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Questions You Might Have About Home Window Tinting Film

Adding tinting film to the windows of your home can make it cooler and more comfortable through hot summer months, and protect your exterior from damaging UV rays. This can also be a good choice for those with frequent headaches or vision problems that are irritated by bright sunlight, as you then don't need to completely close the curtains to get some relief. If you're thinking about adding window tinting film to your home's windows, note a few questions you might have and then discuss these with a salesperson before you shop.

1. Do windows crack after film is applied?

If you've ever heard of windows cracking after tinting film is applied, usually this is because the film was installed incorrectly. If you add exterior film to the interior of windows, this might allow the windows to get overly warm as sunlight gets trapped rather than passing through the windows. In turn, the heat will actually soften the glass and cracks can form. To ensure you don't damage your windows, understand the difference between interior and exterior film and apply it properly.

2. Why invest in security film?

Don't assume that all film you apply to your windows is the same; some are very thin and offer no more protection than you would get from adhesive tape. They may simply provide a tint to keep your room shaded. If you're looking for security against breaking glass, you need to invest in actual security film. This will be thicker and may even have tiny threads running through it to keep it more secure. Security film will add to the shatter resistance of your windows and may keep the pieces from flying around if the glass does break, reducing the risk of injury.

3. Does film need to be removed for windows to be cleaned?

Typically window tinting film is meant to be cleaned with a soft, damp cloth or other such simple means, but if you notice that the actual glass of the window has gotten dirty under the film, chances are it hasn't been applied properly. If you don't smooth out all bubbles and air pockets, this can allow in dirt and dust. Some cheaper films may also lose their adhesion over time so that dirt and dust can settle under the film. If the windows are dirty and you need to remove the film to get them clean, consider taking that opportunity to invest in a higher-quality film and ensuring it's applied properly as well. Click here for more information.