Curtains are an excellent addition to the home when you want to get some privacy at night, reduce the glare of the sun and also keep some of the warmth inside the house. However, they are not always the ideal solution because they are bulky and block the light. Homeowners end up looking for alternatives such as window tinting, which is the coating of the glass windows with a translucent or opaque film to limit the amount of light coming in. Here are the three situations in which you should consider home window tinting.

When your upholstery is fading

Most homeowners believe that upholstery must become faded and washed out after a length of time. While this is expected, it is possible to maintain the vibrant colours in your home by limiting the amount of Ultra Violet Rays of the sun which filter into the home. When you install a film to cover the glass on the windows, the UV rays are blocked from getting into the house, which reduces the washing out and fading of colours. Note that window tinting will also help maintain the freshness of the paint on your interior walls. 

When there is too much heat from the sunlight

When sunlight filters through the windows and into your house, it brings with it warmth. At times, this excessive heat raises the temperature inside the room and could even make the room close to impossible to live in. If you are dealing with such a problem, you need to invest in anti-glare film, which reduces the amount of heat which gets inside the house and lowers your cooling and air conditioning bills.

When there is too much glare inside the house

Your house is bound to have some windows which will stand directly in the way of sunlight. When this excessive light gets inside the house, it creates a glare that makes it difficult to read or even relax inside the home. In this case, you will need to tint your windows with a film that has large glare reduction properties. The film will bring the intense light down to tolerable levels. 

Other reasons to install tinted windows in the home include creating an extra layer of privacy because it is close to impossible to see inside tinted windows. There are also films you can add to your windows for decorative purposes or to protect your home from acid, paint and other contaminants.