5 Window Tint Types For Enhanced Privacy or Appearance

Temple Cameron
Created by Temple Cameron May 29, 2020

5 Window Tint Types For Enhanced Privacy or Appearance

If you aren’t necessarily looking to save on energy costs, beef up security or any other performance related functions, there are also window tint film types that are made purely for aesthetic or privacy reasons. We discuss the main types below:

Mirrored Window Film
Reflective window tint can be used to create a two-way mirror effect when the light outside is brighter than the light inside. This means that from the inside of the glass, you’ll be able to see out with unobstructed views, but someone on the outside of the glass will only see a reflection. This type of window film is an excellent option when you want to create daytime privacy or even change the appearance of an entire building, such as a glass office building.

Opaque and Translucent Window Films
If you want a high level of privacy at all times, you can achieve it with opaque or translucent window tints. Translucent films give you a shade a window tinting that provides a good compromise between letting some natural light in during the day and giving you some nighttime privacy as well. On the other hand, if you want to black out a window completely, you can do so with opaque window film. Keep in mind that these types of window tint work both ways, so you will be sacrificing your own visibility for the sake of privacy.

Decorative Window Film
When you want to change the appearance of your residential or commercial glass for purely aesthetic purposes, there are many types of decorative window tints you can choose from. For instance, you could use full color custom printed opaque window films to add solid graphics like logos or lettering to windows. Or, you could go for translucent or transparent printed window tints to add see-through decorative graphics.
The window film seen below is decorative with some translucency:

Colored Window Film
Colored window tint is another option for when you want to add privacy or change the appearance of your windows. For example, you could apply black-tinted window film to add privacy and darken your glass without completely blackening it out. You could also use a colored window film, such as blue or red-tinted film, to give your windows a contemporary update. You can even use something like dichroic colored window tint to create shimmering, color-changing effects.

Frosted Window Film
Frosted window tint can be applied to entire pieces of glass or sections of glass to add privacy to certain areas. You might choose to frost the bottom half of certain windows on your home, such as bathroom windows. Frosted window film is also a good choice for businesses and commercial facilities when you want to make glass walls around conference rooms, private offices, or reception and waiting areas more discrete.
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