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Everything You Need To Know Before You Tint Your Home Windows

Are you considering getting your home windows tinted? If so, you likely have many questions about the benefits of window tinting, the different types of tint available, how to properly maintain your tint and other questions. Look no further and read on to discover everything you need to know before you tint your home windows!

Benefits of Residential Window Tinting

What are the benefits of getting your home windows tinted? Is it worth the cost? Yes. The money you spend to get your windows tinted will save you plenty in the long run in lower energy bills, protecting your furniture, floors and even the paint on your walls from fading, and in keeping out the weather and intruders. It even protects you and your family from skin cancer. Plus it makes them shatter-resistant so if a stray ball flies into a window, it will bounce off and the clean up will be easy, just replace the window and film. 

Types of Residential Window Tinting

There are a few different types of tinting available depending on your needs. Solar tinting improves energy efficiency, security film protects your home from burglars and storms, and decorative films add privacy and beauty. Not all tints are compatible with all types of glass so talk to the experts at Total Eclipse.

Solar Tinting 

Residential solar window tinting is ideal if you want to improve the energy efficiency of your home. These window films are thicker than decorative films, yet thinner than security films. Some can reflect up to 99% of the sun’s UV rays, some can absorb up to 99% of the sun’s UV rays and some films can do both. Solar films can regulate indoor temperature, making it warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. In addition to indoor comfort and savings on your energy bill, they can reduce glare and prevent fading of furniture and art.

Decorative Tinting

For adding privacy or beauty to your home, inside or out, choose decorative tinting. It is the thinnest of the tint types but comes in a much bigger variety of colors or patterns. These tints can also be found in clear, stripes, a stained glass motif, and a frosted glass look. The various styles can add color or privacy to a room inside the house or to add beauty on the outside of the house and prevent prying eyes. 

Safety & Security Tinting

If you are concerned about burglars, safety & security window tinting brings protection from breaking windows to enter your home unlawfully. Although the glass may shatter, the window film holds it in place. This will prevent, or at least delay the perpetrators long enough for you to figure out your next move. and increase your chance of survival. Security films are also made to protect your windows and your home from heavy storms. In a storm, it is designed to keep wind, weather, and flying glass out of your home and away from your family. 

Window Tint Care and Maintenance

No maintenance is necessary for window film. Just clean the windows as you usually would, but stay away from abrasive materials that could possibly damage the film. Window film, once it is applied, will last a long time. While the film can last over 20 years, most warranties usually cover the film for five years, while others cover it for 10-15 years. Be aware that there may be a small amount of moisture from the installation process causing a fogginess that will dissipate in a day or two.

Film and Glass Compatibility

Not all tints are compatible with all types of glass so talk to the window tinting experts at Total Eclipse, we can help you decide which type of window tinting works best for your home. Additionally, each different type of window film absorbs varying degrees of heat. Some windows can stand the heat, others, however, cannot.  

Don’t Forget to Check your Window Warranty

It’s important to check your warranty before you have window film installed. Many times, installing window film will invalidate the manufacturer’s warranty. Be aware of this because manufacturers have denied damage claims because homeowners have installed films on their windows.  

Get the best Residential Window Tinting in Las Vegas from Total Eclipse!

Total Eclipse has provided the Las Vegas Valley with window tint for over 23 years. We have tinted over 1 million windows, and that includes over 100,000 cars and over 10,000 homes and businesses.  We offer custom-tailored solutions and take personal pride in every single one of our Commercial, Residential & Automotive Window Tinting Jobs. So, what are you waiting for? Contact Total Eclipse tint in Las Vegas today!