If you’re in the market for residential window tint, you are probably curious as to which product is best and how to go about choosing the right one for your home. Though there are differences among window film, your best bet is to go with a dealer that offers a variety of films from trusted manufacturers. This way, you can work with the company to select the best film for your needs and be ensured that your investment will be installed properly and carry a complete warranty.
Here are a few tips for choosing the best window tint for your home.
Evaluate Your Goals
Before committing to any one particular film, asses your goals. What do you hope to achieve by adding window film to your home? Are you looking to improve privacy or security? Are your utility bills high? Are you concerned with weather-related damage? Different films have different advantages, so once you’ve identified your goals, you can work with a dealer to choose a product that will meet these needs.
When you work with a dealer, you have access to a variety of products from different manufacturers. Ask for a comparison chart that specifies the differences in visible light transmission (VLT), total solar energy rejection (TSER) and thickness between products. Depending on your needs, certain characteristics will be more important than others.
Consider Decorative Options
Window film can be barely noticeable, or it can be very noticeable. Decorative films come in various shades, textures and patterns and serve as an easy and affordable way to spruce up existing windows. If you plan to make your windows more decorative, leave yourself extra time to check out decorative window tinting that may need to be custom ordered.
Request and Compare Quotes
Luckily, many dealers will give you a quote online so you can start comparing prices immediately. Just make sure that you are comparing apples to apples. The product matters, but so does the installation. Ask questions like who will be installing the film (is this process outsourced or does the company have a dedicated team), how the film is installed and what type of warranties are offered.
Shopping for solar window tint is made easy when you work with the right dealer and take the appropriate amount of time to weigh your options, compare products and entertain the idea of additional features like decorative, security or privacy film. Once you make the decision, you won’t look back. Trust us.