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Are Your Homes Windows Ready For Summer?

Julian Caldwell

Summer in Australia is like nowhere else, and for many people, the overwhelming heat can become too much at times, especially when just trying to relax at home. Unfortunately, there is only so much you can do when it comes to keeping your home cool. You either have to blast the air conditioner all day and keep the curtains or blinds completely shut, or you have to deal with excessive heat from the sunlight pounding down on you. Luckily, a new trend is starting to take hold that could provide another alternative for those looking to escape the heat.

Residential Window Tinting

Window tinting has long been a popular feature in commercial buildings, as many skyscrapers are nothing but glass walls and they would become furnaces without some kind of tinting. Now, this same technology is easier than ever to use and more and more people are choosing to install residential window tinting in their houses. There are many benefits from residential window tinting, including:

  • Naturally allows in less sunlight on brighter days, and vice versa on cloudier days.
  • Increased privacy from neighbours with easy views into your home.
  • Reduced air conditioner energy usage.

How Does It Work?

Residential window tinting works in much the same way as it does in every other area, from cars to planes. A special solar film is applied to your window with an adhesive that virtually never wears off, and virtually looks as though the window was created tinted from the beginning. This also gives you the peace of mind so that if you eventually do want to remove the solar film, or perhaps add on a stronger or lighter version, you can do just that. These films come in all different shades and with different advantages, so make sure to talk to your contractor about which one is right for you. 

Important For Children

The last thing you want is for your children to be getting sunburnt while they are inside. This problem has become common for children with large windows that catch the sun for long hours during the day, and it can turn into a real health problem if not fixed as soon as possible. Home window tinting totally eliminates the problem of UV rays affecting your children and ensures that they can feel safe to enjoy the views offered by the windows, and to play in the filtered light that comes through them. 


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Building Your Dream Apartment

Hi! My name is Robert. I live in Brisbane with my wife and our two kids. For many years, I have been saving up money so I could build our dream home. I first saw my dream home when I was aged 21. I was on a holiday to the USA and was staying with friends in California. While down on the beach one day, I spotted a lovely mansion house which was high up on the cliffs. I decided that one day, I would like a house like that. Last year, I instructed a team on house builders to begin construction of our new home and I couldn't be happier. I have learnt so much from the experience, I decided to start this blog.