Despite common misconceptions–privacy films for day and night are the same. Meaning one film may not solve all of your privacy issues. This is because Day and night window films work through different mechanisms. And, the way they work is very different. Some films will work for partial privacy in the day and night but full privacy solutions are either-or. Daytime privacy films are reflective and will not work in the dark. So if you are looking for a privacy solution for your Dallas home at night–you will need to use something other than a reflective film. Read below to find out why reflective window film won’t work at night and other choices for privacy in the p.m.

Daytime Reflective Privacy Film

Reflective window film works by reflecting sunlight on the outside–in. It works similar to a mirror. This type of film is clear not tinted. Tinted films block out light–not reflect it. Since reflective films harness the sunlight–they won’t work at night. They only work when the outside is brighter than the inside. This means this daytime privacy film simply are not capable of working at night

Night Time Privacy Reflective Window Film

Since the outdoors is dark at night–it cannot reflect in light. So barring reflective solutions for privacy window film–you need to find a film that works by different means. You will have to, therefore, use a different type of film for night privacy altogether.

Some options include:

  • Using tinted window films instead of reflective ones
  • Using one-way mirror window tints
  • Using perforated window films
  • Using Blackout window films
  • Using Decorative window film

Since reflective film is the most common and powerful privacy film there isn’t a 100% effective window film solution available for both day and night use. Darker tinted windows are an option but does have some drawbacks.

No matter what type of privacy film you are looking for, we at Commercial Window Tinting Dallas, can find the best thing for you. This is because we carry numerous reliable window film.  Reach out to us today for more details.

Mike Kinsey has been performing window film installs in the Dallas metropolitan area for the past ten years. After years of working in the construction industry as a project manager, Mike obtained a position at Commercial Window Tinting Dallas and is now the company's Operations Manager. Mike brings a unique perspective and wealth of knowledge to every project. His extensive knowledge of security, energy efficiency, and privacy film gives him the ability to implement the ideal solution for nearly any commercial property, regardless of the size, age, or architectural composition. Over the years, Mike has received extensive training and has attended numerous seminars and professional development courses held by industry's top professionals. He is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education and is trusted by property owners all throughout the Dallas area and the state of Texas.