One of the best benefits of owning a home on the water is the beautiful view you have from your windows. If you have a window wall for admiring the view, you probably have to adjust the drapes throughout the day as the amount of sun coming through the glass shifts and intensifies. You may need to block your view by closing the drapes completely, especially on the south side of the house so you can escape the sun. One way to enjoy natural lighting and a fantastic view all day long is to have window tinting installed. Here's how it can benefit you.
Hotspots Are Eliminated
Window tint is a film that lets in light but it blocks solar heating and UV rays. That means you don't have to worry about the area next to your large windows heating up more than the rest of the house when the sun shines in your home. You can sit next to the glass comfortably and enjoy the relaxing water view. With less solar heating of your home, you may even notice a lower power bill in the summer because your air conditioner won't have to work as hard to keep your home cool.
Glare Is Reduced
One annoying aspect of letting natural light flood your home is glare on your television or computer monitor. You may not be able to watch TV at certain times of the day because of the way the sun's rays hit the screen. Window tinting is able to reduce the amount of glare you experience so you can watch television when the sun shines in your window. If you work on a computer all day, you can see your monitor with the drapes open, which keeps you from feeling boxed in a closed room.
Furniture Fading Slows Down
You've seen how quickly the sun fades your patio or pool furniture that sits in the sun. The same thing happens to your indoor furniture and your carpet when it is placed next to a window that receives several hours of sunlight each day. It doesn't happen as fast as it does with outdoor furniture because the roof provides shade part of the day. The fading is gradual, but it can eventually change the appearance of your carpet and furniture so that it is noticeable when compared to the rest of the room. Window film prevents this from happening because it reflects UV rays away from the glass. Your furniture won't fade, so you can place chairs or a sofa next to the glass for a comfortable place to sit while admiring your waterfront view.
Keeping your drapes open wide thanks to window tint means you get to enjoy living in a home with bountiful natural lighting that uplifts your spirits. Plus, you'll always get to admire the outdoors from the comfort of your home through all seasons of the year.
Talk with a company like Professional Window Tinting for more information about tinting your home's windows.