Frequently Asked Questions
1. WHY DO I NEED WINDOW TINT?
The first key benefit is the reduction of fading. Exposure to the sun, especially the UV rays, quickly discolors anything directly in the path of the sun. Window tinting filters out up to 99% of the damaging UV rays that cause the fading of curtains and drapes, carpet, furniture, hardwood floors, and artwork. Tinting will keep these items looking nicer, longer.
Second, rooms can get so hot they become unusable. Tinting the windows in these rooms make them usable all day long, all year 'round.
Third, and related to rooms becoming so hot they are unusable, is the energy savings the homeowner and business enjoys as a result of window tinting, both summer and winter. During hot summer days, your air conditioner will run less and in the winter, the tinting film will create a thermal layer keeping the cold out while helping keep your heat in.
Fourth, tinting is an important factor when it comes to reducing glare on your television or computer screen.
Finally, window tinting, while providing you with a terrific view to the outside world, helps you retain your privacy while you are inside your home or business.
2. AFTER MY WINDOWS ARE TINTED, HOW DO I CLEAN THEM?
Any non-ammonia cleaner and a soft cloth or paper towel will work. We use Sprayway Glass Cleaner, but there are several products on the market that work well also. Just be sure to read the label and be sure it does not contain ammonia. If you use a professional window cleaning service, let them know your windows are tinted.
3. CAN DUAL PANE WINDOWS BE TINTED?
Dual pane windows are very common these days. They have two panes of glass about one-half inch apart with gas sealed in between the two panes. These windows can be tinted; however, certain guidelines must be followed.
4. HOW IS WINDOW TINT APPLIED?
The film is applied to the inside of the glass. The window is thoroughly scraped and cleaned prior to installation. The film is then sprayed with a solution of soap and water to help attain proper positioning, and applied to the window. It is then squeegeed, trimmed, and cleaned.
5. WHAT IS SAFETY AND SECURITY FILM?
This is a film made with a much thicker polyester and thicker, more aggressive adhesive system. This film is designed to make the glass shatter-resistant by holding the glass pieces together when broken.
6. IS THERE ANY TYPE OF WARRANTY WITH THE FILM?
The HanitaTek window film that we use comes with a lifetime manufacturer's warranty. The manufacturer also provides a three-year warranty against seal failure and a five-year warranty for unexplainable glass breakage. An extended warranty is offered for a small fee.
7. CAN YOU REDUCE THE GLARE ON MY COMPUTER AND TV SCREENS?
Glare is the most difficult problem to solve. To get the most glare stoppage, you have to use a darker film.
8. HOW DO I KNOW IF WINDOW TINTING WILL HELP IN MY HOME?
Give us a call (573 443-TINT) to schedule a FREE HOME WINDOW TINTING evaluation. One of our team members will come to your home and assess your needs, show samples, and tell you how we can help solve heating, fading, and glare problems in your home. The process is simple and takes only about 15 minutes. Best of all, it's FREE!