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    To Tint or Not To Tint?

    There are so many benefits to tinting. As you likely know, tinting your vehicle’s windows is not just for looks anymore. Auto window tint can bring you privacy benefits. It can help you keep your, and your family’s, skin from being harmed by ultraviolet rays. It can save you energy by keeping the heat in your car during the winter, and keeping the heat of the sun out of your car during the summer. And, it can keep would-be burglars from seeing inside your vehicle. 

    Even so, your car is one of your biggest investments. If you are like all of our customers at Tint Tech, then your car is one of, if not the, most important things you have. As such, you want to make sure that you consider all options before making any major changes to your car – like tinting your windows.  

    So, let us take this opportunity to discuss the most important considerations you need to think about before pulling the trigger on getting window tinting for your car. There is a lot to consider. If, after reading this article, you have more questions about your particular vehicle, then you should be sure to contact us at Tint Tech.  

    We at Tint Tech are the best car window tint specialists in the area, and we are ready to help you with any question you have. We love to answer customer questions. That is because the better informed you are, the more you will be ready to enjoy all the benefits of an auto tint job. For more information call Tint Tech at 1-403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form

    1. What Tinting Product Would be Right for Me?

    Your first step is to be sure you know why you are having your vehicle’s windows tinted in the first place. It is just for looks? Nothing wrong with that. Yet, would you rather make sure that you have great ultraviolet protection for your family? Do you want to minimize glare? Or do you want to auto window tint for all of those reasons.  

    As you would expect, there are different types of window tinting film, at all different price points. The difference between them has everything to do with the reason for wanting the tinting film on your vehicle’s windows. If looks are the only thing that concerns you, then you may be able to get away with a cheaper window film that gets you the look you want.  

    However, if you are looking for 99% ultraviolet ray protection, then you would opt for a tinting film product that has those features, even though it may be more expensive.  

    2. How Good is Your Window Tint Installation?

    An important consideration for window tinting is the quality of the installation. While it may seem obvious, it is worth mentioning that the manner of your tint installation is something you should think carefully about before going ahead and getting your tint installed.  

    You have many options when it comes to tint installers, from Tint Tech to the many tint shops in the region. The question becomes, do you want it done right the first time, and pay a little more; or are you willing to take a chance on a cheaper install that may not last as long? It is true that a professional can make even a cheaper tint product look great. By the same token, a quality tint product could be ruined by a poor installation.  

    You can be assured that Tint Tech employs only the best installers to make sure that your tint installation is done right the first time.

    3. Are There Warranties on the Product?

    Ideally, all things should operate as they are intended to operate. But this is not an ideal world. There are times when a product does not work the way it was manufactured. In those cases, there are guarantees to replace faulty products. That is where warranties come in.  

    So, with regard to auto window tinting film, you want to make sure you check on the warranty on the product before buying.    

    With the best car window tint installers, like Tint Tech, you should receive a warranty card for the product to be installed on your windows. If an installer is not ready to provide you with that type of warranty card or other assurances, then you may want to look elsewhere.

    4. Now Let’s Talk Dollars and Cents?

    It is not often that money is no object. So, you have to be cost conscious with an investment like window tint. As you assume, prices vary considerably. For standard film, on a compact car, it is possible to pay $100 or so for all the windows on your car. But, for a high quality tint, like a tint with solid heat reduction properties, the price could range from $200 to $450 for all the windows of the car.  

    Inquire at Tint Tech, We Are Here For You

    We at Tint Tech take pride in the work we do. We treat every car as if it is our own. That’s what sets us apart from the competition. With our state-of-the-art protective film technology, we can protect your vehicle from sun and heat damage, and from chips and scuffs on your vehicle’s paint. We also increase the security of your glass and add privacy for car and home windows.  And we can do it all for less money than you think.

    We strive to stay on top of the latest trends. Accordingly, we work with only the most advanced products in the market, and we apply those products with the highest level of skill to ensure that you get the best results.

    Every staff member at Tint Tech 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.

