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Dan's Construction and Repair Blog

Hello! My name is Dan and this is my construction and repair blog. I don't work in the industry myself, I have recently used a lot of different contractors during the construction of my home. Construction contractors used machinery to dig and lay the foundations for my home before the walls and trusses where installed. A roofing company installed a metal roof and contractors installed plumbing and electrical utilities. I was very impressed with the results and I learnt lots of cool things during the completion of this project. This blog contains information which will be useful to other people who plan to work with construction contractors.

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Does your home need tinted glass in the windows?

Light is essential for life. How would you manage if you couldn't see where you were going or what you were doing every day? A good home design will incorporate plenty of natural light, which is generally a good thing. No one wants to use electric light during the day because the room is too dark. However, there are times when too much natural light can reach a room. If there is too much glare on a screen, you will be unable to see it. If you are attempting to read, the excessive brightness could prevent you from concentrating on your book. If too much light reaches the room, it can cause great inconvenience to you and even damage to the soft furnishings in your home.    

Solving the light problem

If you want to prevent all outside light from penetrating your home, you can draw the curtains. If, however, you want to reduce the amount of light while still letting some through, your options are more limited. One popular solution is to use glass tinting. Glass tinting can stop light glare through the windows of your property while still allowing you enough light to see what you are doing or resorting to electric light. In addition to solving the glare problem, there are other ways that glass tinting can make your home more pleasant, here are just three of them.

Less prying eyes

If you are concerned about passers-by seeing into your home, tinted glass could be the perfect solution. Perhaps, you live on a busy street with a lot of footfall? Maybe, your home is by a public transport stop, and people gather there to wait for the bus? Whatever the reason you want more privacy, tinted glass is a great way to achieve that goal.

Protect your health

Most people are aware of the damage that UV rays can cause to your skin. Not everyone appreciates that clear glass doesn't prevent UV rays from reaching you. It is possible to be sitting in your home and still suffer the harmful effects of UV light. If you choose tinted glass, you can prevent most UV rays from passing through the glass and protect yourself from prematurely ageing your skin or even developing skin cancer.

Improved temperature control

If you live in a hot environment, you could find that you need to run the HVAC constantly to maintain the inside temperature of your home. The reason that the inside of your home gets warm is that clear glass is a poor insulator. The heat from the sun passes through the window and increases the inside temperature. If you use tinted glass in your windows, you can prevent much of the heat from entering the room and stop using the HVAC so much.

Reach out to glass tinting professionals for more information.