Why Any Season Is a Good Reason To Tint Your Windows

November 22nd, 2014

Any Season is a Good Reason to Tint Your windows!

Tinting your windows in the Fall and Winter months may seem like a waste of time. All American Window Tinting, Inc. is here to tell you, that couldn’t be further from the truth.   Even with the colder months steadily approaching the sun is Colorado is still shining bright. We will discuss some major benefits to having window film applied even in the colder months of the year.

Snow, sunshine, ColoradoThe Fall and Winter months in Colorado bring colder air but definitely not less sunshine.  You still need to help protect your loved ones, employees and your personal possessions from the damaging UV rays of the sun . A lot of the suns heat is reduced in the winter because of the cold air, but the Ultra Violet rays that fade upholstery, cause sunburn and skin cancer are actually amplified 85-90% when there is snow on the ground because the rays reflect off of the snow and back at you (SSA).  UV exposure is also worse the higher in altitude you are. That being said, here in Colorado we are more likely to suffer from premature visible aging, sunburn or even worse, skin cancer which has also been linked to melanoma, compared to other states. Most window films will reduce up to 99.9% of UV rays.  Which will help protect your employees, loved ones and personal possession.

Glare can be reduced significantly as well with window film. When the snow has fallen glare is intensified because it is reflecting off the snow at a higher rate that it would with no snow on the ground. Think about looking outside at night when there is snow on the ground. The darkness from the sky is brightened up by the whiteness of the snow. Now think about how much more intense that brightness if when the sun is shining!  Reducing some of the visible light coming through the windows, that is reflecting onto  your employees computer screens,  can help create a much more comfortable work space for your employees.  Which benefits you because it will help increase productivity!

Conduction and ConvectionThe Fall and Winter months also bring cold air. When you think about window tinting, you probably think tint to reduce heat. What if we told you tint can also help retain heat? It’s true, it can.  When the heat hits your window from outside, the heat travels through the glass and transfers to the air and other objects that may be in contact with the window. This process is called Conduction. In the colder months the process of Convection is more of our concern. When you are heating your Office or Home, the heat is looking for the cold spot in the room to heat it up. When the heated air hits the Interior surface of the glass the air is cooled, becomes more dense, and drops to the floor. When this happens more heated air rushes over to take its place and heat the area back up.  You may recognize this as a cold draft. So what’s the first thing you do? Turn up the heat.  Unfortunately, each 1-degree increase in a thermostat setting, increases energy use by 2%. Applying window film can help regulate the temperature of the glass.  With window film on the glass acting as an insulate, the heated air no longer recognizes the window as the cold spot!

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With todays advancements of technologies in window film and our Master Accredited Technician, Advanced Solar Control Specialist copyyou can be assured we will help select the right product for your Office, Home and Car.  Just remember no matter the season, there is a reason to tint your windows. Call us TODAY, 303-936-1362,  for a free in Office or Home consultation and let our expert installers help find the right tint for you!