How to Prepare for Home Window Tinting

With the summer heat blazing, tinting your home windows can be a great way to reduce glare and keep your house cool. However, there are some things you should know before making the decision to tint your home windows. Let’s take a closer look at what you need to consider before investing in window tinting for your home.


Types of Window Film
The first thing you need to know is that there are different types of window film available on the market. The most popular type is dyed window film, which is designed to block UV rays while providing basic privacy.


Reflected window films are also popular because they can provide more privacy than dyed films. These films are made up of multiple layers of reflective material that block out light and protect from UV rays. Lastly, there are hybrid films, which combine both reflected and dyed materials for maximum protection and privacy.


Most homeowners opt for professional installation when it comes to window tinting, as this eliminates any risk of damaging the window during application or leaving air bubbles or streaks in the film after installation. Depending on the type of film being used, installation could take anywhere from a couple of hours to an entire day, depending on how many windows you plan on having done.


Costs Involved
When it comes to costs associated with window tinting, this will depend largely on the type of film being used and the size and number of windows being covered. Generally speaking, expect to pay anywhere from $3-$5 per square foot depending on complexity and size of job – so make sure you get quotes from several providers before committing! In addition to cost per square foot, make sure you ask whether additional fees like removal fee or disposal fee (if applicable) will be added onto your final bill.


Window tinting can be an excellent way to reduce glare in your home while also keeping it cooler during hot summer days. Before making the decision to have your home windows tinted however, there are several important factors that need consideration—from research into different types of films available through cost-comparison shopping with professional installers—to ensure that you get the best possible results at a fair price point. If done correctly, window tinting can provide years of comfort and protection for your home’s interior without breaking your budget! At SF Window Tint we provide competitive pricing in tinting your home windows, contact us now or call us: (650) 731 – 3017.