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By blogaccess, Apr 10 2019 09:22PM

Window tint for your vehicle is something not many people give a second thought to. While you may know that you want it done, how much research have you done to ensure that you will be happy with the overall result? Unfortunately, most people only notice a window tint job when one is done improperly or the window tint has gone bad. Fortunately, these are easy pitfalls to avoid, so we wanted to give you three things to consider before you get your vehicle tinted.


Do you only want the look or do you want performance too? – Just like most other items you can purchase for your vehicle, there are numerous levels of window tint quality and performance. You first need to determine if you only want the look of tinted windows or if you actually would like some noticeable heat and UV rejection as well. While an inexpensive film might make your windows look the way you want, it may barely reject any heat at all. The good news is that with the latest generations of window tint you can have great looks and tremendous performance. Spend some time discussing your options with our team at Colorado Glass Tinting so that you can make the right choice to give you the combination of desired look and heat and UV rejecting performance.


How experienced is the installer? – Many of the modifications done to a vehicle can be done by individuals with a variety of skill levels without drastically effecting the end result. However, window tint is quite different. An experienced installer can make all the difference between you have a great looking tint job that you can be proud of or an eyesore not worthy of your vehicle. A good installer can make an even average window tint look great based on the quality of their installation. Likewise, an inexperienced installer can take the best window film available and get a substandard result based on flaws in the installation. To have a tint job that will last and that you can be proud of, make sure to verify a company’s experience level and ask to see some examples of their work.


Who is standing behind the product and installation? – We would all love to live in a world where things did not go wrong. Unfortunately, things can and do sometimes turn out different than we would like. Just like any other product you might purchase, there can be situations where a window tint will fail and need to be replaced. It is when this happens that the company standing behind the film that was installed and the shop that did the installation become very important. At Tint King, we use only top quality film from Llumar and we have been servicing the greater Indianapolis, Indiana area for over 25 years.


Any quality window tint job should come with a warranty card from the manufacturer that spells out the terms of the warranty and the process to get something corrected if there is ever an issue. If a shop does not tell you what brand of window tint is being installed or provide you with a warranty card, that should be a red flag to look elsewhere for your installation.


I hope that these three basic questions to consider help you to make a more informed decision the next time you get your vehicle tinted. If you would like more information regarding the questions above, click HERE. If you want a quote or to schedule an appointment for your vehicle, call 317-541-8468 for our Indianapolis store and 317-762-8468 for our Greenwood location. Find out why we are the #1 source for automotive window tinting in the Indianapolis, Indiana area.


By blogaccess, Oct 4 2018 06:18PM

The Basics


In simple terms, window films are comprised of a thin, strong sheet of polyester laminate that is treated in variety of ways to improve the look or performance of existing windows when applied. Typically, the film is applied to the interior surface of existing windows as a retrofit. To properly adhere to the glass, one side of the film has an adhesive that bonds the film to the glass surface and the other side has a scratch-resistant coating for durability.


There are window films created specifically for home and commercial building improvement applications. There are also window films designed for decorative glass enhancements and to increasing the safety and security of glass openings.

Popular Uses of Window Films


Window Films for Automotive Appearance & Performance


Automotive Window Films for Appearance and ComfortAutomotive window films not only makes your car stand out in a crowd, it also helps reduce the interior heat, cut distracting glare and block dangerous UV rays. These films make your vehicle look better, be more comfortable and protect the interior and your skin from sun damage. What is not to like? Modern technology has even allowed you to receive most of these benefits without noticeably darkening the glass. There is an automotive film to fit every vehicle, desired look and expected performance.


Energy Savings


What are Window Films and How Can They Be Used?Keeping a home or commercial building comfortable means utilization of a HVAC system. It is estimated that roughly 30% of the need for cooling and heating is as a result of heat passing through windows openings. Window films technology is such that it can actually act as an insulator on your window. Keeping the heat out in the Summer and helping retain the heat in the Winter. The result of this is that your HVAC system will not need to work as hard to keep the space at the desired temperature. By reducing the workload on the HVAC system, you are reducing the energy needed to keep your home comfortable.


Glare Reduction


What are Window Films and How Can They Be Used?Modern architecture often features large windows. While this opens up a space, often these large windows bring with them glare issues at certain times of the day. Window films can be used to reduce glare by up to 87%, relaxing your eyes and making it easier to do things like viewing a computer or television screen. Also, because modern window films are made with ultra-clear, distortion-free materials, other than the glare reduction, your views will be maintained and you probably won’t even know the film is there.


