In commercial buildings, large windows are commonly used. In fact, more often than not, large windows are often desired to provide natural light as well as to show off their goods and trade, retail centers, office buildings and more. These large windows don’t just let in plenty of sunlight but heat as well, unfortunately. Through transparent windows, security is reduced and can encourage thievery. Today, we at M & M Glass would share how commercial buildings can still use large windows while benefiting from window tinting.
Tinting Windows Make Room Cooler
Since translucent windows create glares, hot spots can make chairs and desks hot to the touch. The area from large translucent windows become uncomfortable for employees, clients and guests. Through window tinting, it provides a better working environment and helps make open areas near windows more comfortable to be in. Window tints come in different percentages with the lower percentages being darker. With 45% being a lighter tint at 5%, the tint is almost black. Depending on the needs of the building, the tint can range in darkness which helps add more comfort to the building’s interior.
Window Tinting Enhances Appearance
There are benefits that come with tinted windows. It helps save on energy, makes the building more comfortable with no ongoing cost, and increases security. Window tints can also help increase the building’s appearance. There are a large number of tint styles, creating an interesting look for the building. A reflective blue tint creates a glittery diamond affect to increase the building’s image.
Tinting Windows Saves Energy
A lot of sunlight and heat come through windows as mentioned. Where the sunlight provides natural light during the day, it can increase the heat inside the building. It increases the demand for longer working air conditioning systems as a result. One of the many benefits to window tinting is that its tint can help block 85% of the sun’s heat. The tint still allows light to shine through and provides natural light within the building. With window tinting, the building can still benefit from natural light and help reduce the heat inside the building. This reduces the power needs of the facility in return.
Interior Damage is Reduced with Window Tinting
There are a number of interior features can be damaged by the UV rays from the sun. Adhesives will break down under the heat as carpet and other material can become bleached out or faded and products damaged by the sun rays. Some window tints can have a reflective surface, however, to help bounce the sun’s UV rays away from the inside of the building and prevent minor and/or expensive damages.
Window Tint is Best for Privacy
Where windows help to self-advertise products, they can pose a major security threat. As you can still see through a tinted window since windows help to self-advertise products, there are security grade tints that help reduce the UV rays from the sun and prevent glass from shattering. Tinting film can help hold glass together when it is broken which keeps burglars and thieves out of the building.