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Residential Window Tinting: 4 Things to Consider Beforehand

Residential Window Tinting: 4 Things to Consider Beforehand

Residential window tinting is an affordable way to ensure that you have an energy-efficient home. If you’d prefer not to invest in window replacement, residential window tinting is the next best thing.

Residential window tinting is an affordable way to ensure that you have an energy-efficient home. If you’d prefer not to invest in window replacement, residential window tinting is the next best thing. Window tints can also add curb appeal to your home. Allow us to walk you through five things to know before residential window tinting occurs. 

Residential Window Tinting Has Different Film Types

Home window tints have three different types of films. Each film type has a unique benefit. For that reason, it’s best to research what film type would be best for what you’re trying to achieve. Also, you can always ask us since we have extensive knowledge and experience. The three film types and their advantages include: 

  1. Solar: enhances energy efficiency, reflects or absorbs up to 99% of UV rays, reduces glare, regulates indoor temperature, and prevents interior furnishings from fading. 
  2. Security: the thickest film type that protects a home from storm damage, keeps burglars at bay, and prevents windows from shattering completely. 
  3. Decorative: the thinnest film type that absorbs and reflects less heat, adds beauty and privacy to a room, and comes in: 
      • -Etched Patterns
      • -Stained Glass Designs
      • -Opaque Designs for Extra Privacy 

Not Every Film Type Works on Every Window

Film types absorb different amounts of heat. Most decorative and security films block a reduced amount of heat, not putting a lot of thermal stress on your windows. For this reason, you can apply them to most window glass types, including heat-treated, annealed, and insulated glass, without risking damage. However, solar tints don’t work on every glass type due to their high absorption rate. Solar residential window tinting can crack some glass types. Fortunately, our team knows what they’re doing and can ensure that your windows stay in the best shape without damage. 

Reread Your Warranty

You don’t want to discover that adding tints to your window voids your warranty. Some warranties state that adding a film to the glass panes makes the warranty invalid. Most manufacturers don’t cover defects stemming from window films on glass. For this reason, it’s always best to hire a professional to take care of residential window tinting. You should also confirm that your warranty covers window tints.

A Professional Installation is Necessary

It’s always best to hire a professional to handle any aspect of a home remodeling project. Residential window tinting isn’t any different. Our team will install the tint the correct way the first time. In addition, we are familiar with glass and film specifications. 

Give American Solar Tinting a call whenever you’re ready to add beauty, security, and privacy to your home. 

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.

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