FAQ

Decrease Heat - Today's window film is extremely efficient at controlling the effects of solar energy. Window Tinting can provide up to 81% heat reduction when applied to untreated glass.

Reduce Fading - Window Film blocks up to 99% of harmful UV rays. This reduction combined with solar heat and glare reductions helps to protect your valuable interior furnishings from fading.

Cut Glare - Whatever the cause - direct sunlight, or reflections from buildings, water or surrounding windows - there is a perfect window film solution to help reduce annoying glare.

Enjoy Energy Savings - Areas of extreme sun or shade can cause interior temperature imbalances and climate control issues. Window film can remedy this problem and significantly reduce air conditioning costs.

Increase Safety - Acts of vandalism, environmental hazard's and unforeseen accidents can cause glass to shatter and become very dangerous. Window Film, and specifically Safety Film, can act as a "safety net" by holding shattered glass together.

Enhance Appearance - Whether it's a contemporary look or a uniform design, there are a variety of window film products that can aesthetically complement the appearance of a home or office building.

It's Fast and Easy - Professional window film installation is quick and simple. There's minimal disruption to your daily lifestyle or work schedule.

The more windows there are in your home or building, the greater the benefits of installing window tinting. That is because window film does much more than simply control heat gain or loss; it also improves the safety, security, energy efficiency, and appearance of your building - all at a fraction of the cost of installing special glass.

Unlike drapes and blinds, window film rejects up to 81% of the heat that would otherwise come through the window. That can translate into a savings of about one ton of air conditioning for every 9 square meters of glass exposed to sunlight.

Window Tinting block out 98% - 99.9% of UV light, thus protecting you from the sun's harmful rays and significantly reducing fabric and furniture fade. They also reduce glare to improve your indoor visibility, especially with respect to computer monitors and televisions.

Yes. The amount of money saved depends upon the type of window film chosen and certain property-specific variables (location, climate, existing energy costs, etc). After obtaining some basic energy unit costs for a given building, we can conduct an Energy Audit to estimate the annual dollars saved by different film types - such a saving is generally known as a 'Pay Back Period'.

No. Window Tinting will not completely eliminate fading from occurring. Depending on the type of window film that is applied, tinting your windows can reduce fading by up to 90%. It's important to note there are multiple causes for fading - UV rays, solar heat and visible light and window film can combat all of these threats.

As long as your professional installer uses the right type of window film, your dual pane windows should not be affected. Generally, window film manufacturers provide support to Licensed Installers on "How to Avoid Glass Breakage" - this is a guide only.

No. Security film does an excellent job at holding broken glass together but it cannot prevent the window from breaking if it comes in contact with severe force (e.g. hurricane, baseball bat blow).

Different polyesters are transformed during the manufacturing process to produce a thin, transparent window film that adheres to glass when a pressure sensitive or dry adhesive is activated by a mild solution of dishwashing detergent and water.

Window Film is typically installed on the interior side of a window. As it is a finished product, is best installed after all other nearby construction is complete. If access to the interior side of the window is difficult to obtain, an exterior application can be performed.

The individual installation steps, assuming a typical interior application, are as follows:

  • Prepare window area by moving nearby furniture and ensuring fair and reasonable access to the glass
  • Thoroughly clean interior side of glass pane and gaskets with a mild solution of dishwashing detergent and water to remove dirt and other residue
  • Wet glass with solution
  • Place film against glass
  • Squeegee to remove excess solution between glass and film
  • Trim film to gasket (rubber or timber glazing bead)
  • Re-squeegee film edges to ensure film lies flat
  • Wipe film to ensure clean finished product
  • Replace furniture to original positions

The life expectancy of window film is dependent upon multiple variables (climate, exposure to sun, etc). The average life expectancy is ten years and beyond; and, many customers have had window film on their windows for over twenty years.

Yes. Furniture / fabric fade is caused by multiple factors. 10% of fading is caused by miscellaneous factors (i.e. fabric color, material, etc). 25% is caused by heat. 25% is caused by visible light. And the remaining 40% is caused by UV rays. Window Tinting can mitigate 90% of the factors that cause furniture / fabric fade giving a performance up to 83% reduction depending on film selection.

Window films may be washed with common washing solutions (no ammonia-based products) thirty days after installation. Abrasive cleaning agents and bristle brushes which would scratch the film can not be used. Synthetic sponges, squeegees, or soft cloths are recommended in addition to the cleaning solution. To maintain your warranty, do not use tape or other adhesive products on the film.

Testimonials

I just wanted to take time to truly thank you for your outstanding service in tinting doors and louvres in our new home at Freshwater Avenue, Palm Cove.

Your total service was fantastic. From visiting us and recommending the best solution for Sun protection to actually applying the film. We are so happy with your service. You and your wife did an amazing job and I am sure it was a nightmare having to pull out so many louvres to clean and tint.

We would highly recommend your service and price to anyone.

Thanks again as it was a pleasure to meet you and do business with you.

Dee Champion

This email is to thank you for installing the 3M window tinting at our home in Palm Cove last month.

I am delighted with the noticeably lower room temperature and the enhanced view from our windows. The added advantage of reduced UV on the carpet is another of the features I am pleased to have.

Your professional knowledge of the different range of products helped us select the right film for us, and your efficient and courteous service made the process easy.

Thank you for making such a difference to our home this summer.

Robyn, Palm Cove

We moved into a brand new home in Trinity Beach and requested a quote for window tinting from one of the better known window tinting companies in Cairns. The manager came to price the job and provide a quote.

He complained that the job would be difficult, we had some large windows and some windows on the second floor. He said that he would think about the job over the weekend, We never heard from him again.

In desperation we went to Cairns Window Tinting in Smithfield and received a quote the next day. The quote was reasonable and the service professional and efficient. The completed job was excellent and was improved with professional knowledge of products that helped us choose the best tinting for our needs.

I would definitely recommend Cairns Window Tinting to anyone requiring this service.

Bill, Trinity Beach

Cairns Window Tinting have just completed the tinting of a skylight at our Cairns motel. The skylight (3.5m x 4.5m) had long presented a problem because of the excessive heat generated in an area used as a transit lounge for inbound / outbound guests.

We had previously considered various alternatives, the difficulty being access - at 9m height from the floor with various obstructions it was clear that the job would have to be tackled from the roof.

Comments just received from the lessees of the motel:

He finished yesterday. Was a really nice guy, delivered on his promise to be quiet on the roof, cleaned up after himself and did a really good job. The difference in heat factor is quite noticeable.

11 Stanton Rd, Smithfield, QLD 4878

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