window tinting isn't a diy project

Why Window Tinting Isn’t a DIY Project

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Any DIYers out there? Tackling home improvement projects on your own brings a feeling of accomplishment, and it can keep a few extra dollars in your pocket. But DIY has it’s limits. Some home improvement projects should be left to the experts otherwise you end up flushing money down the drain from wasted materials and having to hire an expert to correct the issue. In this article, we’ll explain why window tinting isn’t a DIY project.

Only for the Highly Trained Technician

Applying window film isn’t any easy task. When installed incorrectly, the film peels away and separates from the glass, causing unsightly air bubbles. You’ve probably seen this on car windows. The same thing can happen when applying window film to flat glass — if the installer doesn’t know what they’re doing. When you attempt to install window film on your own and this complication arises, you must decide between two options. You can leave the damaged window film up, greatly diminishing the aesthetic appeal of your house. Or your could remove the damaged window film, rendering the cost of materials a total waste. Sounds like a lose-lose situation.

3M™ Authorized Window Film Dealers like Solar Film only employ window film installers certified by 3M™ to install their premium quality window tint. Certified installers undergo months of training before they touch a client’s windows, ensuring that your tinted windows turn out perfect every time.

Watch this short video to see the window film application process we follow:

Covered by 3M™’s Warranty

Another reason to trust a professional window tinting company with the installation of window film to your home instead of making it a DIY project is 3M™’s warranty. When installed by a 3M™ Authorized Window Film Dealer like Solar Film, your tinted windows are covered by 3M™’s limited-lifetime warranty. This means that if the window film bubbles, peels, or changes color after installation, 3M™ replaces the damaged film free of charge.

As you’re planning your spring DIY projects, keep in mind that some projects are better left to the experts. Go ahead and paint the living room yourself or refurbish that old desk in the attic, but call Solar Film to tint your windows.

Locally owned and operated in Richmond, Virginia for over 35 years, Solar Film provides custom window tinting services to homes and businesses in central Virginia, Williamsburg, and the Northern Neck. We use premium quality 3M™ materials for temperature control, glare reduction, UV protection, privacy, and security window film solutions. Contact us today for your free quote!

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