If there is one statement that all window film installation professionals will agree on, it is that not all residential window films are created equal. It is far too easy to select an inferior window tint in an effort to save money only to have the film fade, discolor, bubble and crack, or otherwise fail to perform properly within a few years’ time, thus necessitating removal and replacement and ending up surpassing the cost of using superior home window tint in the first place. And indeed the finest window tints available will not only last for many years, but will in fact pay for themselves over time thanks to savings in reduced energy costs.
When it comes to residential window tinting, ceramic tint for homes is generally considered the best possible option. Dye-based window tints fade and often bubble and peel, metalized window tints have an unpleasant shiny finish, and carbon-based tints darken windows too much while not rejecting enough heat. Ceramic window tint for homes is color stable, non reflective, and only adds a marginal amount of visible shading to the windows. And it is superior to other films in terms of performance, as well.
Ceramic window film can dramatically lower your home’s heating and cooling costs. By rejecting a large portion of the sun’s infrared light, ceramic tint curtails interior heat gain. And by adding insulation to the windows, window tint helps maintain established interior temperatures whether you are using the air conditioning or heaters. Ceramic home window film also blocks up to 99% of the harmful UV rays that fade interiors and reduces the glare of visible light, making the home more pleasant and comfortable. Window tint for homes represents an investment you will appreciate daily as the home stays cooler and more pleasant, and over time as your electric bills are diminished thanks to improved climate control.
There are many fine brands of ceramic window tint for residential uses; choosing the right brand of home window tint for your property simply requires a bit of research. Today we are featuring three brands of home window tint that use nano-ceramic technology and that offer an array of benefits; these films share most properties to varying degrees, but each has its own significant attributes as well.
3M Sun Control Ceramic Series Residential Window Film – This fine window film is a great choice for the homeowner looking to reduce heat while not diminishing the clarity of view out through the windows of a residence. Its scratch-resistant coating helps prevent the abrasions and scuffs that other films more easily endure and which end up compromising the view. Depending on which shade of 3M Sun Control ceramic window tint you choose, your residence could enjoy a solar heat reduction as great as 59%. And like all good ceramic window tints, this film blocks 99% of the sun’s ultraviolet light.
Llumar SelectPro Vista Solar Control Window Film – Llumar ceramic home window tints come in an array of neutral gray hues that do not markedly change the view out through your windows. The colors of the exterior world will still show true when viewed through this window tint, and the visible light entering your home will have a reduced glare, but will still fill the interior with welcome light. The metal-free and low reflectivity window film also hardly changes the appearance of your home’s windows when you view them from outside. This window film also offers superior resistance to the corrosive effects of salty air in coastal regions.
Huper Optik Residential Ceramic Window Film – Huper Optik window films are designed to for minimal reflectivity, so the view out through windows coated in this tint is clear both night and day. Huper Optik ceramic tint for homes can markedly reduce solar heat gain and blocks an impressive 99.9% of the sun’s UV light, effectively preventing fading issues and skin damage. Huper Optik window film also increases the tensile strength of glass windows, helping prevent the windows from cracking if struck by debris or the pressure of high winds or blast forces, and helping prevent the windows from shattering into dangerous shards if the panes are cracked. This keeps residents and visitors safer, and also helps prevent criminal trespass.