3 Steps to Take Towards Protecting Your Denver Home with Security Window Film

February 19, 2020 in Aggrigate, Safety And Security Window Film

For Denver homeowners that are interested in making the most out of the security options available, combining some different options can provide the maximum coverage that you need to protect your loved ones. While active security systems can give you comprehensive protection, these options can fall short in certain circumstances. Security film offers a great passive option that can defend you and your loved ones. Here are the 3 steps you’ll need to take to protect your home with security window film.

How to Get Started with Residential Security Window Film for Your Denver Property

  1. Find the right security window film contractor: Finding an experienced security film contractor can make your project a lot more effective. An experienced contractor can help decide the right products for your property, offer tactical installations, and address other property concerns.
  2. Completing your security assessment: Your window film contractor will need to complete a security assessment of your property in order to determine its vulnerabilities and best product recommendations. This assessment is a great opportunity to learn more about your home’s security while enhancing existing measures.
  3. Choosing the right security film option: Once you’ve had your security assessment completed, you’ll find all the product recommendations made by your contractor. This will include a cost-benefit analysis of different film options. Voicing other concerns like energy efficiency and privacy are also important in picking the right product.

Work with Denver’s Leading Residential Security Window Film Contractor

Denver Home Window Tinting is honored to be the leading residential security window film contractor serving the state of Colorado. We have the largest selection of home security film options, ensuring we’ll have the best investment for your property. We offer free in-home consultations and would love the opportunity to help you defend your loved ones.

For more information regarding security film, please contact us!

 

What Are the Best Window Films for Privacy in Denver?

February 11, 2020 in Privacy Window Film

In an age when almost every person you encounter has a camera, finding a private environment is more important than ever – and also a greater challenge than ever. Today, many homeowners struggle to find ways of enhancing their property’s privacy and security in an elegant, affordable way. Luckily, installing privacy window film can increase the security of your home while also providing a range of other benefits. In this post, we’ll discuss how privacy window film can improve your Denver home!

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How Much Does It Cost To Tint Home Windows?

January 24, 2020 in Aggrigate, Window Film Pricing

The pricing for window film is often given in averages. If you google the cost films, for instance, you will usually see something like “ average for the cost for residential window tinting was about $5 to $8 per square foot”. This makes it hard to get an idea of the price of a film that is right for your Denver home because a lot depends on what type of film you buy. To get a better idea of how much window film costs we have provided a cost range for the films homeowners use the most.

Window Tinting Prices for 2020

The phrases window tint or window film are pretty generic terms. Since window film is almost always bought for a specific purpose, and the price of film varies greatly from function to function. So a security film may cost $16 a solar film may only cost $10. Therefore it is important to price window film based on the film to fit your Denver home’s needs.  

The top 4 window films for homes:

  • Solar Control Window Film
  • Decorative Window Film
  • Privacy Film
  • Safety and Security Window Film

Since these films account for more than 75% of home window film, you will likely be installing one of these in your home.

Below is a price range for each:

Solar Control Window Film: Spectrally selective films are used to reduce heat, glare, and UV radiation in a home. The cost of this type of film usually ranges from $9-18 p/SF 

Decorative Window Films: Decorative and frosted films are great for adding custom decor or privacy to rooms. Decorative films range from $6-12 p/SF *Custom decorative film could increase the cost past this range.  

Privacy Window Tints: These tints keep people outside from seeing in your home and help with glare as well. The cost of a typical privacy tint is about $5-$15 p/SF **High-end reflective films and/or smart films could increase the cost well past this range

Safety and Security Window Film: These films help prevent robberies and gives your family peace of mind. This means glass windows and doors that are protected with film are more resistant to penetration. And correspondingly burglary. Security film ranges from $8-16 p/SF *Attachment systems cost an additional $2-5/LFT.

**All the window film costs above do not include the added cost for installation which typically ranges from $2-$5 p/SF.  

The Complexity of a Window Tint Project Can Affect The Price

The prices we listed are influenced by the size of the project, the difficulty of installation or added scope to the work. For instance, a door with a lot of French panes may require additional charges. Hard to reach windows may carry an extra charge too. If a client requires furniture to be moved blinds taken down, many window film companies will charge an additional fee. These are important things to know going into a project to avoid any surprises.

It is important to understand the cost of your window tinting job will vary from space to space, installer to installer and film to film. Therefore, the best way to get precise pricing on window tint for your Denver windows is to reach out to us here at Denver Home Window Tinting for a free, onsite estimate today!

Is All Window Film the Same?

January 8, 2020 in Aggrigate, Residential Window Film

Window film is still on the up and coming– it’s not necessarily common knowledge for most. When homeowners and business owners start looking into window film, they are often bombarded with an overwhelming section of window film products. So, is all window film the same? What should consumers be looking for? There are so many different applications, types, manufacturers, and benefits that customers will need to understand before finding the right product for their property. Here is a window film guide for beginners:

Window Film Guide for Denver Residential and Commercial Properties

  • Window film applications: Window film can be applied architecturally and on vehicles. The majority of window film has to be applied to windows or glass. However, there are exterior buildings wraps and surface films that can be applied to brick and other smooth, nonporous surfaces.
  • Window film material: Most window film is made from polyester but some manufacturers produce metalized films and ceramic films. The material of your film is important in regards to aesthetics and effectiveness– metalized films will have a reflective look.
  • Window film manufacturers: Each manufacturer has their own various product lines with different features and benefits. Working with a window film contractor can help you choose the best option for your property.
  • Window film benefits: Window film benefits can include energy conservation, privacy, decorative, UV protection, daylight redirecting, glare reduction, safety and security, and much more.

Work with Denver’s Window Film Guide Experts

Denver Home Window Tinting is proud the be the window film guide experts serving the Denver metro area. Window film can provide the benefits you need for a better functioning property. We’re happy to help you navigate all the different window film products available in today’s market.

For more information regarding our window film guide for Denver homes and businesses, please contact us!

What Is the Best Window Film for Privacy?

September 16, 2019 in Privacy Window Film

Everyone deserves to feel safe and secure in their home. That includes feeling like your space is private and all your own. But the way that neighborhoods are designed nowadays, that doesn’t always happen. Especially here in Denver, where it gets more and more crowded every year. It’s like your practically on top of your neighbors.

Curtains will block all the sunlight and your views of the outdoors. And after all, they’re really not that attractive anyway. At least, the view outside is much better than staring at a limp piece of fabric. Instead, a better solution is to install privacy window film for your Denver home.

Privacy window film can help protect your home from the peering eyes of neighbors and strangers without blocking your light or views. And the best part is, there’s lot of options to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites.

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Which Window Films Work Best To Keep Heat Out?

August 12, 2019 in Aggrigate, Energy Efficient Window Tinting

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!

Look Out Colorado! We’ve Been Named a 2019 Company to Watch

August 11, 2019 in Commercial Window Film

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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How to Get Started Installing Residential Bird Strike Window Film for Denver Homes

July 24, 2019 in Aggrigate, Residential Window Film

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!

Help Prevent Furniture Fading In Denver Homes with Residential Window Film

July 16, 2019 in Residential Window Film, UV Protection Tint

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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Elegant Ways to Add Privacy to Your Denver Home using Residential Decorative Window Film

June 11, 2019 in Residential Window Film

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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