The concept is simple. We are all familiar with the tinted windows that you see in sports cars and limousines. That tint film is blocking visible light, sometimes to the point of making it impossible to see inside of the car. UV protection film does the same thing, except that it blocks UV (ultraviolet) light waves. UV waves are above the visible light spectrum, so you can’t see them. They are the same waves that cause your skin to tan.
Tinted car windows are commonplace. Tinting on skyscraper windows is almost mandatory. So what about home windows? Most people don’t think to put window film on the windows in their homes, but there are plenty of great reasons to make that small investment. Even though many new home windows already come with UV protection and sometimes thermal protection, additional coatings on windows can go much further. (Older windows, or less expensive brands, don’t have any coating on them at all.)
After 30 years in business at the Jersey Shore, one of the most common calls we receive is from do-it-yourselfers that complain, “It’s not as easy as it says on the box!” This prompted us to compile a list of 5 Important Reasons You Should Hire a Window Tinting Professional.