Here in Colorado, we get a lot of sun and we are at a higher altitude too. Which means the sunlight here is more intense and heats up homes faster than at lower elevations. So it makes sense that one of the most common requests from our potential customers here is–” which window films keep the heat out?”. The simple answer is those that block solar heat gain because this is what is responsible for your home being 20-degrees hotter than it is outside and rooms that are too hot to sit in–even with the A/C blasting. Luckily we carry window films specifically made to combat this heat gain. But to understand which window films are best at keeping that heat out you must first understand a bit about the heat itself.
Where Excess Heat Comes From
The sun’s rays through and onto glass are primarily what make you home uncomfortably hot. But the sun’s rays are made up of three parts. The part that is responsible for heat is the infrared rays. By addressing the infrared part of solar radiation, you will stop most of the heat that is making you uncomfortably hot in your Denver home. But there is another factor involved. The air you are cooling with A/C is escaping–primarily from the glass on your windows. Glass is a poor insulator and some window films is a good one. Therefore to solve your home’s excess heat problems–a window film must block infrared rays and insulate.
Which Films Work To Block Heat Causing Infrared Sunlight
Any reputable window film will reflect infrared light away from windows to some degree. If you are looking to really prevent heat build-up on the glass of your Denver home and lower temperatures Low-E window films are a good solution. E stands for “emissivity” and the lower the emissivity or e-value of a window film, the better it is at reflecting heat off glass. For regular films, the e-value is around 87% but on Low-E window films the e-value typically ranges from 7%-65% (7% keeping the most heat out). But, as we mentioned before, insulation is also something to consider. Therefore, window films that are both Low-E and have superior insulation properties are the best way to keep your Denver home cooler. These films will both keep heat out and keep the air you pay to cool in, saving you money and making your home incredibly more comfortable. Some of our favorite Low-E films (that we often recommend to our Denver customers) are Enerlogic, Solar Gard Silver AG and 3M Thinsulate.
To find out more about which window films keep the heat out and are most cost-effective for your home here in Denver–contact us at Denver Home Window Tinting today!
One of the things that we’re proud of the most is the dedication of our employees. Our employees truly care about our customers. They work hard to make sure that every job is completed to the best of their ability. Well, this year, their efforts payed off! We’re thrilled to announce that our parent company, Scottish Window Tinting, has been named a 2019 winner of Colorado Companies to Watch!
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Denver homes can all experience the same issue when it comes to bird strikes. Having a bird collide into your window can be stressful and disconcerting for many individuals. Especially when you’re relaxing at home. Bird collisions also can cause glass damage and unsightly clean ups. No homeowners likes dealing with these incidents on a consistent basis. While fritted glass is the most common solution for this, it requires lenghty installations and high financial costs. Fritted window film, also known as bird strike window film, offers the budget-conscious alternative.
The Advantages of Residential Bird Strike Window Film for Your Denver Home
Fritted window film has the same subtle, patterned decals as authentic fritted glass. It costs a fraction of the price and can easily be installed in a day or two in any home. The decals work together to create a reflective look to alert birds that there’s a window in front of them. Aesthetically, bird strike window film subtly changes your exterior. It creates a reflective, modern look with the patterns only visible when up close. This specialty window film reduces cleanups and glass damage caused by bird collisions. It also promotes bird conservation which is crucial considering how many birds are lost each year to man-made collisions. Other properties are also available like UV protection and more.
Work with Denver’s Residential Bird Strike Prevention Experts
Denver Home Window Tinting is honored to be the residential bird strike prevention experts. Our comprehensive residential window film selection ensures that we’ll have the right investment for your property. As the bird strike prevention specialists, we provide effective, affordable solutions. Addressing bird strike prevention can make your home feel safe, calm, and relaxing. Enjoy fast, reliable installations.
For more information regarding residential bird strike prevention for your Denver home, please contact us!
One thing that’s great about living in Denver is that there’s no shortage of sunshine. Sure, we have our fair share of snowy weather. But most of the year, our days are filled with bright, sunny weather.
