Residential Window Tinting Ottawa
Protecting Your Biggest Investment
The challenge of how to reduce energy consumption is on everyone’s mind as energy costs keep rising, and power shortages make news every day. Old windows play a vital role in excessive air-conditioning usage and the loss of home heat as it escapes through windows. The installation of window films can lower heating and cooling bills by rejecting solar heat from entering the room, by eliminating hot and cold spots, and by helping prevent heat from escaping.
Modern homes are built with more glass inside and out than ever before. This new found visibility brings unexpected surprises. We offer a variety of window films to help absorb UV rays, reduce glare, control heat, increase safety, and decrease your energy bills.
What Are The Benefits to Residential Window Tinting?
Ultraviolet Light Rejection
Each Sun Shade window film line has unique solar properties that block ultraviolet light, while reducing heat and glare in varying degrees. All of our Solar Control Films reject 99% or more of both UVA and UVB rays and have special UV inhibitors built right in. With virtually all harmful UV rays effectively blocked, you can live in comfort knowing your employees and customers are protected.
Solar Energy Rejection
Solar heat comes from two primary sources, the visible light you can see, and the infrared light you can feel. At Sun Shade we use multi-layer optical film and nano-technology to reject up to 97% of the sun’s infrared light and reject up to 85% of the heat coming through your windows. These films also reject up to 99.9% of damaging UV rays to reduce fading of your furnishings. These industry-leading, spectrally-selective films are designed to keep you cool, comfortable, and protected.
Reduced Energy Costs
By rejecting solar heat in the summer months by up to 85% and by increasing winter heat retention by up to 88%, you are able to greatly reduce your heating and cooling costs while simultaneously increasing your comfort and protecting the health of your family. In fact, since windows have the longest replacement cycle of anything else in your home, you have 15-20 years to enjoy the savings. You can expect a return of between 5-15% per year on your heating and cooling bills, which calculates to a whopping $0.20 per square foot. Multiply that by the size of your home, times 12 months a year, times 20 years, and you start to understand the sort of savings we are talking about.
Safety, Protection, and Comfort
Providing an abundance of natural light in your home is a great way to conserve energy. But sunlight can create excessive heat and uncomfortable hot spots, fade valuable furnishings, create computer/TV screen glare, and it contains harmful UV rays. Whether yours is a new build or a heritage home, solar controlling window films help you to control energy costs and provide your family with a more comfortable environment.