Window Tint Films

Home TInt Peoria AZThe amount of light coming into living spaces through windows will depend on the orientation of the building. There are times when it is necessary to control the amount of light, so that living and working is more comfortable. This is where window tint films can help to achieve the right comfort level immaterial of the building orientation and the type of glass in use.

What are Window Tint films

Window tint films start out basically as plastic in very thin layers that act as a carrier for the various other materials that are used to block out light in varying degrees. These films are then treated with coatings and other chemicals that can also help to reduce ultra violet rays. These coatings can also serve to make the film itself more scratch resistant, thus increasing its life.
Window tint films are available for a vast variety of applications, and can be chosen depending on the  amount of light needed to be blocked. They can also be of a type that is reflective, and such window tint films are vastly in use for windows that directly face the sun. This blocks the sunlight and reflects it of the window surface, thus allowing the interior to have the advantage of some light while completely avoiding the harshness of the suns rays. The various applications deposited on the plastic that makes up the window tint films is dyed, deposited or sputtered. Sputtering is used to deposit metal layers that are very important if repelling of heat is required. Some tint films may use a combination of two or more processes to produce hybrid films that give very specific results. The amount of the applications will determine the amount of light that a particular film will allow in.

The Advantages of Window Tint Films

Window tint films can reduce heat coming into a building and thus greatly help to reduce any load on air conditioning equipment. They also do greatly help privacy. This is the reason why such window tint films are in use in the interiors of offices where confidentiality is of importance. Many of these films allow the persons inside to see the outside, while preventing anyone from easily looking in. The films can greatly reduce the amount of ultra violet rays coming into a room. This does help to reduce wear and tear of furniture and furnishings which are vulnerable to these rays. UV rays can lead to furnishings and furniture getting discolored and even lead to some materials becoming brittle.

Fixing Window Tint Films

Window tint films come in large rolls of standard widths and before deciding on the installation, the professional undertaking this job, would take detail measurements of all the glass surface that requires this treatment. Professionals will also be the right people to advice on the right type of film to be used, which can then give the optimum service that is expected of it. It is common to use lighter films for windows not having direct sunlight, while the darker films are used on sun facing sides.
The application is a fairly simple process. The professional doing this job will ensure that the glass surface is completely clean and free of spots and blemishes. The film is held on to the glass by simple surface tension and this is ensured by spraying the glass with water before putting the film on it. Care has to be taken to see that the film adheres to the glass completely and does not show any signs of air or other material. This is effectively done by using rollers or other means to press down on the film so that its adherence to the glass is uniform. If properly maintained, such films have a fairly long life and may rarely require replacement.

Window tint films ensure privacy, climate control and light and can be very helpful to create very comfortable living conditions. They can also help to reduce noise levels to a certain extent. They are also much more economical to use then tinted or glass specially meant to reduce light and heat. Proper use can even avoid the need for double glazing which is a very costly alternative.