Oftentimes people ask if they should tint their windows. If you live on the water and you have a lot of glare, we highly recommend tinting your windows. The misconception is that tinting your windows will increase the energy efficiency. However, newer windows are designed to be energy efficient through layers of low E. Low E is the same thing found in mirrors and this is what makes the windows energy efficient.
The decision to tint your windows comes down to a matter of light and privacy vs. increasing energy efficiency.