Common Commercial Window Tinting Errors

The Most Common Commercial Window Tinting Errors Made by Businesses

March 28th, 2024

Commercial window tinting is a great way to reduce heat on your business’s windows and enhance privacy and comfort for your employees. It comes with an array of benefits, including UV protection, heat absorption, reduced glare on screens, and enhanced privacy and security.

However, when window tinting isn’t installed correctly, or if other mistakes are made when selecting and applying the film, the inconvenience it causes may outweigh the benefits. This underscores the importance of professional installation and careful consideration of the type of film to be used.

Here are some of the most common mistakes businesses make when it comes to commercial window tinting.

Installing the Wrong Film

Not all commercial window film is the same. While interior films are designed to add texture to your space or improve privacy in offices and meeting rooms while still letting light through, exterior films have a greater purpose—to filter UV rays and harsh sunlight while obstructing views and increasing security.

Applying interior film to exterior windows won’t offer the same important benefits, while adding exterior film to interior windows may darken spaces and create a less-than-beautiful environment.

Purchasing the Cheapest Window Film

While high-quality commercial window tinting can prevent the sun from heating up your office space and prevent break-ins, cheap window film isn’t made equally. It may make your space feel more private or aesthetically pleasing; however, it won’t come with the same level of benefits, such as energy efficiency or security. Investing in high-quality window films ensures long-term benefits and avoids the need for frequent replacements.

Improper Cleaning Before Installation

First and foremost, it’s important to clean your windows before commercial window tinting is installed. Dirty windows can lead to peeling, bubbling, and other issues with your film after installation.

However, it’s important to avoid using alcohol-based cleaners. Alcohol often leaves a residue on the glass and this can make it more difficult for the film to stick to your window.

Not Hiring Professional Commercial Window Film Installers

While it may seem like an easy task, installing commercial window film requires practice and precision. The best way to ensure your film is applied correctly and looks its best is to rely on window film professionals who understand the application process.

At Clearview Films, our team is committed to helping you select and install commercial window tinting that gives you the benefits you need. Contact us today to learn more.

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