Have you just about had it with the summer heat? Join the club! No one likes sitting in a hot room with the sunlight beating down on them. So now you’re looking into climate control solutions like window tinting. But you’re worried about how it may look. Will window film make your Houston home dark inside? Here’s what you need to know.


Do Window Films Block Out the Sun?

Houston’s summers can be brutal, with temperatures ranging as high as 95 degrees. The constant heat can make it extremely difficult to manage the temperature of your home and keep it at a comfortable level. If you turn up the A/C, there’s hardly any difference – the sun’s heat is just too strong! The only result you get is a high utility bill at the end of the month. So, now you’re looking into window film instead. But you’re concerned – do window films block out the sun?

The answer is no! Window tinting does not make your home dark. What it will do is keep UV rays and infrared heat out of your home. You see, sunlight is made up of several different types of light. Infrared and UV rays are the ones that cause heat. Window films know how to reflect these rays away from your home without blocking light. You can think of them as a sort of filter – visible light gets through but heat does not.


Window Tints Come In Many Different Styles

Another important thing to note is that there’s a common misconception that all window films are tinted. People think of the black windshield tint they see on their car and assume that it’s the same thing. But the truth is, there are tons of different types of window film. Yes, some may have a slight tint, but not enough to make your home dark. And you can even get clear window film for your Houston home if you’re that concerned about it!


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Mike Kinsey is the Operations Manager for the largest and most successful window tinting company in the Houston area. Mike has been cultivating his knowledge of window film products for over 15 years and is familiar with top brands such as LLumar, C-Bond, Solyx, and Vista as well as the latest trends and innovations in security, privacy, and energy efficient technology. Since he started working in the industry, he has overseen the installation of over 250,000 square feet of film for residential and commercial buildings of all types. His impressive portfolio and years of experience make him one of the top professionals in the field and are backed by official certifications from 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.