The number of misconceptions surrounding window tinting and film applications is incredible. Many complaints regarding these technologies are based on faulty products from decades ago that had malfunctioned or were still works in progress. Today, we’re going to shed some light on the myths that have overshadowed the advancements in the window tinting and film industry.
Myths about Window Tints
Tints will Bubble and Lose Effectiveness
This is definitely a possibility if someone without experience has applied the tint. However, if you have a qualified professional apply the window tint, then you’re guaranteed a proper installation free of bubbles, warping and other defects. Many also offer warranties that cover damage and protect your windows.
It Makes Your Windows Too Dark
Window tints are available in a variety of shades and intensities. You never have to fear not being able to see out of your windows if you go with a high-quality tint. Just like with sunglasses, tinted windows allow for better sight in brightly-lit situations.
Provides No Benefits
The advancements in window tinting technology have allowed for the blockage of more than 99% of ultraviolet rays that cause damage to your skin as well as the interior of your vehicle. It reduces the need for drivers to squint or wear sunglasses, creating a safer drive without fear of being blinded by the sun.
It’s Too Expensive
With the understanding that having tinted windows is more about driving safely that it is about cosmetic enhancement, window tints have become readily available for all who desire it. Tinted windows can last for decades and usually come with warranties that cover replacements and repairs.
Tinted Windows Prevent Damage
Having a tint applied to your windows does nothing to enhance the structural integrity of the windows themselves. It may, however, prevent thieves from breaking into your vehicle, as it would be difficult to see anything desirable concealed within.
Myths about Window Films
It’ll Cause Thermal Glass to Break
Film applied following the manufacturer’s specifications won’t be the sole reason behind thermal breakage. Only films that aren’t produced according to industry standards can aid in the occurrence of thermal breakage.
Seal Failure in Insulated Units
In the 40 years that window film has been applied to millions of insulated glass across the world, it’s never been the cause behind a seal failing. The installation of window films only increases the pressure by 0.55 pounds per square inch, six times below the minimum requirements to withstand pressure.
It Discolours Over Time
High-quality window films are usually protected by an ultraviolet shield that’s guaranteed to keep its colour over time. And if something happens, that’s what long-term warranties are for, as they can cover up to five or ten years of potential damage depending on the manufacturer.
Cheaper, lower quality window films may last a short amount of time, but higher quality films are made with an abrasive coating and strong adhesive to provide long-term usage. Expect good quality polyester films to last 20 or more years before they need to be replaced.
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