The Difference Between Quality and Cheap Window Films

Many homeowners heavily rely on window tinting to augment their home windows. They do so to enhance the windows’ aesthetic look, add privacy and security, as well as regulate temperature control. When it comes to options on the market, consumers are spoilt for choice however the options can be confusing and there are also a lot of lower tier brands flooding the market.

To empower our buyers we want to inform them of some of the primary differences in terms of a high-quality window film and lower quality film and what they can expect to see from their investment.

  1. Lower quality tint

A lower quality tint does wonders for your window but is expected to fade a year after its installation. It can shield the sun’s rays and provide shade to your windows. However, it is prone to fading and, therefore, requires constant replacement. You can opt for this if you are after a cost-effective, short-term window tinting solution. Below are some of these:

  • Coloured window: Dyed window tint is the most cost-effective in the market. It can add colour to your home windows and secure them against the UV rays of the sun. It varies and looks different on home windows. One major drawback, however, is that it can easily get discoloured and won’t last for a long time.


  • Metalized home window tint: A metal home window film is similar to a coloured window film, they are cheaper to produce then some of the other premium options on the market, however, there are ultimately some fundamental flaws, the life span is diminished in comparison with a premium film, they become discoloured faster (particularly for beachside locations) and also can add interference to mobile, WIFI and other devices.


  1. Premium quality film


A high-quality film can be such a great investment for the household. Albeit a bit costly than a reduced quality film, it can be beneficial for the family members’ health, safety, and security. Primarily, it is expected to last for about 20 years and even a lifetime if taken care of properly. Below are some of these:

  • Ceramic home window tint: The ceramic window tint is said to be one of the most durable films available in the market. There are many advantages to this window tinting type. First, it gives as much as 90 per cent protection against infrared rays. Second, it is 99 per cent efficient in protecting against UV rays.


  • Nano ceramic window tint: Nanocermaic is the latest advancement in window film tech, improving on the already high performing ceramic, Nanoceramic adds an improved performance in the films ability to reduce UV rays, regulate temperature and also add privacy and reduce glare. I

The durability of your window tint will depend on the type of window film you choose, it can also have a drastic impact on the overall end result of what you’re aiming to achieve when purchasing the window film. IN addition to this utilizing a professional window installer is extremely important to ensure: (A) your warranty is valid (B) the film is set up optimally to offer the longest possible shelf life.


Premier Tint are Sydney leading window tint and films company, contact us for all your commercial and residential window film needs.

Premier Tint are proud members of the Window Film Association Australia New Zealand. Our team is dedicated to providing high-quality services and maintaining industry standards.

Premier Tint has a close partnership with The Window Energy Rating Scheme (WERS) who provides a scientifically based, fair and credible rating system for the assessment of window film products for their energy efficiency performance. 


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