Common Window Film Myths Dispelled By Austin Window Film

Why Residents Of Austin Should Tint Their Windows

Austin is probably the coolest city in Texas. Things like SWSX and Austin City Limits are a few of the cultural events that put Austin on the map. The hip vibes of the city in combination with the near perfect weather here, make Austin a destination city for those in search of a laid back and picturesque life. However, even in a city with fairly temperate weather, the intense sun can be an issue. Anyone who has spent time in Texas can attest to the issues the sweltering sunlight creates for residents. At times it creates a blinding glare, increases load on your HVAC systems and as a cancer-causing element, it can even be harmful to your health.

Austin’s Window Tinting Expert

As window tinting experts, we here at Window Film Austin, are getting more and more inquiries into our window film installation services as the population of Austin grows. In the questions, people ask we hear a lot of myths about window tinting that we are happy to dispell. We want people to make an informed decision about their purchase. So much so, we decided to write a blog letting people know exactly what is true v.s what is just hearsay.

Window Tinting Myths Vs. Facts

Myth: Window tinting will make it dark inside your home or business.
Fact: Window tinting does not stop the sun from penetrating into your home or business. In fact, many window films actually work by redirecting sunlight deeper into your home or business, making it brighter and more comfortable even in areas not directly in front of windows.
Myth: Plants can’t grow in buildings with tinted windows.
Fact: Window tinting blocks harmful UV rays from coming through your home’s windows and UV rays are not what feed plants. Therefore, window tinting does not hinder plant growth and in some ways may help it.
Myth: Window tinting is very expensive.
Fact: The cost of window tinting is much lower than replacing windows and with the money you save on heating and cooling bills, they pay for themselves in as little as 2-4 years.
Myth: Window tinting will take a really long time to install.
Fact: Window tinting on a residential home usually takes no longer than one day. Larger buildings take longer but only a fraction of the time of complete window replacement.

As you can see window tinting is a viable, low-cost solution to many issues of owning a home in the ultra-sunny Austin area. If you have any questions about window tinting for your home or office building, contact us today. We are happy to answer your questions and help get you on the road to enjoying all Austin has to offer while saving money!

Mike Kinsey is a window film expert. For the past 10 years, he has been working as the Operations Manager at Window Film Austin and overseeing commercial and residential window film installs of all types throughout the Austin area and the state of Texas. His extensive background in construction and project management gives him an in-depth understanding of architecture and the structural composition of buildings. Over the years, he and his team have installed over 250,000 square feet of window film ranging from robust security films to progressive energy efficient and decorative options. Mike engages in professional development courses and seminars on a regular basis, allowing him to stay up to date on industry trends and innovations. He is one of the top experts in his field and is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.

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