5 Cons of DIY Tinting

If you have been reading our blogs, you should be aware that tinting makes for a great way to reduce glare, minimize heat and enhance privacy. When looking to tint their car windows, consumers can choose to either hire a professional or do it themselves using a DIY window-tinting kit. While a DIY process will be less costly, a professional installation has its own benefits.

In summary, below are five major reasons why you should avoid at home DIY window tinting kits.

Familiarity with local tinting regulations

Image of judges gavel to be familiar with car window tinting laws

Law enforcement agencies consider dark windows to be a safety concern when they make a traffic stop. This is why a good number of cities limit how dark people can tint their windows. Majority of professional window tinting companies are up to date with the relevant regulations. While there are those that will provide tint that is darker than what is legal, most companies will ensure that you do not get in trouble with the law. With DIY kits, you will not have such an assurance and may end up being impounded, pulled over or fined. In such cases, ignorance of the law will be no defense.

Film quality, usability, and durability

Apart from when you buy an expensive, high-quality tint kit, there is a chance that the film in your DIY window tint kit will be of lower quality than the one a professional will use. In case you are doing it for the first time, you will find it hard working with window film since a slight breeze can cause it to crinkle or crease and dust may also stick to the film. At the same time, the amount of money you will pay for a higher grade film will be almost the same as the cost of a professional installation.

Quality car tinting durability

They use high-grade film in order to avoid crinkles, creases, air bubbles and debris.

There are no second chances

As much as you may apply window tint film on your vehicle window successfully, you may not do a perfect job. When this happens, you may want to try again. However, the sticky adhesive that keeps the film on auto glass makes it harder to remove window film than to apply it. This means that if you remove the film to apply it again, you will require a new set of films, a factor that will increase your costs and erase DIY savings.

No warranty, No returns

They will do the job again and give you a warranty replacement in the event you have a problem with our tint job. However, when you make a mistake when tinting windows on your own, you will have to buy another kit in order to redo the job. Once you have applied the film to your window, you cannot remove and return it to the store. This means that DIY kits will not allow you to enjoy warranties.

Installation is extremely affordable

The main reason why people go for window tinting is to protect the interior of their car from fading and cracking and also protect the occupants. In this light, some people opt for DIY kits in an attempt to save money. However, low-grade films for tinting windows do not have the necessary features to offer this kind of protection.

Rather than offering protection from the harmful effects of the sun, the low-grade films will at best give an extra shade inside the cars. As such, you may want to hire a professional to install a mid-grade or high-grade window tint.


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