Australia is a nation of people who love the sun yet also respect it's harsh--and sometimes damaging--qualities. While most people still enjoy spending their leisure time outdoors in the sunshine there is also a growing awareness of personal sun safety through the use of sunscreen, clothing, hats and shade.
The sun can also have a detrimental effect on your home and your belongings when it shines through a standard glass window to your home's interior. Using a specialised tinted window film to cover your standard glass windows is an excellent way to protect your home from the sun's damaging rays as well as increasing security and safety.
Lower interior temperature
Tinted window film effectively blocks solar energy, which means that your home's interior stays cooler during the summer months. This works in reverse too, with internal heat being blocked from escaping through window glass during the winter months.
This means that your home will retain a more comfortable temperature all year round and you'll reduce your need for using cooling and heating appliances. You'll save a significant amount of money on energy bills and will increase the lifespan of your heating and cooling units.
Reduced UV penetration
The UV, or Ultraviolet, component of sunlight is what causes the most damage. UV is a form of radiation and is the main culprit for causing skin cancer in Australia. UV can also wreak havoc on fabric, upholstery and furniture in your home causing fading, patchiness and brittleness.
Standard window glass offers very little protection against UV rays. This means that you can become sunburnt without even going outside. Tinted window film repels virtually all UV rays while still allowing light into your home. It's an effective way to protect your family members and your belongings from UV damage.
Increased privacy and safety
Tinted window film is also an excellent way to make your home's windows a less vulnerable feature of your home. The film makes standard glass more difficult to smash, decreasing the likelihood of burglary. If the window is smashed, the film stops the glass from shattering into dangerous shards of glass.
Your home's privacy is increased with the addition of window tinted film. The film can obscure or completely block the ability to see the interior of your home depending on the level of tint applied. This function is particularly appealing if your windows are on street level and easily viewed by pedestrians.
Tinted window film is a fast, effective and inexpensive way to make your home safer and more comfortable. Contact your local supplier to organise a quote and an appointment to have it applied to your home's windows.
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