2 Reasons To Consider Electrochromic Windows

Posted on: 2 October 2015

One of the most interesting types of window replacements you can consider is an electrochromic window, mostly because this type of window can provide you with a wide range of benefits. Electrochromic windows allow you to tint the glass to varying degrees by running an electric charge through the glass. You should consider this type of window when replacing your windows due to the fact that it can make your increase privacy and make it easier to block out the sunlight.

Increase Privacy

Another reason to consider this type of window is that it can greatly increase your privacy. This is made possible because of the varying levels of tinting that you can select. 

If you want to enjoy the view from your window but still retain a bit of privacy, you can tint the window just a bit. This will still allow you to see outside, but it will prevent passersby from being able to casually glance into your home and see everything that is going on within the home clearly.

However, if you want complete privacy you can choose to make the glass completely opaque, which will stop anyone from being able to peer through your windows, even if they are right up against the glass. This is also a good way to protect your home from prospective burglars as they will be unable to see any valuables from outside the house, which can decrease the likelihood of them breaking into your home.

Easier To Block Out Sunlight

Finally, electrochromic windows can be tinted so darkly that they can be much more effective than just about any type of curtains that you can buy. This makes it ideal for you if you need to sleep during the day due to having to go to school or work at night.

Sure, curtains are cheaper, but they will usually still allow some light into the room while electrochromic windows can block around 98% of the light. Since that much light is blocked, electrochromic windows can keep the interior of your home cooler. 

This is a great thing for you because it not only means that your home is more comfortable, but also more energy efficient. As a result of the cooler temperatures, you can cut back on your air conditioner use and lower you energy usage. This can save you quite a bit of money throughout the hot summer months.

Speak to a contractor or window specialist like Distinctive Siding & Window in order to discuss how electrochromic windows can benefit you. Electrochromic windows can easily block out sunlight, make your home cooler, and help you maintain your privacy.