Why Install Solar Window Film? Tinting Chicago Expert Explains

Solar window film is the only one on the market, specially designated to reduce the damage caused by exposure to sunlight. If your goal is safer home with no UV rays, heat and glare — than the installation of this kind of window tint is your primary choice.

It is a reasonable and affordable window upgrade: being applied to its surface, it reduces the exposure to UV rays up to 99%. At the same time, it is transparent on the window glass, therefore, does not interfere with the visible light transmission. Besides that, it has a slight mirror surface from the inside providing your home more privacy.

Here at Tinting Chicago we offer our customers a wide choice of the best solar window films on the market. Give us a call today at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493 and make your installation appointment!

Where to apply sun reflective window film in your home?

  • All living spaces facing South
  • Living room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
  • Baby and children’s rooms
  • Home office
  • Bathrooms
  • Outdoor spaces — patios, balconies, verandas, gazebos
  • Home spa and relaxation areas.

How does solar control film work?

Solar energy travels to the Earth in the form of visible light, UV radiation, and infrared heat. Each of them is dangerous in its own way. The properties of solar films allow them to absorb and reflect them, creating an invisible shield that protects your home from sun exposure.

It is important to choose high-quality window treatments that really do their job — otherwise, your sun exposure security would be compromised. Top manufacturers have the best solar gain heat coefficient (SGHC). Go for the highest numbers available. A little bit more about that — in the next paragraph.

Solar window film application: important numbers

The application of solar control films brings comfort to your home, protects your family, and reduces energy costs because you use air conditioning less. There are many films of this kind on the market — give us a call today at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493 to know which one suits your home the best.

Here at Tinting Chicago we only work with the top industry manufacturers who guarantee the high quality and heat resistant properties of their films. For the mid-range price tag, we recommend applying SOLYX and Suntek solar window film, for premium budgets — world-famous 3M. All of them offer proper solar control — 99% rejection of UV rays, up to 80% rejection of infrared light, and up to 59% rejection of heat.

7 benefits of solar film window treatment

  1. Significant reduction (99%) of exposure to UV rays (as well as the risk of skin cancer)
  2. Significant reduction of solar heat in your house (up to 59%)
  3. Significant glare reduction (no interference with kids’ games, work, or watching telly during the day)
  4. Works both in hot and cold climates (UV and radiation are similarly dangerous)
  5. Helps to save money on energy bills (less need for air conditioning)
  6. Harmonious indoor lighting (doesn’t darken the windows)
  7. Creates an extra layer of privacy in your house (having a mirror surface from the inside)

Frequently Asked Questions

Is solar window film effective?

Yes, it is super effective. A high-quality solar control film will secure you a 99% reduction of UV exposure, 80% of radiation blockage, and up to 59% less heat coming through your windows. Impressed with these numbers? Give us a call at Tinting Chicago at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493 for a free estimate today!

How much does solar window film cost?

The total cost of installation of sun reflective window film will totally depend on the amount of work. But the films that we use at Tinting Chicago come at the $5-10 / sq. ft price range.

Can solar film be removed from windows?

Sure! But it is highly recommended to ask for professional help for performing this job. Old film removal without special tools, equipment, and chemical solutions can lead to window damage. Choose a trustworthy tinting company in your area and invite their specialists!

How long does solar film last?

All high-quality solar films that we work with have a 10-year guarantee against fading, bubbling, and other time-related damage. Tinting Chicago specialists also provide a 10-year warranty on all the application jobs.


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