You’ve tried everything you can think of to cut back on your home energy costs – turning off the lights, installing energy efficient appliances, programming your thermostat – but none of it has made a real difference. Now you’re ready to take the next step and invest in window film for your Fort Worth home… at least, almost. There’s just one small concern that’s stopping you – won’t window film darken your windows?
Lots of homeowners have this same concern when they’re looking into window film for the first time. But there’s actually no need to worry. Below, our experts have discussed the matter in detail.
Will Window Film Make My Windows Dark?
Contrary to popular belief, not all window films are tinted, nor will they make your windows dark. People often have this misconception because they think that residential window films are the same as the tint on their car windshield. In fact, the two are quite different.
Modern architectural films no longer rely on dark dyes and tint to work their magic. Instead, they use more advanced engineering like spectrally selective technology, low-e coatings, and nanoceramic particles. These films are able to reflect heat without reducing indoor brightness or altering window clarity.
Clear Vs. Tinted or Neutral Window Films
Some window films do have a slight tint or neutral color. But this is usually just for stylistic reasons. Neutral tones can be earthy and soothing. They’re a popular choice for luxury homes and high-end establishments. Chances are, even if you opt for a “tinted” film, it still won’t make your windows dark. But if you’re really worried about it, you can always go the route of installing a clear energy efficient window film.
Clear Energy Efficient Window Film Options
Here are some great “clear” energy efficient window films that we highly recommend for homes in the Fort Worth area:
- Drywired Liquid Nanotint
- 3M Sun Control Window Film, Prestige Series
- LLumar Specialty Window Film
- Huper Optik Select Series
- Solar Gard Panorama CX
- Vista Spectrally Selective Window Film
Find the Perfect Option for your Home
Call our office today to begin exploring window film options for your Fort Worth home.