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Top 7 Benefits of Home Window Tinting

When was the last time you were sitting in your home and thought that the beautiful “natural light” the realtor portrayed as a positive was too bright or too hot? Were you sitting on your couch trying to watch the Battle of Winterfell and couldn’t see anything because of the glare? Maybe you were getting ready to go out for a date night but, because your bathroom faces west, you were sweating before you even got out the door.

If you live in a newer home, you might have double or triple-pane windows that help prevent the transfer of heat between the inside and outside of your home, but even if you do, there are distinct advantages to having architectural solar protection film on your windows.

Indeed, architectural solar protection film is something worth considering for your home.   While most people think of window tint film as something reserved for your car, not so. Using architectural solar protection film has a host of benefits.  

Specifically, in this post, we will talk about seven of those amazing advantages:  Energy Efficiency, Consistent Climate, Glare Reduction, Protection from the sun, Privacy, Maintenance, and Security.

And if, after reviewing these top 7 benefits, think about giving us a call at Tint Tech.  We specialize in handling not only auto tint, but window film for homeowners as well.  We would be happy to answer all of your questions, and provide all the options so you can find the best product for your home.  

Benefit #1 – Energy Efficiency

Glass windows without any sort of protective film are the biggest source of heat transmission into and out of the home. In the hot summer, sunlight pours in and in winter all the energy you spend warming your house escapes through them just as easily. Both of these contribute to a significantly higher energy cost. By installing residential window tinting, you can help prevent losses of up to 30%

Benefit #2 – Consistent Climate

Similar to energy efficiency as stated above, window tinting will help maintain a stable environment inside your home. This is beneficial not only for your net energy expenditure, but for the comfort of your pets and houseplants as well. Your home will not go through dramatic temperature fluctuations throughout the day as it would without the film.

Benefit #3 – Glare Reduction

Any scene on your television taking place at night or in a darkened room presents the opportunity for your screen to act like a mirror and reflect back the glare of the sun through your windows. A tinted window film will help combat the amount of light that enters your home as glare, heightening your enjoyment of everyday activities from work on your computer, to leisure watching your other devices.

Benefit #4 – Protection from the Sun

Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is known to cause premature aging and other skin complaints. Ordinary windows do a poor job of blocking this radiation. Installing home window tinting will block a high percentage of this radiation, preserving your health longer than that of someone who does not have tinting on their windows.

Benefit #5 – Privacy

If your home has many large windows which are not easily covered, it is easy to feel as though you live in a glass house. By applying a tinted film to your windows, you add the peace of mind that anyone casually walking or driving by will not simply be able to look into your home and observe you and your family.

Benefit #6 – Ease of Maintenance

You may think that it would be difficult to clean and maintain windows treated with architectural solar protection film.  But, think again. The window is simply a second skin on the surface of your window, and it is just as easy to clean. With the scratch and stain resistant films available on the market today, residential window tinting can ease the burden of maintaining the optical quality of your windows, from fingerprints to accidental damage, the film is there to help protect the surface of the glass.

And Benefit #7 – Security

This is a twofold benefit. Having a residential tinted film on your window can help deter intruders, but will definitely slow them down. Because the pieces of a broken window will be held together, it would take an intruder extra time and noise to break into your home, and they may leave for an easier target.

Furthermore, there are other circumstances where the windows in your house can be broken. A neighborhood kid can throw or hit a ball through the glass. Extreme weather can whip trees, or toss stones and other debris. Just as the film will hold the broken pieces of a window when an intruder attempts to break in, it will contain the broken glass from unforeseen events. This will protect your family from the glass shards if anyone is nearby.

Talk to a Tint Tech Specialist Today

We are here to ensure that you forget the tint of yester-year and embrace the tint of tomorrow.  Tint Tech, Calgary’s most popular window film specialist, is focused on making sure that you know all the options available so you can make an informed choice.  We also provide the best quality installation in the region – so that you will not be able to see any bubbling, cracking, or other imperfections on your car windows with the tinting film installed.  

We know how to make sure that you are 100% satisfied with our work so that you get the most out of your window film.  We at Tint Tech also provide energy saving, and safety, protections for your home and office with a wide selection of state-of-the-art architectural window films in addition to automotive window films.

Every staff member at Tint Tech of Calgary is a professional installer who will see your project through from start to finish.  With over 45 years of combined experience among our professionals, Tint Tech guarantees that our work will be of the highest quality, while ensuring your ultimate satisfaction.  Call today to learn more at 1-403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form.