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    Architectural Window Tint – For Your Home and Business

    Window tinting is not just for hot rod cars anymore. Architectural window tinting is not necessarily a special kind of window tinting film. It is just a fancy name to indicate that the window tinting film is applied to the windows of a structure such as a home or an office instead of auto window tint, which is applied to the windows of a car. While architectural window tint has slightly different properties – given that it is made to be applied to flat glass, rather than to the curved glass of a car window – it is essentially the same idea as window tinting for vehicles.  

    Using tint as a window dressing can eliminate the three biggest problems with using curtains: 

    1. Blocking light,
    2. The need for laundering curtains, etc., and
    3. Having a physical obstacle in your home or business. 

    By using tint instead, you can still enjoy privacy by preventing people from looking in, reduce glare, block UV rays, and still let in welcoming, natural light.

    At Calgary’s top window film specialists, Tint Tech, we will be able to supply you with the best in architectural window tint, as well as install the film for you at a reasonable price. To start your consultation regarding architectural window tint, call us at 1-403-968-8468. Our team of tinting professionals is standing by to address your questions.

    If you are still on the fence about whether or not you want to purchase architectural window tint, read on to discover five of the biggest benefits to installing window tint on your home or business: Energy Efficiency, Glare Reduction, Privacy, Security, and Protection from the Sun.

    Be Efficient, by Keeping Gas and Electric Bills Down

    One of the easiest ways to reduce your energy consumption is to make sure that the environment inside stays as consistent as possible, particularly if you have a location that faces south-west, is at a high elevation, and receives a lot of sunlight. You may have many large windows, which makes taking advantage of the energy saving benefits of architectural window tinting well worth your while.  

    Double-pane and triple-pane windows can help with energy efficiency by preventing heat from passing through the windows, which are the most vulnerable point for temperature transfer. Applying a window tint film can reduce this transfer even further.  Even if you have older single-pane windows, it can provide an immediate efficiency benefit.

    Get the Sun Glare Out of Your Eyes

    When most people think of window tinting, the first image that comes to mind is the blackout windows of limousines.  Yet, residential and commercial window tint is often more transparent while still preventing glare from the lighting outside providing more comfort to the occupants within.

    Keeping Your Home or Office Private

    Installing window tinting for privacy generally requires a film with a darker tint which not only blocks the transmission of light from the outside to the inside, but also prevents people from being able to see the interior of a structure from a reasonable distance.

    At night, however, this protection may be reduced if you are at home, and there is more light inside than outside, thereby illuminating the occupants and make them easier to see by observers. However, when an office is not occupied at night, would-be peepers will not be able to see anything behind the glass at all. During the day when the film is helping block light and glare, however, the privacy benefit will be at its greatest.

    Tinting and Security

    An architectural window film provides security in two ways:  (i) against environmental causes and (ii) against unwanted intruders. 

    Because window tinting is a polymer film placed on the inside of the glass, if windblown debris impacts the window or branches from a tree strike the glass, it is less likely to shatter and injure occupants of the room. When and if the window breaks, the glass is still held together by the adhesive film, and will be easier to clean up as well.

    An intruder who tries to break a window and gain entry into a home or business will have a harder time if that window is protected by window tinting. Because the glass will still be held together by the film, a person trying to breach the perimeter will have to deal with the rest of the pane of glass that is still in place and are more likely to trigger any other security measures that are present.

    Ultraviolet Light Protection

    One of the biggest disadvantages to sunlight is the harmful UVA and UVB rays that are invisible to the eye but responsible for sunburns and skin cancer. You can still find yourself exposed to these rays even when you are indoors and you think you are protected because you are not out in the sunlight.

    Architectural tinting films can block up to 99% of ultraviolet light from passing through the windows and causing cumulative injury to the occupants while still allowing for the practical and psychological benefit of natural light from the sun illuminating the interior of the home or business.

    Tint Tech is the Place to Go for Professional Architectural Window Tinting Installation

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

    We at Tint Tech take pride in the work we do. We treat every office window as if it is our own. That’s what sets us apart from the competition. With our state-of-the-art protective film technology we can protect your home or office from sun and heat damage. We also increase the security of your glass and add privacy for car and home windows. And we can do it all for less money than you think.

