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Why You Shouldn’t DIY With Window Tint

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When it comes to window tinting, it’s best to hire a pro

Window tinting can shave up to 15% off your utility bill by blocking radiant heat so you don’t have to run the air conditioner as often. Tinting also filters out potentially harmful UV rays that can cause skin damage and result in fading of furniture or automotive interiors. These films are even available in reflective and opaque styles to increase privacy.

The Pitfalls of DIY

With all these advantages, you may be tempted to get a DIY tinting kit and outfit your home or car right away. However, installing window tint yourself isn’t as easy as it seems. Most DIY kits require you to cut the film to exactly the right size, a task that becomes difficult without professional tools. Cutting requires care so that you don’t wind up scratching your windows or sizing the film incorrectly.

Dust and dirt can also be big problems. Just one piece of fluff or speck of dirt on either the film or the window glass can ruin your entire installation. It’s nearly impossible to find a completely dust-free area and windows are rarely 100% clean. Trapped dirt can leave bubbles or wrinkles in the film that can compromise the appearance and functionality of both the tint and the window itself.

Though DIY kits are cheaper than professional installations, they can only be used once. If something goes wrong with the first kit, you’ll have to remove the film, buy a new kit and try again with no guarantee that it will work any better than the first one.

Professional Installation Advantages

Hiring a professional eliminates all of the concerns associated with DIY window tint installation. Professionals know which types of film work best with different window and glass types and can help you make the best choice for your home. Their experience and training means that the installation will be correct the first time with no confusion or mistakes, and if any problems do arise after installation, these are often covered in the initial cost. However, you probably won’t have to worry about this. Professionally installed window tinting lasts much longer than DIY jobs without as many difficulties.

To avoid the problems that can come with DIY window tinting, contact Sunbusters Window Tinting Limited. Our trained specialists will install tint film the right way the first time. If you’re not sure what level of tint you need, Sunbusters can help you decide. Visit our website for more information on how window tinting can help your Austin home and contact us for a free quote on professional installation.

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