Protective film specialist in Calgary

The Four Great Benefits of Paint Protection Film

You may have heard of paint protection film referred to as a “clear bra,” but don’t worry, it bears no relation to lingerie.  Paint protection film is a thin layer of a clear, flexible material that is overlaid over your car’s clear coat to provide an extra barrier of protection between your paint’s finish and the everyday occurrences of owning and driving a vehicle, such as the debris and small rocks that might kick up on your vehicle.

You can protect your car from the elements if you keep it in the garage and never drive it, but what fun is that? We need our cars go to work, run errands, and visit friends and family.  Can we do those things while still keeping our car looking brand new? Absolutely.

Paint protection film like the kind installed by the protective film specialist in Calgary, Tint Tech, will help prevent the issues caused by rocks and road debris, scuffs and scrapes, light hail damage, and it is particularly effective for protecting matte paint jobs.

After reviewing this article if you have more questions about the basics of paint protection film, do not hesitate to contact the protective film specialists in Calgary, Tint TechCall today to learn more at 1-403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form

In this article, we will cover the four top benefits of paint protection film.  In order to keep anything from your hot rod to your old reliable looking like new, consider paint protection film installed by Tint Tech, the protective film specialists in Calgary.

Benefit 1 – Road Damage Protection

Whether the truck in front of you kicks up rocks and pebbles, or another car throws up bits of glass or plastic one of the biggest dangers to your car’s finish is driving into airborne items. By wrapping the front of your car with paint protection film, you can mitigate the effects of these unavoidable contacts and keep the paint on the front of your car looking newer longer.

Benefit 2 – Battling Scuffs and Scrapes

Did you know that the jewelry and accessories we wear every day pose a hazard to the clear coat and paint of your vehicle?  Sounds crazy, but it is true. Wedding rings, belt buckles, and car keys sticking out of your pockets can easily, though accidentally, brush against your car. 

We can’t blame those hazards all on strangers in parking lots either. True that the odd shopping car or other driver in the parking lot could do a little damage unbeknownst to you, but if you have limited room in your garage and have to squeeze past your vehicle to get to and from your door, each passing provides the opportunity for scratches to occur. Applying paint protection film to your doors and side panels minimizes accidental damage.  

Benefit 3 – All Hail the Potential for Hail Damage

The roof of your car is an area you may not think about very often, except for when you remind yourself that you need to remember to grab your coffee cup or briefcase before you drive away. Here in Calgary, hail is not an infrequent occurrence.  Accordingly, you may be overlooking an area for potential damage.

All of the flat planes of the car including the hood, roof, trunk, and (to a lesser degree) the front and rear windshields are all vulnerable to damage from hail falling from the sky. Installing paint protection film can ease your mind, knowing that minor damage will be prevented.

Benefit 4 – Taking Care of the Increasingly Popular Matte Paint

A matte finish on cars is a look that has been gaining popularity in the last few years. Instead of the sleek and glossy clear coat on most cars, the matte finish provides dramatic contrast to the rest of the cars on the road.

That said, the problem with a matte finish is that a scratch on the surface cannot be simply buffed out as you would a shiny clear coat. The reason?  Buffing a matte finish will create a shiny spot on an otherwise non-shiny finish – essentially ruining the whole look of your car.

To avoid that outcome, those with matte finishes on their cars should really think carefully about whether paint protection film is the way to go.  Paint protection film will prevent a costly paint repair to your matte finish by keeping the minor scratches from occurring in the first place.

Still Not Convinced?  Contact Us at Tint Tech

The four reasons listed above are just a few of the benefits you will get by having paint protection film installed on your car. Your car will hold onto its value longer.  And, it will continue to look like new – something all us drivers like.  

At Tint Tech, we are here to ensure that you get the most joy possible from your car or SUV.  Tint Tech, the protective film specialists in Calgary, is focused on making sure that you know all the options available so you can make an informed choice.  We also provide the best quality installation in the region – so that you will not be able to see any bubbling, cracking, or other imperfections with the paint protection film. 

We know how to make sure that you are 100% satisfied with our work so that you get the most out of your paint protection film.  We at Tint Tech also provide energy-saving, and safety, protections for your home and office with a wide selection of state-of-the-art architectural window films in addition to automotive window films.

Every staff member at Tint Tech of Calgary is a professional installer who will see your project through from start to finish.  With over 45 years of combined experience among our professionals, Tint Tech guarantees that our work will be of the highest quality, while ensuring your ultimate satisfaction.  

If you’re in the Calgary area and you are looking to take advantage of the protection having a wrap on your car provides, then reach out to Tint Tech. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to provide protection for your vehicle. Call today to learn more at 1-403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form

Van paint protection film

Does Paint Protection Film Enhance the RV Lifestyle?

