When you’re running a business, every dollar matters. It’s important that you go into any investment educated and prepared. That’s why when it comes to window tinting, many Denver business owners have questions about the ROI difference between clear films and tinted films.

There’s a pretty popular belief that tinted films are better for energy efficiency than clear films. But this really a common misconception. Here’s what does matter when it comes to window tinting options and your business.

Is Tinted Window Film More Energy Efficient?

Tinted films have been around for a much longer time than clear films. And like anything that’s been around a while, people feel more comfortable with it because it’s older so they feel like it’s more reliable and trustworthy. But the truth is, some of the clear films being made today are just as, if not more, energy efficient than tinted films. Let us explain.

How Does Window Film Work?

The dye (or lack of) present in window films has nothing to do with how well they control heat and glare. Window films today are designed to spectrally selective. That means they used advanced technologies to block heat without letting light in. Therefore, blocking light with dark dyes isn’t necessary.

So, What Does Matter Then?

When you’re comparing energy efficient window films for your Denver business, it’s important to look for a window film with high rates of infrared and uv rejection. These window films are the best for energy efficiency. It doesn’t matter if it’s clear, tinted, or polka-dotted, so long as it’s good at blocking infrared rays.

Types of Energy Efficient Window Tint

If you’re looking for an energy efficient window film, here are some great options that we highly recommend:

  • Spectrally selective window film
  • Low-E window film
  • Nano-ceramic window film
  • Dual reflective window film
  • Daylight redirecting window tint
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    Mike Kinsey is the Chief Operating Officer at Denver Commercial Window Tinting and has been installing window film for over a decade. His background includes years of experience in the construction industry as well as extensive project management. Mike oversees all day to day operations at the Denver branch, including onsite management of window film installations, sales, and customer relations. His knowledge of security, privacy/decorative, and energy efficient window film products is extensive, giving him the skill and aptitude to select the ideal film for any application. Mike's expertise is backed by certifications from 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.