Types of Residential Tint

SOLAR

TAKE CONTROL OF TEMPERATURE FOR GOOD

Looking to keep your home cooler & more energy efficient?

Look no further. Tucson Tint Company offers a large selection of options to suit any need.

Our solar control window tint includes bronze, silver, and dual-reflective type films. 

CLEAR

COMFORT, SAVINGS, PROTECTION, PEACE OF MIND

Our clear film lines block up to 87% of infrared heat, this virtually undetectable film redefines excellence in heat rejection technology and outperforms other types of films, keeping you comfortable and protected.

DECORATIVE

PRIVACY & STYLE, REFINED

Add a touch of design, obtain privacy for your personal space, or simply enhancing the look of glass panels.

When you install decorative window film from Tucson Tint Company, you transform any room, bringing a touch of style to any flat glass surface by incorporating custom elements 

Benefits of Residential Tint

Improved Curb Appeal

Your home is not just the place where you reside. Tucson area homeowners often choose blinds, curtains, shutters, or other window coverings to enhance their home’s curb appeal and improve the value.

Paint shades, architectural styles, landscaping, and design elements need frequent updating as tastes change. Choosing to tint your windows provides protection and creates an aesthetic that can last for years with minimal maintenance.

Subtle solar darkened tints imitate the look of high-end window panes; decorative window films offer mural designs or picturesque stock views.

Whether it’s a contemporary look or a uniform design, there are residential window film products that can aesthetically complement a home’s exterior.

Privacy, Security, & Safety

Many types of window films are available, with features ranging from additional UV protection to a tint that limits the view of your home from the exterior.

Suppose you’re looking for a little more privacy from people in the street. With tinted windows, most of the light hitting the glass will bounce back, creating a mirrorlike effect, making it more difficult to see inside your residence.

While window tint can’t prevent forcible entry into your home, it can hold glass together and keep shards from scattering everywhere. Those few extra seconds could be enough to alert you or give your alarm system time to contact authorities. The lack of a clean, quick break may even be enough to deter a thief altogether.

Finally, decorative privacy films come in a variety of colors and patterns. You can choose from options such as etched patterns, stained glass, or opaque frosted making it more difficult for people outside the building to see into your home.

Tucson Tint Company can install the right tint to maintain the privacy and security of your home.

Save Money On Your Energy Bills

One of the main reasons a homeowner tint their windows is to save money on their utilities.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, up to 43% of a home utility bill goes to heating and cooling.

Today more and more homes use natural light to increase focus and brighten up rooms. Window tint blocks most of the heat and reduces the need to run the air conditioner continually. It can provide up to 78% heat reduction versus untreated windows while controlling hot spots and cooling off sun-drenched areas in your home.

Ultimately, the savings that you will enjoy from our window tints will pay for themselves in your savings in energy bills.

Protect Yourself Against UV Rays

Window tinting also helps block harmful ultraviolet rays that can damage electronics, fabrics, and furnishings. Exposure to UV Rays is the leading cause of skin cancer and may even cause skin wrinkles.

It is quite rare to see a family applying sun lotion for a day spent in their home’s sunroom. Most families are lucky enough to remember to use sun protection when spending a day at the beach! As laughable as the notion of requiring indoor sun protection may seem, it is a reality.

The sun’s harmful UV rays can still affect people inside their homes. Most residential window films can block up to 99.9% of UV rays and enable your family to enjoy the benefits of the sun’s rays without any of the worries.

Reduce Glare

Glare from the sun can have a significant impact on your comfort at home. The glare of the sun’s rays on electronic devices can make it difficult to decompress.  

Disruptive glare makes it harder to enjoy your online shopping experience or the most memorable moments of your favorite film. While curtains and blinds are a preventive measure, they must be closed to block out the sunlight, leaving you in the dark.

Never again will you be working on your computer, or watching your favorite sports team go for the big win with your buddies, only to find it hard to see the screen when you tint your home’s windows.

Longer-lasting furniture

Finding the right piece of furniture to complement your home’s size and style can be a time-consuming process.

Excessive sun exposure can fade and damage your precious furniture findings, but window tinting can help! You can save your favorite furniture without needing to be the only house on the block that insists on keeping the curtains tightly closed.