    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

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    The Truth About Tinting Car Windows Yourself

    Do you remember the time when you could replace your own car’s spark plugs, change your own oil, fix fuses, change headlights and taillights, and rotate your own tires with relative ease? Cars were a lot simpler back in the day. With just a touch of know-how, elbow grease, and a love of cars, you were able to maintain your vehicle without having to go to the shop.  

    Today, however, the complicated systems and electronics of vehicles today make it virtually impossible for you to do-it-yourself (DIY) types to maintain your own car. So, DIY projects are harder to come by.

    But have no fear. There is at least one project for your car that you can do yourself – tint your windows. So, if you have the time, the resources, and most of all the patience, you can get to enjoy the project of tinting your car windows yourself. There are, in fact, many DIY window tinting kits to help you.  

    If you would like to learn more about DIY window tinting kits, feel free to give us a call at Tint Tech, the top tinting shop in Calgary. We would be happy to give you all the pointers you need to know and guide you as to which DIY tinting kits might work best for you. Call Tint Tech for more information today at 1-403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form

    Now that you know that you can tint your car windows yourself, the next question becomes – should you? This article will dive into the question of whether it is better to DIY, or to get the experts on the job. 

    1. Is It Better to DIY?  It Can Be, Here’s Why . . .

    There are lots of options for DIY kits. It is not like you are alone in your desire to tint your car windows yourself. In fact, there are many DIY window tinting kits, some that are cut to fit your vehicle, and others that provide full sheets that you can cut yourself. You may think that being able to cut the film to your car would be the better option, but in fact, the precut kits are far more precise than kits in the past. With precuts for literally hundreds of models of cars, trucks, and SUVs, precut DIY kits make the tinting project much easier. In addition, the tinting materials today are more user-friendly than kits in the past. You may enjoy the tinting process when you do not have to cut the tinting film yourself.  

    Pick a price that is right for you. In addition to the numerous options, you also to choose from kits at a range of price points. Here is where you need to be careful, however. The adage “you get what you pay for,” holds particularly true here. Cheaper car tint kits can contain poor quality window film that may look ok when first installed, but may turn purple or bubble in a short period of time.  

    You did it yourself – gain a little pride. A huge benefit to doing it yourself is simply a fact that you did it yourself. Once you get the window tint placement just right, you get to stand back and marvel at your own work. The feeling of accomplishment you get from tackling a difficult project on something that you get to enjoy every day is its own reward.  

    DIY projects are about saving a little dough. Another great advantage of a DIY tinting job is that you save money. The advantage of not having to pay the expensive labor cost that many tint shops charge is significant. What you spend with your own labor, you save in your wallet.

    2. What Are the Downsides to DIY?

    Finding a place to do the job. With a DIY project that involves precision and tinting window film with chemicals on it means that you need to avoid a dusty environment when installing the window tint. For the best installation, you want to make sure that there are no dust particles in the room that might find their way to the surface of your window right before you apply the window film. Without a place to install the tint that is dust-free, the DIY application becomes much more difficult.

    Getting the right shade of tint to stay within the bounds of the law. Each province has different laws on how dark the tint on your windows can be, and even which windows can be tinted. You would be well served by checking with a window tint professional to make sure which darkness of tint is legal in your area. Overall, though, figuring out what the relevant law is can get in the way of tinting car windows yourself.  

    Patience, patience, patience. Window film application can be difficult, and thus you need a lot of patience.  Indeed, tinting car windows yourself requires some finesse and a lighter touch. If you are lacking in the all-important quality of patience, then you may want to get the experts on the job.

    Tint Tech is the Place to Go for Professional Office Tinting Installation

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

    We at Tint Tech take pride in the work we do. We treat every office window as if it is our own. That’s what sets us apart from the competition. With our state-of-the-art protective film technology, we can protect your home or office from sun and heat damage. We also increase the security of your glass and add privacy for car and home windows. And we can do it all for less money than you think.

