Window films and window tinting are not identical products. The primary difference is that window films are generally transparent, and window tint products come in shades of color.
The main function of window films is to conserve energy and block UV radiation, which can fade furniture, rugs, and flooring. Window tints block significant amounts of light from entering the room from outdoors, and their color can add to the appearance of the building.
Businesses are more likely to use window tinting than private homes, but some homeowners utilize window tints in areas where they want extra privacy or a splash of color.
Window tint materials come in endless shades from peach to Kelly green to terracotta and deep frost. Any colored material applied to a windowpane will block some or all light from outside, and the color will be visible on both sides of the glass.
Window film is popular with homeowners. Most brands are transparent film which blocks significant amounts of UV radiation while blocking little visible light transmission.
Clear window films also reduce glare inside and can save significant money on heating and cooling costs.
Installing Window Film and Window Tinting
Correctly installing window films and tinting products can be a challenge. These products have a strong adhesive material on one side, which can easily stick to any surface it contacts.
Unrolling and applying a sheet to a window without any unsightly wrinkles or gaps is not an easy job for the average homeowner, and a few special tools are required to do the job.