How Home Window Tint Works How Home Window Tint Works

Many people are increasingly opting to install home window tint. This is a window film made of some special polyester material. You can get window film in various styles and designs. Window tinting has traditionally been used in cars and office buildings mainly to enhance privacy. However, it has several benefits which explains its increasing popularity for residential use.

How it Works

Tinted windows are created when film is bonded onto window glass. Very fine transparent films of special polyester are used to create the window film. The polyester is treated with dyes and metal compounds to produce a darkened shade. Special adhesives and tools are also produced by the manufacturer to enable you install. It is a fairly straight-forward procedure with clear instructions contained in the installation kit. The film is installed on the inner windows of your house. You use the powerful adhesive to glue the film onto the windows. The tools enable you to cut the film to the exact size since accuracy is crucial for perfect installation. You can trim away any excess film after installation with razor blade knives supplied in the kit. The tools also clear the film of any wrinkles, creases or bubbles that arise while the adhesive is setting. 

Once applied onto a window, the film blocks the greater percentage of visible light from coming into the house. This is achieved by the absorptive or reflective properties of the tint. Some film is designed to reflect much of the visible light while others absorb most of the light. Without a window tint, up to 90 percent of visible light will come into your house. Most types of home window tint are removable and reusable. This flexibility adds to its appeal for home use.


Window tints have valuable health benefits. They lessen the harmful effects that UV rays cause to the skin. Since certain skin cancers are caused by sunlight, window tints can make a significant drop in risk factor if used as a preventive strategy. Window films are also beneficial to eye health. They reduce much of the sun's harmful glare. Sunlight that streams into your house is less likely to strain the eyes because of the reduced intensity. Benefits of window tint stretch to furniture. Strong sunlight causes some wooden furniture to loose lustre or discolor. A window tint can help keep your furniture in good condition for longer. Carpets and draperies are also less likely to fade when you have window film in place. If you have antique paintings and other fine artwork, window tint will help protect them from damage by strong sunlight. Window tints enhance the efficiency of air conditioners. This assures you of better quality of air indoors. Since window film limits heat indoors, it helps you manage your cooling costs. There's also the safety factor to consider. Some film is designed to bond with glass, making it more resilient to breakage. This increases safety in the event of vandalism, hurricanes, storms or tornadoes. As an added bonus, with window film in place, you can enjoy increased privacy in your home.

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