Privacy window films are a popular option for Salt Lake City homes because they allow occupants to achieve privacy without blocking light. On top of this, they’re relatively affordable and, in most instances, can be installed quickly in a couple of hours. One of the most common questions we get about privacy window films is, do they work at night time? 

While this may seem like a simple question, the answer is actually more complex than you may realize. Below, we’ve discussed the matter in detail.


Understanding the Different Types of Privacy Window Film

Before we go any further, it’s important that you understand that there are different types of privacy window films. Perhaps the most popular type is reflective window film, which creates a mirror effect of its surroundings. Instead of being able to see straight through the glass, onlookers are met with a mirror image of the surrounding landscape and buildings.

The second most popular type is decorative window film. These films use patterns, graphics, and texture to obscure views and create privacy. Next, you have tinted window films, which only provide partial privacy. Lastly, there’s matte and blackout films which use a solid color to achieve complete privacy.

So, you see, there are many different types of privacy window film that Salt Lake City homeowners can choose from today.


Which Privacy Film Options Work at Night?

Not all privacy window films work at night. Reflective films rely on the sun to create a mirror image. At nighttime, when the sun is no longer present, they cannot produce this mirror effect and become transparent. So if you’re looking for 24/7 privacy, you’ll need to install a decorative film, matte film, or blackout film instead.

That being said, there are still many options available that do provide nighttime privacy. And they’ll also add to the aesthetic appearance of your home. We recommend booking a consultation so you can explore all the different options out there.


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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.