Frequent asked questions

Frequent asked questions

Frequent asked questions

What is a tinting film?

Window tinting film or laminate is a self-adhesive polyester film that is applied to glass surfaces.

It is used as a “modifying” application for existing glass in automobiles, homes, and commercial buildings in order to improve solar control, safety and appearance.

Solar radiation from the sun is divided into 3 components: visible light that we can see, infrared rays that we feel like heat, and ultraviolet rays, which are invisible. When solar radiation come across glass, the window film acts as a “sunscreen” to block harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays and regulate the levels of heat and light that pass through the glass. The amount of heat and light rejected depends on the type of window film selected.

Does tinting film protect from discoloration and reduce heat?
The films that we install in Polarizados Polaritech blocks 99% of UV rays, which cause discoloration in kitchenware, floors, textiles and also cause skin cancer.

Likewise, the degree of rejection of infrared rays varies according to the solution that is installed; however, the ranges are between 50% and 82%

Are there different types of tinting film?

Yes, at Polarizados Polaritech we have a solution for every need. The most common window films are: non-reflective or tinted films that absorb mainly solar energy, reflective or metallized films that absorb and reflect solar energy, and nano ceramic films that use high-tech compounds to provide a high-performance.

Can I install the sheet myself?

Installing window film may seem relatively easy, but there are many circumstances that may lead to unprofessional installation. It is very easy for the film to get contaminated with dirt, dust or hair, ruining the film and creating dissatisfaction. A professional installer is experienced in proper preparation and application techniques to avoid contamination or other problems with the film and ensure quality installation and a proper return to your investment.

After installing a tinted sheet, can I see outside and not be seen?
It is important to mention that this quality is provided by those films that have color or some degree of reflectiveness. this effect is noticeable during the day or if there is no natural or artificial internal light to counteract the effect. Once a light is turned on inside the area, it is possible to see from the outside in, losing privacy.
Is the installation of the tinting films done inside or outside?
Tinting films are mostly installed inside; however there are solutions that are made to be installed outside.
How long does the installation take?

El proceso de instalación depende de diferentes variables, como por ejemplo la The installation process depends on different variables, such as height, state of window frames, the existence of rubber gaskets and other elements of the structure.

Can tint sheets be installed on acrylic, plastic, polycarbonate, and other materials?

It is possible as long as it is a smooth surface; however, the warranty does not apply.

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