Find all the answers to your questions about residential window tinting!
Most solar film is installed on the interior of windows in residential settings. As a matter of fact, the majority of window films are actually made for interior installation. With that being said, there are exterior window films available for homes. Speak with a sales representative to see if interior window film or exterior window film is right for your home!
When it comes to installing window film to homes, the installation process itself isn’t very loud. However, removing old window film can get a little loud. Our installation team work very efficiently and are as mindful as possible of the noise and try to remove the window film as fast as possible. If noise is a concern to you, call our office speak with our operations manager to figure out a time that works best for you!
Nope! Our installation team uses drop cloths on every installation to protect your floors, walls, furniture and artwork from the soap and water solution used during the installation process. Our team is sure to clean up all trash we generate from the installation, leaving your space looking exactly how we found it. If you have concerns regarding your home and the installation process, speak with an operations manager to learn more!
There are a few window films on the market that will adhere to plexiglass. Most window films will not adhere to it as they were made for standard glass. If you are unsure whether your glass is plexiglass or not, call our office and we can have a sales representative meet you onsite to confirm!
When it comes to installing home window tint, the process starts by prepping the windows and moving things out of the way and thoroughly cleaning the windows. After that you cut the film to the size of the window and spray the window down with water. Once that's done you then put the window film on the window and again, cut to size to make sure everything is aligned and fits right. Finally, you squeegee all of the water out and allow up to 60 days for the film to fully dry. When it comes to window film installations, Solar Art recommends having a professional company do the installation to ensure the best results. Speak with a representative to learn more!
Residential solar film prices vary based on manufacturer, tier of window film and the type of tint that is being installed. Window film pricing is generally based on the square footage of glass. On average, window film costs anywhere between $6/sqft and $18/sqft. Speak with a sales representative or operations manager to discuss pricing or request a free quote!
When it comes to warranties on residential window film, each manufacturer is different. With that being said, they do have similar warranties. Window film warranties also differ based on the type of film that is being installed. For solar films, most residential interior installations have a lifetime limited warranty. Most exterior residential installations have a 5-7 year limited warranty. To learn exactly what a lifetime limited warranty entails and specific film warranties speak with a Solar Art representative!
It's very common for newly installed residential solar film to show evidence of water bubbles as it's actually part of the drying process. Don’t worry, it's simply residual moisture trapped under the film that will evaporate as the film cures to this window over the drying period mentioned below. Sometimes the drying process can take up to 60 days for all the moisture to evaporate. It is important that you don't touch or press on these bubbles as it prolongs the drying process and can potentially damage the film. Take a look at Solar Art’s care instructions or speak with a representative for more information!
All types of residential window film whether it’s solar film, security window film, anti graffiti film, decorative window film, window graphics and are removable. While window film can be removed if need be, it isn’t easily removable in the sense that it will just fall off over time. If you want your window film removed, for best results, contact a professional company like Solar Art to ensure there is no damage done to the glass.
When it comes to residential solar film, there are many different shades to choose from that will dictate the performance of the film. All window film manufacturers make similar products that work the same, the only difference is they have different hues of color. Some residential solar films can be more brown, gray, blue, or green in color. All of them will reject heat differently. Speak with a sales representative to figure out which residential window film will work best for you.
Good question! Residential window film can be cleaned with non abrasive materials like a micro-fiber cloth and ammonia free liquid solutions. It is important to note that window film can take up to 60 days to fully dry, so be sure to wait the appropriate amount of time before trying to clean your windows. For more tips on how to appropriately clean your window film, check out this blog!
Absolutely ! You can actually earn up to 9 LEED points with residential window film. Check out our page to learn more!
Home window tinting if often used for a variety of different reasons ranging anywhere from protecting against sun fading to reducing heat to reducing glare. If you are worried about the sun fading your belongings or you are looking to reduce heat in your home, solar film is definitely worth it. Speak with a sales representative to learn more about home window tinting!
Solar film can reduce up to 63% of the heat coming through your home windows. Generally, the darker shade of window tint you choose to have installed, the more heat the window film will reduce. When it comes to solar film, you can choose a ceramic window tint that contains no metal or dye and also rejects up to 63% of heat. Speak with a sales representative to learn more and figure out which window film will work best for your home!
Residential window films that don’t contain any dye, like ceramic window tint, won’t turn purple. New technology in the industry have eliminated the need to use dyed materials and has allowed most window films to be made with metals and ceramic metals instead of dye. Speak with a representative to learn which window film will work best for your home!
When it comes to privacy, you can get daytime privacy with solar film, but the current window film products that are available on the market don't allow for night time privacy if the lights are on. If you are looking for night time privacy, you can use a decorative window film such as a frosted window film to achieve night time privacy. With frosted window film, you won't be able to see in or out during the day or night. Talk with a sales representative to learn which window film will work best for your home!
If you don’t install the proper window film for your glass type, your glass might be susceptible to cracking due to the window film absorbing too much heat. Our expert sales team will make sure to know what type of glass you have and recommend a safe window film that won’t make your glass crack.
Depending on the type of solar film you choose to install to your home, your room could potentially be darkened. For example, there are some dual reflective window films that darken a room if applied. If you don’t want your room darkened and you want to keep the aesthetics the same, ceramic window tint is a good option. Ceramic window tint contains no metal or dye and provides the same benefits as other solar films.
Yes! Solar Art offers many different solar films that will not only reduce glare, but also reduce heat and blocks 99% of UVA and UVB rays. Solar film blocks up to 62% of glare that comes through your windows and will make watching movies much more enjoyable. Speak with a representative for more information!