Did you know, you can tint skylights?
Skylights are an amazing source of natural light for homes. While beautiful, these window features are also an opening for a loss of heat, increased UV ray exposure, and more. Having a skylight really is a situation of taking the good with the bad—but what if that no longer must be the case? Did you know, you can tint your home’s skylights? It’s like having your cake and eating it too!
Why Would you Tint a Skylight?
First, lets go over why anyone would want to tint a beautiful skylight. In short, it boils down to the adverse side-effects of sunlight entering the home:
- Sun Fading – Any furnishings, upholstery, carpets, etc. left out in direct sunlight for an extended period will lose their color. This is known as sun fading. By filtering out the part of sunlight which fades colors in fabrics, you can extend the life of your belongings.
- UV Rays – As we discussed above, the sun’s rays have some adverse effects. These issues are mainly caused by Ultraviolet (UV) rays. Not only can UV rays damage belongings, they also cause skin and eye damage to family and pets—so it’s best to filter out as much as possible. A window film can help with this.
- Temperature Control – Skylights also allow infrared rays into your home which heat up the surfaces they meet. In addition, glass on its own is a very poor insulator if it’s not a new window. Window films (tinted or clear films) can help to improve your home’s energy efficiency in this area.
- Privacy – In some occasions, a skylight could provide issues with privacy in that prying eyes can see right into your home. A new window film can eliminate this issue by limiting the view from the outside in.
What Types of Tint Work Best for a Skylight?
Typically, when we hear the word “tint” we think a window darkening film. And while this is a completely normal association, there are a variety of options on the market which offer minimal darkening attributes but many added benefits. If you’d like to reduce your home’s energy costs and UV ray exposure, but don’t want to darken your skylights, there is a window film for that.