At first, the idea of tinting the windows in your living room might sound pretty strange. You want all of the sunshine to stream in, right? Why would you block it with tints? Well, as it turns out, there are some benefits to having your living room windows tinted. Tints are not for everyone, but if the benefits below are ones that you find appealing, then you might want to think about getting residential tints.
1. Tints protect you from UV exposure.
Most modern window tints — especially the ones that are used in homes — are designed to block UV rays. As you probably know, UV rays are the component of sunshine that increases your risk of skin cancer. If you put window tints on your living room windows, you can bask in the remaining sunshine without worrying that you'll get sunburn, or increase your risk of skin cancer and premature aging. (You can choose light window tints that block just the UV and a portion of the other rays so there is still some sunshine coming in!)
2. Tints protect your furniture from UV exposure.
UV exposure won't give your couch cancer, but it will bleach out its color. Maybe you've seen sofas and other furniture that has been bleached by sunshine before; the color gets blotchy, uneven, and washed out. There's really no way to fix it. Window tints that block UV rays will keep your living room furniture from getting sun bleached. This allows you to invest in nicer furniture without worrying it will be ruined, and it will keep you from having to replace the furniture so soon.
3. Tints protect against glare on the TV screen.
If you're like most people, you have a television in your living room. Too much sunshine streaming in can make it tough to see what's on the screen clearly. A window tint that blocks a portion of the sunshine will prevent this glare on your screen. You can watch movies and TV in the daytime without squinting, and you'll also be able to work on your laptop and see your phone screen in your living room without similar problems.
Tinting your living room windows has more benefits than you might have realized. You can choose a tint that's not overly dark and that blocks UV rays and experience the benefits above as a result. Get a few quotes from window tinting services, and go from there.