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80% Screens VS 80% Window Tint
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.
Exterior view of New solar screens
Exterior view of New window tint
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
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
still dark.
        Window Tint

  • Manufacturer's  Lifetime warranty
  • Installs on the interior side of the
  • Will not distort view.
  • Will block 99% of the UV rays
  • Clean just like you would a window.
  • Will not fade.
  • Will not block the view of window
  • Can be installed within hours.
  • Available in over 20 different colors
    and darkness.
  • Has a glass breakage warranty
  • Has a thermal seal failure warranty
  • Even our Clear film will block 99%
    of the UV rays.
          Solar Screens

  • Exterior Mounted with screws.
  • Distorts your view.
  • Will not Block 99% UV rays
  • Window Cleaners charge extra to
    remove screens to clean windows.
  • Will fade with in 10 years.
  • Some home owner associations will
    not allow solar screens.
  • Cost the same as tint some times
  • Blocks the view of any window
  • Takes 7- 10 days to have the
    screens assembled.
  • They come in 2 darkness levels
    80% or 90%.
Interior view of 80% window tint
Interior view of 80% solar screen
Ten year old solar screens
Ten year old window tint
This Customer wanted us to
tint the windows even though
They had solar screens.

You can see the screens on these
windows. The window on the left
only has a solar screen. The
window on the right has a same
solar screen, but we have
applied a glare reducing window
film.  Notice the color
of the sky and the grass.

Problem Solved!
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.
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80% screen                         80% window tint
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