Top Choice of House Owners — Tinting Home Windows at Tinting Chicago
Windows are the eyes of our houses. And it’s totally up to us how we see the outside world with their help: openly and transparently or with an extra touch of privacy and style. Home window tinting services are one of the most popular for a reason: the application of different films protects your home from heat, glare, UV rays, and unwanted attention from the outside, but can also transform the design, and add unique properties to the living spaces. Want to know more? Call us at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493 to speak to our 24/7 customer service.
7 benefits of residential window tinting
Home window tinting has many benefits. But to fully enjoy them, the professional installation is highly recommended, as it comes with solid guarantees both for the quality of the job and materials. Tinting Chicago has been on the market for over 12 years. We work only with the best brands that manufacture the best films. But let’s see how exactly will you benefit from the home window tinting.
1. Enhanced privacy
One of the key reasons to go for home window tinting is to add an extra layer of privacy to your living spaces. The right kind of tint will prevent strangers from sneak-peeking into your house. For that extra privacy, we recommend you choose the 3M Night Vision series, Suntek Dual Reflective DS, or SunTek Symphony DS series. However, tinting can accomplish a lot more than just privacy protection.
2. Reduced exposure to sunlight
Solar rays aren’t just harmful to our health, they can also damage the interior of our house. Faded furnishings, reduced lifespan of electronic devices, and other valuables… We can prevent all of that with the help of home window tinting, still effectively controlling the amount of natural light in your home. For the creation of a really cool and sunlight-protected atmosphere, we recommend installing the 3M Sun Control Neutral series and SunTek Infinity DS series.
3. UV protection and heat control
UV rays aren’t just unpleasant, they can be very dangerous for our health. And if your house is hot too, the level of comfort is drastically reduced. To protect the well-being of your family, and to create a really cool and comfortable atmosphere in your home, choose home window tinting. The best films for this purpose are the 3M Ceramic or Suntek Ultra Vision DS series, they provide optimal solar heat and UV protection, and have an elegant, barely visible appearance.
4. Improved safety
In case your house window breaks, shattered glass is not only hard to collect but is super dangerous for pets, kids, and everybody else. Window tint films with special protection properties reduce the risk of injury due to flying glass as the film helps to hold the broken glass together in the frame rather than it being shattered into pieces. The best choice for your house windows’ enhanced strengths, are the 3M or SunTek Safety series films.
5. Creation of a unique atmosphere
Tinted windows with mirrored, colored, or decorative effects can give your home a unique, stylish look — both from the inside and outside. For example, sunlight shining through high-quality tint can fill space with beautiful golden light. We offer a wide choice of colored decorative window films, choose the one that suits the style of your home the most. Need something more interesting? Go for a tint with a stained-glass effect, choose frosted, or decorative window film!
6. Increased energy efficiency
Home window tinting helps to keep your interior spaces cool in summer, reducing the need for air conditioning. And during winter, they act as an insulating layer, keeping the warmth inside. By choosing this simple and affordable service, you can significantly reduce your energy bills. These properties make residential window film one of the most effective green energy-saving technologies for your home.
7. Reduction of glare
Don’t you hate it when you are trying to work or watch TV but are distracted by the reflections on your monitor or a TV screen? The good news is that window film provides a way to prevent unwanted glare, reducing the annoying effects of bright light. One of the best solutions for glare reduction is the 3M Sun Control Neutral series and SunTek Infinity DS series.
2 interesting tips from our installers
- If you have a room with north-facing windows that tends to be a bit dark in the daytime, applying darker shades of tint can make the space a bit gloomy. To avoid this, it is better to choose light or warm shades
- Have a window that opens a view to the unwanted bit of the neighbors’ house? Just apply a frosted film to it, and it will fade the view!
Types of home window tinting films
Sun control window films
This type of tint is designed to protect your home from overheating and reduce the intensity of the natural light coming through the windows. One of the top choices of Chicago homeowners is the 3M Sun Control Window Film Ceramic Series which rejects up to 80% of the sun’s heat.
Mirror window films
Mirror window films have a polymer coating that can imitate a regular, or bronze mirror. Another type — are the reflective mirror tints with a glossy effect. Many of them come with heat, UV, and glare protective properties.
There are also different types of mirror films:
- Reflective — have a mirror surface and make the interior darker
- Athermal — infrared solar heat films that block ultraviolet light but don’t make the interior darker
- Multifunctional — prevent overheating in summer and help to retain heat in winter
At night, when lights are turned on inside, mirror coatings lose their effectiveness and become transparent from the outside. This is something to consider if you are choosing window tinting for the first floors.
Security window films
Any adhesive polymer coating will make the window more impact-resistant. The specially designed protective film can even withstand the effects of natural disasters or be bulletproof. To ensure a higher level of security, these window films are typically made from a multilayer polyester at least 110 microns thick. For example, the 3M Safety & Security Window Film series helps protect people from flying glass shards, one of the most common causes of blast-related injuries and fatalities.
Decorative window films
Decorative tinting film is installed on windows to transform the look of your home. They are typically made from dyed polyester which reduces the amount of visible light transmitted through the glass. When choosing a color, keep in mind that decorative films have different degrees of transparency. Tinting Chicago decorative films bestseller is SOLYX window films.
The future of home window tinting
One major trend in the market for window tint film is to strive for multifunctionality. More and more films are designed to serve a number of functions and it is likely that in the future, most window tints will be engineered not only for sun control and home improvement but also to be bulletproof and highly energy-efficient.
Tinting Chicago guarantees a professional installation and offers a solid warranty on all home window tinting services.
Asked Questions See more
Yes. Home window tinting has a lot of benefits: it reduces energy costs, protects the interior from heat, ultraviolet rays, infrared radiation, as well as provides security and an extra layer of privacy. Call us for a consultation or a free onsite-estimate: we will offer an optimal solution for your home.
Some of our customers worry that houseplants may suffer from the lack of light if placed in rooms with tinted windows. Indeed, sun-loving southern species may want a bit more sunlight. But most houseplants soon adapt to the new light conditions.
The average price for home window tinting at Tinting Chicago is $6-7 per sq. ft for regular kinds of window tint. For UV protection and solar films — $7-8 / 1 sq. ft, for security types — $8-9 per sq. ft. The final price depends on the shape and size of the windows, but you can get a free estimate right now, just give us a call. Our phone numbers are 773-455-0467, 312-212-0493, and 773-714-8100, feel free to ask any questions.