How To Maintain Tinted Windows?
Window tinting is highly beneficial for homes, cars, and businesses of all types. One of the most significant benefits of window tinting is that it reduces if not eliminates the penetration of UV rays. Furthermore, tinting helps to block the harsh heat from the sun, essentially keeping your business or vehicle cool, which in turn reduces energy costs, lowers instances of sun damage to the furniture and helps maintain privacy. Many also believe that tinting reduces instances of burglaries.
Most people reading this article are already familiar with most of the benefits of tinted windows. However, what’s more, important is that you effectively maintain the tint. Without proper care, tinted windows don’t last as long as they should, which means you may not be able to enjoy the full benefits associated with the tint.
Why Care for Tinted Windows?
If the tint was applied professionally, and you take care of it as required, it will last for more than the length of its warranty. People generally neglect their tinted windows by not cleaning them or using incorrect cleaning materials. Also, some people may not allow the window to cure for the required time.
Abrasive cloths and corrosive cleaning liquids can damage the tint by scratching it, consequently weakening the film. Please keep in mind that well-taken care of tinted windows can last for up to 15 years, which is far longer than most warranties.
How to Wash Tinted Windows?
Now that we’ve established that the right cleaning materials and methods can stretch the life of a tinted window for several years, the good news is that the correct methods are quick and easy.
Before you get too excited about cleaning a new window or tinted window, it is important to ensure that it (window) has had enough time to cure. Usually, the recommended time frame varies depending on the glass been tinted.
Mildly Soapy Liquid
You will want to use a mild soapy solution. Some dishwashing soap is a good option if you don’t have what the manufacturer recommends. However, you will want to stay away from anything that has ammonia or a similar solvent.
Use A Microfibre Cloth
Fill a bucket with the cleaning solution and wipe the glass gently. You don’t want to just move the dirt around since that will increase abrasion. Make sure to rinse regularly while you clean.
Use a Squeegee
Use a squeegee that does not have sharp edges or corners. Drag the squeegee along the grain so that you’re removing water from the entire tinted corner. Doing this will remove most of the liquid, and that helps prevent spots on the glass.
A Final Wipe
Finally, you must ensure the glass is completely dry, the final step entails removing any residual liquid with a dry cloth. Here too you will want to ensure that the cloth isn’t abrasive, so use a dry microfibre cloth. Refrain from using paper towels or newspaper.
Always take care of your window tint and ensure that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the longest possible service life.