Preservation of Furnishings


First, let’s discuss what exactly causes this type of sun damage. A common misconception is that the sun’s UV rays are what cause sun damaged floors, furniture and furnishings. While these UV rays are certainly the largest component that causes fading, as this chart illustrates, they only account for 40% of the total. Solar heat, or the heat you feel passing through your windows and the visible light streaming in are also major contributors. These account for an additional 25% each of the causes of fading. The last factor is listed as “other” as it is comprised of a variety of things that are harder to control and are not major overall contributors. These are things like interior lighting, humidity, etc.


One of the first things you might realize from this chart is that you cannot “stop” fading completely. The fact is that unless the item you want to protect in a dark, climate controlled room, it will typically fade over time. However, if you plan to have the flooring and furniture in a place that will be exposed to these elements, the most you can do is attack the major contributors of fading. By significantly attacking these contributors, you can slow down this fading process and extend the life of your floors or furnishings. For these reasons, one of the best ways to attack the primary causes of sun damage and fading is with window film.


Add Decorative Element or Branding to Glass


What are Window Films and How Can They Be Used?Installing decorative window films to glass can provide privacy for the occupants of the space. The possibilities are nearly limitless as decorative window films come in frosted, tinted, or colored window film at various opacity levels to get the privacy you need without sacrificing natural light. In addition, decorative window films can be used to display company branding or to customize your space with unique designs, prints, or patterns, including styles that resemble cut or texturized glass. Finally, these films are easy to clean, durable and can be removed easily and inexpensively without damaging glass.


Safety & Security


What are Window Films and How Can They Be Used?It probably is no surprise to you that windows are the most vulnerable parts of any building. They represent easy points of entry for people who may mean harm to the occupants, the building itself, or its contents. In addition, in a natural or man-made disaster, flying glass from window is often a major contributor to injuries and death. However, when professionally installed safety and security window films are added, the glass doesn’t shatter, delaying the intruder’s entrance, and preventing flying shards of glass from harming anyone.


If you have any questions, would like more information on window films or would like to arrange a free, no obligation consultation with someone on our team, contact us today. We would be happy to discuss the options of implementing a window film into your Indianapolis, Indiana area space. Call 317-541-8468 for our Indianapolis store and 317-762-8468 for our Greenwood location. Find out why we are the #1 source for automotive window tinting in the Indianapolis, Indiana area.




By blogaccess, Jan 19 2018 08:23PM

If you are considering having automotive window tint installed on one of your vehicles, you have found the spot! Tint King is the Indianapolis, Indiana area’s finest window tint installation shop. Not only do we have expert installers, we utilize the finest window films available. But window tint is not just for looks. Check out some of the other benefits of having a quality window tint expertly installed on your vehicle.


Four Benefits of Automotive Window Tint


Enhanced Style and Appearance – Whether you want the elegant look of a light film or the custom look of a darker film, there is no question that nearly any car looks better with automotive window film installed. There are automotive films to fit nearly any style or look desired. *Please note that automotive tint laws vary from State to State. Please familiarize yourself with the window tinting laws in your particular area.


Reduce Interior Temperatures – The sun’s heat can cause vehicle interiors to become unbearably hot, but automotive window film can help. Window film can significantly reduce the heat coming through your windows and modern technology allows you to achieve this performance even with very light films.


Cut Distracting Glare – At certain times of the day or year, glare can be distracting and even blindingly dangerous. Automotive window film enables you to cut the glare allowing you a better view of the road. It’s kind of like a high quality pair of sunglasses for your car.


Protection From Dangerous UV Rays – While most of us would not think about spending a significant amount of time in the sun without sunscreen, we expose our skin to dangerous UV rays in our cars each day. While it’s rare to get sunburned through your car windows, harmful ultraviolet (UVA) rays that contribute to premature aging and skin cancer can still reach you. Most automotive window films block 99%+ of harmful UV rays from passing through the glass. In addition, those same UV rays can cause damage and fading to your vehicle interior. So, protect yourself, your passengers and your vehicle interior from the sun’s damaging rays.


If you would like more information about the automotive window tint service that we offer, click HERE. If you want a quote or to schedule an appointment for your vehicle, call 317-541-8468 for our Indianapolis store and 317-762-8468 for our Greenwood location. We would be happy to help! We would be happy to discuss your options and provide you with a free, no obligation assessment and quotation on your particular vehicle.

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