Why You Shouldn’t DIY Glass Films

Glass films, more commonly known as window tints, are a common addition people like to make to their homes and businesses. Window tinting helps add a layer of privacy to your location, keeps UV rays out, and can add style. In an attempt to save money, you might be tempted to purchase a DIY window tinting kit. Attempting to apply your own window tint, however, could actually end up costing you more money than hiring a professional in the first place! Check out these commons mistakes people make when they don’t hire a professional service. 

Proper Glass Film Application

Applying window tint is not easy, in fact, it’s very difficult to do without making a mistake. Think of a window tint like a screen protector on your cell phone. We’ve all experienced trying to apply a screen protector only to find air bubbles trapped underneath! The same thing can happen with window tint. The tint may also apply slightly out of place or unevenly across the window, which defeats the purpose of getting it in the first place. Another reason a professional should apply window tint is that there are multiple types of tint on the market for various types of glass and uses, and it’s all too easy to purchase the wrong kind of tint. If you apply the wrong tint or apply the tint incorrectly, you’ll have to pay a professional to help remove it without damaging the glass underneath. 

Local Regulations on Tinting

Did you know that different cities and states have different rules about how dark exterior window tint can be and where it can be applied? Some places also have requirements for films on certain types of glass fixtures. These regulations change regularly and it’s almost impossible to stay up-to-date with the rules unless you’re an informed professional. When you pay to have your windows tinted, you’re also paying for the knowledge that will save you from breaking a regulation. If you’re caught with window tint that’s too dark or incorrectly placed you can be stuck with a high fine to pay and you’ll have to hire a professional to help correct the tint to match local regulation! 

There’s no argument about rather or not window tint is helpful to have, but just because you want it doesn’t mean you should attempt to do it yourself. Instead, save your money until you can afford to hire a professional and experienced glass film expert for the job. When you call Sonny’s Glass Tinting for your Boston area tinting needs, you will leave knowing that you’re within regulation, the tint was properly applied, and that you have the right tint for the glass at hand! 


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