It is easy to build up a set of false beliefs about window tints if you are new to them. You may think that you know everything there is to know about tints, but the truth is that you really haven’t seen or experienced enough of them to have a clear and accurate understanding. There are certainly some common misconceptions about tints and the way they work in your home, but they are unfounded in many cases. Here’s a look at what you might have heard and why you might be misinformed.
Tints are only for the windows. This is only partially true. While tints can be used on tinted glass in some cases, they cannot normally be used on the glazing of your home. Tinted glass means that you have to use some sort of liner or film on the windows to keep water out, so when you shut the blinds or turn on the lights, water will still accumulate against the glass even with the tints. If you don’t do this, you’ll find that when you go out for a night on Christmas Eve, the snow won’t melt off the windows.
Tints only work on one or two types of surfaces. This is partly true too. While it is true that you can get window tints that will darken any color that you want, they cannot darken just any type of surface, such as wood or brick. So although there are many different kinds of window tints available, don’t assume that they will work on all of them.
Tints cost more than regular glasses. This may have been the first impression that you got from looking at some of the prices of tints online. Glass tinting is actually quite a bit more expensive than regular glass window tinting. It is also more expensive because it has to be done correctly.