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How Long Does Commercial Window Film Last?


It’s a question you want answered whether you’re putting Window tint on your office building or you want to tint car windows for all the wonderful benefits such a product brings. How long can you expect your preferred window film or tint to last after you apply it? 

In order to find out, you have to take a few things into account. There are a variety of important factors that play into determining how long you can expect your specific window tint to remain in good working order. 

As there are many of you out there with this same concern, we thought it might be a good idea to review the different factors that go into what makes one window tint work better and last longer than another. 

Research Multiple Products

Every window tinting company is going to claim their product is the best on the market. So, it’s up to you to verify the claims of these individual companies. Don’t take the manufacturers’ word for it, look closer into the quality and customer satisfaction of each product. There are plenty of ways to determine what the real story might be for each of the tints that are on the market. 

Check out customer opinions, reviews, and other information that analyzes the performance and lifespan of each of the window tints. 

Proper Installation

The quickest way to reduce the lifespan of your window tint is to have it installed improperly. Poorly applied window tinting can significantly reduce the longevity of your product. So, you can tell if yours is going to go the distance based on how it was installed. 

If you were the one who installed the window film, what kind of job did you do? Is it working effectively and as it is intended or does the work look shoddy and uneven? Are there air bubbles in between the film and the glass? If you haven’t yet purchased and applied your window tint, this is something you should really have a professional company do for you. That way you know your commercial tinting will last for as long as you own it. 

Proper Care and Routine Maintenance

Like anything else you purchase or own, if you don’t take good care of that item, you run the risk of that thing becoming worn out a lot sooner than you expect. Where window tint is concerned, it’s not just a matter of cleaning and maintaining it on a regular basis, that care and concern for extending the life of your window film begins from the very start, when the tint is first applied. 

You need to give it time to dry and cure, so that the window film completely adheres to your window glass. Don’t allow anything to disrupt that process.