Did you know that there is a shortage of window tinting specialists? It is true. The job of tinting windows is both a skill and an art. There is no one, cookie-cutter, way to tint a window. Every tint job, every project, every vehicle is different and presents unique challenges.
Tinting is Both an Art and a Skill
If you thought that adding a tint to the windows of your car was simply a matter of applying the film to the glass, like putting on the wallpaper, think again. Dealing with auto window tinting film, as well as residential and commercial tinting film can be rather complicated. It requires a facility for dealing with chemicals, in addition to being skilled with your hands.
Given the nuances of window tinting, it becomes clear that there is a wide range of quality among those who provide window tinting services. Some may talk a good game, but at the end of the day, if their tinting people are not certified, have not had the proper training, or simply learned by doing at the shop, then you could end up spending money on a tinting project that needs to be completely redone.
That is why Tint Tech is so proud of its window tinting specialists. Our tinting professionals are certified, have become pros by having training on many different products and learning many different scenarios. That, coupled with the years of on-the-job experience, and you will find that our window tinting specialists at Tint Tech are second to none.
If, after reading this article you have additional questions about window tinting for your car, home, or business, then look no further than window tinting specialists in Calgary, Tint Tech. 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 403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form.
In this article, we will take the time to discuss what it takes to know all there is to know about professional window tinting. We will go into what window tinting specialists have to learn in order to truly be specialists.
1. Differences in Window Film
To the uninitiated, you might not realize that there are many different types of window film. Given that the technology has advanced so dramatically in the last few years, window tinting specialists have to stay up on all of the latest technology.
Some of the differences that a specialist needs to know include differences between window film used for curved glass surfaces like car windows, compared to window film for flat glass surfaces, which is used for residential and commercial windows.
Beyond film that is purposed to adhere to flat or curved surfaces, each window film product can come in different thicknesses, with different chemical compounds inside. For example, some window films use metal to create the required tinting effect, while others employ tiny particles of ceramic to tint the window, while also providing heat rejection and UV-protection elements.
In sum, a true window tinting specialist understands the different types and compositions of various window film products. In addition, the specialist will know what installation tricks to use with certain films and not others.
2. Different Shades of Film
All tinting is not the same shade. Rather, window tint film is measured by the amount of light that goes through a window. You can, in case you did not realize, get different shades of tint, all the way to “clear” tint. (Those customers who get clear tint want to film for their windows to enjoy the UV-protection, and heat-prevention that window film provides).
But, when you are considering how dark to tint your window, you need to know about VLT – Visual Light Transmission. The higher the VLT percentage, the lighter the shade of tint. It may sound counter-intuitive, but a window film with 70% VLT, means that it allows 70% of light to get in. That film will be a lighter shade than a window tint film with 30% VLT, which only allows 30% of light in.
Of course, window tinting specialists need to know all about VLT to guide you, the customer, as to what is best for you.
3. Tinting Laws
Another thing a window tinting specialist needs to understand is what the local tinting laws are. Indeed, each province (and sometimes specific municipalities) have different guides for how much VLT is legal. So window tinting specialist can accurately advise their customers as to what is permissible where they live, they must know and keep up to date on the laws with regard to what tinting is legal.
In short, this blog merely scratches the surface as to the specialized knowledge required of someone who installs window tint film. There are all types of necessary skills regarding the mounting film, from how to prep and cut the film to how to remove window film. Suffice it to say that you can rely on Tint Tech to employ only well-trained, certified window tinting specialists to make sure that your job is done right.
Tint Tech for the Top Window Tinting Specialists
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 car and home 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 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.
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 403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form.