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Window Tint FAQ for Homeowners

If this is your first time having your home windows tinted, you probably have some questions. Perhaps you heard about home window tinting from a friend, coworker, or neighbor and are looking into the benefits. Or maybe you’re all on board, but are just unsure about what type of window film to buy. Don’t worry; the experts at Custom Tint Solutions are here to help! Below, we’ve listed some frequently asked questions about window tint for Austin and San Antonio homeowners.

Residential Window Tinting - Frequently Asked Questions

So long as the window film is installed correctly and the right type of film is used, it will damage the windows in your home. This is why it’s so important to hire an experienced contractor with a good and steady track record. When we install window film, we always consider variables like the type of glass that the film is being installed on, the altitude and geographic location of the home, and the homeowner’s overall goals. This allows us to select the best window tint for every situation. Then, during the installation process, we take great care to make sure that our work is precise and that there are no bubbles, creases, or imperfections in the film.

Yes, absolutely! In fact, there are certain types of window film that are designed specifically for using on Low E glass. Most types of glass and windows are compatible with window film, with the only exception being argon-filled glass.

Sometimes, homeowners dismiss the idea of window tinting because they’re worried it will make their home dark inside. This is a common misconception. Most window films will not change the brightness of your home. In fact, if you’re worried, you can even install clear window tint. In some cases, if the window film is being installed for a bedroom or home theatre, the homeowner may actually want to block out some light. In this case, there are certain films that accomplish exactly that. However, most modern window films are designed to provide a high level of VLT (visible light transmission).

It all depends on what type of window film you buy. Reflective privacy films will only work during the day. These films rely on the sun to produce a reflection and therefore will not work at night. However, frosted films and patterned films do not have this restriction and will provide you with some privacy in your home during the evening.

There are options for both. However, for most residential projects, window film is installed on the inside.

Home window tinting looks best when it’s done by a professional. A contractor will measure the windows and pre-cut the film prior to installation. On the day of installation, the windows are cleaned and primed. Then, the film is carefully installed and the excess primer is removed. Now all that’s left to do is wait for the film to dry and achieve full clarity.

The cost of residential window film is based primarily on square footage. However, the amount of labor required and type of film being used can affect the price. Generally, costs run from $6 to $20 per square foot.

Window tint can be easily removed from your home by a professional. In fact, we recommend replacing the film once every seven to ten years for best results.

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