Throughout the year, but especially as summer transitions into fall and then winter, Canadians are susceptible to the sun shining directly into our windows. This glare caused by lower-angle sun throws a painful glare over your TV, computers, and right into your eyes. Don’t put up the barricade of blinds just yet – there are several ways to reduce the discomfort of sun glare while still allowing natural light into your home.
An application of tinted window film on all windows instantly reduces glare up to 95%, while maintaining all the natural light and unobstructed views. Window film is cost-effective and easy to maintain, once it’s on – you can forget about it. Compare this to blinds that bend, break, or curtains which fade and require replacement and cleaning.
Regardless of whether the glare in your home is direct or indirect, it can result in eye strain, headaches, and fatigue. Retrofitting your windows with customized window film will greatly reduce glare and protect your skin and furnishing from the damaging UV rays from the sun. Fading of carpets, upholstery, artwork, and family heirlooms is all preventable with tinted window film.
Window film isn’t dark enough to block out your view, in fact, the tint in window film is like a good pair of darkened sunglasses. It will enhance your environment and view by eliminating the squint-causing glare, so your eyes can comfortably focus on well-lit objects. In addition to preventing eye-strain, research has proven that access to natural light helps people be more productive, happier, healthier, and calmer. Natural light has also proven to regulate depression and some disorders including SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).
If you have issues with glare in your home, but you want to enjoy the benefits of natural light or unobstructed views year-round, contact us for more information.