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Blinds VS Window Film

If you are like most people, you have blinds or mini blinds in some or all of your windows in your home or business. Blinds definitely serve a purpose, but they come with great compromise. Blinds only address one aspect of issues with sun, which is glare. They are only effective at blocking the incoming light, reducing glare to the interior. While this is good, they are also blocking the view for anyone who is inside, and gives an unsightly appearance from the outside.


Blinds are dirty. Blinds require constant upkeep to keep dust and dirt from collecting on them, not only looking bad, but also reeking havoc on people with allergies.


Blinds block your view of the outside as well as reduce the amount of natural light that enters your home or office.


Shades can be effective at blocking sunlight and reducing incoming heat but most times they actually absorb and trap solar heat and expel it into a room. Because window film reflects sunlight before it enters the home, it can block up to 78% of the sun’s heat and absorb the remaining heat that isn’t reflected. This means air conditioning does not need to run as frequently, so energy bills are lowered.


Blinds may block some shattering glass from projecting into a room, but window film makes windows more durable. If someone or something breaks the glass, the film helps keep the window intact, and broken pieces do not enter a building and cause personal injury.


Window film is very effective in finding the balance between comfort and function. By having window tint professionally installed at your house by our trained technicians, you can enjoy more natural light while reducing the dangerous UV penetration and lower your monthly cooling costs by reducing the incoming heat. Window film can be very affordable and your return on investment is often 20-30% per year.

Call us today to schedule your free in home consultation and let us show you how window film can work for you!


We proudly provide professional commercial and residential window tinting in the counties of Schuylkill, Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Luzurne, and beyond. Check out our window tinting projects that we have recently completed in Reading, Allentown, Bethlehem, Tamaqua, and all over Northeast Pennsylvania. Whether you need heat reduction, glare control, decorative film options, or security film, Black Diamond Tint is your #1 window tinting company in northeast Pennsylvania.

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