Home window tinting is a great way to lower your energy bills, as the tinting helps keep the outside temperature from affecting the temperature inside your house. It's a cheap and simple solution to keep your house cool when it's warm, and warm when it's cool outside. Applying the tint can be somewhat of a difficult project, as it requires utmost concentration in order to get it right. However, it's in no way impossible to do by yourself if you make the right preparations before. In order to prepare yourself for installing home window tinting by yourself, there are a few things you should think about.
The first thing you need to do when you've decided to get home window tinting is to decide what colour you want for the tint. A simple grey tint is the most subtle, as it doesn't change the colour of the light coming through your window, but rather just dulls it down a bit. If you wish the light coming into your home to look a bit brighter, you should go for a bronze tint. This makes the light coming through the windows seem sunny, regardless of the weather outside. Another good idea is to get very dark, or completely black, tint for areas of your house you want to keep dark and prevent people from looking into from the outside. Areas like these could include bedrooms and bathrooms.
When the tint you've ordered has arrived and you're about to start with the installation, you first need to clean your windows. Tint has a hard time sticking properly to dirty surfaces, and it's important that the window is spotless. Clean it using ordinary water and a scraper. Avoid using detergent, as traces of the detergent can cause the tint to not grip to the window as well as it should. Make sure you wait until the windows are completely dry before beginning the installation; water could also make the tint fail to stick to the surface.
When cutting the film to make it fit your windows, there are also a few things you should think about. Try to cut a larger sheet of tint than you think you need. You can always cut the excess tint away after the installation is done. The easiest way to cut the film is by using a box cutter or a razor with the tinting film lying on a piece of material to protect the floor or the ground from the cutting. You could use a sheet of plywood or cardboard for this.