The Truth About Window Film

November 23rd, 2012

     We at All American Window Tinting, Inc., are here to lay it out for you, to inform you properly about window film so you no longer have to deal with misconstrued information. Here are the truths surrounding the art of window film installation:


Window Film Provides Heat Rejection
– The heat we feel from the sun comes from three sources, 53% is Infrared Rays (IR), 44% is Visible Light Transmission (VLT) and 3% is Ultra Violet Rays (UV). Most window films block 99% of UV rays. The way heat is blocked and how much is blocked depends on the film and the type of glass you have installed in your vehicle, home or office.

Reduces Glare
– Glare control is a simple matter of reducing the transmission of visible light. The darker the film you select, the more light it will block and the more glare it will reduce.

Provides a Clear View with PrivacySpecialty films have been created to allow for high light transmission, all while providing privacy. You can see out but not in!

Reduces Fading – Believe it or not but even your furnishings, floors, artwork and other valuable possessions can be affected by the suns damaging rays. Window films allow greater protection from fading and damage to your belongings. Applying window film to the windows in your home controls the ultraviolet light that passes through your windows.

Saves on Energy CostsWindow film on the windows in your home or office can reflect as much as 80% of the suns heat which will lower your energy costs created by using your air conditioning. This same film will retain interior heating which will reduce heat costs in the colder months and reduce cooling costs in warmer months. The investment you make by installing window tint on the windows in your home or office will be unquestionable. Buildings that are 50,000 square feet or greater are generally in cooling mode 100% of the year, this means that the cooling system is continually working to keep the building at a comfortable temperature. Window film can actually reduce the chances of this happening and help to regulate the interior’s temperature. When window film is applied to a vehicle, the car’s fuel consumption will be reduced from the heat rejection properties of window film, it actually aids in keeping heat out so your AC doesn’t have to run so long or on such a low temperature.

Reduces CO2 Emissions
– the application of window film will reduce energy costs, ultimately decreasing CO2 remissions from the constant running of your  vehicle, home or office heating and cooling system

No Special Maintenance or Extra Cleaning
– For maintenance of your window film all you need is a simple wet and dry towel, dish soap and water combination, or you can purchase a tint safe cleaner at your local automotive store. Note: Don’t use any cleaning product that contains ammonia (like blue windex), it eats away at the scratch resistant coating.

Enhanced Appearance
– Window films can be tailored to meet individual customer needs and requirements. Decorative window films add personal style to any space and are a fraction of the cost of laminated panels, patterned or sand blasted glass. This type of film can be easily removed or repositioned as needs or styles change.


Will Make Room Dark
– In the past, to block a lot of heat, you had to have a very dark window tint or window film. Technology has advanced quite a bit over the years. This advanced technology allows for a lighter window films with the high heat rejection qualities of a dark window film.

Only Comes in Shiny Silver or Black – Untrue, with new technology window film has advanced tremendously offering a variety of designs and colors to best fit the consumers needs.

New Fad; Not Proven – Window film dates back to the early 1960s.  Originally, window films were made only of a silver base with a highly reflective appearance. Window films continued to grow in design and improvement and over the years with advances in technology, more efficient and various designs became a reality.

Anyone Can Install Window Film –   When it comes to an after market window film installation choosing an expert to do the application is the best way to go to achieve the maximum benefits that window film has to offer. The reason for this is when an amateur does this install there is no way to guarantee the work that is completed. The chances of window film failure are much more likely, and in a lot of cases can eventually lead to window film removal. In order to get the biggest bang for your buck, choose a company that employes only highly trained individuals that actually back the installation with not only a product/manufacturer warranty but a labor warranty as well. When you go this route you are promised an expert quality window film installation with a warranty to cover anything that could possibly go wrong.

Already Have Blinds Don’t Need Film – You only receive about 17% of sun ray blockage with blinds. Blinds are a nice window treatment, but doesn’t accomplish as much as window film; they can be pretty pricey and may not stand the test of time.

Expensive – Not at all. When you compare the cost of an average window film installation with a similar installation of blinds, shutters, or curtains, window films are very affordable. Window treatments don’t allow for much visible light transmission and aren’t good would it comes to UV and heat rejection either.  Most window film installations will pay for themselves in just a couple of years through energy savings.

Contact us at All American Window Tinting, Inc., 303-936-1362 and get an expert install for all your window film needs. For further more in depth information pertaining to the subject of window film, visit our website at