Things to Keep In Mind Before Getting Your Car Windows Tinted

If you’ve recently purchased a new car, the next step you should take is getting your windows tinted. However, getting a car window tint is not as simple as you might think. There are a lot of things you have to consider when choosing the right one for your car. Here are some things that you need to take into account:

Know Your Tinting Levels
Having the right tinting levels is important for your safety, particularly if you spend a lot of time in your car each day. There is also a legal maximum tint level that you have to consider as well, depending on the city you live in. Typically, maximum levels for the side windows range between 25% to 35% while the rear windows only get up to 5% of tint.

Different Types of Tint
There are three styles of tinting that you can choose from based on your budget and how long you want it to last, including dyed, hybrid, and metalized. The least expensive type of tinting is dyed tint. However, the quality may not be as great as the color will eventually turn to purple and the film will bubble. For the highest quality, a metalized tint is your best bet as it has the best heat protection. It also often comes with a lifetime warranty. As for the most popular type, a hybrid tint is your perfect option as it is the combination of the two styles.

Film Maintenance
Another aspect that you need to consider is the maintenance of your window tint. Window film should be well-cared for if you expect it to last long. You will need to clean your windows with the right cleaning materials. Avoid using ammonia as it can remove your tint and render your investment useless. You can clean your tinted windows with ammonia-free cleaner or just soap and water. Here are some maintenance tips for you to keep in mind after you installed your residential window film:

// Cleaning
It is critical that you wait at least one week after installing your window film before you clean your windows. As mentioned, you can do your own cleaning by using a soft cloth soaked with either an ammonia-free window cleaner or foam cleanser. To avoid scratching or damaging your window film, make sure that you don’t use any sharp tools or harsh chemicals.

// Cured Window
Curing is the process where your film is settling in. You need to avoid any contact before it dries completely. The moisture can build up between the film and the window, which can make your window film to appear cloudy. This is normal and you should not attempt to clean it. Give your windows some time to dry and cure completely before you do any cleaning.

// Damaged Film
Keep in mind that damaged film cannot be repaired, and you have to remove your entire film and get it replaced again. There are usually warranties on window film for when this kind of situation happens. Although the cost of replacement is covered, it is only for a period of time. This is why you should do whatever you can to prevent your window film from being damaged in the first place.

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How to Choose the Best Window Film For Your Shop or Store Front

Window films serve many purposes. They can be used for darkening, filtering UV, and adding an extra layer of security as well as privacy. If you’re running a business and you’re not sure which kind of window film you should choose, then this article is for you.

Ask Yourself: What Do You Need It For?
It all boils down to what your needs and priorities are. Even if there is a type of window film that ticks all the boxes, the quality may not be the highest in any specific category. If you want to know which window tint is the one for you, keep on reading!

// If You Need Better Security:
With each layer of film being added to the glass, the level of security also increases. For example, robbers will have a much harder time trying to break your store’s windows if your window is layered with thick and advanced security films. Similarly, there are also anti-graffiti films that prevent people from painting graffiti across your windows. This will help you save some cash for potential expenses during clean-up.

// If You Need More Privacy:
If privacy is your priority, then privacy window films are for you. You can choose from a range of options, from reflective window film to darkening tint. Either way, your window will be less exposed, increasing the levels of privacy for everyone inside, employees and customers alike.

// If You Want to Be Safe From UV Rays:
As we all know, with sunlight comes with UV rays, and with the radiation comes many adverse health effects. These effects include skin cancer, bad sunburn, and even eye damage. Most films used for commercial window film installations already contain UV ray filtering properties. However, some films offer more filtering than others. If you want your store’s window to be able to filter out UV rays, contact your commercial window film service and ask them for a consultation so that they can give you recommendations on the film with the best filtering ability for you.

// If You Want Just-Right Temperature:
Aside from bringing in UV rays, sunlight also brings in unwanted heat. Certain parts of your store can get extremely hot due to infrared rays. There are some window films designed especially to tackle this problem with their temperature control and sun glare filtering abilities. Again, a commercial window film is the best option in this case.

// If You Want to Save Energy:
As for energy efficiency, you might want to consider installing a low-e window film to your store’s windows. These films are able to adapt throughout the seasons. Not only do they keep your space cool in the summer, but they make sure that your home is warm during the winter. This also means that your HVAC will not be doing as much work as there isn’t as much temperature loss.

Final Note
When it all comes down to it, you need to figure out which feature you want the most from your window film, whether it’s for privacy or security reasons. Once you’ve decided on the kind of film you want for your store, consult your local window film service to make sure that you get the best possible option on the market for your storefront. Get in touch with Premier Tint today to see how we can help provide window film & window tint that transforms your store.

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Three Key Considerations for Tinting French Doors and Windows

If you want to add a period look to your modern home, French doors and windows are what you need. The style has been around since the turn of the 17th century, and it still has a place in homes and apartments that are built this year. That should tell you something the effectiveness and comfort of the style. What’s more is that French doors and windows are quite versatile, as they fit with just about any style of home with a wooden frame.

The problem with French doors and windows is that the glass is typically arranged in a way that creates a pattern, and tinting these glass surfaces can ruin the look of the windows. This makes the process of tinting French doors and windows really complicated, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. To understand whether it’s a good idea to tint these glass surfaces, here are some of the key considerations you have to keep in mind:

INSTALLATION TIME

 As we mentioned, tinting French glass is complicated, and that may make the installation process takes a lot longer than it otherwise would for any other type of glass surface. The installer has to measure and cut out all of the window films and plan out how to install each little piece of window tints on the surface of the window. As you can imagine, it’s a time-consuming process compared to installing one piece of window film on to a glass surface. If you don’t have time to inspect the work process, you might have to consider putting it off for now.

 

THE COST

 From the process described in the earlier section, you could probably guess that tinting French glass is more expensive than tinting a regular window. Not only that the process is time-consuming, but it’s also very laborious. The service has to take the labour cost into account when they’re calculating the price, and that will add up very quickly if you’re looking to tint more than one French door or window. Another thing that the window film service has to consider is the experience of their employee. To make sure that the tint job is done correctly on a French door, the installer has to be very meticulous about how they apply each layer of film onto the window. You should ask the window service about the estimate for the installation before setting an appointment date so that both parties know what to expect.

FILM QUALITY

 Poor quality window films are prone to bulging, warping, and discolouration, and this is not a good look for any window, let alone a French window or door. French glass is designed to look beautiful by itself, and the sophisticated design and glass colours need to be preserved by the film. Also, because the installation process is expensive and difficult, you need to make sure that your window films last for as long as possible. Although the French glass may be coloured and that may reduce some light exposure, it doesn’t do anything to protect you from the invisible UV rays. This means that you and your family could be at risk of many skin diseases. Using high-quality film can prevent this problem while keeping your French doors and windows looking neat and beautiful for as long as possible.

 

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