The Science Behind High Altitude Sun Glare: It’s Not Just In Your Head

If you have lived here for just a little bit or all your life, you are keenly aware that Denver is a city of beautiful views and a virtual mecca for outdoor lovers and enthusiasts. It is a city known as the gateway to the Rockies and is a place that sells people on its laid back lifestyle and beautiful views, However, what many people who live here have found out is–there are a host of problems unique to living at high altitude. One of the biggest complaints regarding mile high living that we, at Denver Window Tinting, here is homeowners frustrated with the intense glare of the Rocky Mountain sun. That’s right, the excessively bright glare here 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%–so at 5,280 ft you can do the math and see just how much stronger the sun is here. You know from experience as well; 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. All of this equates to decreased comfort, unviewable screens, loss of view out the window. You live in arguably one of the most gorgeous places in Colorado–don’t let glare ruin the view! 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 essentially about reducing your window’s Visible Light Transmission (VLT). Look at installing window film on your home’s windows as putting on sunglasses on them. In fact, much like the shades you wear on your face– the darker the film (lens) the more sunlight it will block and the less glare you will see. Now we know you may be concerned about darkly tinted windows getting in the way of your view or making your home windows look unsightly and dark but you need not worry. Denver Window Tinting offers a variety of glare reducing films in many different of tint levels. In fact, many of our films are not even noticeable from the inside and our most popular films offer a softer tint that will still reduce light transmission by 50%. You get privacy, beauty and glare control all from one film!

The best way to know which tint will work for you is to consult with us at Denver Window Tinting and allow us to guide you through our sizable 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.

Mike is a highly trained and qualified window film professional. Mike has been working in the window tinting industry for over fifteen years, during which time he has overseen the installation of over 250,000 square feet of film. As the head of operations for Denver Window Tinting, he is the main point of contact on all projects and is also in charge of sales and customer relations. Mike's years of experience have given him incredible knowledge and insight about all the different types and brands of window film on the market. He is well-versed in product lines from Vista, LLumar, 3M, C-Bond, SolarGard, Huper Optik, and other top brands. Over the years, he has received numerous certifications and attended ongoing education courses. He is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.