Signs Your Commercial or Residential Window Tint Is Deteriorating
Installing window tint on your residential and commercial windows has many benefits. The biggest benefit is that the tint helps to reflect the sun's ultraviolet rays. This helps to keep the interior of your home or commercial building cooler, while also preventing fading to carpets and furniture caused by the sun.
High quality window tint that is properly installed can last years, but there will come a time when it will deteriorate. When that happens, it needs to be replaced. Here are a few of the signs that your commercial or residential window tint is at the end of its lifespan.
Your Window Tint Has Started to Fade
One of the signs that your window tint is nearing the end of its life is that the tint is starting to fade. What started out as a dark black tint can start to fade to brown or gray. As the tint starts to lose color, it also becomes less effective. This is a tell-tale sign that your tint needs to be replaced.
You Notice Your Window Tint is Starting to Bubble
If your window tint starts to bubble when it is brand new, the tint was not installed well. If this happens, you should demand the installer to remove the tint and install new tint. On the other hand, if your tint is older and starts to bubble, it may simply be due to age.
Air gets trapped between the tint and the window, causing the bubbling you see. The bubbling will only get worse as time goes on, and eventually, your tint will start to pull off.
The Window Tint Has a Purplish Hue To It
Window tint is made using many different dyes. Some of the most common dyes include red, blue and yellow dyes. As your window tint ages, the yellow dye starts to fade away, leaving behind only the red and blue dyes. This creates a window tint that has a purplish hue to it. If you notice your window tint has a purplish tint, the tint is aging and should be replaced.
The Window Tint is Cracking
Exposure to constant heat and sunlight can make your commercial or residential window tint brittle. As this happens, the window tint may start to crack. What starts as a small crack can quickly turn into multiple cracks.
The cracks in the tint prevent the tint from effectively blocking the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is why you should replace your window tint quickly when cracks start to develop.
The Window Tint is Pulling or Peeling From the Window
The final sign that your commercial or residential window tint is starting to near the end of its life is the window tint that is pulling or peeling from the window. Typically, the tint starts to lift or curl along the corners or edges.
As the tint is exposed to air and sunlight, this lifting worsens. Always inspect the corners and edges of your window to look for signs of pulling, peeling or curling.
If your existing window tinting is starting to deteriorate, or if you are interested in having window tint installed on your home or commercial building for the first time, Sunset Glass Tinting can help. Contact us today and let's discuss the various types of window tint we have available and which may be right for you.