For those who live in apartments, condos, or homeowners in cities with high population, privacy is an issue. You don’t necessarily want your neighbors looking in your windows to see what you’re doing every time they come home from the grocery store. Frosted or patterned window film can help with that. It blocks the view while still allowing light in, so you can live your life how you want without worrying about unwelcome observation. Choose a light frosting for basic privacy, or something more opaque for sensitive areas, such as the bedroom windows. Tinted films are a good choice for people who work nights, as they help block out light that can interfere with sleep.
Mirror window film works by creating a surface that somewhat resembles a mirror on the outside. This mirrored tint film reflects light at a 3:1 ratio, meaning the side on which the mirror is placed should be three times brighter than on the opposite side. When this amount of light ratio is maintained, the reflective window film will prevent people on the outside from seeing in.
The fact that window mirror film requires a 3:1 light ratio also means it is only effective during the daytime. As such, people will easily be able to see inside at night, which means you will probably want to have draperies or blinds installed if you wish to maintain your privacy during evening hours.
Window film can lower your energy costs and help reduce your impact on the planet. Window film helps weather proof your windows, keeping cold air out in the winter and hot air out in the summer. If you use tinted film during the summer months, it can also lower air conditioning costs by blocking some of the sun’s rays. During the winter, window film can help absorb and radiate heat back into your home, rather than having it escape though clear glass. The result is lower bills and a smaller carbon footprint, two things you’re sure to feel happy about.