If you are considering getting window tinting applied to your home, car or office windows there are a few things you should be aware of first.
The most important thing you should be aware of when it comes to window film is the difference between good and bad quality window film and also the quality of its application. One of the worst things that happens to consumers who purchase a cheap and nasty film or service is in roughly three years’ time when the film begins to blister, peel or turn purple and it winds up costing them a lot more, either in decreasing the value of the building or vehicle or the painstaking task of removing the film and starting over. If you follow the advice below you will avoid making this costly and infuriating mistake.
How can you tell the difference between quality window tinting and poor quality?
The two indicators you can look at to determine whether a service provider is offering a quality film and service are price and guarantee. If your only goal in getting quotes is looking for the lowest possible price, then you will naturally gravitate towards a poor product and the real price you pay will be in a few short years when your tint starts to either blister, fade or peel or a combination of these. Products that are the cheapest are usually the cheapest for a reason! Your best bet is to do a web search of whatever type of tint that’s presented to you so that you can see what other customers are saying about it, preferably a few years after installation to allow time for poorer films to show their true colours!
Find out how long the film is guaranteed for
A premium window film will last for the lifetime of your windows, a poor quality one won’t. The film should be guaranteed for at least 12 years. When making enquiries with suppliers, ask how long the guarantee is for their tinting service. If it’s less than 12 years, keep looking.
Do your due diligence
Before committing to a certain type of tint or picking an installer, you should insist on seeing samples of the tint, and the work done by that installer. You should take a close look at work samples from your provider to ensure that there are no small hidden bubbles, and no large gaps, folds or tears at the edges.
Removing window film later costs you double!
You’re far better off investing in a good quality window tint in the first place because if you don’t you will find you need to pay for removing the cheap and nasty film, and then pay for the installation of the new window film as well.
What are the advantages of installing window tint?
There is a wide range of benefits that window tinting can deliver, but particular films can have differences in their properties which means they will vary to some degree in which of the benefits they will deliver on the most, so the first thing you need to be sure of is, what are the most important benefits for your situation?
Here are the main benefits that quality window tinting provides in a little more detail to help you clarify what you are aiming to achieve by getting your windows treated.
Up to 73% of IR radiation is blocked from coming through windows causing a significant reduction of solar heat gain. That really is cool!
Protection from UV:
Up to 99% of harmful UV is eradicated by premium window films. And as a bonus, it also stops 93% of glare, which greatly improves both the quality of the view and the ease of looking through your windows.
Be cooler and enjoy the views while keeping your privacy.
Safety and Security Films:
Avoid the dangers associated with shards of glass fragmenting on impact with specialist safety or security films. Safety films are made to withstand the force of human impact, while security films can withstand a bomb blast without shattering.
There is undoubtedly an added appeal to windows with the addition of quality window film.
If you are going to invest in having your windows tinted, ensuring that both the film itself and the workmanship of your installer are of excellent quality will provide you with the best solution for your circumstances. That way you’ll end up satisfied, with a range of benefits, rather than lumped with a headache and an eyesore.