Are you thinking about adding privacy window film to your San Antonio commercial or residential space? If so, you may have heard that certain privacy films only work during the daytime. Well, we’re here to clear up the confusion! Believe it or not, there are several different types of privacy film available today and they all work differently. Below, we’ve discussed the matter in detail. 

What Types of Privacy Film Work at Night?

Not all privacy films work the same way. When most people think of privacy window film, they think about the reflective kind. These kinds of coatings work during the day because the tinting reflects sunlight away from the window, creating a reflection and making it impossible to see inside. Once it’s nighttime, however, they stop working.

Thankfully, there are many different kinds of privacy window films available for your San Antonio building. The following are a couple of types that work at night and can be a great alternative to reflective window tint:


Decorative and Patterned Privacy Films

Because decorative films don’t rely on a reflective coating, they offer privacy, even at night! These films work by obscuring parts of the interior of the building by covering the panes with beautiful designs and patterns They’re available in many styles and can be used for almost any flat glass surface. 


Frosted Privacy Films

Frosted privacy window film works for any San Antonio building at any time of day or night. The frosted panes obscure sight into any room and remain functional even after the sun goes down.


Schedule a Consultation 

If you have any questions about which privacy window film works best for your San Antonio space, we’re here to help! Schedule a consultation with our experts today to explore your options and get a quote for your project!

Mike Kinsey, Author at Custom Tint Solutions

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.