Window Films are a very popular choice when homeowners are looking to enhance their home, they have an extremely long shelf life and offer a range of benefits that are hard to match including privacy, UV protection, climate regulation, energy savings, safety and more.

Despite its vast list of benefits, some people still have some negative perceptions of window films, most of which are based on misconceptions. If you’re considering having window films installed but you’re deterred by these myths, we’re here to debunk them once and for all.

There is solid evidence that highlights the value of window tinting and window films, and the proof is in the vast range of customers we see using our products again and again.

With that said, here are five common myths about window films that you need to know: 

“Window films make glass frailer.”

While it’s true that window films put some pressure on the glass surface, the effect of it is negligible as it doesn’t cause the glass to be more prone to breaking in any way. On the contrary, window film models are actually designed to help make the glass even stronger, which helps to prevent breakage and shattering, making it a much safer option.


“Window films will void your window warranty.”

 If you work with an unlicensed window tinting service, then sure, you may not be able to claim for compensation for any type of damage. If you work with a professional licensed provider, however, you can be sure that the job gets done without any issues. Even if there’s any damage to the window surface, reputable window tinting companies that are fully licenced and insured will have manufacturer statutory warranties attached to their products and they will also be aware of the right product to use in conjunction with the type of glass on your home or business.


“Window film only works in the summer.”

 This is by far the most inaccurate misconception about window films, as they can have major benefits in any weather condition. Some window film options are specialized for specific climates, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have any other additional benefits. For example, Low-E films are designed specifically to reduce heat and UV exposure, but they also help to reduce heat exchange during winter, which will reduce your heating as well as cooling costs, similar to how double glazing works, however at a fraction of the cost.


“Window film will make my windows too dark.”

There are plenty of window tint options. Although the cheap versions are made of materials that will darken your interior, you can choose models that have a high VLT rating, which can help to reduce heat and UV rays exposure while not affecting the visible light too much. When this is the case, your room won’t feel significantly different from before the window films were installed. This way, you can enjoy the best of both worlds.


“Window film won’t do anything that the glass can’t.”

While some glass treatment options such as double-paned windows can help to reduce heat and UV exposure, they aren’t nearly as effective as window films. Double-paned windows can help to reduce up to 50% of heat and UV rays exposure. Tinted glass, on the other hand, can protect you all the way up to 99%! This makes window films the clearly superior alternative to any other type of glass treatment option.

If you’re looking to get your window tinted, but you have been believing these myths, it’s time that you let them die and move on to something better.

If you’re looking for a professional window tinting service, Cooltone is your best option. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help.

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