As we move into summer, many homeowners are starting to look for options for reducing the heat load in their homes. The logical choice for consumers is often installing blinds, shades or curtains. That makes sense, but what you may not realize is that those options are simply not enough.

When the sun hits the outside pane of glass, the glass heats up and transfers energy into your home. This energy is in the form of solar heat, visible light and UVA and UVB rays. These three components enter your home and increase the interior temperature and are responsible for fading your window treatments, flooring, furniture and artwork. The direct sunlight can also result in skin cancer.

Installing quality solar control window film to the windows in your home will not only improve the comfort of your home and reduce fading, but it will also provide some relief to homeowner’s energy bills and help reduce your carbon footprint.

Many homeowners question whether residential window film can really reduce heat. The short answer to this question is yes. Just like automotive window tinting, applying tint to the windows in your home will help keep your home cooler in the summer and lower your energy bills.

Heating and cooling your home make up for approximately 48% of the average residential energy bill. Think of your windows as “holes in the house”. Investing in quality window tint is a budget friendly way to help keep the heat out of your home. Perhaps you have certain rooms that are hotter than others, depending on the time of the year or you may have areas that you enjoy getting bathed in sunlight.

Window film is highly customizable, meaning you don’t have to use the same film throughout your home. At A Solar Solution Window Tinting & Films of Denver (ASSI), we specialize in “custom fitting” our window films to accommodate your individual needs throughout your home.

We carry only the finest window film products available from the world’s top manufacturers, including LLumar, Vista, Huper Optik, CoolVu and Heat Shield. Call A Solar Solution Window Tinting & Films of Denver (ASSI) today at 303-567-2834 for more information on how we can help you manage your heat build-up and energy bills.