What is window tinting?

Window tinting is the process of applying a thin film to the interior or exterior surface of windows. It helps to reduce the amount of heat, glare, and harmful UV rays from entering the space while enhancing privacy and security.

What are the benefits of window tinting?

Window tinting offers several benefits, including:
- Heat reduction: Window films can significantly reduce the amount of heat entering a building, making it more comfortable and energy-efficient.
- Glare reduction: Tinted windows minimize glare from direct sunlight, improving visibility and reducing eye strain.
- UV protection: Window films block up to 99% of harmful UV rays, protecting your skin, furniture, and flooring from fading or damage.
- Privacy: Tinted films can provide privacy by limiting the view from the outside while still allowing natural light to enter.
- Security: Security films make windows more resistant to breakage and hold shattered glass together, adding an extra layer of protection against forced entry.
- Decorative purposes: Decorative films come in various patterns and designs to enhance aesthetics and create a unique look.

What types of window films are available?

There are several types of window films available:
- Solar control films: These films are designed to reduce heat and glare while still allowing natural light to enter. They come in various shades and reflectivity levels.
- Security films: Security films are thicker and provide increased shatter resistance, making windows more resistant to break-ins, accidents, and severe weather.
- Decorative films: Decorative films are used for privacy, branding, or enhancing the appearance of windows. They come in frosted, patterned, or colored options.

Can window tinting be applied to dual pane windows?

Yes, window tinting can be applied to dual pane windows. However, it's crucial to use window films that are specifically designed for dual pane or insulated glass units (IGUs) to avoid thermal stress and potential damage. Always consult with a professional installer who has experience working with dual pane windows.

Can window tinting be applied to low-e windows?

Yes, window tinting can be applied to low-e windows. However, it's essential to choose window films that are compatible with low-e coatings to ensure optimal performance. Discuss your specific needs with a knowledgeable window tinting professional.

How much does window tinting cost?

The cost of window tinting depends on various factors, such as the size and number of windows, the type of film chosen, height of the windows and any additional services required. The best option is to reach out to us and get a free no obligation quote. 

How long does window tinting last?

The lifespan of window tinting can vary depending on the quality of the film, installation, and environmental conditions. At Tint Days, our films carry a lifetime residential warranty and a 10 year commercial warranty. This covers any bubbling, fading, cracking, peeling or delamination. 

Can window tinting be removed?

Yes, window tinting can be removed. Most professional window tinting companies offer removal services. However, the ease of removal can vary depending on the film

Is window tinting suitable for all types of windows?

Window tinting can be applied to various types of windows, including residential, commercial, and automotive windows. However, it's important to consider the specific needs and characteristics of each window type to ensure the proper selection and installation of window films.

Does window tinting affect the view from the inside?

The impact on the view from the inside can depend on the type of window film chosen. Solar control films can reduce glare and heat without affecting the view. However, heavily tinted or decorative films may slightly obscure the view. It's recommended to discuss your preferences with a professional installer to find the right balance.

Can window tinting help save energy?

Yes, window tinting can contribute to energy savings. By reducing the amount of heat entering a building, window films can help reduce the workload on cooling systems, leading to potential energy savings. Additionally window films can enhance the insulation properties of windows, further improving energy efficiency.

Can window tinting be applied to curved or irregularly shaped windows?

Yes, window tinting can be applied to curved or irregularly shaped windows. We  have techniques and tools to custom-fit window films to accommodate various window shapes and sizes.

Can window tinting be installed as a DIY project?

While there are DIY window tinting kits available, it's generally recommended to hire a professional for the best results. Professional installers have the necessary expertise, equipment, and experience to ensure proper installation, minimizing the risk of errors, bubbles, or peeling.

Does window tinting require special maintenance?

Window tinting generally requires minimal maintenance. It's recommended to clean the tinted windows with a non-abrasive, ammonia-free cleaner and a soft cloth or sponge. Avoid using sharp or abrasive tools that may damage the film. Regular cleaning and care can help maintain the appearance and longevity of the window film.

Does window tinting come with a warranty?

Yes, our films come with a lifetime residential warranty and a 10 year commercial warranty against any bubbling, fading, peeling, cracking or delamination.