Tinting isn’t just for cars anymore. To save energy while enhancing your home’s look, tint your windows.
PET, the same plastic as in water bottles, is used to produce window film for your home. There are quite a few types of film. Some are made up of many clear layers, helping to protect the glass from breaking. Some are tinted using dye, pigment, or metal in order to prevent sunlight and dangerous UV rays from penetrating the window.
Most films are put on the inside of windows. In order for them to last longer, they are usually scratchproof. The thickness of the film can vary, based on the type and purpose.
Types of Film
Decorative film provides some degree of privacy and protection from light, but not that much. For the most part, it is very thin and used to enhance the beauty of your home. They are often used by people who want frosted or etched windows, but do not wish to invest in new windows.
Solar film is also known as window tint. It is thicker than decorative film and contains dye, pigment, or metal. Its primary purpose is to prevent sunlight penetrating the windows. In that process, it also helps to diminish movement of heat into and from the inside, lessens heat gain, and balances the temperature. It also inhibits 99 percent of dangerous UV rays and reduces the glare on your screens.
Security film is very thick compared to the other films. It is made of multiple layers of plastic, and its primary purpose is to protect the glass. This type of film is often used in areas that are vulnerable to storms, helping to strengthen the glass and prevent shattering.
Installation and Curing
It is a simple process to install window tint. However, it is often better if experts do the job to ensure quality application.
Before all else, the windows must be cleaned. A sticky adherent is then applied to the glass, followed by the film. Now, the film will dry, or cure. While it is drying, you may spot some bubbles or cloudiness, but fear not – it will look right when it dries.
Cleaning Window Film
Cleaning tinted windows is no different than normal windows. You simply use some cleaner and a soft cloth, and dry them off afterwards.
How Long Will Window Film Last?
Most residential window film have warranties of 10-15 years. That being said, external film or that which is applied to slanted surfaces may have different lifespans, based on how they are used.
At NuVision Solutions, we specialise in window tinting for homes. Contact us today to see how we can help!