Drapes are the perfect choice if you are looking to create a warm, inviting, atmosphere, but they completely block out the view out the window, they get very easily filled with dust and allergens, and there are some places like the kitchen or the bathroom where they can also pick up a lot of moisture and quickly become moldy. For those situations, and many more others, the best solution can be a window tint, and there are certainly a lot of choices that may fit one circumstance or another. Even among window tints that are meant for a single given role there are variations both in the tint level and in the quality of the product. That is why we have come up with the following list of the top 5 best window tints in terms of quality, however, they are meant for different roles, so make sure to scroll past the table containing their most significant features. You will find the in depth reviews we have created for each product, detailing where you would use each type of window tilt and what variations you should think about when ordering one product or another.
|One Way Mirror Window Film Silver-silver 5% VLT (36 Inch X 12Ft)||4.2 / 5||$||Click Here!|
|DC Fix 3460276 Pearl Self-Adhesive Window Film||4.7 / 5||$||Click Here!|
|Gila LES361 Heat Control Residential Window Film, Platinum, 36-Inch by 15-Feet||3.8 / 5||$||Click Here!|
|Gila PRS361 Daytime Privacy Window Film, 36-Inch x 15-Feet, Mirror||3.8 / 5||$||Click Here!|
|Gila PB78 Privacy Residential Window Film, Black, 36-Inch by 6-1/2-Feet||3.9 / 5||$||Click Here!|
1. One Way Mirror Window Film Silver-silver 5% VLT
There are several reasons why you would need window tints in an office, security being one of the chief concerns. Another reason is that most big corporations tend to use tilted windows and by simply following their example you can give your small business office an air of importance and sophistications. For whatever reason you may want to tilt your office’s windows, the One Way Mirror Window Film is your best option and it should not cost more than 100 bucks to cover a small business. You can easily apply the film by yourself and save yourself the cost of hiring someone to do the job for you. The only thing you need to know about window tints is that their opacity is measured in something called visible light transmittance or VLT. The smaller the VLT percentage, the darker the room will be. So a 5% tilt will make a room dark enough for comfortable video projector usage, which is to say very dark, 15% will be dark, 35% will virtually mimic a cloudy day outside, 50% give you something similar to the shade a tree would give you, and 65% will let most light pass in, but from the outside you will still get a mirror finish assuring the complete privacy of your clients and employees.
2. DC Fix 3460276 Pearl Self-Adhesive Window Film
A completely different situation where you would use a window film is in a bathroom door or a clear shower screen that you need to blur out and yet allow all the light to pass through. For those situations the best choice would be the DC Fix 3460276 Pearl Self-Adhesive Window Film. It is perfectly water resistant, and it is completely mat, giving you all the privacy you would need while in the shower. You can apply it yourself, take it off and apply it somewhere else even after several years of use in the same place. It is actually thick enough that some people apply it on the tiles next to the cooking stove to protect them from oil and grease splashes, particularly since it is so affordable that you can simply change it every month instead of slaving away scrubbing the tiles clean.
3. Gila LES361 Heat Control Residential Window Film
Finding the perfect window tilt for your home is actually a bit more challenging than it would be for your place of business or for your bathroom. In fact we are going to use the last 3 positions on our top 5 best window tints to give you a breakdown of your options. The best option in our opinion is the Gila LES361 Heat Control Residential Window Film. It has a 65% VLT so your home will stay perfectly well lit, but it rejects 99% UV rays and 67% glare. The thing is that it may seem a little counter-intuitive, but it is not the visible light that’s coming through a window that really heats up the room and damages the furniture, it is the UV or ultraviolet light. For that reason the Gila LES361 Heat Control Residential Window Film is the perfect protection system for your furniture and your pocket because it will help you cut down on your cooling costs to up to 50%.
4. Gila PRS361 Daytime Privacy Window Film
Having a mirror finish on your windows in a nice neighborhood can send some mix signals, but if you need to protect your privacy during the day, while still getting a lot of light through you windows, then you will love the Gila PRS361 Daytime Privacy Window Film. It has an 18% VLT so you need to know that it will also darken your home, but it will also keep out those damaging UV rays. The one thing that you have to be absolutely clear about when using this type of privacy window tints is that they only work during the day because they need to have the exterior light level higher than the interior. So if you are going to turn on the lights at night and not draw the curtains, everyone will be able to see inside your home just as if there was no tint on the windows whatsoever.
5. Gila PB78 Privacy Residential Window Film
The Gila PB78 Privacy Residential Window Film is an excellent alternative to the mirror finish window tint because all it does is it darkens the windows to the point where it would be almost impossible for someone on the outside to see in. However, because it is clearly a black window tint you can always argue that it is a simple protection against the bright light and the UV rays. In fact the Gila PB78 Privacy Residential Window Film actually does reject 99% of all UV rays and 94% glare. For that reason the one thing that you need to be aware of is that most plants, fish and reptiles do need UV rays to develop properly so if you have anyone of these things you will need to get a UV lamp for them or place them next to an unprotected window.