Window Tinting FAQ
1. What is Georgia's tint law?
Current Georgia law states it is a misdemeanor offense to drive a vehicle with excessively tinted windows. Windshields may be tinted only to certain dimensions, typically five inches from the top of the windshield. Georgia law limits vehicle window tint to 35 percent or more light transmission and 32 percent or less luminous reflectance. Suv's and Utility Vehicles such as Vans and Pick-up Trucks May be tinted as Low as 5% Only in Rear of Vehicle but 2 front windows are as same as Sedans and Cars.
2. How long does it take to have tint installed on my car?
The process generally takes 1&1/2 - 3 hours depending on the difficulty of the car, cleanliness, and the number of windows. Window tinting is not a race, we take our time to offer quality installations. Our installers have a combined 20+ years of experience and offers the same quality of work to each customer.
3. What do I use to clean my tinted windows?
Warm water and a soft cloth. Never use a window cleaner unless it is specifically formulated for use on aftermarket tinted windows.
4. Why do I see little bubbles or patchiness soon after installation?
This is very normal. We use a lot of water to activate the adhesive and to allow us to move the film around and position it for a perfect installation. Although we squeegee out as much of the water as possible, some small amount remains between the glass and the film. As this water evaporates through the film you may see some little bubbles or foggy patches. These should go away within a few days or up to two weeks(during the colder months of the year.) Never poke, prod, or pop these bubbles, they will go away on their own.
5. Can window film ever be removed?
Yes, window film can be removed at any time after the installation. As tint professionals we know all the tips and tricks on proper tint removal. Please call us if you require a removal. It is a very tough and messy job, not recommended for beginners.
6. Why do I see bubbled or purple tint on cars?
The tint is either very old or of poor quality. When this is accompanied by bubbles then the film used was a cheap brand. The bubbles are a result of a failure in the adhesive system causing the tint to literally lift from the glass. If our tint ever bubbles, we will replace it at no additional cost to you.
7. What is dyed-film, full metalized film,Ceramic Film and the difference?
A dyed film is just as it says. The polyester is dyed in a submersion process that is absorbed into the porous material. This is the most effective way to ensure good colour and life of colour. Another way is the dyed adhesive process where the adhesive is coloured prior to the application to the clear polyester. Metalized films are created by a process called sputtering. This is an advanced process that uses a rod of desired metal such as nickel, stainless steel, copper, aluminum and others that is literally converted into a molten form and "sputtered" on the surface of the film by charging the metal and the film with opposing ions allowing the metal to penetrate and uniformly bond to the film. Ceramic Film is Made With Hybred Ceramic and is not Metallized and also helps with any signal interuption to navigations systems and Cell Phones. This is Top on the line film.
8. Will the tint damage my rear defroster?
No it will not. We tint right over top of it. The defrosters can be used right away without affecting the tint.
1. Does window film stop fading?
Ultra violet, visible light and heat make up approximately ninety percent of fabric fading. A window film with a visible light transmission of 15% stops almost 80% of fabric fading while a window film with a visible light transmission of 60% stops approximately 60% of fabric fading by confining the amount Ultra violet, visible light and heat entering through the window.
2. Will the application of window film help my cooling costs in the summer?
Yes. High performance window films are designed to reject up to 80% of the sun's total solar energy. This means that the more glass you cover that receives direct sunlight, the more heat you will prevent from entering the room. Remember, the film blocks solar heat and does not affect the ambient air temperature.
3. Do window films provide extra protection if a window is broken?
If a window that has had window film applied to it is broken, the film can help prevent the glass from falling into the room. In the event of broken glass, window film will limit injury and damage to people and property. Even if a window breaks, the window film will keep out the weather until the glass can be replaced. The thicker the film the better it is. In fact safety/security films have proven tested standards.
5. What is the life span of window film?
The effective life span of window film depends on the types of film, glass, and climate. There are documented cases of film lasting 15 to 20 years or more in some instances. However, each installation comes with a lifetime warranty.
6. Isn't window film expensive?
The average installation costs less than most other window treatments. Actually, your investment in window film will return dividends in the form of reduced air conditioning and heating costs, and protection against costly fading.
8. How will window films affect my plants?
Medium and light density films may slow the growth of common household plants for the first several weeks while the plant adjusts to the presence of the film. Following the films application, plants usually require less watering and this may result in a healthier plant overall. Most plants will thrive, with window film, because they won't "burn" on sunny days.