Glass has become a major design trend for renovating office space, and with good reason.
Replacing interior walls with glass for offices, conference rooms, and lobbies can redirect natural light from windows up to 40 feet deeper into a building, reducing dependency on artificial lighting and cutting energy costs.
But does glass create a lack of privacy that outweighs your energy savings? Decorative window film addresses this concern and boasts other benefits to augment the return on your energy savings investment.
Decorative window film allows interior designers to incorporate texture, color and pattern into new or existing buildings without the mess and disruption of remodeling. Glass Tiger offers a complete line of decorative and privacy window films in a variety of hues and patterns.
Here are the key benefits of Decorative Window Tinting:
1. Style & Appearance - Glass is one of the most common building materials, but frosted or patterned glasses tend to be used (at least sporadically) in higher-end construction, while standard clear glass is used for more economical projects. Window film can give your home, or office a high end look for a fraction of the cost of frosted or patterned glass. It also has the advantage of being easily replaceable; if you want to upgrade your space, or you move, you can take off the film without doing any damage to the structure and without investing too much time.
2. UV Protection - One of the most important benefits, Decorative Window Tinting provides is significant protection against the sun's harmful UV rays . Direct sunlight and the associated UV rays doesn’t just damage your skin and accelerate ageing, it can also cause skin cancer over a prolonged period of exposure. Window tinting can block up to 99 Percent of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays!
3. Heat & Glare Reduction - Windows are an important part of any home or office, from the light they let in to views they reveal. However, they can also create a host of problems ranging from excessive glare, heat build-up and high energy costs as you’re forced to run the air conditioner more often to stay comfortable. Decorative window tinting can help you control these problems while providing increased comfort and lower overall energy costs.
Open your blinds, shades, or drapes and let the sunlight in! Decorative window film can reduce glare by up to 87%, making it easier for you to watch television or work on a computer.
5. Privacy & Security - For those who live in apartments, condos, or homeowners in cities with high population, privacy is an issue. You don’t necessarily want your neighbors looking in your windows to see what you’re doing every time they come home from the grocery store. Frosted or patterned window film can help with that. It blocks the view while still allowing light in, so you can live your life how you want without worrying about unwelcome observation. Choose a light frosting for basic privacy, or something more opaque for sensitive areas, such as the bedroom windows. Tinted films are a good choice for people who work nights, as they help block out light that can interfere with sleep.
6. Safety - Decorative window film can help keep you and your family safe. Window film blocks the view into your home (or office), which helps keep nefarious individuals from seeing things they might like to steal. Window film can also help protect you from natural disasters, especially wind and storm-related ones. The film will help keep the glass together, preventing glass from flying everywhere should the window be broken by high winds, hail, or something else, preventing injuries and property damage.
7. Fade Protection - If you’ve recently furnished or redecorated your home or office, you know how expensive it can be. There’s nothing better than a fresh new look. But harmful ultraviolet rays can make things look old fast.
Most fabrics, furnishings and artwork can be damaged and fade when sunlight passes through untreated windows. By blocking more than 99% of all UV rays, Residential window film offers protection for the things you love and have special meaning to you. It will help preserve the color of fabrics, carpets and hardwood floors and help protect fine antiques, and works of art from discoloration and fading.
8. Lower Energy Costs - Decorative window film can help lower your energy costs and help reduce your impact on the planet. Window film helps weather proof your windows, keeping cold air out in the winter and hot air out in the summer. If you use tinted film during the summer months, it can also lower air conditioning costs by blocking some of the sun’s rays. During the winter, frosted window film can help absorb and radiate heat back into your home, rather than having it escape though clear glass. The result is lower bills and a smaller carbon footprint, two things you’re sure to feel happy about.