Window Tint Basics
Window tinting is usually made up of polyester composite with an adhesive layer that laminates to the glass. It is cut out to the shape of the glass to be tinted, the inside of the glass is thoroughly cleaned with water and soap, and the film is applied wet and water is squeezed out using tools of the trade. Depending on the type of film, it usually takes several days to dry, and will dry more rapidly under steady sunlight. Commercial and residential films usually take much longer to completely dry due to their composition. This applies particularly to window films that have a metal composition. Window film that are of high quality and made by a major manufacturer, will come with a scratch resistant coating that will resist normal wear and tear. It is not scratch proof however, and if the film is impacted hard enough with a sharp object, it can scratch or possible tear. Over all, window tint can take a fairly good beating and come out of it ok in most cases. Auto tint is not a “one way” film. Please don’t roll up to an officer of the law and make faces at them thinking they can’t see you. A lot of them don’t appreciate this form of humor.
Automotive Window Tinting in Rochester
If you have looked through a lot of sites offering Automotive Window Tinting in the Rochester area, you probably come across a common theme. "We have been in business the longest" or "Our films are better than those other guys" or “We are the best!” You get what we are saying. After a while they all look and feel the same.
Making the Right Choice
So how do you choose a company to do business with? Maybe you are looking to go with a local company that will help you to make a decision based on distance. Do your homework and ask questions.
What is covered in your warranty?
Are creases, hairs, fibers or excessive debris covered in the warranty?
Do you offer a lifetime warranty on your installations that include both film and labor?
Are your installers certified and how much experience do they have?
Can I meet the Technician before the work is done to my vehicle?
Will I only be required to pay the quoted price or will there be any other additional charges?
How long have you been in business, and is this a full time window tinting company or in addition to an existing business?
Once you’re satisfied that you’re working with an honest, reputable, professional window tinting shop, ask them to give you a written quote.
If quality is not a priority there are many other window tinting shops in the phonebook and the internet that can help you. But if you want your vehicle to look good, experience the pleasures of a professionally applied quality film and have the peace of mind that the film is going to help keep you and your family safe. Then we invite you to contact us. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and provide you with a written quote without any obligation of any kind.
So what are you willing to pay? Do you have a budget that you have to stay within? As you may have already found out by calling around, there are a wide range of prices, and this is all depending on what company you have contacted, what window films they try to sell you, and how much their overhead is. Then it all boils down to what installer is tasked to tint your car and the experience and care that this installer can bring to the table. We think this may be the most important factor. Is this technician going to pull out all the stops and do the best work that he or she is capable of? It's a toss-up really, unless you have a referral from someone you know that has done business with a particular window tinting shop. I have seen work from companies that I am very familiar with that runs the gauntlet from exceptional, to poor and everything in between. Maybe they were pushed for time to complete their schedule and simply couldn't give their best effort. What if the installer was in a bad mood that day? It could be that they had a green-horn and this was the best that he or she could do. Many factors weigh into the final results. For automotive window tinting Rochester, Hi-Line Window Tint is clearly your number one choice.
It is important for you to realize that someone that cares about their work is going to do the best install on your car. There are technicians that have been doing this work for more than 10 years that never really got the hang of it or developed the pride of quality workmanship, and it is something that continuously amazes us. Our reputation is all we have to go on, and it is something that we do our very best to carefully safeguard in order to continue to get great reviews online and repeat customers coming to us year after year.
What about film selection? There are hundreds of different automotive films on the market today. Of those available, there are really only a handful of companies that make a truly professional product. There are tons of cheap low grade films that are coming from overseas and you will find these films offered in the Rochester area.
One word of caution: The price that you pay for your install is directly proportionate to the quality of the film used. The low price category is where the poor quality films dominate. Don't short change yourself and put an inferior product on your automobile based on price. A quality window film should last as long as you own your car.
If I had one comment to pass on to you that I feel is very relevant about this subject, it is this: Unless your cars air conditioning is working at peak performance, you probably won't notice the difference between a "high performance film" and a "standard film". We are just being honest with you.
The problem with some of the high performance films available is the fact that they aren't really attractive looking. Some of these films have a high level of reflectance, and simply do not look good with some color combinations. These films also interfere with electronics in the vehicle such as radio, navigation, cell phones, hands free devices and radar detectors. We do not offer these films because it’s just not practical. It truly is an old technology. If you really want a high performance film we can install it for you. We prefer to match good looks with good performance. After all, window film should complement your cars overall appearance, not take away from the look.
You can always pay too much for automotive window tinting in Rochester. Our pricing is middle of the road I guess you could say. We aren't the cheapest, but not the most expensive either. We won't try to sell you something that is not a great value, and will give your car the time needed to do the work properly the first time, and provide a high degree of quality workmanship and service.
The sun produces a tremendous amount of UV light transmission. Solar control films reduce these harmful rays almost completely, with only 1% being transmitted through the glass. The Skin Cancer Foundation has given window film its seal of approval for reducing the harmful effects of UV light, and is recommended by doctors to give individuals an added measure of protection.
Cool Custom Look
Cars that have their windows tinted just look better aesthetically. It doesn’t matter what type of vehicle that you drive, our service provides the finishing touch to complement the overall appearance.