How to Install Residential Window Tints — Our Guide

How to Install Residential Window Tints — Our Guide

Installing window tints to your home will provide you with a number of benefits. Window films prevent a significant amount of heat from entering your house during the summertime and vice versa in the winter. Installing them in areas where sunlight is harsh will also reduce the amount of glare, allowing anyone in those areas to be comfortable and relax. Because of these advantages, along with other benefits, homeowners are starting to opt for window tinting instead of the traditional tinted windows.

Technically, you can install window films yourself. DIY will also cost you less, and it can prove to be a fun project overall. However, you might want to consider a professional window tint installation for the following reasons:

  • You’re not familiar with the process of installing the tints
  • You’re worried about messing up the quality
  • You don’t have the time to do it
  • You want different types of tints in different areas of your home


If you’re looking to hire a professional installer, you might be wondering about the entire window tinting process so that you have an understanding of what you and the installer should be doing to your home.


What is the process of installing residential window tints?

Before the installation, the professional tint installer will ask which kinds of window films you prefer. In general, the installation will follow the same concept. However, there may be some specific variations depending on the type of tint you ordered. 

During installation, workers will move all furniture and carpets, and cover the flooring if they get in the way. Doing this will prevent these personal belongings from getting dirty or damaged. Once everything is clear, the installers will proceed to clean the windows with a solution and remove any dirt or tiny objects. This step is important, as applying the tints while the window’s surface has specks or debris will trap them beneath the tint, which results in having an uneven finished product.

After cleaning, the installer will measure the sizes of the windows, which need to be very precise. Otherwise, there will be open spaces on the sides after the installation. That said, a small gap is deliberately provided to allow for glass expansion and contraction if needed in the future.

As soon as the window films are precisely cut, the installers will spray the window and the film with soapy water. Wetting the film reduces any static electricity, which is important since it can alter the tint’s quality after installation.

Afterwards, the installer will apply the tint on top of your windows. Using a squeegee, they will lightly and smoothly sweep the tint back and forth, like painting a wall. The idea is to avoid air or water bubbles between the windows and the film. Once applied, the installer will measure the film once more, and they will trim and adjust it accordingly to ensure a professional quality finish on your window tints.



While you can make it as a DIY project, it’s best to opt for a professional installation, especially if you’re getting an expensive, high-quality film. You want to ensure that the best outcome is achieved, and hiring a tinting company will do just that.

If you’re looking for residential window tinting services in Sydney, get in touch with us today and we’ll be happy to help.

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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