It is a common misconception that the aftermarket products that we provide at Tint Tech like paint protection film for cars, as well as van paint protection film, are reserved only for the hot rods of the world.  People tend to think that only sports car drivers are the sole customers in the aftermarket car product industry.  

There is a whole world of non-traditional car enthusiasts that greatly benefit from the kinds of quality products that Tint Tech provides.  Those include people who own RVs – i.e., recreational vehicles.  

There is a whole world of people involved in the “RV lifestyle.”  And why not? The RV lifestyle is one of freedom to travel anywhere, see anything, and still be right at home.  Accordingly, if you don’t already know about the RV lifestyle, this blog will introduce you to the basics of RV living, and then tell you how car and van paint protection film from Tint Tech can help. 

What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love, and RV-ing?

Over the last few years, the RV industry has shown tremendous growth.  In fact, the sales numbers these days are only matched by the RV boom back in the mid-1970s.  

Indeed, more than 9 million families own at least one RV for seasonal trips.  Yet, lots of RV owners are not in it for only summer vacations. Rather, RV ownership is becoming a lifestyle.  In fact, about 1 million families live in RVs full time.

So, that leads to the question:  What is so great about the RV lifestyle?  Apparently, there are four main reasons why RV-ing is the way to go.

1.Affordability

There are lot of ways to see the country, but each way has a different price point.  Driving around the country in an RV happens to be one of the cheapest ways to do it.  

When compared to paying for flights and hotels, which can reach into the hundreds of dollars per day, renting an RV can cost as little as $30 a day.  And owning an RV, can be seen as a cost-saving investment given all of the costs associated with travel these days.

Indeed, comparing the cost of flights and hotels with the costs of campground fees and gas costs, you will end up saving money with an RV trip.  

Moreover, lower costs are a top reason why people decide to live in their RVs full time.  Financing an RV along with insurance will, in almost all cases, cost a lot less than having a mortgage or making rental payments on an apartment.  And, as noted above, no matter where you are with your RV, you are home.

2.RV as Home Office

Back in the day, RV travel was reserved for those in their later years.  It was reserved for retirees who had time and money to RV, and a hankering for travel.  Today, however, thanks to technology, you can work from anywhere – including your RV. Thus, lots of younger people who still have to work full time – like freelance writers, photographers, and IT workers – can do so right from their RV.

3.A Relaxing Way to Relax

Did you ever have a vacation that was more stressful than work?  You were so busy planning the logistics of a week-long vacation, that you had precious little time to actually enjoy the vacation.  We’ve all been there. Well, RV travel takes all of that stress away. You can go at your own pace, to wherever your whim takes you.  Now, that’s a vacation.

4. It’s Good for Your Body and Soul

Some say that travel makes you wiser, gives you rich experiences, helps enhance creativity and relieve stress.  With RV travel, you can reap those benefits. Enjoy the present, go do something unexpected, gain some greater happiness.  

So, What Does Paint Protection Film Have to Do with All of This?

At Tint Tech we understand how to make sure valuable things hold their value, and continue to give you joy.  When it comes to RVs, people like to make sure that their home on wheels continues to look great.

The one common denominator to all RV owners is that they will likely be on the road – highways, in particular – a lot of the time.  That means that you need to protect your RV from the rocks and other debris that can hit your vehicle at high speeds. The best way to protect your RV from those highway hazards is paint protection film, specifically a clear bra around the front of your RV.  The clear bra is a type of paint protection film that covers the front fender and front section of the RV.  

Many RV owners swear by our clear bra products to keep the RV chip free where most impacts occur, and keep the RV looking great.  

Let Tint Tech Protect Your RV Lifestyle with Paint Protection Film on the Front End – Or Around the Whole Vehicle. 

We are here to ensure that you get the most joy possible from your RV lifestyle, which includes keeping your RV looking great.  Tint Tech Calgary most popular car and van paint protection film specialist, is focused on making sure that you know all the options available so you can make an informed choice.  We also provide the best quality installation in the region – so that you will not be able to see any bubbling, cracking, or other imperfections with the paint protection film. 

We know how to make sure that you are 100% satisfied with our work so that you get the most out of your paint protection film.  We at Tint Tech also provide energy-saving, and safety, protections for your home and office with a wide selection of state-of-the-art architectural window films in addition to automotive window films.

Every staff member at Tint Tech of Calgary is a professional installer who will see your project through from start to finish.  With over 45 years of combined experience among our professionals, Tint Tech guarantees that our work will be of the highest quality, while ensuring your ultimate satisfaction.  Call today to learn more at 1-403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form.

