Window Tint

Old 08-26-07, 09:29 AM
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Window Tint

We have just purchased a new house with walls of south facing windows. I am thinking about putting window tint on these windows which are casement with pop out grids. Is it hard to do and is it expensive? Would the cost justify the reduction in energy saved? Please if you have knowledge of this process just email me any information. Thanks in advance for your answers. Jen
Old 08-26-07, 10:50 AM
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I recently put on some Gila Platinum window film on our front windows. They do make a difference. Those rooms feel alot cooler now and it was pretty easy to install.

You can get this stuff at Lowes, Home Depot etc, but it isn't very cheap. I think one roll (3' x 15') was about $30-35.

They have other kinds for less money, but I got the good stuff.

If you do get it, make sure you have a helper. Spray the window, and both sides of the window film very generously with water/dish soap. The more water you spray, the less chance of creasing the film.

If/when you get this stuff, drop by here or PM and I will give you some pointers. It's not all that hard if you take your time.
Old 08-27-07, 03:43 AM
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Reflective tints installed on the inside may damage the seal of double pain glass and void the warranty. Installed on the outside, should not be a problem.

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