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How to Spot High-Quality Window Tinting

Window tinting is a cost-effective solution for many different problems facing homeowners and business owners across the state of Utah. High-quality window tinting offers protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays, provides privacy, increases insulation and reduces sun glare. Professionally installed, high-quality window tinting in your home, office or vehicle will increase property value, reduce energy consumption, provide added security and boost your curb appeal or streamline the look of any vehicle. 

But not all window tinting is equal. In fact, standards in quality and application methods vary widely within the window tinting industry and poor-quality products or sloppy installation can be spotted immediately. Cheap DIY window-tinting products are ill-fitting and will age quickly, look faded and an improper application will result in bubbles and peeling or flaking. On the other hand, professionally installed, high-quality window tinting will appear seamless and provide privacy and protection from the sun for years to come.

If you are considering window tinting for your home, office, vehicle or boat in Utah – it is important to be able to know how to spot high-quality window tinting to get it right the first time and avoid the hassle of removing and reapplying window tinting. Do your research and contact a trusted and experienced window film company for the most cost-effective, customized window tinting with professional installation to fit your needs and your budget.

How to Spot High-Quality Window Tinting

It’s not hard to spot a shoddy tint job, vehicle owners who have purchased a cheap product suffer the embarrassment of streaks and bubbles. The same goes for residential and commercial window tinting; peeling and bubbling window tint with gaps at the edges will give any property a worn, unkempt appearance.

High-quality window tinting will seamlessly span the full length of a window – all the way to the edge – with smooth, clean lines. Aside from the appearance, it is a good idea to understand the functionality of high-quality window film. Here are a few tips to help you spot high-quality window tinting:

1. Curb Appeal 

At a glance, high-quality window tint will be flawless and add to any property’s curb appeal. Business owners can customize different textured films to display your logo and increase company branding. A tinted window with a streamlined appearance will enhance the overall aesthetics of your home or office without losing natural light.

2.  Window Tint Functionality

The performance of a high-quality window tint may not always be apparent. Functions like privacy and reduced sun glare should be easily spotted, but important features like increased security, protection from the sun’s harmful UVA and improved energy-efficiency should also be taken into consideration.

 3. Privacy

High-quality window tint installed for privacy should block visibility during the daylight hours with direct sunlight and night time with interior lighting.

Increased Security – tinting prevents shattering from a burglary attempt or vandalism and offers added security from extreme weather conditions and flying debris.

4. UVA Protection

High-quality window tinting can provide protection from damaging UVA ray for you and your passengers in a vehicle. Protection from sun damage also extends to furnishings and flooring.

 5. Reduce Sun Glare

Professional window tinting for your vehicle, RV or boat will provide improved visibility with reduced sun glare.

6. Energy-Efficiency

Benefit with energy savings from the increased insulation to retain heat in the winter months and the reduction of hot spots during warmer summer months.

7. Product and Installation Guarantee

Another tell-tell way to identify a quality window film company is by the guarantee they offer for both products and installation. A window tinting company with low-quality products will not offer substantial product warranties or installation guarantees. It is a good idea to go with a reputable local company with clearly-posted warranty information.

Professional Window Film Installation

Even the highest-quality window tinting can look cheap if it is improperly installed. The installation process requires a professional with the training and experience to maximize efficiency. A professional window film installer has specialized knowledge about delicate window film and the best installation methods to ensure the best results for high-quality window tint project. Professional window tint installation includes:

  • Precise Measurements will ensure maximum energy-efficiency, insulation, privacy and protection.
  • Thorough Cleaning windows of all debris, grime, dust and film is required for a smooth, bubble-free application.
  • Film Liner Removal is a specialized technique used to make sure the delicate film remains intact and the application alignment is correct.
  • Final Adjustments are performed to ensure that any moisture or air trapped between the film and window is removed and the edges are trimmed for a perfect fit.

Professional Window Tinting in Utah from Glamour Glaze

Glamour Glaze is proud to provide affordable, high-quality window tinting in Utah with professional installation for property and vehicle owners in Utah including Salt Lake City, Ogden, Centerville, American Fork. Backed by one of the industry’s most inclusive 15 year warranty, we have the perfect window tint solution to fit your needs and your budget. Click here or give us a call at 801-876-1696 to learn about our high-quality window tint products and professional installation.

