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Myths and Facts About Window Tint

Sunset Glass Tinting wants to clear the air on what’s true and false when it comes to window film. You may be on the fence about window tinting and film due to these myths, but adding window film can really improve your home. We debunk these common myths about window tinting and film here!


Myth 1: Window Film makes my home too dark

This is false. Having your windows tinted does not mean your home will look dark. There are many shade options to choose from when installing window tints on your home. If you like them to be dark, more heat and glare will be reflected away from the property. However, lighter shades are almost invisible to the naked eye but still provide that great level of protection for your interior. With the help of a professional window film company you can select a film that best meets your needs. Your windows don't have to be too dark, unless you want them to be.


Myth 2: Window Film is too expensive

Window film is affordable, and the cost is comparable to window treatments. In the majority of cases, residential and commercial window films will cost you substantially less than brand new windows of comparable quality. Many of our customers are deciding between new windows and window upgrades (like our tint or film) most decide to install window film because it’s more affordable and just as effective. Window film makes your home energy efficient and has many other benefits worth the cost of installation. 


Myth 3: Window Film will block my view.

Fact: Window film enhances your view! It reduces the glare and eyestrain and will allow your view to be seen in a cleaner, crisper way. Some of the newer products, such as 3M Night Vision Films, not only offer the required solar protection but also allow clearer viewing from the inside at night.


Myth 4: Window film will affect the aesthetics of my home.

Most window tint is barely noticeable to the naked eye. Depending on the shade you choose, most are neutral and non-reflective. You will be able to see (if not see better through) your windows after installing film or tint on your windows.


Myth 5: Window film is bad for indoor plants.


Invisible (or clear) UV film is the most popular type of window film or tint. This type of tinting film blocks UV rays from the sun. This type of tinting should not affect your house plants. Most plants do not respond to UV. They require the red and blue rays of the visible light spectrum, which is not blocked by window tinting or film.


Have any more questions about window tinting or film in the Houston or San Antonio areas? Contact Sunset Glass Tinting today. We are happy to answer any questions you may have when it comes to residential, commercial, security, or aesthetic window design services!