Heat Control Window Film: Everything Denver Homeowners Need to Know

June 18, 2021 in Aggrigate, Energy Efficient Window Tinting, Residential Window Film

Summer is a beautiful time of year. But let’s face it, there’s one aspect of summer that’s not so great: the toll it takes on your home energy bill. In the U.S., the average family spends over $2,000 on utility costs each year. And a great deal of that expense is acquired during the summer, when HVAC units have to work harder and run longer than usual.  Continue reading »

How Security Films Make Your Home Safer in More Ways Than One!

June 3, 2021 in Aggrigate, Safety And Security Window Film

The last year and a half people have been spending a whole lot of time at home during the pandemic. Sadly, crime has risen too.  Denver is a relatively safe city, but like many across the country has seen an increase in property crimes.  Breaking and entering has become commonplace in neighborhoods from Washington Park to Park Hill and Littleton to Lone Tree.  This has people in the Denver area looking to shore up their home security.  For many homes, this means fortifying the glass on their windows and doors. This is the way most burglars gain entry.  If you too are looking for a home security solution that will keep people out, security window film is a good place to start. It comes with other benefits too!

Safety Benefits or Security Window Film

While security film is designed to protect against people breaking your windows and getting in, it also offers quite a few other protections.

UV Protection With Security Window Film:  The high-altitude sun is stronger than other places and here in Denver we get a ton.  This means people here in Denver, even in their homes, see a lot of sun exposure. While security film is made to block out crime–it also blocks out UV rays–99.9%.   This helps you and your family stay safer from certain types of eye and skin disease and your furnishings are safe from fading. 

Protection From Accidents with Security Film:  Security window film works because glass stays adhered in tiny fragments to the glass after being struck by a  high-velocity blow.  This not only keeps unwanted intruders out but keeps the glass in place should someone in your home slip and fall into it.  Rather than giving way and breaking into large deadly shards, tiny pieces will stay together as a sheet in the glass features frame. 

Protection From Natural Disasters:   Here in Denver we see a lot of high wind storms and hail as well as the occasional tornado.  These types of weather events cause massive damage to homes and businesses. Typically the biggest threat to people and property is flying objects hitting glass and causing it to explode.  When you have safety glass on your windows, this does not happen. The glass will break but stay safely adhered to film where it cannot hurt anyone or damage anything.  

For more information on security window film to keep your home safe in more ways than one–contact us at Denver Home Window Tinting today

What Causes Wood Floors To Fade?

May 23, 2021 in Aggrigate, UV Protection Tint

As far as design is concerned, hardwood floors can make or break the aesthetic of your Denver home. When they look good, everything else in your house looks good. And who among us doesn’t want a gorgeous home. This is why most people fret over the care of their lovely hardwood and one of the biggest fears is fading or sun bleaching. Truth be told, there is no way to completely stop floors from fading and/or darkening over time due to sun exposure. However, you can slow down the process to a point you may not even notice it during your tenure in your Denver home. Read some tips to stop hardwood floors from fading below. 

The Science Behind Hardwood Floors Fading

Wood is very photosensitive–even more so than many materials. This means it reacts and deteriorates under the rays of the sun. Just like your skin gets darker in the sun, so too do UV rays break down wood on a cellular level. Different woods react differently and some can withstand more UV exposure than others. So what species of wood you have will dictate its reaction. Cherry wood floors start out a light to mid-range salmon and will turn a deep umber whereas walnut floors will get lighter. Regular glass windows will block about one-quarter of the UV rays that will fade floors. As mentioned, nothing will completely stop your floor from fading. However, the tips below should help slow the process of your Denver floors fading and even it out.  

Best Steps to Take to Keep Hardwood Floors From Fading

Now that you know you can’t stop your floors from fading, here are some tips to help you make sure they fade very slowly. You can use all or some of these depending on your desired result. 

Move rugs and furniture

It is critical to rearrange your furnishings from time to time to expose different areas of the wood to the sun. Rugs are especially important to rotate around the room. This will expose the entire floor to the sun over time to even out fading.

Buy Window Coverings

Drapes, curtains, shutters, or blinds offer limited protection against UV rays detrimental to wood–but when combined with other methods are a great way to slow hardwood floor fading. 

