Car Window Tinting: 5 Drawbacks to DIY Window Tinting Films

Car window tinting isn’t the type of job that you should trust just anyone to do for you…including yourself. Yes, you may be handy with a pocket knife, you may even be a professional scrapbooker, but when it comes to car window tinting you REALLY need to have a professional take care of the installation for you and here are five reasons why!

Car Window Tinting: 5 Drawbacks to DIY Window Tinting Films

1. Knife Cutting Vs. Computerized Cutting

When it comes to car window tinting, applying your own window tint films at home means cutting films to fit your windows with scissors or a knife.

The window tint films you can purchase at most stores are generic films made for windows LIKE your car windows. They are not made specifically for YOUR car windows, which means that you will need to cut them for the best fit. Unfortunately, cutting anything by hand just isn’t a reliable way to cut and you will wind up with wobbly lines, accidental cuts, and often, films that are just too small for your windows!

When you have a professional shop install your car window tinting films for you, if they are a reputable shop like Flying Window Tinting, their films will be cut specifically for YOUR car using computer-guided lasers.

2. Window Tint Film Quality

DIY car window tint films can be purchased from most superstores and auto supply stores, however, the quality of those films is nothing close to that of the professional quality films you can obtain through a professional car window tinting shop.

Here at Flying Window Tinting in Orlando, we rely on Llumar professional quality window tint films and their quality of film is outperformed by no other!

3. DIY Car Window Tinting is a One-Shot Deal

When you purchase DIY car window tinting films you get one set of films and you have one shot to cut those films to the right size and apply them to your car windows. That means that one slip with the scissors or knife and you could ruin your window tint film. It also means that one crooked film installation or one crease during installation and your DIY films are trash!

Conversely, when you invest in professional car window tinting at a shop like ours, you are guaranteed to get professionally installed, smooth, precision cut films for your car windows on every window. You will never walk away unsatisfied!

4. DIY Car Window Tinting is More Expensive in the Longrun

When you purchase car window tinting films for DIY tinting, you may think that you’re saving money because your films are cheaper and you’re not paying for professional installation. This would be true if the majority of DIY car window tinting didn’t go terribly wrong.

The truth of the matter is that most people who attempt DIY car window tinting fail on their first installation attempt. This doesn’t just mean having to pay for another set of films, but often it also means having to have a professional remove the films that were poorly installed. As you can imagine, by this time, you have spent far more than you intended to and the cost only keeps mounting as you reattempt to tint your windows for the second time!

5. Guarantee? What Guarantee?

One of the biggest drawbacks to using DIY car window tinting films on your car windows is that they don’t come with a guarantee. Since you, an untrained amateur, will be installing the window tinting films that you purchased, the manufacturer of the window tinting films simply can’t offer any type of guarantee on their product because it can very easily be installed incorrectly. This means that even if you do install your window tinting films yourself and do it correctly, you won’t have a guarantee against the films wrinkling, peeling, or becoming discolored over time.

When you have your car window tinting done at a professional shop like Flying Window Tinting in Orlando, you receive a full guarantee! Not only are the films themselves covered by that guarantee, but so too is labor so that you never have to worry about losing money on your investment!

Need Car Window Tinting Help?

If you’re convinced that you need car window tinting help from a professional, Flying Window Tinting in Orlando can help! With a shop full of experienced and professionally trained installation experts, Flying Window Tinting can get your job done the right way the first time, every time! Just give us a call today at (407) 380-1202!