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Increasing Privacy with Home Window Tinting

Increasing Privacy with Home Window Tinting By Craig Friesen
HIPhome Columnist
December 31, 1969

You do not need to be on the run from the paparazzi to enjoy increased privacy with your windows at home. Home window film can protect you from harmful ultraviolet rays, provide insulation, and screen you from the neighbors.

You do not need to be a Hollywood celebrity to experience the drawbacks of stardom. Maggie Cheung, this year's winner of the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival, is a Hong Kong star with similar problems. Her windows at her Hong Kong home are tinted darkly. This grasp at privacy came as the result of invasive camera shots taken from half a mile away and now Maggie Cheung relies on home window tinting. Home window film and the necessary tools for application can be purchased at most hardware stores. If you are not confident with your installation abilities you can hire someone to apply the home window tinting or purchase home windows with film applied in the factory.

The Benefits of Using Home Window Film

Privacy is frequently the desired benefit of using tinted windows at home but there are others as well:
  • Insulation from the winter's cold or summer heat
  • Home window film can reduce the sun's glare
  • Protection from ultraviolet rays for you and your furnishings

All of these benefits of home window tinting serve to increase your comfort and privacy as well as your home's energy efficiency.

Different Film for the Windows in your Home

Many people do not realize that home window film comes in a variety of types suited to their primary purpose. Some home window tinting is designed specifically for insulation. Film for reducing glare or static on your window at home is often removable giving you affordable flexibility. These types of home window film provide a measure of privacy but you can also find frosted and mirrored home window tinting for added security or lighting.


About the Author
Craig Friesen is a freelance writer and an ordained Mennonite minister in rural Saskatchewan, Canada. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from University of Manitoba and a Master of Divinity degree from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana. A computer hobbyist, Craig operates several home-based online businesses in his leisure time.

*Before you apply any of the advice described on the Hip-home.com website, you should consider if the advice is safe and suitable for your individual home situation and consult experts as necessary to evaluate the suitability for your circumstances.
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