The 10 Best Home Window Tints

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This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in July of 2020. You may enjoy the scenery outside your home, but UV rays, heat, and glare can make you feel uncomfortable. Added to this, the stares of neighbors and would-be thieves can make you feel like your home is on full display. Window tints allow you to enjoy the view while retaining privacy, protect your furniture from UV rays, or act as blackout curtains for those who need to sleep during the day. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Coavas Pure Frosted Vinyl

2. Gila Privacy Control

3. HooTown Blackout

Editor's Notes

August 07, 2020:

Window tints allow you to improve the look of your home at a fraction of the cost it would take to install new windows. They are easy to apply and can be cut to fit inside almost any single-pane window. More importantly, they reduce the amount of sun entering the home and provide some degree of privacy. Generally, you'll find three types of window tint: solar, privacy, and decorative. In some cases, a brand may contain all three properties.

Solar tint block or reflects light and helps improve energy efficiency. The sheets are thinner than privacy tint and thicker than the decorative options. Brands like the BDF S05 One Way Mirror provide privacy and protection from the sun, but when the night falls, they produce the reverse effect. Since most of the light is on the inside of the residence, people can see the interior. So, you'll need to make sure to close your curtains at night.

Generally, privacy tint has a textured or frosted finish. The Coavas Pure Frosted Vinyl allows soft light to enter while preventing prying eyes from seeing inside. On the other hand, the Velimax Blackout sheet and the HooTown Blackout, not only keep others from seeing in, they prevent you from looking out.

The primary purpose of decorative tint is to enhance the beauty of the home. Options like the Rabbitgoo 3D are aesthetically pleasing on the inside, but they also obscure the view from the outside.

Special Honors

Decorative Film A Solyx SX-SCO20 Decorative Films offers a wide selection of tints. They also have an online visualizer, so you can see what your preference looks like before you buy. The A SOLYX SX-SCO20 features a medium blue tint with 20 percent visible light transmission for maximum daytime privacy. It is easy to apply and remove, and can also be installed on car windows.

4. Hohofilm Glass Sticker

5. Velimax Blackout

6. DKTie Stained Glass

7. BDF S05 One Way Mirror

8. Window Whirl

9. Rabbitgoo 3D

10. DuoFire Frosted Film

Allean Phelps
Last updated by Allean Phelps

Allean Phelps is a B2B and B2C copywriter with a bachelor’s degree in media communications. Her career has included stints as a journalist, PR guru, marketing specialist, and ghostwriter. When she’s not writing copy, you’ll find her working on DIY projects or looking for images in the clouds with her grandson.

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