Whether it be for cars, houses or offices, window tinting has become the staple of window decoration, and for good reasons. But before you decide to get your windows tinted, you should first make sure that it’s done by a professional to get the best result for your intended purposes and the best quality products.
THE MAIN APPLICATIONS OF WINDOW TINT
Window tinting is the application of a thin laminate film that’s custom fitted to a glass surface. The film is generally made of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), a thermoplastic polymer resin polyester. The film will darken the windows, depending on the specs of the film. There are many grades, shades, colors and thickness that you can choose from.
The film can be used to provide:
- Heat and glare reduction
- Thermal insulation
- UV filtration
- Safety and security
- Decoration, Signage, and branding
- Protection from graffiti
WHY IS A HIGH-QUALITY FILM IMPORTANT AND HOW CAN YOU SPOT IT?
As mentioned, one can install window films for many reasons, including for avoiding health issues from UV ray exposure. Therefore, it’s important to get products that are of high quality to avoid a false sense of security, as you might be putting yourself at risk by staying in semi-shaded areas of a tinted window when it doesn’t really block enough harmful UV rays. So be sure to check with a professional that the products you’re getting will do what you expect it to, whether it be for heat reduction, privacy or UV filtration.
DOES IT LOOK GOOD?
It’s not unusual to look at a well-tinted window and think that it looks better than an un-tinted one. However, you can see right away if the installer did a shoddy job, or used low-quality products. This will often cause air pockets within the film or weak adhesions that can peel off as it goes through daily use. Other aesthetic flaws include creases, peelings around the seams or tears in the material.
IS THE PRICE TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE?
We can’t stress enough the importance of using high-quality products when it comes to window tinting. There is a certain price point that you should expect from a high-quality tinting job. This doesn’t mean that you can’t get a good service and product at a lower price, but if it seems too good to be true, then it might just be.
IS IT GUARANTEED?
Always be cautious about how your installers guarantee their work. Reputable businesses always guarantee a replacement or other types of aftercare services if they didn’t meet the standards. This is something that you can’t get with an unprofessional fitter. This means that if there are imperfections in the installment or the products, you will need to pay more to fix it.
IS IT DOING THE JOB IT’S SUPPOSED TO?
Each window film comes with different specs and excels at different things. So depending on your needs, you should check what your film of choice does best. For example, if you want more privacy, be sure to check that it allows very little visibility from the outside. If you want more heat reduction, test it with a heat lamp by putting your hand on the cool side of the window with the lamp on the other side.
Tinting can do a lot of wonderful things for your car, home, and office. By following the above guidelines, you can ensure that you will get the best product and service for your tint job that will serve its intended purpose for a long time.
If you would like some advice on selecting the best quality window tint for your circumstances, Contact Premier Film Distribution