|We have been asked many different times. What is the difference between Solar Screens and Window Tint?
There are so many differences that one could list. I will explain the what we consider the obvious.
This will seem one sided. So I suggest that you investigate this yourself.
The best way is to drive through a neighborhood that is about ten years old and look at the
windows. You will notice the homes that have screens that are worn out; however, you will be hard pressed to find window
film that has bubbled or faded in fact most of the tinting applied is hardly visible because window film does not change the
look of the windows.
Residential and Commercial window films are constructed differently than automotive window tint.
Auto tint has a rubber base adhesive that is very sticky when applied. That is so the film can adhere to the glass rapidly due
to the curves in the glass and windows that roll down.
Window film applied on a home or business has an acrylic adhesive. This type of adhesive is activated by the Ultra Violet
rays. Once the film has cured it has a hard bond to the glass unlike the automotive adhesive remains flexible over time the
automotive adhesives will blister. Unlike the automotive films the residential acrylic adhesives films are given a
manufacturer's lifetime warranty or for as long as you own your home. That could be 40+ years.
Madico has been in the window film industry since 1930. Madico History Page 1. Page 2. The manufacture also provides a
glass breakage warranty and a Thermo- Safe warranty. They do this to insure
the consumer will have a trouble free window film experience.
|As solar screens age they will faded to a gray color. Notice the solar screens pictured above and to the right, the screens
that are shaded have been protected from the elements and are still fairly dark. The rest of the screens are badly faded.
Screens age because they are exposed
to all the harsh elements outside ( Heat, Sun, Rain, Hail, Wind, Snow, Ice, Animals...)
Solar Control window film is applied on the interior side of the window blocking heat from entering the home and being
protected by the home at the same time.
|Notice the bottom of the screens
they have been shaded and are
|Some may argue that solar screens are just as optically clear as window tint.
If this were true sunglasses would be available in screen or tinted lenses.
|Sun Shield window tinting
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