Window tinting will offer you numerous benefits. Not only will the tint material add privacy to your home, it will also give you the privacy you have been looking for. While top quality tint films offer a wide range of benefits, the only way that you can make the most out of your investment is to maintain the tinting. As a wise property owner, you should know what to do and what not to do when it comes to window tint maintenance. Here are some valuable tips that you can use so that your tinting lasts for as long as 15 years.
A key to maintaining your windows is to take preventive measures to ensure that the film is never scratched or punctured. After the tint has been applied and it has fully dried, make sure that you avoid placing sharp or pointed objects close to the windows. One of the most common types of damage to window tinting is scratching. Even the toughest tints can be scratched easily. Because the tint cannot be repaired, you will have to completely replace the tint when this happens.
Let Your Tint Take Shape
If you hire a professional to apply the tint, or even if you apply the tint yourself, make sure that you do not touch your windows immediately following installation. Believe it or not, admiring your window tint by running your fingertips across your window glass can interfere with the adhesion process. It can take your tinting as long as a week to fully bond to the window and take shape. Be sure you review the warnings your contractor gives you, or review the instructions on the film you purchased so that you know how long you must let the tint sit without touching it.
Clean Once a Month
About one month after the tints have adhered to your windows you should clean them. When you are cleaning the windows, always avoid using harsh cleaning products that can cause the tint to lift and peel. It is best to use soap and water mixtures as your cleaning solution. Always avoid any cleaning products that contain ingredients like bleach and ammonia or the solution may start to eat away at the tint. Repeat this process once a month to keep your windows clean and sparkly.
Use Soft Cloths
Never use abrasive rags that can lead to scratching. It’s best to stick with a soft cloth, or even a sponge, when you are wiping your windows. Be sure to avoid using a lot of pressure during the cleanings because too much pressure can cause damage or lead to air bubbles.
Never Put Stickers on Your Tint
Keep an eye on the little ones and never let them put stickers on the tinted windows. You should also avoid using suction cups, which can lead to damage.
Now that you know the do’s and don’ts of maintaining your window tint, you can properly care for your investment. By properly maintaining your tint you can enjoy a cooler room with more privacy for as long as 15 years. If you fail to maintain your tint, prepare to invest in a new application sooner than necessary. Follow these tips and you will have beautiful windows that stand out on your block.