Privacy is an important priority for many people, especially in today’s world where spying has increasingly become a common practice. There are many ways to ensure you maintain your right to privacy, but one such way is by installing privacy window film for your residential or commercial building. This type of film is typically both affordable (cheaper than curtains) and convenient. Privacy window film can be easily affixed to the inside of glass windows to obscure their transparency, while still letting natural light enter your home.
Privacy window film can also usually be reused. It is aesthetically pleasing, and it is completely customizable. You can add different colors or patterns to it, depending on your taste.
What Are the Benefits of Privacy Film?
Privacy: The thin layer that constitutes this type of film effectively makes an area private without getting rid of the light. Doors or windows made of clear glass that face the street will typically be best protected with black window film. Other doors and rooms can have frosted white film, which both protects the glass and obscures the view from outside.
Reduced Glare: One of the main advantages of privacy window film is that it significantly reduces glare from the sun. Sunlight and heat can often make working (especially on a computer screen), watching TV, or sleeping quite difficult without closing blinds or drawing down curtains, especially during the warm weather months. Utilizing black and white window tint privacy film can help you avoid straining your eyes due to sunlight that streams through and can keep your room cooler during the day.
Protects Against UV Rays: The sun’s ultraviolet rays have long proved to be damaging to both human skin and furnishings inside a building, such as rugs, paintings, photographs, and furniture, which can fade. However, most privacy window films can reduce the sun’s UV rays by up to 99%.
Decorative appearance: Privacy film can also be visually pleasing to anyone who enters your home or commercial property. It gives a fresh appeal to old glass tabletops and kitchen cabinet doors; it can conceal clutter, and provide privacy in bathrooms and showers. Certain types of privacy film can even make your windows look elegant at a very low cost ($10 or less per square foot).
Increase energy savings: When windows are given a high-quality tint, they can lead to lower heat and air conditioning bills. Heat will be conserved during the winter and expelled throughout the summer, thus allowing your HVAC systems to rest. This step can help to cut your electricity and fuel costs, while giving you greater comfort in your home or office building.
Reduce damages during window breaks: The window panes of many types of buildings — homes, schools, storefronts, etc. — can often be at risk of shattering for a variety of reasons. These reasons can include diverse causes such as an errant ball or rock, a burglar, bullets from an active shooter, or high winds that accompany a storm or other natural disaster. Window tinting provides an additional layer of protection against these types of damages. High-quality film will make your windows about as tough to break as a car windshield. For example, if a baseball hits a car windshield it will crack, not shatter. The same is true for a window with high-quality film applied to it. Although window film is not bulletproof, it can significantly slow down a shooter and prevent glass shards from spraying in all directions and injuring anybody located within close range of the windows.
Seeking More Information About Privacy Window Film
Speak to the experienced professionals at Atlantic Sun Control in Manassas, Virginia, to learn more about how your property can benefit from having privacy film installed on its windows.
The two different types of privacy film ASC offers are frosted film and electric privacy glass film. The latter type — which is also called “switchable glass” — comes with adjustable opacity. It utilizes electro-chromatic technology to waver between an opaque and transparent color by changing voltage. This type of film, like frosted film, will allow sunlight to shine through.
Meanwhile, frosted film is ideal for bathrooms, shower screens, offices, kitchens and conference rooms.
ASC has been named Vista’s #1 volume dealer in the county for many years and services both residential and commercial customers located within a 75-mile radius of the Washington, D.C., metro area, including most of Maryland and Virginia.
Chris Baccus and Brien Looney founded ASC in a basement in 1991 and have since been dedicated to providing top-quality window film installation services. They provide comprehensive and accurate quotes on-site and can provide expert recommendations on what types of window film to use based on the unique needs of your company and your building, while offering affordable rates for their services.
Call Atlantic Sun Control today for more information or to request an estimate. You’ll hardly get better rates in the DC metro area.