Home Window Tint: How Dark Should You Go?
Home window tint provides a lot of benefits like reducing glare, blocking UV rays, preventing furniture from fading, improving aesthetics and maintaining a comfortable temperature in the house. For this it is imperative to use a window tint with appropriate darkness.
How dark should the tint be?
This depends primarily on the type of the glass used in the window, on the amount of reflectivity desired and the reason for applying the window tint.
For More Privacy
A reflective film tends to have a higher degree of darkness. Therefore, these films are used generally to reduce the glare and provide more privacy. Increasing the level of darkness will proportionately block the natural sunlight inside the house, making it gloomy.
For Natural Views
Invisible window films are available nowadays that offer natural views through the window while reducing the sun's heat at the same time. But the level of privacy has to be compromised.
If safety is the main concern, then go in for security films that offer shatter resistance. These prove to be very useful in case of expensive furniture, paintings and other costly items.
Therefore, depending on the need one can go in for the darkness level on the window film. A sample tint is usually available with most window tinting shops which can give a clear idea about the degree of darkness desired.