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How Do You Select the Proper Window Film to Use?

Schedule a complimentary in-home or in-office consultation. We provide an informative consultation that will help you achieve your objectives without overwhelming you with options that don’t work.

How Much Glare Can I Reduce With Window Tinting?

Window films do an excellent job of reducing glare. Glare is reduced by up to 85% depending on the film type.

What Can I Expect In Terms of Temperature Decrease?

Energy efficiency studies are often conducted on larger, commercial projects. For residential application, the temperature reduction can vary depending on film type, number of windows exposed to the sun, exposure of the windows (north-east-south-west) and shadings that impact the windows. As a general rule of thumb, the most common window films can reduce the temperature in the immediate area several degrees.

How Does Film Affect Low-E Windows?

Window film is a perfect complement to the efficiency of Low-E Windows. Window films enhance the solar heat rejection of Low-E Windows and enhance the UV Ray Protection (Low-E windows do not offer the same level of protection as window films for UV Rays).

Why Should I Tint My Windows?


windows-without-tint-and-with-tintThere are many benefits of having your windows tinted in your home, business or vehicle. Increased comfort, keeping harmful and damaging UV rays out, reducing interior fading, adding an extra layer of safety/security, and increasing value are just a few of the benefits. Window tinting should be your first thought when considering an upgrade for your home, business or vehicle.

What product should I use to clean my tinted windows?
We recommend a mixture of baby shampoo and water. Just a couple of drops of baby shampoo in a 32 oz. spray bottle of water works and smells great. You can also use an ammonia-free product such as Sprayway glass cleaner.
Is car tint the same as house tint?
No, car tint and house tint both block heat and UV rays, but their appearance and specifications are different. There are more varieties of window tint for homes, including decorative window film, which you wouldn’t use on a vehicle.
Does the tint go on the inside or outside of the window?
The majority of window tint goes on the inside. There are a few instances in which tint is used on exterior glass, but only if it is a specialty product designed for exterior use. Standard window tint should never be installed on the outside, as it will not work properly or last.
What are the different shades of tint?
Window tint comes in many shades from almost clear to blackout. Each state has different rules for legal limits on vehicles. Residential tint is personal preference. We typically make a recommendation on shade based on the issue at hand.
Will people be able to see into my house at night?
There are many different types of film that allow different levels of privacy. If you are in a situation that requires nighttime privacy, we would recommend scheduling an in-home/business estimate so we can assess the situation, determine your needs, and recommend the correct product.

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About Glass Tinting by SPF

At Glass Tinting by SPF, our knowledgeable experts can deliver beautiful window tinting for your commercial property, home, marine craft or vehicle in the Jacksonville, North Carolina area.

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