New residential windows often come with window tint on them since manufacturers know how beneficial tinted windows can be. If your home has older windows, you can have tint applied by a window tinting service and enjoy some of the benefits yourself. Here's a look at what window tinting does and how it's applied. 

Window Tint Is A Film

Window tinting is actually a film that's applied to your windows. When the film is professionally applied, you can't tell there's film on the glass. Your windows may look darker if you get privacy film, but you can't see the edges of the film or bubbles, so you don't have to worry about the film being unattractive on your home.

When you buy window tinting film, you can choose the type you want. The film is rated according to how much light it lets in. This allows you to choose a dark film for the most privacy or a film that's nearly invisible for the most natural lighting in your home.

Window Tinting Has Several Benefits

Window tinting provides a number of uses around your home. You might want dark tint for privacy during the day so you can keep your curtains and blinds open to see outside. The film also helps control the temperature in a room, especially a room on the west or south side of your house that gets a lot of sun.

The tint reflects UV rays, so your room won't get hot when the sun shines against the window all day. Blocking UV rays also protects your furniture and flooring from fading. Window tint also eliminates glare from the sun. You'll be able to watch TV and work on your computer without having to close your curtains since glare will no longer be a problem.

The Installation Steps Involve Cleaning

When the window tinting service comes to your home, they may prep the area by putting down tarps under your windows to catch water. They'll probably install the film on the inside of your house so the film will have some protection.

The first step is to clean the windows, and this could involve scrubbing and using a razor on the glass to get it as clean as possible. Next, the installer spritzes water on the window, peels the backing off the window film, and then spreads the film out on the glass. The water keeps the film slippery so it can be moved around on the glass to get it in the perfect position.

When it's in the right spot, the installer uses a squeegee to press the water out from under the film. They'll also go around the window with a razor and cut the film to the exact size needed to cover the window and look invisible.

Reach out to a window tinting service to learn more.