TINT FACTS

...for cars

Q. How long does it take to have tint installed on my car?
A. The process generally takes 2 - 4 hours for 1 tinter, depending on the difficulty of the car, cleanliness, and the number of windows. If there is more than 1 tinter working on a car, the job could be completed in under an hour.

Q. What do I use to clean my tinted windows?
A. Visit our Tint Care section.

Q. Why do I see little bubbles or patchiness soon after installation?
A. Visit our Tint Care section.

Q. How will window tinting affect my defroster performance?
A. Window tinting actually helps to insulate the window and help the defroster clear the glass of frost and fog quicker.

Q. Can window film ever be removed?
A. Yes, Window Film can be removed at any time after the installation. It is faster and easier to call a tint professional, but if you would like to try on your own, there are a number of sites on the internet that offer basic steps.

Q. Why do I see bubbled or purple tint on cars?
A. The tint is either very old or of poor quality. Most older films, even the top quality brands, will discolor and turn purple. When this is accompanied by large air bubbles, thisi means the film was a cheap. The bubbles are a result of a failure in the adhesive system causing the tint to literally lift from the glass.

....for homes/offices

Q. How long will commercial window films last?
A. Commercial Window film is extremely durable and is backed by a manufacturer's warranty for at least 10 years. Some films are guaranteed for as long as you own your home. The longevity of your window film may also depend upon the type of film applied, type of glass it is applied to, and the particular climate in which it is applied.

Q. Is professionaly installed film expensive?
A. No. The average installation costs less than most other window treatments. Actually, your investment in window film will return dividends in the form of reduced air conditioning and heating costs, and protection against costly fading.

Q. Will Window Film Stop My Furnishings From Fading?
A.
Nothing stops fading. Films are designed to reduce the major causes of fading (ultraviolet light, visible light, and solar heat), thus prolonging the life of your furnishings, perhaps as much as two to five times. Keep in mind the articles to be protected; if they have a typical life of 5 years then they may last 10 years to much longer depending on the performance of the film selected. However, if the typical life is only 2-3 weeks, then the expectation should be expressed in terms of months. As a general rule of thumb, ultraviolet (UV) is approximately 40% of the cause, visible light is about 25%, and heat about 25%. The remaining 10% can be attributed to humidity, pollutants, interior lights, dye anchorage, and more.

Q. Will window film make my house seem dark inside?
A.
Technological advances in window film allow you to enjoy virtually clear, un-tinted and non-reflective glass with all the fading and heat protection offered by darker, reflective films.

Q. Can I have my dual pane windows tinted?
A.
Yes. Commercial/Residential window films are designed to be safe for dual pane installations and carry warranties that match existing window manufacturers’ coverage.

Q. Will Window Film kill my plants
A
. Actually, most plants do better with window film because they don't "burn" on sunny days.

Q: How Do Safety and Security Window Films Work?
A:
Security Window Films are designed to make glass shatter-resistant by holding the glass pieces together when broken. Different from standard window film, Security Window Films are made with thicker polyester and a much thicker, more aggressive adhesive system.