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Window Shades vs Home Window Tinting

February 09, 2021

Window Shades vs Home Window Tinting

There are various different ways to block the sun coming through your windows. The market gives you so many options, and you’re playing around with  the idea of tinting your windows. You need privacy, but you do not know exactly if tinting your windows is the correct method? Let us review this together and compare your options between contemporary and modern window shades or adding a window tint  film to your windows!

How do tint and shades differ?

Window Shades and Window Tinting are two different ways of creating privacy, both used in order to block lights, protect furniture, reduce energy costs, and help you keep the light out when trying to sleep, but each one of them has its pros and cons, also depending on the budget, and the desired style.


Solar window shades are designed to help block the sun and up to 95% of harmful UV rays. As a result, solar shades help you conserve energy in your home, lowering your electric bill by an average of 30% . Solar shades keep your home cooler during the summer months and warmer during the winter months.


Window Tint consists in covering a window with a film in order to get some privacy and protect your house from the heat. This works well during the summer, but it does not allow the warm sun rays to enter during the winter. Regarding privacy, window tinting works well just during the day, because at night, when the lights are on, people from the outside are able to see through it.

Solar shades give you privacy and natural light whenever you need it!

Solar shades are perfect to let the natural light in, give you privacy, while enjoying the view of the outdoors. This makes them the perfect window shades for any room. ShadeMonster solar window treatments come in a variety of opacities, depending on how much or how little light you want in, and in a variety of colors to match any home, office, restaurant, or business. This is true also for window tinting, but once you put that film on your window it will stay there, even when you want to see through it, even if the window breaks, even when you move homes.

Tinting is not inexpensive.

A common belief is that all tint is cheap, as it is just plastic. WRONG! If you just want some privacy and something to decorate your window, the simple window tint may work really well. If you need efficient film which protectprotects you and your home from the harmful UV rays,  you will need to purchase tints made out of high-quality materials, and that may cost you a fortune, not including the labor that you will need to pay. Window film installation is pretty hard and there is no way you will be able to do it without prior experience, so this is another limiting factor in installing tints instead of shades.

Shades and blinds are that versatile solution that you need, It’s affordable, and also they are pretty easy to install! Shade Monster's team of experts provides a video chat service and step by step instructions:
Shade Installation Guide & Window Measurement Guide 

Why Trust ShadeMonster with your window treatment?

ShadeMonster boasts over 25 years of experience creating custom window treatments. Our products come directly from our local factory guaranteeing high quality customizable materials, competitive pricing, and quick turn around.  Contact us today for your free estimate, and have your new shades in less than 7 business days!
Still need help deciding on a window treatment?
ShadeMonster’s team of experts are happy to assist. Call now for free consultation: 551-587-8740



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