Buying a window film is not easy, especially if you can not judge which window film you should buy. Here are a few key terms that will help you:
- The absorbance a window film has is the amount of solar light and heat the window film can absorb or retain, preventing it from entering your home.
- A decorative window film comes in different colors, designs, and styles and can heavily reduce UV rays’ effect upon you.
- Dual Reflective Films are very famous as one-way mirror films. If you want to protect your privacy, this is what you are looking for.
- UV rays can cause you harm. Ultraviolet rays are responsible for the fading color of your furniture.
- Glare Reduction is the light that the window film rejects. It is because of glare reduction that the intensity of sunlight is reduced. Therefore you can get a better view from standing in front of your window.
- A Security Window Film may be more expensive than your average window film, but it adds an extra layer of security to your house from break-ins and thefts.
- Visible Light Transmission is the opposite of glare reduction; it is the light that can penetrate the window and enter your room.
- The thickness of the window film is measured in Mils. A thousand Mils is the equivalent of an inch.
- The U-Value is how effectively heat was able to penetrate the window film.
If you are going to hire a window film contractor, make sure that they have enough knowledge, or you can also refer to the points mentioned above. Make sure you discuss all the details with them and set the window film correctly. If you plan to go shopping for a window film, check the essential information and make sure that the window film you buy is best suited for your needs. And if you think you cannot manage it all, give us a call at 281-351-4363, and our experts from Sun Masters Window Tinting will visit you for a quick discussion.