Window Tinting Information
1. How do I compare the different ways your window films protect against heat, glare, fading and ultraviolet light?
All of our Hüper Optik® Window Films reject 99.9% of the ultraviolet light. Basically, our more reflective films reduce the most heat, but we do have special films that reduce heat and not a considerable amount of the visible light. For a detailed comparison of our different window films.
2. Can the film be removed later if we decide we don’t want it anymore?
Unlike factory tinted glass, the Hüper Optik® Films we offer are attached to the glass by a strong adhesive that allows the film to be removed without damaging the glass at any time.
3. What is the warranty on the window film?
All of our residential Hüper Optik® window films come with a lifetime warranty against peeling, cracking, demetallization and delamination (excluding Low-E ceramic film). In addition, Hüper Optik® offers a 15 year warranty for commercial window tinting films.
4. Will the window tinting void my window manufacturer’s warranty?
Unfortunately, some window manufacturers do void the glass warranty when window film is applied. However, there is good news. Customers choosing any of our Huper Optik Window Films receive a manufacturer’s warranty that warrants against failure of the glass for seal failure for a period of thirty-six months if covered by the original seal unit manufacturer. Hüper Optik® Window Films also warrants against thermal shock fracture for a period of sixty months for up to $500.00 per window.
5. What happens if my window manufacturer warranty exceeds the thirty-six months for seal failure?
For an additional fee, we offer the Hüper Optik® warranty that matches the window manufacturer’s warranty to protect against the possibility of seal failure that may occur after the thirty-six month period.
6. Does the window film go on the inside or outside of the window?
In most cases, the window film is installed on interior side of the window. Interior application helps the film last longer and protects it from the exterior elements. However, the more durable anti-graffiti films are applied to the exterior of the windows to protect the windows from vandalism, which typically occurs on the exterior side of the windows.
7. Will the film installation be messy? Will the installation involve any odor?
Eclipse Window Tinting prides itself on maintaining a clean work environment and makes every effort to protect furniture and carpets during film installations. Our Window Film experts first prepare the windows for the film by making sure the glass surface is cleaned. The entire process is neat and all furniture that is moved is returned to its original location after the film is installed. Since no harsh smelling chemicals are used during the installation, there is no odor as a result of the film installations.
8. Are there any chemicals used in the installation?
The film is installed with a soapy water solution. There are no chemicals used.
9. Do I need to clean my windows before your tint specialists come out for the film application
There is nothing you need to do to clean the windows before the installation. Our tint experts conduct a thorough window cleaning before applying the film to make sure that dirt and other impurities are not trapped between the film and the glass.
10. Will the film application make the room too dark?
Fortunately, we have a wide variety of Residential Window Films and Commercial Window Films products that range from a completely clear appearance to a total blackout look. In addition, we offer complimentary consultations to help customers address their specific concerns. Since Solar Tint has been giving individualized window tint recommendations since 1973, we are well suited to address your particular needs.
11. Does the film bubble or turn purple like I’ve seen on car windows that are tinted?
The film that is applied to cars and houses is very different and involves very different methods of application. The window films we carry will not bubble or turn purple. In fact, the Hüper Optik® Window Films we carry come with a lifetime residential warranty against bubbling and discoloration. In addition, Hüper Optik® offers a fifteen-year warranty for commercial applications against bubbling and discoloration.
12. Do the window film offer any additional privacy?
Depending on whether you are looking for more privacy in the day or more in the night, we have films that can address your privacy concerns.
13. How do I clean the windows after they have been tinted?
First, mix a couple of drops of ordinary dishwashing liquid with water in a spray bottle. Then lightly spray the window with the solution and wipe it down with a soft paper towel or clean synthetic sponge. After applying the solution to the entire window, lightly dry the window with a dry cloth or squeegee.
14. Do I still need window tint if I already have Low-E or a factory tint?
Low-E films block about 44% of the ultraviolet light, while Hüper Optik® Window Films block 99.9%. Generally, any type of glass can be improved with our films.
15. Can my skylights be tinted?
Yes, skylights can be tinted as long as they are made of glass. Some skylights are made of plexiglass they cannot be tinted.
16. Why is your warranty better than everyone else’s?
Answer: I perform the warranty work for you and I deal with the factory instead of asking you to. My warranty covers labor and materials if the tint bubbles or falls off the glass for any reason. The warranty does not cover scratches or tears. However, all of my customers receive a 50% discount on tint replacement if this should ever occur. All Hüper Optik® films come with a lifetime residential warranty and a 15 year commercial.
17. Will Window film help me save money on my electric bills?
Yes, an application of Hüper Optik® window film significantly reduces the amount of Infrared Radiation (IR) entering through your windows, lowering the amount of heat that enters your home and reducing utility costs. Low E windows block only 44% of UV and Infrared Radiation. Hüper Optik® films block up to 99.9%
Reduces Heat & Glare
Eclipse Window Tinting
770 IH 35 N STE 311
New Braunfels, TX 78130
buildings and homes
Who Uses Hüper Optik®
* Allstate Insurance
* Bank of America
* BMW Dealerships
* Princeton University
* Royal Caribbean Lines
* Transit Authorities
* U.S. Coast Guard