Residential & Commercial Window Tinting FAQs

Residential & Commercial Window Tinting FAQs

 

What Exactly Is Window Tinting?
Window tint is also known as window film. It is made of either metallic or plastic laminate and it is transparent. It is applied directly to the window glass. Window tint comes in a variety compositions with different optical effects. Since window tint is applied to finished glass, it is much less expensive than specialty glass that has been chemically altered. The film can work in a variety of ways based on the user's needs. 

 

Can I Remove Window Tinting Myself?
Professional window tint is designed to be permanent, however, if you feel the need to have it removed, it can be done without causing any damage. There are reasons that you may want to remove the film, such as a potential buyer not wanting the window tint.  If you are renting an office space and you are moving, the management company may require that you remove it upon your departure.

 

How Do I Choose a Window Tint? 
Since our team will be working with you, you don't have to make a decision alone. We can help you make the best decision for your windows. We will discuss your needs and then recommend the best product. If you need to see samples to make the best decision, our team can show you as many as you need to see to make the best decision possible. 

 

Is the Window Tint Transparent?
The amount of film transparency is entirely up to the user. The film comes in a variety of tints, colors, and designs. Based on what you want to accomplish with the tint, it can be completely clear or it can be non-transparent for complete privacy. If you are using the tint for solar control, you would typically go with a completely transparent tint. This type of tint provides an effect that is similar to wearing a pair of high-quality sunglasses. If the tint is installed properly, it will be unnoticeable and it offers an amazing result.  

 

How Dark is the Window Tint, Do I Have Options? 
The darkness of the tint is entirely up to you and is often based on your need. For example, some businesses choose patterns that give the windows design and privacy. For businesses looking for a lighter space, they should use a non-reflective, clear tint. Some businesses choose something in between. The options are basically unlimited. 

 

Does it Block Light?
Light will not be blocked by the tint, which is one of its best features. The tint can protect against fading and glare and it can also control the heat. In doing so, it won't obstruct the light from the sun at all. When you work with a professional installer, you can choose the perfect film for your situation. This will allow you to get the protection that you need to make the space comfortable and livable. 

 

Will It Work on All Of My Windows?
The answer to this question is usually always, yes. We can install window tint on just about every type of glass and window. Whether it is skylights or patio doors or anything in between, we can customize window tint to any shape. 

 

Can It Reduce Glare?

The glare from the sun can be distracting whether it is in a residential or a commercial space. There are types of window tint that are designed to reduce the amount of sunlight that comes into the room. 

 

Will It Prevent Fading?
Preventing fading is top reason that many homeowners have their windows tinted. The tint is designed to filter out the UV light which is responsible for fading items inside. It will, however, allow the good light to come inside. 

 

How Does It Prevent Fading?
The window tint filters out the UV rays that are responsible for damaging furnishings. You don't need to worry about it being dark inside, however, because the tint will allow the safe light to enter. 

 

Will It Reduce the Internal Temperature?
One of the main benefits of window tinting is that it can reduce the amount of sunlight that comes through the window. Since the solar energy is reduced, it can make the temperature in the room cooler. 

 

Can It Save Money on My Energy Bill?
Window tint can help you save money on your energy bill whether you are having it installed in a residential or commercial space. Tint is pretty amazing because it reduces the amount of heat that enters the room during the hot, summer months. It also keeps the heat inside when it is cold during the winter. The amount of money that you can save on your heating and cooling costs adds up. 

 

Does It Affect The Value of My Home?
Just the potential energy savings alone is a huge selling point for window tinting. We have many loyal customers who have used our service, again and again, each time they move. We have customers who have been referring their family, friends and have continued to work with us for almost 30 years. 

 

How Much is Window Tinting My Home Going to Cost Me?
Most people find that the money that they end up saving exceeds their expectations. When you consider what you get from window tinting, such as increased security, protection from the sun's harmful UV rays, and the significant energy savings, the window tinting isn't as expensive as you might think. In just a short time, the money that you save on your energy bills alone can pay for the tint.

 

What is Installation Like?
When the tint is installed by one of our highly trained installers, there will be no mess at all. We have an excellent reputation for being efficient perfectionists. We take great care during the installation process because we respect your property, whether we are doing a job in a commercial space or in a private home. 

 

How Long Does the Installation Take?
The amount of time that the installation takes depends on the window, however, in most cases, the tint can be installed in usually one day depending on the project.

 

Our highly trained installers understand your needs and if necessary, they will order the material and adjust the project to fit in with your schedule, making it a very easy and convenient process. 


 

Will the Tint Fit on All of My Windows?
Window film can be cut and modified to fit any shape window. We will customize each window sheet so that it matches the shape and size of the window exactly. If you have a very large window, we will use perfected techniques and measurements so that the seams won't be visible at all. Window film can be safely and easily installed on any type of door and window including bay windows, French doors, single and double hung windows, bay windows, casement, and storm windows. The list of window and door types is endless. 

 

Can Tint Be Installed On Double Pane Windows and Doors?
Tint can be applied to all types of modern dual window panes. It can also be installed on tempered windows and those that have a LOW-E coating. 

 

What About Skylights?
The effect that window film has on skylights is amazing. It is the only addition that can make the skylights look even better than they already do. When applying tint to skylights, our skilled technicians will use a combination of their perfected technique and the proper window film. 

 

Can My Dog, Cat or Other Pets Damage My Window Tinting?
Some pets will scratch on the door to let their owners know that they need to go outside or because they are ding dongs (let's be honest here). Over time, this pawing on the tint can cause damage. Some clients add a guard to the areas their pets are most likely to cause damage.

 

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