The Perfect Basement Apartment

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The Perfect Basement Apartment

When we got married, my husband and I moved into a lovely brick home. Because we were young and in debt, we would have benefited from being able to rent out a portion of our home to tenants. Unfortunately, our home didn’t include a basement apartment. If your basement is currently not being used, consider transforming it into a basement apartment. Before renting it out to tenants, you will need to make sure it meets certain specifications. For example, most local governments require basement apartments to contain a certain amount of windows. Usually, you will also have to ensure that your windows meet size requirements. On this blog, you will discover how to create the perfect basement apartment with the right windows.

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Thinking of a Home Upgrade? Consider These 5 Window Tint Options

Windows combine aesthetics and functionality to make your home more attractive and comfortable. With their prominent position in the structure, an upgrade on windows can enhance your home's aesthetics. Window tinting is a creative window treatment with a huge positive impact on your home. The tint film not only improves energy efficiency but also enhances your home's curb appeal.

If you want to spruce up your home, here are window tint options to check at your local tint shop.

1. Ceramic Film

Ceramic Film is a non-reflective window tint made from microscopic ceramic particles. The product is durable, and non-conductive which helps block large amounts of infrared light and harmful UV rays. The window treatment option also offers fade and glare resistance and boosts the strength of the windows. Ceramic window films reduce heat gain and loss which boosts energy efficiency in your home. 

2. Metalized Window Film

Metalized window tint contains metal particles made of aluminum, copper, or nickel to offer protection against the sun. The metals deflect sunshine away from your living space and come in handy in the hot summer months. In the colder months, your windows don't lose heat which keeps your indoor space comfy. The window films are sturdy to add extra protection to the windows and enhance privacy in your home.

3. Carbon Film Tint

 Carbon film tint contains carbon material and is non-reflective. The non-reflective quality adds to the curb appeal. If you want to transform your windows into the focal point of your home's exterior décor, consider carbon film tints. The film blocks heat, infrared light, and UV rays. UV rays cause multiple health issues, which include skin cancers.

4. Solar/UV Film

Windows account for 25% to 30% of residential heating and cooling energy use. With these solar/UV films, you have an innovative window treatment to reduce energy wastage through your windows. The tinting option reflects heat and UV light. The window film allows natural light into the house but blocks the harmful range of rays and heat. You save money in heating and cooling while also protecting the family against health hazards caused by exposure to UV light.

5. Dyed/Decorative Window Film

Decorative/dyed films are an affordable window tinting option available at your local tint shop in multiple colors, patterns, and designs to suit your decorative needs. Window tinting services offer a wide variety of options to suit your home decorating needs. The tint offers some measure of privacy for your bathroom and other living spaces.

The right choice of tinting can transform your home by adding a touch of style and functionality to the windows. Contact companies like Sundown Window Tinting to learn more.