bathroom renovations
Interestingly, as many as 71% of Canadians feel that home renovations are a good way to keep busy in retirement, but 45% of those over 55 years old prefer to hire a contractor, rather than do the work themselves.
Moreover, with renovation projects that require additions to a home, or new windows, Canadians are more and more interested in having windows installed with architectural window film.
Home Improvements are a Great Time to Think About New Technology and Energy Efficiency
Of course, your home renovation, beyond repairing known issues, is an opportunity to increase the look and appeal of your home, to update it to current interior fashion, and to make your home more energy efficient using the latest technology.
Those efficiencies can come in the form of faucets that use less water; green-minded HVAC systems; insulation that keeps more heat in during the winter, and keeps the cool air in during the summer; and, finally, windows that are energy efficient so that you can lower your utility bills.
As you may know, windows are the worst offenders when it comes to heating or cooling your home. Glass windows, particularly when the seal of the window is not perfect, simply allow more air in and out of your home than any other surface on your home.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a product that made windows more energy efficient, while having additional aesthetic benefits too? Enter the answer to those needs – architectural window tinting.
The Five Main Benefits That You Get from Architectural Window Tinting
Many consumers still have not caught on to the great investment architectural window tinting can be for their home. Yet, the architectural window tinting product is getting more and more popular by the day. We at Tint Tech, the best window tint shop in Calgary, see the trends with our customers. We are seeing that architectural window tinting is gaining steam, with no signs of stopping.
That comes as no surprise because there are so many marvelous benefits to architectural window tinting. For those who still think window tinting is just for cars, think again. Architectural window tinting, particularly based on the advancements in the window film technology over the last few years, will continue in popularity. It is very possible that in the very near future, architectural window tinting will be a mainstream necessity for all new windows and a common home improvement project.
So, what are those five main benefits?
- Comfort. The key to comfort in your home is reducing heat and minimizing glare. Architectural window tinting film does both amazingly well. It is remarkable how much heat comes into your home from just the power of the sun’s rays. At the same time, you should not be forced to live in a dark home, curtains drawn, just to save on energy. Architectural window tinting reduces a great deal of the heat coming in through the windows. At the same time, window film will block glare. Now you can keep your windows open and enjoy all of the natural light, while still being able to keep your home cool and not have to worry about glare making it hard to see a TV or computer screen.
- Protect Your Upholstery. Ultraviolet rays from the sun are the primary cause of fading in your curtains, upholstery, carpet, paintings, and even furniture. Architectural window tinting cuts out 99% of UV rays. With window film installed, you can keep your artwork and furnishings looking like new for much longer.
- Safety and Security. Architectural window tinting can actually help with safety. If something hits a window, window film will actually hold the shattered pieces in place. During a storm, you can rest assured that an errant tree branch won’t shatter a window and possibly hurt someone inside. In addition, an attempted burglary could perhaps be thwarted, or at least delayed, if a film keeps shattered glass together after an attempted break in. That might give you just enough time to call the police.
- Stay Green. As noted, keeping heat in during the winter, and cool air in during the summer will be a nice relief for your wallet. Commercial buildings that use architectural window tinting have been known to realize up to a 40% decrease in utility bills. It only makes sense to try to capture some energy savings for your home as well.
- Good Looks. Architectural window tinting will give the windows in your home a uniform, finished look that will definitely add “curb appeal” to your home.
In sum, consider architectural window tinting as your next home improvement project. Few home renovations come with such a long list of benefits. And there are many types of architectural window tinting film to choose from, including decorative window films, UV blocking window films, and privacy window films.
To learn more about the kinds of architectural window tinting to choose from, consult one of the specialists at Calgary’s best window tint shop, Tint Tech. Let us answer all of your architectural window tinting questions. We have, for many years, been installing window film on home windows. For more information call us at 1-403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form.
If you know you want to use this coming summer to enhance the investment of your home. Consider architectural window tinting as the home improvement project for you.