Frequently Asked Questions
There are almost too many benefits to list. Not only does window film add a beautiful finish to any glass surface, it provides an unbeatable protection from the harmful effects of the sun. It provides up to 99% UV blockage and up to 78% Total Heat Rejection which will greatly reduce the damage to your car or home's interior. You will also notice reduced energy costs.
The basics of window tinting are not difficult if instructed properly, but like with anything there are the "tricks of the trade" which are learned with practice and conversing with other tinters. Most of the difficulties will be found in automotive tinting which requires a little more practice than residential / commercial flat glass tinting. Sun-x staff is more than happy to help get you started and help you through the tough spots.
The basics on car tinting can be found on our Tint Instruction Pages. If you are a first time tinter, it is highly recommended that you have an experienced tinter either help you or have them do it.
The Tint Instruction Pages, although geared for automotive tinting, are also the basics of tinting a home or business. The one thing to remember on tinting a home or business is, when you cut your pattern, make sure you have the clear film liner facing the window. Although a residential glass appears to be perfectly square, it almost never is. If you cut the film with the liner facing you, it more than likely will not fit right when you flip it over and apply it to the window. For more detailed instructions on tinting residential and commercial glass, give us a call.
Please see our link to Tint Laws. Keep in mind, it is up to the tinter and not Sunxwindowtintandtools.com to stay on top of current local tint laws. Tint laws listed are from a third party and although a reputable company are also not responsible for any information that may be less than current information.
The best solution for removing old tint is a product called Tint Off and can be found in our Tint Tools area.
Sunxwindowtintandtools.com only carries the highest quality domestic made films all backed by unbeatable warranties. All of our films are dyed in the film layer and not the adhesive layer which you will find in almost all imported and cheaper made domestic films. These cheaper adhesive dyed films are the ones you see on cars that are distorted, purple and full of bubbles. Our films are also all made with a scratch resistant layer treated with a UV inhibitor which reduces scratching and fading. Higher quality tint means happier customers.
During the day, but not at night. There are ways to limit the visibility such as turning the lights off inside at night or installing blinds. If your goal is to be able to see out at night, but not have people see in, unfortunately, there is not a film made that will do this. Window film is only reflective on the side that the light is on.
Yes, but "Not Recommended". Applying a dark, charcoal or similiar colored tint to a double paned glass can blow the seals on the glass which will cause window fogging. Large commercial windows that directly face the sun and are not tempered, have been known to crack due to high heat absorption. Sun-X recommend residential / commercial film for these types of applications. If you are considering any non-reflective film for this type of application, please call us so we can discuss your best options.