Tinted windows block incoming ultra-violet (UV) light that damage your furniture and fabrics over time. This means that your carpets, rugs, artwork, wood flooring, and furniture pieces will all be granted a life extension.

Tinting allows you to keep your interior decor in shape while still enjoying the sunshine.

Residential Tinting

Open up new possibilities in comfort, safety, and style with window film for homes installed by Tucson Tint Company

DUAL REFLECTIVE SERIES

For leading class solar control, Xpel VISION DUAL REFLECTIVE SERIES is the only choice for Tucson residents. Enjoy the increased privacy and reduced glare created by the one-way mirror look. Reduce heat and lower energy costs while protecting your family from 99% of harmful UV rays. Cut glare on your TV while protecting your flooring and furniture during the 350 days of sunshine in the “Old Pueblo.”

BRONZE SERIES

Utilizing advanced technology, Xpel VISION BRONZE SERIES is ideal for both interior or exterior windows. Tucson Tint Company and Xpel VISION BRONZE SERIES allow you to enjoy an enhanced view of Old Pueblo scenery outside with a soft color tone which is calming to the eyes and while providing significant glare and heat reduction.

Silver Series

There is no better way to protect your family’s privacy in the “Old Pueblo” than installing Xpel SILVER SERIES on your home. SILVER SERIES films installed by the pros at Tucson Tint Company allows you to sit back and relax with privacy created by the film’s exterior reflectivity. Add on the superior solar heat blocking and elimination of heat spots caused by windows, you will keep comfortable and save on energy costs too.

CLEAR & NEUTRAL SERIES

Xpel VISION CLEAR & NEUTRAL SERIES of residential window tint is a virtually undetectable film redefining excellence in heat rejection technology. The industry-leading spectrally selective technology also reduces glare without sacrificing the Tucson skylines. Contact the pros at Tucson Tint Company to keep enjoying the benefits of natural sunlight along with improved outbound daytime visibility.

Decorative Series

When you are looking to add a touch of design, the White Frost, White Out, and Black Out finishes in the Xpel VISION DECORATIVE line transforms any room. Bringing a touch of style to any flat glass surface, Tucson Tint Company incorporates custom elements like logos, striping, branding, and more on these surfaces.

Additional Tinting Services

Automotive Tinting

More than just cool celeb-style sunglasses for your car, window tint provides: 

  • privacy
  • security
  • protection from UVA rays, the ones responsible for causing skin cancer
  • reducing interior heat
  • improved fuel economy
  • cutting down on glare from the sun

Commercial Window Tinting

It’s time to get a new outlook on your office space with window tint designed to: 

  • Help lower energy costs
  • Reduce Sun glare & hot spots
  • Increase Privacy Indoors
  • Protect customers & employees from 99% of harmful UV A / UV B
  • Deter unauthorized entry

F.A.Q.

Choosing between blinds, curtains, shutters, or other window coverings not only ruins your view but fails to provide several of the unique benefits of window tint.

Here are some of the most common myths, misconceptions, and commonly asked questions we get at Tucson Tint Company.

Will window film cause my thermal pane windows to break or blow the seals?

When deciding to purchase window film for your home, the subject of glass breakage may come up. Industry-wide, glass breakage caused by window film occurs in approximately 1/10 of 1% of all installations. In most cases, when breakage is reported, the film installation was not the sole cause of the failure. Breakage is usually the result of flaws, imperfections, or expansion restraints that existed in the glass or window framing prior to the installation of the window film.

Window films reduce the transmission of damaging and harmful solar radiation. By increasing the amount of solar radiation absorbed and reflected by the glass, less solar energy can enter the building. When the glass is subjected to the effects of solar radiation, the normal and immediate result is an increase in the temperature. The sun naturally warms the glass as its powerful energy passes through. Glass with film has an increased ability to reflect and absorb solar radiation. Because window films are usually installed on the inside surface of the glass, increased amounts of solar radiation will be absorbed as it passes back and forth through the glass.

