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How to Reduce Glare for Improved Comfort

Tim TraxlerGlare Control

Windows allow natural light to flood our homes and offices, creating a bright, beautiful space. In addition, they allow occupants to enjoy outdoor views. However, with a sunlit space comes glare from the sun. The afternoon glare can cast across TV screens, ruining your view as you try to relax watching your favorite show. Likewise, glare from the morning sun can cast across computer screens in the workplace, making it increasingly difficult to focus and impacting productivity. Luckily, there are a few ways to reduce glare to improve occupant comfort and productivity in the workplace.

Install Blinds or Curtains

One of the most straightforward, obvious solutions to address glare is installing blinds or curtains! When glare becomes problematic, close the blinds or curtains to eliminate the light. By reducing the amount of natural light that enters your space, you’re also eliminating the likelihood of glare.

Reorganize Your Space

If glare is constantly a problem, think about reorganizing your space. For example, perhaps your TV is inconveniently located in a spot susceptible to glare. Or, maybe your desk is at an angle that often gets hit by the sun’s afternoon light. Try rearranging your space to determine the best spot to avoid glare on technology screens.

Plant Trees

Help the environment and reduce glare by planting trees near your windows! Consider upping your landscaping if certain rooms in your home or office are more susceptible to the sun’s glare. By adding trees closer to windows, they may be able to filter the sun’s light, in turn minimizing the amount of light and glare that enters your space.

Glare Reducing Window Film

Apply window film to your windows to reduce glare! 3M Sun Control Window film can be used in residential and commercial spaces. Unlike curtains and blinds, it can minimize glare in your space without eliminating natural light as a whole! Not to mention, when you invest in 3M Sun Control Window Film, you can reap many other benefits in addition to glare reduction. 3M Sun Control Window Film offers:

  • Heat Rejection: Rejects up to 97% of infrared heat for more comfortable interiors
  • UV Protection: Rejects up to 99.9% of UV rays, the leading cause of fading in furnishings
  • Lower Energy Bills: By rejecting the sun’s heat, window film takes some of the work off of HVAC systems as it creates more comfortable interiors, which in turn lowers energy bills

While there are multiple solutions for glare reduction, window film is a comprehensive solution that offers various benefits beyond simply reducing glare. It can also provide relief from glare without completely eliminating sunlight or outdoor views, unlike some of the other glare-reducing solutions. If you’re interested in learning more about what window film is best for your residential or commercial space, reach out to our team at PA Window Tint today!

PA Window Tint Inc. began serving central Pennsylvania in 1993. Over the years, we have extended service to New York, Maryland, and New Jersey. Today, PA Window Tint is a 3M Prestige dealer, which identifies our company as a member of the elite network of dealers in the country which are entrusted with offering 3 M’s highest quality products and providing impeccable installations. Give us a call at 1-866-329-0064 or fill out a form online.