ABC’s of Window Tinting – A consumer information message

Window-tinting applications are the subject of much confusion. In fact, people have so many misconceptions about window tinting that we’ve decided to offer this consumer information message so when you need to select a window tinting company, you can make an informed, intelligent decision.

Here are four costly misconceptions about having your windows tinted, along with a few suggestions to help you save time. Also check out our page with “6 Questions You Should Ask Every Window Tinting Company” before you set up an appointment.

Misconception #1: All window films are the same.

Just like everything else in the world, there are good products and there are bad products. Window film can be divided up into two categories: metalized films and dyed films. Metalized films have a transparent layer of metal alloy in the film, giving it better performance and preventing the color change associated with a window film that is made with dyed colors. Dyed window films are simply made with colors and will fade over a period of time. We’ve learned that you get what you pay for. If you pay for a quality film, you will get quality performance. If you cut corners and use cheap film, you can expect poor results. Cheap films will likely bubble, peel or crack over time. This is not going to happen if a quality film is used.

Misconception #2: Your glass is shatter resistant.

If you are in an auto accident and your window breaks, the glass will shatter into a million pieces. Glass will be thrown everywhere. In your home, a storm or accident could break a window and leave the glass covering the floor and leave your home exposed to the weather. If your glass has window film, it won’t necessarily prevent the glass from breaking; however it will help keep the glass intact reducing the risk of injury. Untreated glass could put you and your family at great risk in the case of an accident.

Misconception # 3: Window tinting won’t keep burglars from entering your home, auto, or business.

Wrong. Window film may not prevent unauthorized access into your home, auto, or business 100% of the time, but it will decrease the chances of a break-in from occurring. Glass that is tinted won’t break like a pane of glass that is not coated. You can break an untreated pane of glass with a hammer and it will crumble into a million pieces. Treated glass will break but it won’t fall. You must literally beat the entire frame of glass in before entering the building. Most burglars don’t and won’t take the time to break through the treated glass.

Misconception #4: Window tinting is mainly cosmetic.

While tinted glass is a very attractive look, there are many other benefits to having tinted glass. We’ve already touched on the safety features of window film and there are a variety of benefits that also come with having your home, auto, or business glass tinted.

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Benefits Of Using Window Film

Window film gives you ultra violet ray protection.

This protects the materials in your home, auto or business. These rays are destroying your carpet, furniture, window coverings, paintings, hardwood floors etc. Window tinting eliminates 99% of the Ultra Violet rays and protects your belongings from premature fading.

Window film reduces the amount of heat that enters through the glass of your home, auto, or business.
This will reduce the money you spend on utility bills. The film also adds a thermal layer that helps to keep the heat in during winter months.

Window film reduces the glare that comes through untreated glass.

This is very beneficial in your home, auto or business. When driving, glare can cause accidents. It also helps when using a computer or watching TV and it allows you to enjoy your windows without having to cover them up.

If you want your vehicle, home and business to look good, experience the pleasures of a professionally applied quality film and have the piece of mind that the film is going to help keep you and your family safe. Then, we invite you to contact us. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and provide you with a written quote without any obligation of any kind.

We guarantee our residential and automotive work with a lifetime warranty against cracking, peeling, demetallizing, bubbling, delaminating or discoloring. This warranty covers both labor and materials for removal and replacement of the film. What could be more fair?