Some window films can cause excessive solar energy absorption in certain kinds of glass. The result can be extreme thermal expansion and stress, which can cause glass breakage or seal failure in an insulated glass (IG) unit. Additionally, a thermal stress fracture can result from uneven temperature distribution across the surface of a glass plate. This is typically caused by partial shading of the window.

To avoid problems, you must select the correct window film for your glass. To do this, it is helpful to know how glass reflects, absorbs, and transmits solar radiation and how its ability to reject solar radiation will change when a window film is installed. In the past, dark or highly reflective films were very popular and used to attain maximum solar energy rejection performance. Unfortunately, dark reflective films typically have high absorption ratings which can increase the risk of glass breakage and seal failure. Thanks to the technological and manufacturing advances used in today’s window films, it is no longer necessary to purchase very dark films to achieve significant solar energy rejection performance. Today’s high-tech films provide impressive performance without absorbing excessive amounts of solar energy. Best of all these films save energy, reduce ultraviolet transmissions, increase interior comfort, and give a contemporary appearance to a building or home.

Can I tint my skylights?

The cost of tinting skylight can be slightly higher than tinting other windows. This is due to the difficulty and height of most skylights as well as the length of the tunnel leading to the windows.

The application of window film to the inside surface of skylights is very difficult. The film tends to hang down at a ninety-degree angle and is extremely difficult to handle and apply to the glass surface. Another difficulty is that many of the newly designed homes today have tunnels leading to the skylights. 

The benefits of tinting skylights are tremendous. With the sun’s rays being more direct in the spring and summer, window films will reduce the fading of items below the skylights. Window films also reduce the heat coming in thru your skylights by 50%-80%.

The application of window film to skylights is more restricted versus tinting other windows in your home or business.

Can window film be installed on tinted glass?

Tinted glass is a major absorber of heat, and leads to a great deal of stress within the glass. Window film itself absorbs a certain amount of heat. If the combined absorption of the window film and tinted glass is very high, this can result in the glass cracking as a result of thermal stress.

Thermal stress may also occur if the sheet of glass has not been installed with the appropriate amount of care. An example of this would be if the edge of the glass is either chipped or damaged.

In cases where tinted glass is tempered or strengthened, the application of window film is unlikely to result in the glass cracking or fracturing.

If you have tinted glass or are unsure if your glass is tinted, ask your window tinting professional which films are safe to install. Though the selection of films is limited, there should be a film available to solve your solar control needs.

Can window film be applied to plexiglass or plastic windows?

Standard window films should not be applied to acrylic or polycarbonate (plexiglass) windows. These are plastic sheeting products and they all have the potential to outgas. Heat and visible light from the sun causes “outgassing”. Outgassing is the release of chemical components and/or moisture absorbed by the plastic. The outgassing interferes with the window film’s adhesive system and results in bubbling between the plastic window and the window film.

It should also be noted that many window film adhesive systems, when applied to plastics, will create a permanent bond. In the event that the film should have to be removed, it will be almost impossible to remove the film completely without damaging the surface of the plexiglass window.

How do I clean window film?

Most window films have a scratch-resistant coating on the outside surface of the film. This scratch-resistant coating is used to protect the film from normal wear and tear. However, care and caution must still be used in cleaning the surface of the glass on which film has been applied to reduce possible damage:

 

  • Use any normal household glass cleaning solutions or plain soapy water.
  • Do not use any solution that contains abrasive material, such as baking soda. Comet, Softscrub, etc. Also, do not use anything sharp such as razor blades or scrubbing pads.
  • Use soft clean lint-free towels or synthetic sponges to apply cleaning solutions.
  • Use a soft cloth or soft rubber squeegee for drying the glass. Care must be taken when using a squeegee for drying the glass. Care must be taken when using a squeegee, as to not gouge the film with any sharp metal edges.

While most window film companies use scratch-resistant films, you should ask to make sure. If a company has an extra charge for a scratch-resistant film, you may wish to contact a few more companies for quotes. With today’s technology, scratch-resistant films are considered standard.

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2480 W Ruthrauff Rd, Suite 180

Tucson, AZ 85705

(520) 499-6656

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2480 W Ruthrauff Rd, Suite 180

Tucson, AZ 85705

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