How to Remove Residential Window Tinting

Whether the film on your home's windows is fading, bubbling, or you're just tired of looking at it, getting rid of it can seem like a challenge. Rather than simply trying to peel it off and then deal with the sticky mess that's left behind, try these three simple techniques for removing residential window tinting. 1. Steam The easiest way to remove window tinting is using steam and patience. A fabric steamer works best and if you don't already own one, an inexpensive model can usually be purchased for under $30. You can also try a tile and grout steamer or a floor steam cleaner. Make sure to have several razor blades on hand for scraping as well. Hold the steamer up to one corner of the window and allow the area to heat up. The adhesive will begin to soften and you'll be able to lift up one corner of the tint with your fingernail or a razor blade. Hold the steamer so it heats under the lifted corner and very slowly work your way across the window. Take your time and do…
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The Pros and Cons of Window Film

Window film is a thin coating that's often applied to the inner side of windows in homes, cars and boats. One of the main advantages of retrofitting your home's windows with window tint is glare reduction and the retention of heat in the colder, winter months and the retention of cool air in the warmer, summer months. Window Film and Energy SavingsĀ  It's estimated that two-thirds of AC and heating expenses are squandered by poorly insulated windows. If you don't have a window film currently in your home, chances are you're watching your utility expenses shoot out the window. The US Department of Energy even says that taking energy-saving steps like caulking and applying window tint can result in hundreds of dollars in energy savings annually. In a 2011 study, the US Department of Energy also found that in 50 commercial buildings one of the quickest and surest ways of saving money on energy savings was to apply window film. In fact, window film received a "top-…
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