Have UV Inhibiting Finishes Applied to the Wood

There are no wood finishes that will totally stop fading (although many claim to). But some products on the market can slow down the fading process in your Denver home. Look for high-end water-based systems. These finishes reduce ambering and fading and are also really durable.

UV Blocking Window Films

As we know from the experience in our line of work–the most effective way to reduce fading of hardwood floors and furnishings is UV blocking window tint. It keeps the harmful rays from penetrating through glass, so it is both a way to even out the fading process and slow it way down. Window films are engineered to block 99.9% of harmful rays coming into your home and are relatively inexpensive. Since we all know how expensive hardwood floors cost to install and/or refinish–window tinting is surely worth a fraction of that to keep them looking lovely!

To learn more about a window film option to stop hardwood floors and furnishings from fading, reach out to us today for information on UV blocking window film for your Denver home and pricing!

UV & Glare-Reducing Window Film for Your Denver Home

May 12, 2021 in Aggrigate, UV Protection Tint

Making your home as comfortable and productive as possible can help set you up for success in everything you do. Whether you’re working from home or trying to find ways of making your home a better place to live, there are numerous solutions available. When it comes to a multi-purpose solution of keeping your floors, furniture, and expensive valuables protected, you’ll need to think about UV protection. A great option for defending against UV radiation is UV blocking window film. This highly versatile product also has glare reduction capabilities for optimal home comfort and productivity. UV and glare-reducing window film offer a great investment for any Denver home.

The Benefits of UV and Glare-Reducing Window Film for Your Denver Home

UV protection is a must for any Colorado property. By blocking out 99+% of UVA and UVB rays while rejecting solar heat gain, UV blocking window film offers an effective way to keep your furniture, flooring, and valuables in the best condition possible. Effectively protect your possessions from fading, discoloration, and more. UV protection is also important for your loved ones– overexposure to UV radiation can increase your risk of skin cancer, immune system suppression, cataracts, and more. The glare-reduction properties are ideal since you don’t need to sacrifice natural sunlight. Glare reduction makes screen-viewing activities a lot more comfortable, helping reduce headaches, eye fatigue, squinting, and more. This can help boost home productivity and comfort while defending against harmful UV rays.

Work With Denver’s Leading UV and Glare-Reducing Window Film Expert

Denver Home Window Tinting is honored to be the leading UV and glare-reducing window film expert serving the state of Colorado. Our team is happy to help you find the right investment for saving money and creating a better, functional space within your home. For more information regarding UV and glare-reducing window film, please contact us!

How Window Film Can Protect Your Hardwood Floors, Window Coverings & Artwork

May 6, 2021 in Aggrigate, UV Protection Tint

Beautiful decorations and finishes can make all the difference in a room. Even the most basic of spaces can go from totally drab to mind-blowingly fantastic with just a little bit of TLC. But unless you take measures to protect your interior from the sun, all of the money you spend on décor is going to be totally wasted. That’s why we always recommend window film for homes in the Denver area. Continue reading »

Is Window Film Durable?

January 13, 2021 in Aggrigate, Residential Window Film

One of the most frequent questions we get here at Denver Home Window Tinting is about the life of window tinting–how long it will stay on windows. This information is important for those who want to accurately calculate the potential ROI. As it stands–window film is a very durable product. One that will likely last 10 years or more depending on some factors that influence the duration of window film on windows.

Factors That Influence the Life of Window Film

  1. The Location of the Film: Window film is great to curb intense sun exposure–for years. But it is important to understand that in high altitude areas, like Denver, or on windows that get a lot of sun (those that face south or west) window film will wear down faster. These windows will need window tinting replacement before others. But remember–the windows that need film are the exact ones that are earning you the most ROI through energy savings. 
  2. The Quality of the Film: When it comes to solar films, polyester films are affordable and work relatively well in residential applications. However, they are not nearly as resistant to damage from scratches as more expensive films–therefore won’t last as long. Ceramic window films are more expensive and therefore more durable. The fact of the matter is nearly every window film at a higher price point will be of better quality. Most likely, the more you spend per foot–the longer lifespan and/or warranty.
  3.  The Skill of the Installer: You could try to DIY your window tinting on your Denver home windows. But be warned– it will probably mean a shorter lifespan and a lot of work for you. You will likely get some bubbling too. More importantly, this process nulls the warranty too. In the long run, doing it yourself ends up with expensive consequences. By hiring a professional (one that is approved by the window film brand manufacturer) you ensure the correct adhesion and a flawless look. Also, you will likely get two warranties–installer and manufacturer.

