Window tinting has been popular for many years, there are still many common misconceptions about it. Before taking a side, for or against, take a look at these debunked misconceptions about window tinting.
- The only reason to tint your windows is for shade
- You can do it yourself
- Cheap film is just as good as what the professional shops use
- All window tinting companies are the same
- A warranty is unnecessary if they do a good job
- The shop that gives you the lowest price is the one you should hire
The only reason to tint your windows is for shade
While yes, the window tinting does give shade for inside of the building, there are other benefits as well. For instance, UV protection is beneficial for your skin and helps prevent fading of what’s inside. Another reason many people have their windows tinted is for privacy. You may enjoy feeling more secure with tinted windows as they do provide a more private atmosphere. With all of these benefits, it is clear window tinting is about more than just shade. Although, if you live in hot southern states, the fact that it helps cool down the inside may be the only reason you need.
You can do it yourself
Yes or no. It depends on you. If you have a steady hand, a good eye, a large amount of patience, a relatively dust free environment, a variety of razor sharp cutting knives, a heat gun and a lot of film to practice with, then is yes. If not, the best advice is to hire a professional.
Cheap film is just as good as what the professional shops use
This is a hard one because the answer is maybe. If you’ve found a commercial grade, scratch resistant film, that offers good UV resistance and a great adhesive, then the answer is yes. There are always deals to be found. Also make sure it comes with a good warranty. You don’t want to be ripped off.
All window tinting companies are the same
We might wish it were so, but no, not all tinting companies or tinters are the same. Just like you wouldn’t want to trust a barber with your hair if it was their first time cutting hair, you want an experienced tinting technician. Check reviews before you pick a place. Make sure they have been around at least a year or two and are willing to show you their warranty. Ask to see some of their work before they start on your building. You’ll want to make sure they’ve tinted hundreds of windows before tinting yours.
A warranty is unnecessary if they do a good job
All good companies stand behind their products. Be wary of any window tinting company that won’t include a written window tinting warranty on the performance of the film itself. Review it carefully before the work on your windows begin. Stay away from those who don’t have one or can’t show you one right away. It is standard practice to provide a warranty.
The shop that gives you the lowest price is the one you should hire
What happens a lot is this. You go online to find tinting shops near you and you check out their websites or give them a call asking only about price. Then you go with the cheapest price. Maybe you have a good experience, but more often than not something like this happens. The price you were quoted is not what you end up paying. It doesn’t include the cost of the film or is only for poor quality film. They got in the door and think you probably will just pay now because they are already there. Or they pressure you with add-ons.
Make sure you ask questions. For example, ask if there are any other costs or fees, or what brand of film they will be using (then go online and check reviews for the brand).
Check online reviews and not the ones on their own website that are probably written by them or their cousin. Google reviews, social media, Yelp and other reputable websites can be helpful. Do, however, try to weed out the bad reviewers. If 90% of people have good things to say but a one or two had “the worst experience of their life” maybe check the reviewers other reviews to see if it is common for them to bash companies. A lot of people are just out trying to get free services in exchange for taking down bad reviews. Most people are good, so you should be able to tell the difference.
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