But while you may enjoy all the sunlight, unfortunately your furniture does not. Sunlight and fabric simply don’t mix. And without some sort of uv protection, you can bet that any furniture or flooring near your windows will fade quickly.
But don’t worry. There’s a super quick and easy way to solve this problem. Homeowners in Denver can install residential window film to prevent fading and prolong the life and value of furniture and flooring.
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There are so many wonderful things about living in Denver, but unfortunately, seclusion is not one of them. Every day, it seems like our beloved city is becoming more packed and populated. Finding privacy in such a busy city can be difficult, but we have a solution that may help. Residential decorative window film can help Denver homeowners create privacy for their living space and obtain peace of mind.
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Decorative Window Film For Your Denver Condo
Living in a condo, especially here in Denver is now something more attainable than ever. This is because we have seen such enormous growth in the past few years and a lot of these types of units added to inventory. That’s a great thing too since there are so many benefits to buying a condo. Condos cost less than a house for one and they also allow you to live in bustling city centers. Plus, they often come with extras like a pool area or gym. Of course, one major issue with condos is that privacy is hard to come by. This is because condo units are built so close together and often face one another. However, that doesn’t have to mean buying your dream condo here in Denver should be ruled out quite yet. In fact, there is a cost-effective and convenient fix for adding privacy without sacrificing style using decorative window film.
Decorative Window Film For Interior Privacy In Denver Condos
When it comes to condo living, having a whole bunch of glass fixtures like doors, windows and cabinet fronts is common. It is stylish and cost-effective for developers to build them this way. But simple, clear glass everywhere provides little to no cover for showers, dividers, and cabinets and really can be a little one-note. Decorative window film allows you to create a unique look and feel on your home’s glass decor by offering you endless choices of lovely patterns, textures, gradients, and specialty treatments.
- Shield views on glass shower doors by adding patterns or playing with color
- Hide clutter or refresh the style of a room with window film on glass cabinet doors
- Give old furniture a new life by adding decorative window film to glass tabletops
Decorative Window Film For Exterior Privacy In Denver Condos
Another fantastic application for decorative window film on Denver condos is obscuring views of your condo from your very nice but very near neighbors. Decorative window film gives you as little or as much privacy as you want in areas like bedroom windows, bathroom windows, and front doors. And, once again, since there are so many styles, colors, and textures to choose from, you will definitely find a look all your own. Additionally, having window film installed on the glass windows and doors of your Denver home is significantly more cost-effective than having real textured glass installed but looks exactly the same.
For more information on to get the chic look of decorative window film for your Denver condo–contact us at Denver Home Window Tinting today!
Liquid Nano Tint For Those Hard To Tint Places
When it comes to solar control, there are some places that are simply hard to deal with. This includes glass that is shaped irregularly like domed or textured glass but also extends to glass that is historical that may not take easily to film. Liquid NanoTint is a solar control product that is perfect for these types of areas in your Denver home because it is unlike any other on the market today. What makes this product so unique and effective for your Denver home its unique application process. You see, Liquid NanoTint can be applied where window film simply cannot. A solvent-borne, 10 micron thick clear coat, this product is painted (or sprayed) onto surfaces and bonds directly to glass and polycarbonate. So while it is great for single-pane glass it really shines as a solar control product for surfaces that cannot take film: bent glass, historic building windows, skylights and textured glass surfaces. Although technically not a film product it performs exactly the same way:
- Blocking 99.9% of Ultraviolet (UV) rays
- Blocking 95% of Infrared (IR) rays
- Allowing 85% of Visible Light
- Reducing seasonal heating/cooling costs
Since it is also cost-effective, Liquid Nano Tint has a speedy an ROI like most window films. Plus, it comes with a 10-year warranty. However, there is with little to zero chance of it ever peeling, chipping or cracking. Plus it is environmentally friendly and safe for the health of your family since it has no off-gassing after it has dried.
For more information on Liquid Nano Tint for your Denver home or business, contact us at Denver Home Window Tinting today!
