How to Avoid 3 Common Window Film Installation Mistakes

Murrieta homeowners, business and retail store owners are already familiar with the benefits of window tinting. With window films constantly improving, it’s not difficult to see why window tinting has been accepted as a great way to get less glare and heat, more safety and security and enhanced curb appeal for your property.

Still, many people are still not well-informed about how window tinting works, which gives way to many wrong assumptions and false claims. As a result, the importance of certain aspects such as installation gets neglected. Proper installation is by far the most significant aspect of window tinting. Without it, window films cannot bring the benefits they are supposed to.

Check out these common window film installation mistakes and how to avoid them.

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Prior to the installation, you have to ensure your windows don’t have even the slightest stain on them. They have to be cleaned thoroughly before any installation work begins. Once the window film is applied, the stains underneath cannot be cleaned unless you remove the window film. To make matters worse, window film removal is also something you shouldn’t do on your own.

If your windows are not clean and you get window film installed, it’s unlikely the window film will adhere to the glass as well as it should. In turn, the window film installation won’t be effective.

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Every reliable window film installer knows that you should never use rubbing alcohol to clean the windows before applying the window film. Although this chemical seems like the most efficient way to clean the windows, it leaves a residue on the glass surface. As a result, the window film cannot adhere to the glass surface properly. The worst case scenario would be to have the window film installed anyway without any visible problems at first, only to see the window film peel off within days.

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Window films are typically installed onto wet windows. After the installer has wet the film the installer applies the window film and adjusts its position, they must use a squeegee to remove any water or air bubbles that might have gotten trapped under the window film. A skilled installer could do this easily without any damage to the window film or glass surface. This routine procedure does take practice and experience so a layman is hardly qualified to do it.

Without excess water and air bubbles gone from under the window film, you’ll end up with blister-like bubbles on the windows. Not only is this unsightly but also renders the window film practically useless. Once again, the only solution would be to remove the window film completely. Also, the installer will have to make sure to properly cut the film and remove the excess film. The window film installer can start by removing the top edge. This will apply to both a residential window film and a commercial window film installation.

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NU-VUE Window Films has a team of residential window tinting experts who don’t leave anything to chance. Our goal is to make sure you get not only the best possible service but also the most durable products. Superior workmanship, dedication to the job and high-quality window films are our trademarks in Murrieta and the rest of the Riverside County.

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