Glare control window films create a range of benefits for the homeowner, both in aesthetics and in practicality. Using window film to reduce glare is cost effective, energy efficient, and multi-purpose, providing more than just a reduction in glare alone.
Glare can cause all kinds of problems for those in a room with bright light outside, the excess glare reflecting off of computer screens or TV screens can cause eye strain, make it difficult to relax and enjoy browsing the net or watching a movie, and keep occupants awake when trying to nap or sleep due to bright light reflecting off of objects inside the room. Glare control can make screen watching more fun, work on a desktop or laptop more productive, and catching forty winks undisturbed by bright light.
Each type and grade of window film has a light transfer number, which indicates how much of the light outside can penetrate into the interior of the room. By choosing a window film with a low light transfer, glare control is achieved as only a portion of the outdoor light is permitted inside. Light transfer can be reduced by a variety of characteristics of the window film, including the tint and shade of the film. When extremely bright light is met at the window with glare reduction film, the light allowed through is diffused and softer, creating a pleasing ambiance and bathing the room in a gentle glow of natural light instead of too-bright rays.
Glare control window film can also provide other benefits depending on the other characteristics of the film. Glare control film often has built in UV ray protection to keep harmful sunlight from penetrating the room and affecting the skin and eyes. Tinted glare reduction film can also help prevent heat carrying rays form entering the room and raising the temperature, which in turn lowers energy costs as cooling expenses are reduced. Privacy can also be obtained with glare control window film, as the tint or color prevents prying eyes from staring into a room. Finally, window film is a nice aesthetic choice if you don’t want to bother with curtains, drapes, or blinds.
You have many different choices when it comes to glare control window films. You can opt for s simple tint that reduces glare and provides a slightly darkened effect to the eye, or you can select a colored film that is tinted so as to enhance your existing décor, and enjoy the muted light and decorative feel of your windows. Simply by choosing a window film in the style and shade you like will provide some measure of glare control, so allow yourself to get creative with your choices. If you choose later to change the design or color, it is easy to do since window film is fast to apply and remove as needed.