Window tinting seems like the sort of thing that can easily be done without hiring professionals. After all, commercial window tint film is not difficult to install, and many people believe they have the skills necessary to complete the task. While it is true that commercial window tint film is not difficult to install, it is still best done by a professional. A professional has a lot of experience in installing such window films, and with that experience comes precision. If a professional installs the window tint film, he or she can make sure it is a perfect fit for your windows. That is not the only reason why it is better for a professional to do the work, though. In fact, there are many reasons why window tint film installation is best left to a professional. We have listed the best reasons to hire a professional below.
Familiarity With Tinting Regulations
Are you aware that there are laws about window tinting? Do you know where to find information about those laws? Regulations for car window tinting are easy to find, but the regulations for tinting windows on commercial buildings are far more obscure. Professionals in the field will know these regulations, and they will make sure that any window tint that is installed in your building is legal. Different states and even different cities may have different regulations for how dark the tint can be, how many windows can be tinted, and what percentage of the window can be covered by tint film. If you are not aware of these, you could end up paying a fine. You can avoid this by hiring a professional.
No Creases or Wrinkles
Installing a window tint film is much like installing a plastic screen protector on a phone but on a much larger scale, which makes it more difficult to prevent air bubbles, wrinkles, and creases in the film. Many of us struggle to avoid air bubbles trapped under a small screen protector. Imagine trying to install a window film. People are often frustrated when they install window tint film themselves because they find it so hard to avoid creasing the film or wrinkling it. Their windows end up looking awful. A professional, because of their years of experience and practice, can install that film with no creases, wrinkles, or air bubbles.
They Will Get It Right the First Time
People who try to install window films themselves often end up having to remove it and reinstall it several times before they are done. Either it is full of wrinkles or trapped air, it is not lined up correctly, or it does not fit the window. The process is simply more delicate than many people expect it to be. A professional has installed hundreds, possibly thousands, of window films before. They have learned through a great deal of experience how to get the installation right on the first try. This saves a lot of time and money.
If you are not satisfied with the window tint installation, the film can be reinstalled at no extra cost to you. By contrast, if you are installing the film yourself and you are not satisfied with it, you will have to buy more film and spend more of your time on it. If the tint is not installed well, there are creases or a less-than-stellar fit, or if you simply do not like the way it looks, the company that installed it will fix the problem for you. That alone is often worth the price you have to pay since it can save you a lot of frustration that you might have to deal with if you were installing it yourself.
If you try to install the film yourself, it is very likely that you will end up having to reinstall it at least once, and possibly even more than that. Hiring a professional may seem more expensive at first, but if you factor in the cost of any reinstallation that you may need, paying the professionals is usually cheaper. Having said all of this, not every professional is guaranteed to do a good job. Sometimes, they will send out an inexperienced employee. Other times, they simply are not experienced with window tinting. Before you hire somebody to install commercial window tint film for you, you need to know that you can trust them to do the job right on the first try. That is the whole point of hiring professionals, after all. At Atlantic Sun Control, we guarantee that our staff will be professional and careful when they install your window tinting film. If you would like more information on window tinting or want to schedule a window tint film installation, contact us today.