The benefits of residential window tinting are numerous. By blocking heat from the sun from entering into your home, it enables you to cut down on your energy bill by spending less on AC in the summer. To a lesser extent, it works the other way as well. During winter, window tinting can help retain interior heat, and you’ll end up using less energy to heat up your house through those cold months. It’s also a wise investment for your furniture, as it can cut down dramatically on the impact of light damage. With all these benefits, it’s easy to see why so many people invest in residential window tinting. If you choose to do so yourself, here are some common mistakes you should be sure to avoid.
Doing It Yourself
Don’t DIY your window tinting. There is simply no substitute for the experience of a professional to ensure that your investment is installed as efficiently as possible. We understand the temptation. Installing window film does seem simple. But, like many things, it’s easier than it looks. You could mess up the cleaning processing beforehand, or perhaps use a cleaner that causes harm to the film. And if you do damage the film, you will just end losing money in the long run.
Picking the Cheapest Films
Many people are tempted simply to purchase and install the cheapest window films out there. While there is some fluctuation in quality among films of varying costs, generally speaking, you will get what you pay for. You may feel that you are saving money but end up doing the opposite. Perhaps the film is not as effective at reducing energy costs. Or maybe it will require replacement too soon. Generally speaking, it’s worth investing in a higher quality window film.
Not Doing Research
A responsible consumer does research before making a purchase. In the internet age, this is easier than ever. If you want to cut down on energy costs, keep this in mind when selecting a film. If you just want the privacy afforded by window tinting, decorative films could be a better option. Read up on the warranty as well as maintenance requirements for the product. You should also be sure that the installation is handled by a reputable company.
Residential window film is one of the best investments you can make in your home. Don’t go into it too rashly and make these window tinting mistakes. You can count on us to give you the professional advice, products, and installation you need.
Contact American Solar Tinting Today For Your Residential Window Tinting
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.