For more information on window films and their warranties–contact us today.

3 Reasons to Install Privacy Window Tinting In Denver Homes

January 6, 2021 in Aggrigate, Privacy Window Film

When it comes to keeping your home comfortable and productive, you’ll need to ensure all of your essential property needs are being met. With more of us spending time at home, it can be easy to notice privacy concerns that you weren’t aware of before. Privacy concerns can compromise your residence’s comfort, safety, and productivity. In order to address this, an effective solution is in order. When it comes to privacy solutions, the leading recommendation is privacy window tinting. Here are the benefits of privacy window tinting for Denver homes.

The Benefits of Privacy Window Tinting for Your Denver Home

  1. Maintain natural sunlight and customize lighting needs: Unlike other privacy solutions, privacy window tinting can help maintain natural sunlight. Homeowners can decide on what level of natural light transmissions is best for their property. This provides a highly customizable solution that won’t completely block out natural light, keeping your home bright and welcoming.
  2. Effective solution for improving privacy: Privacy window tinting provides a highly effective way to block unwanted views into your property. By obstructing unwanted views while keeping the view from inside out optically clear, property owners can enjoy true privacy. Make sure unwanted views into your home are addressed with window film.
  3. Transform the look of your building: Privacy window films are available in a wide variety of finishes, hues, colors, and reflective properties. This provides the opportunity to transform your building’s exterior. Whether you’d like a more subtle look or a highly reflective aesthetic, you can decide on your home’s appearance.

Work With Denver’s Leading Privacy Window Tinting Contractor

Denver Home Window Tinting is honored to be the leading privacy window tinting contractor serving the state of Colorado. Our team is happy to help you improve the comfort, safety, and privacy of your home. For more information, please contact us!

Does Energy Efficient Window Film Save Denver Homes Money?

December 17, 2020 in Aggrigate, Energy Efficient Window Tinting

One question we get a lot from Denver homeowners is–does window tint really save me money? The answer is–in our experience and that of all of our customers–yes. There are also many studies showing that window film puts money back in people’s pockets each year– and as little as three years. Not only does window film save you money, but there are also three ways it does so. In order to better understand all the ways window film will help your Denver home be more efficient and save you money.

The three ways energy-efficient window film saves homeowners money

  1. Energy Efficient Window Film Saves Homeowners on Heating and Cooling Bills: Owning a home is costly. As any homeowner knows, there is always something that needs to be updated that will cost money. So, saving on utility bills saves you money for other repairs and improvements. Energy-efficient window film which drastically reduces solar heat gain– lower cooling bills. It also increases insulation– lowering heating bills. In fact, it could save you up to 15% on your utility bills each year and also qualify you for tax rebates. Best of all, it has a quick ROI–paying for itself in as little as three years!
  2. Energy Efficient Window Films Saves Homeowners on HVAC Repairs: Repairs to heating and cooling systems are incredibly expensive. So not putting too much strain on your HVAC systems is a good idea. When heated and cooled air escapes out untreated windows it causes these systems to work harder. When heating and cooling systems are overworked, they simply break down faster. This means more frequent and costly repairs. When you have energy-efficient window film installed, it also reduces the load on your HVAC system–saving you on these repairs. 
  3. Energy Efficient Window Film Saves Homeowners on Lighting Bills: Most energy-efficient window films are designed to save you money by insulating or reducing solar heat gain. There are, however, window films engineered to manipulate sunlight too. These films, called daylight redirecting films, Have the added benefit of cutting back on lighting costs. This reduces the need for light inside your building by sending sunlight deeper inside your structure. This saves you even more money in lighting bills.

 Here at Denver Home Window Tinting, we carry numerous energy-efficient films from those that cut back on glare to those that read direct sunlight further into your Denver home. Contact us to schedule a free on-site estimate for your home and start saving today!