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5 Home Improvements Worth Investing In

If you are considering home improvements for long-term value or want to put your home on the market, there are a few things to keep in mind. There are many home improvements worth investing in and some projects that just don’t pay off. You may think that a renovated kitchen or bath offers the best return on investment, but it’s actually money-saving, energy-efficient features that buyers are willing to pay top dollar for.

In 2017 Remodeling Magazine conducted a cost-versus-value analysis to determine the home improvement project that offers the best return. Surprisingly buyers chose added insulation that brought sellers an estimated return of 108%. Any home improvement investment that reduces energy consumption to lower the cost of living in your home will bring the biggest bang for your buck.

Professional Window Film Installation vs DIY

While we understand the need for protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays (UVR) outdoors, many people don’t realize indoor exposure can be just as damaging. Temperature does not affect UVR strength, in fact, UVR levels are stronger in the higher elevations of Northern Utah and reflect off the snow. Window film installation is a great way to reduce sun glare, increase insulation and protect you and your family from UVR exposure.

Window Film Keeps Your Home Cool Without Drawing the Blinds

Most of us love the sun, and what better feeling than to have its light and warmth streaming into our homes? But it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. In summer, or even through the winter in some climate zones, windows which face directly towards the sun can make a home unbearably hot.

Trying to keep your house cool by turning up the air-conditioning is expensive and will do nothing to protect your furniture and flooring from the damaging rays of the sun. Of course, you could always close the shutters, but who really wants to sit in the dark on a bright sunny day?

Skin Cancer Protection with Window Film

Outdoor sun protection with an arsenal of broad-spectrum sunscreen, UV protective sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed sun hat is essential to protect you and your family from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays (UVR). While we understand that safety precautions are important for outdoor sun exposure, what about indoor protection? You may not realize it, but the sunshine streaming through your home’s windows can be just as damaging as direct outdoor exposure.

Ultraviolet radiation is sneaky, it can bounce off surfaces and penetrate glass to find you. Unprotected UVR exposure indoors will contribute to daily exposure accumulation, leaving you and your family vulnerable to skin damage, photoaging, eye damage, and skin cancer. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends UV-blocking window film for solar reflection as a cost-effective solution to protect your family and your home from indoor ultraviolet exposure.

Let the Sun Shine in: Will Window Tint Kill Your Houseplants?

If you’re a money-conscious home or building owner, window tinting can be an effective means of improving the energy efficiency of a home and protecting its contents from damage and fade caused by the sun. However, because the purpose of window film is to prevent the rays of the sun from getting into your house, homeowners with green thumbs have to wonder: “Will this kill my houseplants?”

Whether your indoor garden is large or small, the risk of killing your plants may be a dealbreaker in deciding whether or not to have a residential window film installation done. Find out now what effect window film has on indoor plants before having window film installed in your Utah home.

Glamour Glaze Becomes an Authorized Madico Window Film Dealer in Utah

Glamour Glaze is proud to announce that we are now fully authorized Madico window film dealers in Salt Lake and the larger Utah region. Glamour Glaze has been providing both commercial and residential window tinting services to Utah residents for over 30 years. Our unique products are specially designed to meet our customer needs.

Our Sunscape films help in alleviating the solar-damaging effects by distracting more than 90% of the harmful UV light rays and at least 80% of the solar energy. The films provide your home, office, and store with a unique look while offering energy efficiency comfort in winters and summers. We are so excited to bring you the Sunscape Madico window films in Utah.

Top Myths About Window Film

Revolutionary Window Film, Then and Now

As more and more homeowners come to a clear understanding of the modern-day innovation of eco-friendly and cost-efficient window film, there is still a sort of stigma that comes from today’s high-tech predecessor that was developed for the space program by NASA over 35 years ago. Manufacturers with an ongoing commitment to ingenuity have transformed window film with fickle adhesion to a brilliant product adding protection, comfort and cost efficiency to our lives. To help you know fact from fiction we’ve compiled the top 3 myths about window film:

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