blinds or window film

Should You Invest in Blinds or Window Film?

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Windows are beneficial in homes and offices for various reasons. They allow occupants to enjoy views of the outdoors, and they can welcome sunlight into your space! However, windows can also lead to a lack of privacy. Not to mention, harmful UV rays that enter your space with the sun can cause furniture and flooring to fade. As a result, homeowners and business owners must look for a solution that provides privacy and can eliminate the negative effects of the sun. They are now faced with a choice: blinds or window film. Let’s review these two choices and discuss which would work best in your space. 

Blinds

Many automatically think of blinds when looking for a product that will block out the sun. Below are some important points to consider if you’re thinking about purchasing blinds for your space.

Pros

Blinds are a common option when trying to minimize glare and brightness in your space. Many people choose blinds because they want to be able to easily block out the sun. Blinds also provide total privacy when closed, so it’s a great option if you live in a populated area or simply want to increase the privacy of your home or office.

Cons

While there are some perks to choosing blinds, it’s important to keep the cons in mind. For example, blinds can be difficult to clean, and they collect dust easily.  Not to mention, for blinds to be effective in eliminating glare and increasing privacy, they block beautiful views, making them an unideal option for those with a scenic setting. If you want to soak in your home’s view, blinds could get in the way. In addition to eliminating outdoor views, they almost entirely limit the sunlight entering your space, which can be a con for those who enjoy natural lighting.

Window Film

Window film is a comprehensive solution that can minimize the harmful effects of the sun or increase privacy. Let’s go over some of the reasons why you should consider window film..

Pros 

If you’re looking to minimize glare and heat from the sun, sun control window film is an excellent solution that can provide relief without eliminating natural light as a whole. Not only can window film reject heat and glare, but it can also protect your belongings! UV rays from the sun can fade furniture. Luckily, window film can reject up to 99% of UV rays, prolonging the life of furniture and flooring.  

If you’d like to preserve a beautiful view of the outdoors, then window film is the right choice for you. 

Window film has the ability to minimize bothersome glare without eliminating outdoor views or natural light as a whole so that your space feels welcoming and your view is unobstructed.

Another great aspect of window film is that there are so many different options available to address various needs. Whether you’re looking to reduce your energy bills and minimize glare or increase privacy, we offer a window film that will accomplish your goals.

Cons

While some window films don’t provide as much privacy as blinds do, we have specific products that can help if privacy is your end goal. We offer the 3M™ Decorative Window Film, which is a great way to make elevate privacy. These films are available in various patterns and gradient levels to achieve your desired level of privacy. Opt for a frosted film to achieve complete privacy, or a patterned film to obscure the view. The options are endless!

Making Your Choice

Choosing between blinds or window film doesn’t have to be complicated.

If you’re wanting to fill your space with natural light, then blinds probably aren’t the right option for you. Window film may be a better choice, as it will allow for the perfect amount of natural light.

Window film is an ideal option for those that want to protect their furniture while still having access to natural light. It’s a great way to filter out harmful sun rays while still saving money on your energy bill. Window film is also a sensible choice for homes with a view.

Whether you’re just starting the research process or you’re ready to purchase a product, we’re here to help. We provide quality, lasting window film options. Reach out to us today to learn about the possibilities of our products.

Mr. Tint provides 3M Window Film installation to homes and businesses throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. As a 3M Authorized Window Film Dealer, we offer only the highest quality materials and employ the most skilled technicians. Contact us for a free window film consultation.

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