Residential window tinting is becoming an increasingly popular choice for homeowners due to the incredible benefits provided by the process. Your home’s windows let in vital natural light, but the UV energy of that light can cause many problems, including heating up your home in the summer and fading your floors, rugs, and even art on the walls. Window films can also help to increase your privacy inside your home and even make the windows a little bit safer if they’re ever struck by something. Finally, window films make it easier to keep your windows clean – in fact, one commercial use for window films is as an anti-graffiti measure. So, with all of these benefits in mind, you’ll undoubtedly want to know how to take care of your tinted home windows so that you get the most use and value possible out of your investment.
Cleaning And Maintaining Tinted Home Windows
Generally speaking, adding window films to your residential windows does not increase your maintenance duties in any substantial way. The films are less porous than glass, meaning they stay clean longer and are easier to clean (this is why they can potentially be an anti-graffiti measure). Most residential windows need to be cleaned about once per month. To clean them, use a soft cloth with warm water and mild detergent.
The Do’s And Don’t Of Washing Tinted Windows
Do not use abrasive cleaners, sponges, or brushes when caring for your window films. These could scratch the film. You should also not clean your tinted home windows in the hottest parts of the day or when direct sunlight is beating on the windows. The windows and the films absorb heat and soften slightly, making them more likely to slip or scratch when warmed up. Finally, immediately after installation, the films may look streaky. This is because of the fluid that is used to install them, but this will dissipate as the films cure over the days following installation. Don’t try to wash the films at that time or you might damage them.
Other Tips For Long-Lasting Window Tints
The best tip for getting the longest life and most value out of your window films is to invest in professional installation. While this is not an overly complicated task, it is not one that most people should attempt to DIY. There are many ways that the process could potentially go wrong and result in films that slip, peel, or look bad. When you trust a professional to install the films properly, you know you won’t have to deal with these issues.
Contact American Solar Tinting Today for Residential Window Tints
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 throughout 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.