Some Common Residential Film Questions.
Answers to common questions
Which is the right film for my home?
Each home and home owner is different and has individual needs. Our experts will take the time to listen to your concerns and recommend the products providing you with the best solutions. Let’s get started, Contact us today
How long will my new window film last?
Lifetime warranties are standard for all of our residential window films.
How long is installation?
We know your time is valuable and we pride ourselves on being accurate in estimating and scheduling your installation. The number one factor is the size and number of your windows. Your Metro Tint representative will provide you with an accurate estimated time of completion.
Can I buy window tinting film from you and install it myself?
Yes, with a few exceptions. We can provide you with a number of excellent products. Please understand that manufacture warranty only apply when an authorized dealer, such as Metro Tint, installs the film for you. Contact us today!
Does window film cause glass to break?
No, not at all! With three decades of window film installation experience Metro Tint will provide the right solution to your specific glass type. We take the time, utilizing state of the art equipment, to test your existing windows ensuring the proper film choice. Metro Tint also utilizes manufacturer provided “Film to Glass Application Checklists” avoiding seal failure and glass breakage. In the unlikely event that you experience either, 3M’s warranty covers glass and film replacement should a failure occur.
Will window film cause dual pane windows to fail or get foggy?
No. All film choices offered by Metro Tint are dual pane safe. It should be noted that any dual pane window can fail, with or without window film, due to defective or weak seals. Metro Tint utilizes manufacturer provided “Film to Glass Application Checklists” avoiding seal failure and glass breakage. In the unlikely event that you experience either, 3M’s warranty covers glass and film replacement should a failure occur.
How do I clean my windows after the film is installed?
After your new window film has been installed, Metro Tint technicians will thoroughly clean your new window film. There’s a 30-day dry-out period that has to elapse before you should clean your windows. Each customer is provided a “Window Film Cleaning Kit” with complete cleaning and care instructions. We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have regarding cleaning and care.
Do security films really prevent breaking and entering?
They can, but it is important to know this requires a thicker window film as well as an attachment system to increase its effectiveness. Security film involves a complete system to be effective. Without all system components in place, there will be a “weak link” within the system. Metro Tint is the industry specialists in providing you with the proper solution to your security concerns. Call today for your free consultation and we’ll walk you through the details to create a solution for your specific needs.
Will window film make my home too dark inside?
Not at all. Our 3M Thinsulate and Prestige spectral selective film series are virtually clear yet protect better than most dark standard window films. Many options are available from clear to darker reflective tinted films. Our residential specialist will help you find the perfect solutions for your home.
Can window film provide privacy? How does mirror or dark window film work?
Yes. We recommend a dark and/or reflective film. During daytime the dominant source of light is outside, so you will have good privacy. At nighttime, if there are bright lights on inside, people will be able to see in. If there are blinds in the space, closing them at night will eliminate someone from seeing inside. There are additional options providing privacy in any condition, your Metro Tint representative can provide you with a solution.
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