If you're considering putting tints on some or all of your home's windows, then you need to choose the right product. Tints have different features and benefits; they don't all work in exactly the same way.
What do you need to know before you start shopping around?
1. What Do You Want the Tints to Do?
While some people use window tinting for cosmetic reasons, many people use these products to solve a problem. Tints can deliver a range of benefits.
For example, some people use window tinting to boost privacy in their homes. If your neighbours can see into some of your rooms, then adding tints to those windows blocks out their view.
Light control is also a popular feature. Some tints reduce incoming light or block out glare. Some keep UV rays from coming inside in through your windows — these products also protect your furniture and carpets from fading in the sun.
Also, some tints can increase the thermal efficiency of old windows. They add to your home's insulation.
So, your first job is to work out what you want the tints to do. You may have a single aim here or multiple ones.
2. How Will Tints Affect Your View?
In some cases, you actually want tints to affect the view out of your windows. For example, if you want to put tinting on your home office windows to reduce glare during the day, then you won't mind if your view outside dulls down a little.
Or, if you use frosted tints to add full privacy to a bathroom window, then you won't care that you can't see out. Here, the aim is to stop the window from being fully see-through.
However, sometimes you want to add tints but to retain your view outside and your incoming light. Many modern products can do this. However, this does depend on the type of tint you choose and the way it will affect your glass. So, you need to check on this before choosing which products to buy.
3. How Easy Is the Application Process?
Installing your own window tints is usually a straightforward process. As long as you follow the instructions step-by-step, you shouldn't have any problems getting the tints on.
However, handling tint films and getting them in place evenly and without bubbles or marks isn't easy if you've never done this before. You'll get more professional results if you hire a specialist to do the job for you.
To learn more about your options and to get help choosing and installing tints, contact window tinting companies.