More and more homeowners are opting to install window film. Window film is a great way to reduce energy costs, prevent fading on floors or furniture, and keep your family safe and healthy. The window tinting process can be complicated, so hiring a reputable window tinting company is essential. You can make the professional’s job a little easier by measuring your windows beforehand. Here are a few tips for measuring your windows for window film.
Tools You Will Need
You do not need to be a professional to measure your windows correctly. You just need three simple tools: a measuring tape, something to write with, and something to write on. If you have large windows, you could also get the help of a family member or friend to assist you. This may be the first time that you really get a close look at the condition and health of your windows. While measuring, look for any cracks or other window damage that may impede the tinting process.
How to Measure Glass Windows
Measuring glass windows is a pretty straightforward process. Follow these steps to measure your windows correctly:
- Measure only the glass on the inside of the window, not the entire window frame or window opening.
- Measure the glass width from left to right to the nearest half-inch.
- Measure the glass height from top to bottom to the nearest half-inch.
- Write down the measurements.
- Repeat for each additional window
How to Measure a Round Window
If your home has rounded windows, it is essential to know how to correctly measure and find the surface area of a round window. You must know how to find the dimensions of a circle. A circle can be measured in circumference, diameter, and radius. The simple formula to calculate the surface area of a round window is A=πr2, where π=3.14. Don’t let the math deter you! If you are unsure of your calculations, don’t hesitate to reach out to your window tinting professional.
Keep Accurate Records
If you are supplying your window tinting professional with the measurements for your window film, they must be accurate. Use a long and flexible tape measure. Do not try to measure with a ruler or a tape measure that is too short, as your measurement may be inaccurate. Also, you should keep all your measurements in one place, such as a notebook, to prevent anything from getting lost.
Contact American Solar Tinting Today for Security Window Film
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.