3 Common Residential Window Tinting Mistakes That You Must Avoid

Many homeowners and even business owners decide to upgrade their properties with window tints and films for the purpose of reducing energy usage, addressing glaring issues, and more. However, not many realize that these benefits only ever come if the window tints are properly installed. This means that if you are interested in having your home tinted to enjoy the benefits you have heard about the window films, then having professionals do the job is a must.

That being said, here are the common residential window tinting mistakes that can hurt your investment:

  1. Choosing the cheapest quote out there


Window tinting is not exactly the cheapest upgrade you can give your home. Although tinting cvan be much more affordable than other renovations like a full kitchen redesign, tinting still need to be carefully planned to save money.

Unfortunately, many people make the mistake of opting for the cheapest quote to save money. This only leads to bad quality films that barely last, not to mention the poor installation job that further inhibits their ability to be any useful. As such, take the time to research affordable, not cheap, quotes that balance price and quality!

  1. Forgetting to clean the window before tinting it

For those trying to tint the windows by themselves, one of the worst mistakes that can be done is forgetting to clean the window prior to the job. This leads to marks and stains that stay on permanently, some of which can hurt the adhesive’s ability to stick to the actual surface of the window. For that reason, cleaning the window thoroughly at least a night before the tinting job paired with a last-minute check can ensure the window is spotless for high-quality results.

  1. Hiring a tinting company that does not specialize in homes

Although one might assume that tinting companies can just about tint any property, that is not the case. There are different use cases for the tints, and some companies will focus more on automobiles while others on properties.

The big mistake here is to work with a company that does not specialize in tinting homes. For instance, a homeowner may have hired an auto tinting company to tint the house instead of the car thinking that the company can do the job since they are experts in tinting. Unfortunately, this only leads to an ineffective finish.

To make things worse, the homeowner may have to end up paying extra for either an overpriced quote or paying for a new installation because the previous one did not last at all. To avoid this problem, you must look for a company that specializes in residential properties to ensure the highest quality finish!


Simply put, all of the above mistakes are mistakes you want to avoid at all costs. Not only will they lead to a botched installation, but they can end up wasting your time and money. With that in mind, always take the time to hire a tinting company that specializes in residential installations, and make sure to hire professionals to install the tints for you. That way, you do not have to worry about making a mistake that will hurt your investment.

With experts by your side, you can have the job done right in the first go, ensuring your home enjoys all the benefits window tints have to offer for years to come.

NuVision Solutions is a leading 3M window film supplier and installer in Greater Melbourne. If you are looking for and need professional residential window tinting services, contact us today!