Automotive window tinting

It Ain’t Your Grandfather’s Tint: Automotive Window Tinting Today

Our primary business, our main focus, is on automotive window tinting.  When Tint Tech first set up shop, our bread and butter was automotive window tinting.  And over the years, our professionals have seen a lot of change in the automotive window tinting industry, the technology, and the types of customers.  In all honesty, the evolution has been amazing to see.

Ah, The Way It Was . . .  

With regard to the automotive window tinting industry, many of the tinting shops out there were small operations.  Oftentimes those businesses were just doing tinting as a side-project to supplement their primary auto mechanics operations.  

As for the technology, it is hard to know where to start.  The tinting films of old were mainly treated with dye, and the products at the time had difficulty keeping the dye to adhere to the film for long periods of time.  Of course, they still use dye on many window film products today. Yet, today’s products are much better engineered to ensure that the dye stays intact, and that the film lasts a long time.

In addition, there were not that many product choices back in the day.  And of the products that did exist, staying power was a constant challenge.  Bubbling, cracking, peeling, and fading – only after a relatively short period of time. The recurring issues that car owners had to confront.  

Finally, with regard to the types of customers, automotive window tinting specialists mainly dealt with car enthusiasts.  Those were the customers who knew a lot about cars in general, knew a lot about their own cars. Specifically, and had a precise idea of what they wanted their car to look like.

Not surprisingly, those customers were virtually laser focused on aesthetics – the look of the vehicle.  As such, automotive window tinting had everything to do with looks, and little or nothing to do with any other product features.  

Well, this article is here to tell you that time have really changed.

The Benefits of Today . . .   

While many of our automotive window tinting customers at Tint Tech still are only out for looks, the tinting world has changed dramatically. 

1. A changed industry 

With regard to the tinting industry, many businesses, like Tint Tech, and businesses larger and smaller than us, focus solely on automotive window tinting.  Yes, we certainly have an enormous case load of paint protection film projects, residential window film projects, and commercial window film projects.  Yet, we like to think that our main business is still automotive window tinting.  

And that is true of the industry as a whole.  More and more, we see less and less of the “hybrid” shops that handle repairs and tint.  The two are rather specialized these days.

2. A wealth of choices in tech

Now, when talking about technology, there is simply no comparison to the old days.  Today, there are a host of solid companies that provide many, many products that range in price, in quality, in engineering, and in style.  Now, there is truly a window film product for any taste and any automotive application.  

It almost goes without saying that the technology variations are staggering.  There are infrared, metallic, carbon, and clear tints. Moreover, they are made using nanotechnology, such as ceramic tints.  We can go on and on about the technology. But, it is almost not worth it because it keeps changing in wonderful and fascinating ways so quickly.  We’ll just leave other blogs on Tint Tech’s website to tell you about those.  

3. A new type of customer

As you would expect, with the new technologies available, and the relatively easy access to high-quality shops (like Tint Tech) that do automotive window tinting, more than just car enthusiasts are starting to catch wind about the benefits of tinting.  

Indeed, there are many benefits to auto window tint that have nothing to do with looks.  Here’s a short list of great tinting benefits:

1. Minimize car upholster and dashboard from fading
2. Block harmful UV rays to protect your health and your family’s health
3. Reject solar heat, and give your air conditioning system a break
4. Protection from shattered glass
5. Increased privacy and security

As we noted in our previous blog, there is a clear auto window tint product that is taking the industry by storm.  Quite the opposite of window tint for looks, clear auto tint does not change the appearance of car. But customers are having clear tint installed because of all of the other amazing benefits listed above.  

In sum, the window tint of old is just that – old.  Window film for your car (and home and business) has such practical, money saving, and health saving benefits, that you everyone is considering making the choice to install it.  

Let Tint Tech Help You Make a Change to Your Car for the Better – Automotive Window Tinting Calgary

We are here to ensure that you forget the tint of yester-year and embrace the tint of tomorrow.  Tint Tech, Calgary’s most popular window film specialist, is focused on making sure that you know all the options available so you can make an informed choice.  We also provide the best quality installation in the region. You will not be able to see any bubbling, cracking, or other imperfections on your car windows with the tinting film installed.  

We know how to make sure that you are 100% satisfied with our work. You get the most out of your window film.  We at Tint Tech also provide energy saving, and safety, protections for your home and office with a wide selection of state-of-the-art architectural window films in addition to automotive window films.

Every staff member at Tint Tech of Calgary is a professional installer who will see your project through from start to finish.  With over 45 years of combined experience among our professionals, Tint Tech guarantees that our work will be of the highest quality, while ensuring your ultimate satisfaction.  Call today to learn more at 1-403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form