Most tints are a sheet of plastic or film that is designed to act as a filter when carefully stuck to a glass surface. These materials are more time consuming to install, harder to transport and more likely to have problems than Cosy 24/7. Tinting has to be purchased in rolls and then carefully cut to size. This is time consuming and expensive. It also means it can’t be installed on most curved glass. Because tinting is limited by the size of the rolls, many large windows simply can’t be tinted without nasty joint lines.
Cosy 24/7 doesn’t suffer from any of these problems. It’s simple, quick and easy to paint on to any surface no matter the size as well as being easier to transport. Because Cosy 24/7 bonds with the glass, if installed correctly by a certified technician, it’s impossible to experience peeling, cracking or bubbling. Cosy 24/7 also lasts much longer than most films. It’s guaranteed for 10 years and will age gracefully unlike tinting.
There are many types of tints with high quality options costing as much as $200 per square metre! Even these high-quality films don’t measure up to the quality offered by Cosy 24/7 at a fraction of the price. Most tint films will only block UV but does not block Infra Red which is the biggest source of solar heat. Further, most tint films will not prevent heat loss during the cooler months as tint technology is largely based on reflecting solar heat in summer. Window tinting is expensive because film material is expensive and take longer to install. As well as being cheaper to buy, Cosy 24/7 is also cheaper and quicker to install.
Tinting does not have the same range of cutting edge technology as Cosy 24/7’s advanced particles. It attempts to keep a room cooler by letting less light in. By blocking a large percentage of light entering a room it hopes to also block a large percentage of heat. Tinting creates a constant trade-off between heat and light. Less heat equals less light. Cosy 24/7 is able to differentiate between the beautiful natural light you want, and unwanted heat-causing Infrared wavelengths. This means Cosy 24/7 can block up to 58% of the heat from entering your room without leaving your room feeling dark and gloomy like tinting does.
There are some very expensive tints capable of reducing the amount of indoor heat that escapes through windows when it’s cold. The few tint films that are able to retain indoor heat tend to be extremely expensive. On cold days Cosy 24/7 retains the warmth in your homewithout making your room look dark and gloomy. The amount of natural light cut out by tints is particularly noticeable during winter where cloud cover means less natural sunlight.
Tinting commonly stops the same amount of harmful UV from entering your home however tinting is not as effective at stopping damage caused by Infrared Radiation. The few tints that are capable of stopping IR also tend to sacrifice huge amounts of natural light and can be costly. Tinting also does nothing to prevent condensation which can lead to mould and rot. Cosy 24/7 prevents damage from UV, IR and condensation without sacrificing your beautiful natural light. It does all this for a fraction of the price.
Cosy 24/7 allows you to enjoy nature while tinting tends to create a barrier between nature and you. Cosy 24/7 is also not a harmful plastic and it reduces emissions and energy dependency far more than tinting, especially during winter! Some films also keep sunlight out by turning the window in to a giant mirror and reflecting sunlight back outside. Buildings that have adopted this method are now viewed as a major environmental problem in many government areas. Even in Melbourne’s CBD this is a serious problem that disproportionately raises the temperature in the CBD compared to surrounding suburbs. The attempted solutions to remedy this have been expensive, complicated and time consuming. Cosy 24/7’s advanced technology is engineered to absorb the radiation and not reflect it back in to the surrounding neighbourhood.