Why You Shouldn’t Install Window Film Yourself

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While it may seem cost-effective to install window film yourself, this approach could be a mistake – and not just because you risk damaging your windows. Without proper training, installing window film yourself could result in greater costs, time spent, and risks to your personal well-being than if you had used a professional. Keep reading to learn why you shouldn’t install window film yourself, and why leaving it to the professionals is your best bet.

Benefits of Hiring a Professional to Install Window Film

By hiring a professional to install your window film, you’ll be able to ensure that the job gets done right the first time without any frustrating setbacks or mistakes. Window film installation requires careful measurement, precision cutting, and a steady hand. Not to mention knowing the proper film products to use. 

When you hire a professional to install your window film, they will help you select the best product for your space and get the installation right the first time. At ESP Window Tinting and Graphics, we offer top-of-the-line Llumar film products. When you allow professionals like ESP Window Tinting & Graphics installers to do the work for you, you can also free up your time to focus on other important tasks while we take care of the job in a timely and efficient manner. 

Reasons Not To Install Window Film Yourself

Installing window film that’s built to last and provide benefits from safety and security to climate control to privacy requires precision. There are many things that can go wrong with DIY window film installation.

Bubbles and Creases in the Film

One common problem is incorrect window measurements leading to film that is either too big or too small for the window. This can result in bubbles and creases, as well as an unattractive appearance. Failing to remove all air pockets and creases can lead to the peeling and lifting of the film over time. 

Trapping Dirt and Debris Under the Film

Another issue is improper cleaning of the glass surface beforehand, which can lead to dirt and debris being trapped under the film. This can cause bubbling and peeling over time.  Not to mention that no one wants to look at dirt through their windows. 

Reduced Effectiveness

Incorrect application of the film can result in inconsistent coloring and transparency and a less effective solution for reducing heat and glare. Additionally, if the film begins to peel or bubble over time, its safety functionality can become compromised.

Risk of Personal Injury

Applying window film properly requires special equipment. Without this equipment, installation can be hazardous. The process of applying window film can release harmful chemicals into the air, which can irritate your eyes, nose, and throat, and prolonged exposure can cause dizziness and headaches. Additionally, cutting the film requires sharp materials, and if you are applying the film to hard-to-reach places, special ladders and safety equipment are paramount. While you may be tempted to save money by installing the film yourself, it’s important to prioritize your health and safety. 

Missing Out on Warranties

If all of those reasons aren’t already enough, there is still yet another compelling reason to leave this to the experts. When using professionals, not only will you have peace of mind your installation was done correctly, but should anything go wrong, you are protected. Most residential applications will have a lifetime warranty, while commercial warranties can cover all the way up to 12 years! But, all of that goes out the window (pun intended!) if you don’t use an authorized dealer/installer. 

Let ESP Window Tinting & Graphics Take Care of Your Window Film Installation

At ESP Window Tinting and Graphics, we help our customers find the best film for their space and ensure that they save money in the long term with our professional installation services. Don’t get stuck having to re-work your installation or suffer health problems in the name of efficiency. Let ESP take care of your home or commercial space with window film today.  Contact us today to get started! ESP Window Tinting & Graphics has been Louisville’s premier window tinting and custom graphics provider since 1974. We serve both the residential and commercial markets, providing customized solutions with the goal of delighting our clients. Our window film and graphics products offer enhanced aesthetics and improved functionality to your spaces. Contact us today for a free consultation and quote.