Window Tinting Levels That Will Work For Your Salt Lake City Office Or Home
Most of the time when people come to us for window tinting, the reason they came is almost always to block out excessive light and glare. That makes sense since we are here in Salt Lake City where the sun is very bright. However, in order to get the most out of window tinting, it is important to consider other factors that you may want to address.
In order to choose the very best window tint for your Salt Lake City home or office you definitely want to talk to us about:
- The Level of privacy you want
- The amount of light you want to let in
- How much glare you get and which way your windows face (i.e. south, north, west, east)
- Whether temperature control is an issue
Window Tinting In Salt Lake City For Privacy
If privacy is something you need more of in your Salt Lake City home or business– you are not alone! And, in these cases, you likely want a lower tint percentage on your window tinting. Window films with a lower percentage of light transmission (40% and below) are darker and hence they let in very little light– obscuring the view from those looking in If these tints are too dark for you consider a textured tint which will increase the percentage of light you let in but still block people from seeing in.
Window Tinting In Salt Lake City To Control Light Levels
In commercial spaces like stores, event centers, and even restaurants, where you want people to be able to see into your establishment–sun control window film with a 50%-70% level is great. It keeps the sun at bay while still allowing for some visibility of merchandise and interiors. It also is perfect for home– allowing you to see outside clearly day or night because of the low reflectivity but still with a higher level of opacity.
Glare Reducing Window Tinting For Salt Lake City
Glare isn’t just pesky–it can outright stop your ability to work or use some rooms at certain times of the day. Furthermore, computer screens and TV screens simply cannot be seen with glare on them. In these cases, sun control window tints are fantastic because they reduce glare but still let filtered natural light through plus–they keep screens clear as day. These films are typically around 50%-80% tint level.
Window Tinting To Control Temperatures
For temperature control, you don’t need much of a tint level. So, when looking to control the actual heat of the sun or loss of cold air in your Salt Lake City home or office, heat control window films are the way to go. The best part about these films is they are nearly invisible–a level of clarity around 80%-90%. They work by keeping heat and cold in and/or by reducing solar heat gain. Talk to us here at Salt Lake Window Tinting to find the right temperature control tint for your situation.
Window tinting will do so much for your SLC home or office and add to the quality of your life. Contact us today for more information and pricing on home or commercial window tinting!
About The Author: Mike Kinsey
Mike Kinsey is the head of operations for Salt Lake Window Tinting, one of the largest and most highly regarded window film companies in Utah. For the past decade, Mike has been using his extensive product knowledge, construction experience, and project management abilities to recommend window film solutions that help property owners achieve their architectural goals. From helping customers fight climbing energy costs to implementing effective security and branding solutions, Mike does it all. He oversees every project from start to finish and is the main point of contact for customers. Mike is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education and is well-versed in the nuances of both commercial and residential installs.
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