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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

 

1) How much does it cost to tint a vehicle?
Prices range depending on the type of vehicle and tint preferences. All installations include a nationwide, lifetime warranty.

2) What are the benefits of window tint?
  • 99% ultraviolet (UV) rejection.
  • Significantly reduced solar heat build-up.
  • Increased comfort.
  • Reduced air conditioning costs.
  • Reduced heat loss in the winter by reflecting internal heat.
  • Glare reduction.
  • Daytime privacy.
  • Attractive accent to home, business, and car windows.
  • Reduced fabric, textile, and wood deterioration.
  • Reduced exposure to UV radiation, which has been linked to skin cancer.
3) How long will the installation of window tint take?
  • The average automobile takes between 2 and 3 hours to tint.
  • Most homes can be completed in one day.
  • Commercial building installations vary by building size and scope of work;
    However the job can be completed with minimal disturbance to building occupants.

4) I'm interested in window tint for my home. How much would that cost?
It depends on your window measurements and film selection. Please feel free to call and we will stop by to give you a free estimate as well as answer any questions you may have.

5) What is the difference in appearance between tint percentages?
Please see below to test different tint percentages.


6) How should I clean my windows after film is installed?
I recommend to anyone with window tint, using a soft clean cloth or soft paper towel, with a mild soap and water solution. If you choose to use glass cleaner, make sure it is AMMONIA FREE. Ammonia over time will cause any window film to deteriorate and peel.

Note
: Your new film takes up to 3 weeks to fully cure. You should wait the specified time to clean the inside surface of your windows after the film is applied to ensure proper bonding. You may see some haze or condensation during this period.

7) Will window film really protect against fading?
Absolutely, window films installed on glass reject 99% of solar ultraviolet (UV) light, while providing significant fade protection for furniture, carpet, artwork, wood, draperies, etc.

8) How would window tint effect the defrost lines on my rear windshield?
Window tint does not affect the defrost function in the back window, you may use your rear defrost just as your always have.

9) Does window film protect from shattering?
Safety window film can reduce the possibility of injury caused by broken glass by keeping shattered glass in one piece. However, all window films do also protect glass from shattering.

10) What type of film do you use?
Llumar was developed by CPFilms Inc. in Martinsville, VA and is the largest manufacturer of window films in the world, using the same advanced, patented technology used in space to protect astronauts from the harmful effects of the sun. For more information, please click the link bellow.

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11) How long will window tint last?
With proper installation by a trained Window Film Installation Specialist, your window film will last for a lifetime! Llumar is so sure that their film won't peel, bubble or crack that they back their product with the best warranty in the business, and I do too. If your window tint should ever bubble, crack, peel, etc. from a defective product or workmanship, we will fix or replace the tint 100% free of charge.

12) Will the tint effect radio reception if the antenna is built into the back window?
Only the AM reception will be disrupted when any metallic film is applied to the rear window.

13) What are the current restrictions on automotive window tint in VA, Washington D.C., WV, and MD?

Tint Laws

More extensive information and States may be found on the Internation Window Film Association website. Please click HERE for a direct link.

 

14) Will the tint hinder my ability to drive at night?
No, this is a very common mistaken belief. The truth is that unlike sunglasses which make it difficult to see at night, window tint is specially designed to reflect light and darken the windows from the outside without obstructing the driver’s ability to navigate the road. However, state laws have been made partially due to this misconception to protect drivers at night.

15) How does tint work?
Tint improves a windows ability to absorb and reflect light while also effectively decreasing the amount of transmitted light.

How Tint Works

 

 

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