How To Apply Window Tint

Adding tint to residential window fixtures is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to make your home more energy efficient. By simply adding an affordable, self-adhesive film to your windows, you can greatly improve they're solar efficiency. Window tent helps deflect the sun rays and prevents heat transfer. If you live the hot, sunny environment you will appreciate not having so much heat radiating through your glass panes. It will ultimately make it much easier to keep your home a comfortable temperature without having to run your air conditioner at such high levels. This article explains how to properly apply self-adhesive window tint film.

Cleaning the Window 

Aesthetically, window tint can look horrible if it is not properly applied. Small air bubbles and peeling edges are the most common problems with the film. These are usually a result of inadequate cleaning of the glass before application. First, use a streak-free glass cleaner that will not leave behind any film or residue on the glass. If your cleaner is leaving behind streaks, this residue will stuck between the film and the glass.

Applying the Film

Window tint film comes with a small squeegee and a simple liquid solution that activates the adhesive. Basically, you spray the solution onto the glass and then apply the film. You do not need to cut the film perfectly to size before applying it. You will get the best results if you cut the film several inches bigger then the window on all sides. Then, spray the glass and roll of film on to it. Starting at the center, use the squeegee to pressed down the film. Work out word until you get to the edge of the window frame. Use the corner of the squeegee to press the film tightly into it. Then, with a razor blade or utility knife, If you can make a precise cut. Go back over edges very firmly with the squeegee after you make the cuts. Final step is to use a lint free rags to wipe away the excess liquid solution. You don't need to completely dry off the window, just make sure there are no pools of liquid, especially if you have wooden frame.

 This simple upgrade does not take too much time or money. Applying the film can be a little bit tricky, but you'll get better and faster with each window that you do. So, it might be a good idea to start on the window that is smaller and less visible.