    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

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    Consider Office Tinting – Your Employees Will Thank You

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, full-time employees average about 8.5 hours of work time at the office on weekdays.  For those employees who work on the weekends – about 31 percent of the population – they spend an average of 5.4 hours at the office. That is a lot of time spent working at the office away from home.  

    Since so many of us spend a great deal of time at the office, it is probably important for office building owners and office building managers to be conscious of how the office windows are impacting the employees inside.

    Stated differently, regular windows do not block out harmful UV rays, nor do they block the heat of the sun from coming into the building. If windows fail to block that energy from the sun, then there is a chance that a person close to the window might be a higher risk for skin trouble associated with UV rays. Also, it is highly likely that the office building’s HVAC system is being forced to work extra hard in the summer to keep the office cool against the sun pouring in through the windows.  

    The answer to those troubles is, of course, office tinting film installed on your office building’s windows.  Accordingly, we will devote this article to the amazing benefits that come with office tinting window film. We at Tint Tech love to talk about office tinting because it is the window tinting world’s best-kept secret.

    If, after reading this article you have additional questions about office tinting, then look no further than Tint Tech, the window tinting specialists. We make sure that your tinting installation is done right, and we will help you protect your most important investment long into the future. Call Tint Tech, the best window tint shop in the area, for more information today at 1-403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form

    The Many Benefits of Office Tinting

    Office tinting has many benefits for office management and employees alike. Let’s discuss some of the reasons why you should think about investing in office tinting for the windows in your building.  

    Once you go through the great aspects of office tinting, you will notice that there is no reason not to do it. Not many things can make such a claim. But with office tinting, you can help both the environment and your pocketbook.  

    Helping the Environment

    Without question, there are exciting efficiency advantages to having tint on your office windows. First, the office tinting, as noted, keeps UV rays and the hot sun from coming in, thereby giving your air conditioning system relief from having to work hard against the heat from the mid-day sun. 

    In addition, it insulates the windows to keep more of the air-conditioned air inside. Being able to ensure that your air conditioning system does not need to work as hard means taking the added pressure off of your heating and the air-conditioning system overall. Thus, you realize immediate energy and financial savings. 

    Keeping Things Safe

    Window film means added security, regardless of whether the tinting is reflective or darkened. The added security comes by virtue of the fact that would-be burglars cannot see through the windows. Accordingly, computers and other expensive office equipment that would normally be in view if someone looked through an office window become hidden behind the darkened or mirror window film.

    The treated window makes it impossible for someone with bad motives to see if there is anything inside to steal.  That creates a huge disincentive for criminals. They will conclude that it is not worth it to illegally enter a building if there is no way of knowing that there would be something worth stealing once inside.   

    Good Looks

    Trimming the trees and hedges, maintaining the grass, power washing the sidewalks all generally make an office property look great.  And having an attractive office building or complex is important for customers and employees who want to be in a pleasant environment.  

    Why not add office tinting to make the building even more attractive? Office tinting can improve the overall beauty of an office complex. Indeed, adding shaded or reflective window tint to your office will give an update to the building without the huge cost of renovations.  

    Increased Privacy

    Employees do better when they are not working in a place where everyone can see inside. Maintain privacy by getting office tinting for your office windows, yet still, let employees see out to enjoy the view. That added privacy for your employees is just the type of benefit that improves the overall workplace, and just for the price of office tinting film.  

    Getting Rid of the Glare

    Direct sunlight will hit your computer screen at just that particular time during the day. Having that pure natural light can be pleasant, but not if you have difficulty seeing the information on your computer screen. Office tint takes away that problem by significantly reducing glare. That way your employees can be more productive throughout the day. 

    Tint Tech is the Place to Go for Professional Office Tinting Installation

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

    We at Tint Tech take pride in the work we do. We treat every office window as if it is our own. That’s what sets us apart from the competition. With our state-of-the-art protective film technology, we can protect your home or office from sun and heat damage. We also increase the security of your glass and add privacy for car and home windows. And we can do it all for less money than you think.

    Every staff member at Tint Tech of Calgary is a professional tint 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