The Science Behind High Altitude Sun Glare: It’s Not Just In Your Head
Denver, Colorado, often known as the gateway to the Rockies sits at exactly a mile high and although it is a beautiful playground for outdoor lovers and adventurists, it is also a place where residents must deal with problems that come along with living at high altitude. One of the biggest complaints and one we hear quite often at Denver Window Film is–the intense glare of the Rocky Mountain sun. That’s right, the seemingly extra bright glare here at a mile high is not just a figment of your imagination, the fact is, UV/UVB radiation is higher here because, at higher altitudes, a thinner atmosphere filters less UV radiation. For roughly every 3,200 ft increase in altitude, UV levels increase by 10% to 12% which makes the glare of the sun, especially on windows that face west, quite a bit stronger. These westward facing rooms are practically unusable for at least 3 hours a day if not more because, when the sun hits glass it causes refraction and light displacement. The result: decreased comfort, unviewable screens, loss of view out the window. You live in Denver, arguably one of the most gorgeous places in Colorado–don’t let glare ruin the view you came here to enjoy–install window film on your Denver home and revel in a home life free from constricting curtains and blinding glare!
Window Tinting Greatly Reduces Sun Glare In Your Denver Home
Controlling glare is basically about reducing the window’s Visible Light Transmission (VLT). Think of it as putting on sunglasses on your windows. Similarly, the darker the film (lens) the more light it will block and the less glare you will see. At Denver WIndow Film, we know, you may be concerned about darkly tinted windows obstructing your views or making your home look like a limousine but, you don’t need to worry because we offer a variety of glare reducing films in a variety of tint levels. In fact, many of our films are barely noticeable from the inside and some of our most popular films offer a softer tint that will still reduce light transmission by 50% all while supplying privacy and glare control.
The best way to know which tint is the best for you is to meet with us at Denver Window Film and let us guide you through our wide selection of glare reducing window tint options. We will help you find the right one for you and get those areas of your house that are affected by sun glare up and running for you to enjoy! Contact us today to schedule a free, on-site consultation.