How To Add Window Tints
If you have the desire to improve the efficiency of your home, the windows are probably the best place to start. Windows can be the most vulnerable and leaky part of your house. It can be difficult to maintain the correct temperature inside your house using HVAC appliances if your windows are old. Not only should your windows be airtight when they are closed and locked, you also want to make sure that the glass is efficient. This article explains how homeowners can add insulation to residential windows by applying window tinting.
Clean and Dark Tints
Many people only think window tints are effective on cars, but they can also be extremely helpful on residential glass. Not only this, but not every window film needs to be dark. There are also clear films that can be effective on some windows. In fact, window tints are really only useful on windows that receive direct sunlight. Dark tints will block out UV rays, but it is unnecessary on windows that don't receive any. In fact, many people don't like having dark tints that block light and keep rooms darker.
While a tinted film can be used in sunny rooms to reduce heat transfer, a clear film, even on windows in the shade, can also reduce heat transfer. The film basically adds a layer of protection from both hot and cold outside temperatures. Of course, if you have old windows that are leaking and hard to operate, adding a window tint isn't going to do much about this. However, it is still a very popular investment because of how affordable it is.
The application of window film is made easier by the fact that it comes in all-inclusive kits. Most kits include the film, a liquid adhesive, and a small squeegee. The only other thing you need to provide is a razor blade. First, clean your glass as well as possible. Also, make sure the edges around the window sash are clean and free of gunk. You want to apply the adhesive onto the glass and then roll the film onto it. Use the squeegee to press down the film and rub out any air bubbles. Press it down tightly in the corners along the sash. Then, use the razor blade to cut it right along the sash. Press down the edges again with your finger and wipe away any excess adhesive that may have squeezed out onto the window sash.
Since the processes is so simple, and the actual window film is so affordable, you should definitely consider adding window tinting to your glass