Here in Austin, the sun is hot and this city gets a lot of it. In the spring and summer and even fall it can become unbearable. This means homes and commercial space here need a solution that is affordable and effective. Most people don’t even know where to start but we sure can tell you! Glare-reducing window film is a way to combat the many of their woes of intense Texas sun and the corresponding heat that beams through windows here. Although a common perception of glare-reducing window film is that it is too niche of a film–nothing could be further from the truth! This amazing glare-stopping technology is ubiquitous and beneficial for nearly any space here in Austin.

Why Glare-reducing Window Film May Be an All-around Solution 

Privacy: Glare-reducing window film comes in all types of levels of effectiveness and appearances. Most have a slight reflective quality. This means that during the day when the light outside is greater than the light inside–the interiors of your home or office are obscured. Back in the day, this meant a somewhat unattractive metallic sheen was added to your windows However, today’s glare-reducing films are subtle, modern, and actually quite beautiful.

Extended Furniture Life: Because glare-reducing window film blocks over 99% of UV rays that bombard your Austin home or commercial space each day–it preserves furnishing. That’s right it keeps the artwork, furniture, and floors from being deteriorated by harmful This goes for the people inside too. Glare-reducing window film keeps humans safer from potentially life-threatening side effects of UV radiation.

Reduction in Cooling Bills: Anyone who lives in Austin is no stranger to A/C. As it happens, glare-reducing window film also reduces solar heat gain on windows. What this means for you is that your A/C usage is dramatically decreased which results in a corresponding reduction in energy usage and bill.   

Increased Security: To be clear–glare-reducing window film is not as powerful as security films designed to take the impact of a high-velocity blow from a bullet, bomb, or natural disaster. However, all window films, including glare-reducing, give some modicum of protection from breakage. The reason why is–glass stays adhered to this film when struck by something. This makes it harder to penetrate and/or break. 

If you are considering window film for your Austin home or business, reach out to us here at Custom Tint Solutions to learn more about one of the most effective but less known products–glare-reducing window film. 

Mike Kinsey uses his knowledge of window film products and industry innovations to help customers find simple, versatile solutions for meeting their architectural goals. As the Operations Manager for Custom Tint Solutions, he is the head of sales, customer relations, and product education and also personally oversees all window film installs from start to finish. His fifteen years of experience combined with his background in construction and project management sets him apart as an expert in his field. Mike's qualifications are extensive and are backed by certifications from 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.