Preventing Condensation, Stopping Drafts and Other Challenges With Windows

Windows are the eyes to a house's soul – if your windows are big and beautiful so too is your home, but they can also include a range of challenges as well. With sub par windows, you can look forward to a drafty home with high heating bills. Similarly, there are also moisture issues – for example, if you don't seal the space between your double panes securely enough, you will get a build up of condensation. Having lived in old houses and having helped choose the windows for new houses, I'm familiar with a range of challenges associated with windows. If you want tips and ideas, you've come to the right spot. Please, explore and enjoy.

4 Things To Consider Before Tinting Your Home Windows


Are you ready to try home window tinting? If you want to increase your energy efficiency and your privacy, it is a good choice. There are also other benefits as well. However, there are a few things you should know so that you can make the best choice when doing your window tinting. Take a look at the things you need to consider. 

Solar Films

You can install solar films to absorb and reflect UV rays. Absorbing the UV rays with film can help to regulate the temperature inside your home. It can help your home stay cooler during the summer months and warmer during the winter time. This will increase your energy savings.

Security Film

Another type of window tint that you can install is one for security purposes. Security window tinting film is the thickest of all the films available. If someone tries to shatter your window, the thickness of the tint will prevent them from shattering the glass completely. This is great for safety purposes. It also prevents burglars from easily peering into your home through a window.

Decorative Film

You can also add decorative film to your window. Decorative film will not absorb as much heat as solar films and they don't provide a lot of security. Its sole purpose is to add a bit of privacy to a room and to give your windows a more pleasing appearance. You can usually get these types of tints in different patterns.

Glass Compatibility

When selecting the type of window tinting you want, you should bear in mind that not all window films will be compatible with your window glass. Check your window manufacturer's instructions to find out more about whether or not your window will be able to accommodate the type of tint that you want. 

Remember that sometimes when you install window tinting you may be voiding your warranty with your manufacturer. If you want to install window film and keep your warranty, check with your manufacturer to find out if you are covered.

Getting your windows tinted is a big decision and you need to make sure you have all the information available so that you can make the right choices. Having all the information at your fingertips will help you to select the right type of tinting for your windows. It will also assist you with understanding the compatibility of the tint you want with your windows.

Contact a local residential window tinting service to learn more. 


31 August 2022