Measuring window for window tint
Measuring window for window tint

How to Measure Your Windows for Window Tint

For us Australians, scorching summers are just a part of life that we have to accept. That being said, no matter how hot it is outside, we should do all that we can to make sure that we’re safe, happy, and comfortable in our own home. For that reason, you want to install window tints that can block out the harmful UV rays and heat so that your house stays cool and comfortable. To ensure a high-quality window tinting installation, you need to learn how to measure your windows for window tinting, which is what we will be discussing in this article.

How To Measure A Straight Window

The standard method of measurement for a square window is to go from left to right and from top to bottom. When you’re writing down the measurements for your window film, be sure to give around a couple of inches extra so that you can custom fit it properly to your windows. This step is particularly crucial if you’re ordering a patterned window film.

How To Measure A Round Window

Round windows are often quite hard to measure, as to ensure a high-quality installation, the window film needs to fit the window perfectly. You can’t apply a rectangular film and cut off the excess, as that won’t give you the perfect fit that you’re looking for. Instead, you need to find the precise area of the circle. You may have learned the A=πr2 in school, so put the formula and your brain to use when trying to measure the area of a round window, measure the radius (half the circle length) + 3.14 x2 this should give you a good idcation of the area.

How To Measure A Curved Window

For other types of windows such as a curved window or anything with a novelty shape such as a moon or star-shaped window, you should have a professional window tinting consultant handle the measurement for you. Unless you ar skiled with quadratics, this will minimize the margin of error, and that can help to make the overall outcome look much better.


If you’re looking to do all of the measurements by yourself, here are six tips you need to keep in mind:

1. Check for cracks

If your window is cracked or chipped, the adhesive may not hold very well onto the surface of the glass. You need to check for these imperfections before you apply the window tint onto the window.

2. Don’t include the frame into the measurement

You’re only going to apply the tint onto the glass surface, so you don’t make the mistake of adding the frame into the measurements.

3. Use a long measuring tape

You want to make sure that the measuring tape you’re using is long enough to measure the entire window, as that will help to minimize all the possible mistakes you could be making.

4. Get some help

Measuring large windows aren’t easy, and you’re bound to make some mistakes along the way. There’s no shame in asking for help, in fact, it’s even recommended that you have somebody do the measuring with you.

5. Double check all your measurements

Before you submit the calculations and measurements, you need to make sure that they are correct and accurate so that there’s no confusion between you and the installer.

6. Keep a record of everything

Once you’re done with the measurements, don’t throw them away. You should keep them as a reference so that you won’t have to do it all over the next time you’re looking to retint your windows.

If you’re looking for a professional window tinting service, NuVision is here to help you. We can offer you the best products at the most affordable prices, and we can ensure the most accurate measurements in the market. Call us today and see how our services can help you!