Benefits of Tinting Your House Windows

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A cool office is essential for pleasant work, especially in summer. However, air conditioning systems are not very efficient, consume an enormous amount of energy, and are also expensive to install.

This applies both in the car and in large rooms.

Tinted Windows pack the heat radiation where it gets into the interior

We specialized in sun protection for many years. In the building area, the foils are mounted on the glass either from the outside or from the inside. In any case, the heat is already reflected on the pane. So that the glass heats up measurably less and therefore less heat is released into the room air, make your home tinted home is the best way to enjoy the weather.

The greater the proportion of glass, the greater the effect.

Regardless of whether it is cars, offices, or apartments: interiors with a large proportion of glass and large windows benefit particularly greatly from window tinting. The measurable effect of window tinting with foil essentially depends on the following two questions:

– Is the proportion of panes/windows relatively high in relation to closed wall surfaces?
– Are the panes/windows that are directly exposed to the sun (sunny side, skylights, no shading, etc.)?

If you answered yes to one or both of the questions, then window tinting may make sense!

An example from practice.

The Berlin wholesale market decided to install heat protection film on the windows of the offices.

The pavilion was exposed to the blazing sun without protection and the window areas take up a large proportion of the wall area. Temperatures in the interior quickly climbed to over 30 degrees Celsius in midsummer.

The strongest tint film from Scheibendesign.de was used – the DA10!

This metalized sun protection film offers particularly strong heat protection and brilliant UV protection. The inside has a neutral look. You look comfortably outside like through tinted sunglasses. Glare from bright sunlight is pleasantly neutralized. Another advantage over air conditioning.

Due to the mirror effect, the film also provides privacy in daylight.

The temperatures in our customer’s offices now remain below 30 degrees even on hot summer days. Mission accomplished!

Large mirror surfaces on buildings create an attractive connection between the interior and the outside world. Unfortunately, these large window facades have some disadvantages: On the one hand, they not only allow a view outside but also that of passers-by inside. On the other hand, the large window areas cause the building to heat up considerably in summer. If you want to enjoy the advantages without having to accept the disadvantages, you can do so: Mirror glass, i.e. in principle a one-sided transparent mirror, combines privacy and sun protection.

Mirror glass – this is how it works

Mirror glass is a glass plate that reflects the incoming light on one side and lets it pass through on the other without being mirrored. So you can look outside unhindered from the inside – but conversely, the windowpane appears like a mirror. Windows made of mirror glass have a low g-value, which means that the energy transmission is minimized. On the one hand, this creates a privacy screen, on the other hand, mirror glasses also serve as sun and heat protection. From one side this glass looks like a normal mirror, from the other side the glass is largely transparent.

Windows with mirror glass are always used where windows should only be transparent in one direction. The best-known example is the spy mirror used by the police, which makes it possible to show the suspects when comparing them but to keep the witnesses or victims anonymous. But mirror glass is also being used more and more frequently in facade design: this enables large window areas without taking away the privacy of the residents of the house.

Mirror glass – the limits of what is possible

Mirror glass offers many fascinating uses – but you should always keep in mind that, despite everything, it is a pane of glass. The mirror glass only develops its special properties under certain conditions. Above all, this includes that the incidence of light from the mirror side must be much greater than from the rear of the mirror. If it is dark outside and there is a light inside, this effect is lost.

Costs and Alternatives

Even if windows that are transparent on one side are becoming more and more common in the facade design of public buildings or office buildings, they are not part of the standard. The price for a mirror glass pane (not a window) is around 200 euros per square meter. Those who shy away from these costs and do not want to accept a complete replacement of the window can achieve a similar effect by using mirror glass film. This is attached directly to the windowpane with a special adhesive and can be removed again later. Here the price is around 30 euros per square meter.