Is Window Tint Really More Necessary For Higher Elevation Homes?

Life in the beautiful, high mountain city of Salt Lake City has its ups and downs.This city is breathtaking year round due to its location but dealing with the hard realities of a harsh sun environment can be a challenge. We, Commercial Window Tinting Salt Lake, are well aware of these challenges and help homes and commercial properties like yours, mitigate the damage done by high altitude sun. In commercial buildings especially, something must be done about the ill effects of the sun because you need to keep and attract long term tenants. True window tinting is an added home for your commercial property but once installed it pays off big time in terms of tenant health, happiness, and retention.

Window Tint For Less Sun Glare:

That really, intensely bright sun through the windows of your Salt Lake City high rise is not just a figment of your imagination. The fact is, UV/UVB radiation is, in fact, higher here because, at higher altitudes, a thinner atmosphere filters less UV radiation. Since for roughly every 3,200 ft increase in altitude, UV levels increase by 10% to 12%, a sunny day in Salt Lake City, especially in taller, southwest facing buildings, much more intense.

Window Tint For Less Solar Heat Gain:

Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, or SHGC, is a number between zero and one assigned to a window corresponding to what fraction of the heat from the sun the window allows to pass through. When you factor in the atmospheric conditions here in Salt City, that number increases dramatically, meaning solar heat gain in high altitude locations is significantly greater on untinted windows. All of this adds up to incredibly high heating and cooling bills for Salt Lake City commercial buildings but is easily subdued by window film.

Window Tint For Eye Protection:

Were you aware that snow can be harder on your eyes than something like the regular sun at the beach? This is because snow reflects nearly 80 percent of the sun’s rays. Which means more harmful ultraviolet rays are directed into your building from the surrounding snowy city and mountains each day. Since UV exposure also increases certain types of eye cancer, the best way to keep your tenants healthy is well window tinting for your Salt Lake City commercial building.

If you own commercial property here in the Salt Lake City area, window tinting should be a solid consideration for not only profit but health. Contact Commercial Window Tinting Salt Lake for more information and to schedule a free consultation today!

When it comes to window tinting, Mike Kinsey is a subject matter expert. For the past fifteen years, Mike and his team have been installing window film for commercial properties located in Salt Lake and the surrounding areas of Logan, Park City, Provo, Orem, and Ogden, totaling over 250,000 square feet of film. Mike is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education and is well-equipped with knowledge of the latest industry innovations. As the head of operations at Commercial Window Tinting Salt Lake, he is charge of overseeing all projects from start to finish. He enjoys finding out of the box solutions to complex problems and developing solid relationships with local business owners though the process of helping them accomplish their architectural goals.