Adapting old church windows

« Back to Home

Window Tinting and Your Indoor Plants; Here's What You Need to Know

Posted on

There are unbounded health and safety benefits gained from tinting your residential windows. Window tinting will keep your indoor temperatures more comfortable, protect your furnishing from fading, and reduce glare on your TV and computer screens.

The ultraviolet-blocking power will be great for your hardwood floors, your carpet, and your skin. However, you might be worried for your indoor plants and whether or not they will survive the window tinting. Here's what you need to know about window tinting and your indoor plants. 

Clear UV film and plants

A clear or an invisible UV film is a popular choice when it comes to residential window tinting. A clear UV film blocks all the harsh UV rays while still letting in a ton of light. This form of tinting allows your windows to retain their normal appearance, so it doesn't affect the quality of light in your house. Also, since this type of tinting only blocks the harmful UV rays, it shouldn't affect your indoor plant or garden.

Room darkening tint and indoor plants

Room darkening tints are meant for darkening a room by blocking some of the sun's visible light from getting through your windows. This type of tint does not only block harmful UV rays but also blocks some of the red and blue rays that encourage plant growth.

However, if you prefer a room darkening tint, you might want to consider planting delicate flowers or plants that require full shade. This way, you can place them right by the window with no side effect.

Frosting tints and indoor plants

Most indoor plants require much less sunlight than they currently receive. Thus, installing a frost tinting may have little to no effects on your plants provided they receive enough light. However, once you install a frosting tint, your plants will require a slight adjustment period. Once they adjust to the new light levels, they will resume normal growth.

Benefits of window tinting to plants

With a window tint installed, your plants may actually flourish. Maybe you've noticed that your plants dry out more quickly or wilt when its hot outside. Window tinting helps protect your plants from excessively high temperatures, especially during summer.

Once you install a window tint, your plants and flowers will appreciate a break from being near the hot steamy window all day long. You may also notice that with tinted windows, your plants will require less water and will hold on to their pretty flowers longer.