Benjamin Franklin once famously said “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.” More appropriate words cannot be said as it relates to having the windows tinted on your vehicle. We wanted to write this article to shed some light on two very critical components of a quality window tint installation. Not as a way to try and point you toward our company, but to equip you with information to make a good decision about who you entrust with this project.
- Quality and Technology Of Window Film Being Used – Like most things in life, window film / tint comes in a wide range of technologies and quality levels. It is critical when comparing different window tint offerings that you understand the underlying window film that will be used. First, let’s discuss quality. Window film is produced in various areas around the world at drastically differing quality levels. The construction of the film and the adhesive that holds it to the windows are where the rubber meets the road. The issue is that they all may look very similar the day you install them. The issue arises if the film begins to fade, change color, delaminate, etc after a few months or a few years. Worse yet, it can begin to lose adhesion to the glass and bubble. I am sure we have all seen a car with this unfortunate problem. Second, let’s look into the technology of the film being used. While some films are basic dyed polyester (cheapest cost) that may give a tinted look and not much else, others are high tech infrared filtering films (more expensive cost) that not only look great but also block a lot of heat. It is important that you know what technology the films are so you can truly compare apples to apples.
- Expertise of the Installation Technician – It goes without saying that this one makes a huge difference. Just like the skill of the person that cuts your hair, does your taxes or builds a home, experience matters. It is a safe assumption that people in skilled trades, like window film installation, get better over time and with the number of vehicles they have tinted. A good installer can take sub-standard film and make it look pretty good. A mediocre installer can use the very best film and still may produce a sub-standard result. There is simply no getting around the fact that the expertise of the installer plays a huge role in how well the final outcome of a window tint installation will be.
We hope this brief article will help you make a good choice with regard having vehicle window tinting installed. To learn more about the automotive window film we install, click HERE. If you have any questions, would like and estimate or to schedule an appointment, call us at (603) 235-9319 or fill out a form HERE