Frequently Asked Questions

Is tinting home windows a good idea?
By blocking out or reflecting solar energy, they can keep your house cooler in the summer months and reduce the amount you spend on air conditioning. They can also lower long-term maintenance costs in the house by reducing the entry of UV light, which can cause fading and other damage to walls, rugs, and furniture.

What is residential tint?
A home window tint, also known as solar window film, is a thin layer similar to what you find on car windows. Like car window tint, it can help block out ultraviolet rays from the sun, helping to control the flow of heat through your windows.

Do tinted house windows block sunlight?
Tinted windows do more than provide privacy – they also minimize the amount of sunlight that enters, resulting in lower interior temperatures. You may find it quite impressive that window tinting can have such a profound effect on the temperature inside a home when you consider how thin the film is.

What is the best percentage for home window tint?
Tints on home windows vary a lot more. However, most people who opt to get a tint for home windows usually opt for 35% on downstairs windows and darker options for bedroom windows.

Is window tinting better than blinds?
Blinds- UV radiation can causes skin cancer and other diseases as well as shortens the life of furniture, fabrics, and flooring. Unfortunately, blinds are unable to block these deadly rays. Tint- You can protect your home from deterioration by tinting your windows.

What is the darkest house tint?
This measurement considers how much light is able to penetrate a tinted film and is recorded in percentages, with higher percentages indicating more light filtration. Shades tend to range from 5% (darkest) to 70% (lightest).

What’s darker 35 or 50 tint?
Because less light can get through, the window tint with 35% VLT will look darker than the 50% VLT. If you want to upgrade your ride with dark, sleek windows, make sure you choose a low VLT percentage.

What does 70% tint darkness look like?
A tint darkness rated at 70% means that the tinted window allows 70% of all visible light to pass through the window. This means in turn the tint rejects just 30% of the visible light. This is a very light tint option, and one that appears clear to many viewers.

Does home window tint affect plants?
Generally speaking, the application of window film will not have an effect on the growth of most indoor plants, since tinting helps to keep out heat, especially during the summer or if you live in high temperature areas. Some delicate plants appreciate not being close to a hot and steamy window/door.

Can you tint old house windows?
Older windows benefit the most from tinting as they do not have a low-emissivity (Low-E) coating that comes standard with newer windows. By tinting older windows, you will increase your home’s energy efficiency by keeping heat out during the warmer months and retaining more heat in during colder months.

Is window film bad for double pane windows?
Double-pane windows have a space between two sealed pieces of glass. The space is usually filled with a gas. If you apply the wrong film, it may cause the seal in the glass to break or the glass could shatter. The problem starts if installers use inappropriate film.

How long does home window film last?
Having experienced professionals install your home window film means that you will have a high-quality film installed in your house, significantly improving your aesthetic. This can last up to 20 years with proper maintenance. Another reason to install home window film is to add privacy to your home and security.

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