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Don’t DIY Your Window Tinting

Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t DIY window tinting.

Now is the time that many people have taken on more projects at home. You might be wondering whether you can apply window tint yourself. But the fact is that window tinting is a tedious process that needs much attention and care, with practically no room for error. Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t DIY window tinting.

Wastes Money

The main reason why anyone should take on a small remodeling project themselves is that they can save money on labor. While this is a good thought, when it comes to window tinting, you could easily sacrifice quality when trying to save money. There are a lot of options out there for DIY materials either for your house or car, but only a professional truly knows what works the best. Window tinting may be quick to install, but handling it yourself means that you won’t have any help if it goes on uneven. In the long run, a window film installation is very affordable and will save you a headache.

Local Regulations

When it comes to car window tinting specifically, you will need to keep in mind that the visibility of the car windows will affect your safety on the road. For this reason, there are very specific regulations and laws for what type of window film you can have, and these regulations can vary by state. Applying it DIY means that you need to do the research and make sure that you have the correct type and level of tint. Otherwise, you could get pulled over. Trusting car window tinting to a professional gives you peace of mind that you will get it right the first time.


The clearest reason to avoid DIY window film is because of how finicky it is to handle. You don’t want to scratch it or put a bend in it because the window film can’t be repaired. And you have to line it up just right, which is more difficult than it looks. After all that, if you accidentally get fingerprints on the side of the film that meets the window, then you can imagine how frustrating it would be to have to take down your hard work and start over. Sparing yourself unnecessary stress is well worth the price of hiring a professional.

Contact American Solar Tinting Today for Your Residential Window Film!

Tinted windows from American Solar Tinting will provide your workplace and employees protection from the sun’s harsh UV rays. American Solar Tinting has the expertise and equipment to keep your home or business decorative and beautiful with window film. We have almost 60 years of experience serving our wonderful customers without the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area. We offer a variety of solutions for you, whether you need residential window or glass tinting, logo graphics, or security films. For more information on how we can help you and your business, contact us online or give us a call at 1-800-969-0100. For more tips and tricks for your home and business, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.

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American Solar Tinting, Inc.
5917 Liberty Road Baltimore, Maryland 21207
Phone: (800) 969-0100