There is a lot of different information out there on window tinting. Sometimes with all the chatter, both good and about window tinting, it is hard to decipher what may or may not be true. At Denver Window Film we would like to take some time to set the record straight on various truths and falsehoods in regards to window tinting, so we chose the statements we hear most frequently about window tinting to explain and evaluate for our audience and categorized them as fact of fiction.
Window tinting won’t last very long: FICTION
When properly installed window film is very durable and will last decades. Many factory warranties will cover peeling, bubbling, rippling, cracking, and adhesive failure. Additionally, many window film manufacturers offer warranties on top of that, on the installation of their product if the installer, like Denver Window Film, is brand certified.
Window tinting is energy efficient and can lower utility bills: FACT
In the summer, window tint can reduce air conditioning costs and save on lighting costs by reducing solar heat gain, while still allowing in natural light. Conversely, when it’s cold, window film can retain interior heat, saving you money on heating costs.
Window tinting is a storm protections solution: FICTION
While it is true that window film can keep the glass of your window intact in the event of high winds and even impact from high-velocity debris, window tint cannot stop glass from actually breaking and shattering. So, while your glass is much less likely to hurt someone in the case of a natural disaster, traditional methods like shutters must still be used to prevent breakage.
Window tinting can reduce fading in furnishings: FACT
Eliminating all fading is impossible but window film blocks 99 % of the UV rays that fade your furnishings–extending their life dramatically, as opposed to furnishings that sit beneath untreated windows
Window tinting can deter or delay intruders: FACT
No window is completely unpenetrable. However, a window treated with C-bond and film is about as close as you can get. It takes quite a bit of time and repeated strikes to get a hole big enough to get through a treated window. In most cases, a would-be intruder cannot get into a building before police arrive or simply moves on to an easier target,
As you can see, the misconceptions about window film are many and vary greatly. However, one truth about window film is, in Denver, it is something you need for a happy, healthy lifestyle. Contact Denver Window Film for a free, on-site estimate today!