3M Window Film In Denver Homes
Let’s be honest–when it comes to being in your home–comfort is always the goal. Not just here and there but in every room in your house, any time of day, all year round. This is why 3M window film is a smart idea for any homeowner who craves comfort. Not only are these films modern and lovely in appearance but they come in varying levels of light transmissions to fit any personal tastes. 3M window films are affordable and a smart investment for Denver homeowners that want to enjoy their home more and save money doing it.
3M Window Film Eliminates Hot And Cold Spots
By reflecting and dispersing heat back into the rooms of your home, you are able to cut back or even eliminate hot and cold spots in your Denver home. 3M window films regulate the temperatures perfectly across your entire home. S you stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer and save money on energy costs with the incredible insulating properties of 3M window film.
3M Window Film Reduces Glare
Glare through windows makes comfort in your Denver home a difficult endeavor. If you are dealing with glare issues, as many people in “The Mile High City” are prone to, don’t despair–there are any number of window films by 3M™ specifically for solar control. These amazing films control light completely so day in and day out you can enjoy your favorite rooms free of glare and discomfort.
3M Window Film Blocks Harmful UV Rays
3M window film allows you to filter the rays of light shining through your Denver home’s windows so you can enjoy the natural light you love with no ill effects. With 3M window film, you stay fully protected because it blocks 99% of harmful UV rays. Keep your skin and eyes protected against certain cancers and also slow the fading of your furnishings when you choose 3M window film for your Denver home.
For more information on 3M window film for your Denver home or commercial space, contact us and speak with one of our experts here at Denver Home Window Tinting today!
Do you ever feel like your efforts to minimize your home’s energy costs is a constant battle? If your lot is situated in a sunny area without a lot of trees or certain rooms of your home get a lot of afternoon sun, you may feel like you’re constantly at war with climbing temperatures and electricity costs.
Keeping energy costs minimal without sacrificing your comfort is like a game of tug-of-war. Being comfortable means paying the price of a high utility bill but in order to save money, you have to put up with the heat. It’s like you have to pick the lesser of two evils, whichever that is.
But what if there was a way you could stay comfortable without spending a ton of money? Guess, what there is! By installing 3M Window Film for your Denver home, you can dramatically reduce your energy costs and improve your indoor comfort.
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3M Window Film For Peak Home Energy Efficiency In Denver Homes
Living in Denver is amazing for many reasons–beautiful mountain scenery, lots of jobs and a relaxed lifestyle you only find here in Colorado. Another great part of life here? Four lovely seasons to enjoy every year. While the cold and snow of winter and the plentitude of summer sun are great, they do mean that those of us who live here really need to take a look at the energy efficiency of our homes. In fact, not doing so could cost you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in energy loss. 3M Window film is a solution that conserves energy and a way for you to keep your Denver home running efficiently to save you money.
3M Window Film Energy Efficiency Benefits
Energy Efficient Window Film Increases The Comfort Of Your Denver Home
One of the best things about 3M window film is– it keeps the temperatures in your Denver home even. This means no more hot and cold spots or indoor temperatures that are too hot or too cold. Replacing drafty windows that leech your home’s treated air is expensive. Installing 3M window film, on the other hand, is a way to get all the benefits of new windows–allowing for an insulation value on your single pane window of close to that of a double pane window.
Energy Efficient Window Film Keeps Your Denver Home Warmer In Winter
When your windows are properly insulated with 3M window film technology, the air you pay to heat is trapped inside, where it belongs–and your home stays toasty and warm. This also means your heater runs less frequently which lowers your bills in the winter quite a bit.
3M Window Film Reduces Cooling Costs In Your Denver Home
Not only does 3M Window Film does the same thing for the air you pay to cool in the summer–traps it inside. However, it also reduces hot spots in your home by blocking out Denver’s intense sun rays and reducing the solar heat gain on your windows. Beyond energy savings, 3M window film also more or less cuts out the need for shades and blinds keeping your lovely Denver mountain views intact.
For more information on 3M window film for your Denver home, contact us at Denver Home Window Tinting in today!