What is window film?
Window film is made from a micro-thin material that blocks heat and UV rays from entering your space, while still allowing adequate sunlight to enter. Some window films can also block the heat escaping from inside your house office, essentially thermal insulating your windows.
Does window film reduce heat in my home?
Residential window films act as an invisible shield and can reduce 80% of heat from entering your home. The darker the shade of tint, the more heat the window film reduces.
How does installing window tints at my home lower my energy bill?
Window tints block out the strong UV rays during those hot summer months. This means you won’t need to rely on running your AC to keep your house cool. In the winter, window tints help trap heat—helping keep your home warm without having to rely on a heater. You can see a reduction of about 30% in your energy bill annually.
Does residential window film tinting give you night-time privacy?
Currently, window film products only allow for daytime privacy and don’t provide night-time privacy if the lights are on. You can choose a frosted window film to accomplish this. You can also install downlights outside of the windows you want to have privacy through. As long as there is a light source aimed at the windows on the outside then you will still enjoy the privacy benefits of your window film.
Can window tinting reduce the glare on a computer or TV screen?
Yes, window tinting can block up to 92% of glare on screens. That means you’ll be able to enjoy your favourite TV show or work undisturbed from the sun.
Will window film darken the rooms in my home?
No, it won’t. Window tints block the heat from entering your home, while still allowing light to enter your space. In some cases, it can even brighten your home since you won’t need to use curtains or blinds.
Do blinds have the same benefits as window tinting?
No. Blinds are certainly a good option for privacy, but they can block your view and prevent light from entering your space. Blinds still let the heat inside whereas window films stop the heat at the window. Window tinting also has the added benefits of reducing glare and controlling heat.
Is residential window tinting expensive?
Window tinting is generally an affordable option for the average homeowner. The quality, type of film chosen, and installation services all affect pricing. Contact our team for a free quote that is tailored to your specific needs. Using our service will be a cash positive investment if you take your energy savings into consideration. It trul is a win-win.
Can I install window tints myself?
We don’t recommend this. Small mistakes can lead to larger costs. There is no way of repairing window film once it’s been damaged, so utilizing the services of a professional will ensure your window film is installed correctly on the first go. You can also install the wrong type of window film that can cause thermal shattering of the glass which can lead to glass replacement. We highly recommend utilizing a trusted professional service like Alpha Tint for your window tinting needs.
How is window tinting installed at my home?
Windows will first need to be prepped and cleaned to an extreme standard. We use both chemical and mechanical cleaning methods. The window film is then cut to the size of the window and the window is sprayed with an installing solution. Next, the window film is applied to the window and cut to size again to ensure alignment. All the solution is then squeezed out. Finally, you will need to allow up to 60 days for the window film to be completely dried.
Is the installation process messy?
No. Our expert team can install window films into your home safely and cleanly. We use drop cloths to protect your floors, furniture, and walls. We always clean up or tidy our work area and leave your space just as we found it.
Are window films installed inside or outside of the window?
Window films are mostly installed on the interior side of your home window. This is the most efficient way, and the window also helps keep the film safe from weather damage. However, there are exterior window films available if preferred.
Why are there bubbles in my newly installed residential solar film?
This is a common occurrence—so no need to fret! Bubbles are part of the drying process and mean there is residual moisture trapped under the film. These bubbles will evaporate during the drying process which can take up to 60 days. Do not touch or press on the bubbles as this can prolong the drying process and could damage the window film.
When and how should I clean window film in my home?
You can clean your home window film using non-abrasive cleaning products like a microfiber cloth and ammonia-free liquid solutions. Make sure to wait until the window film is completely dry after installation (about 60 days) before you try cleaning your windows. We recommend using a bucket a water with a few drops of any ordinary dishwashing liquid. This mixture is a safe choice to clean window film with.
Does residential window film have a warranty?
Our window films are all backed by manufacturer lifetime warranties. We only use brands we trust that have proven reliability over the years and are tailored to the high demands of sun exposure we have here in QLD.
My glass has window film installed, but it feels extremely hot when I touch it. Is something wrong with my window film?
The window film works to trap the heat from entering your space. This means the glass is going to get hotter as it is working as a shield from the UV rays. You will not feel the heat 4-6 inches from the glass since it is concentrated to the glass only. Window films are designed not to let the heat carrying sunlight rays enter your space therefore keeping the inside cool.