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I have always had problems renovating my home, which is one of the reasons I started focusing so seriously on finding contractors. I began going through and looking for incredible places who could help with everything from replacing my carpet to taking care of finding new glass, and a few months ago, I was able to find a contractor that I felt really great about working with. They went through my home and replaced all of the auto glass, and I was really impressed with how great of a job they did for me. This blog is all about getting help with glass.




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A Do-It-Yourself Tutorial For Residential Window Tinting

by Lynn Webb

When you think tinted windows, you probably picture a car with blacked-out windows. But window tinting is actually used in many other situations, including your home. For instance, it can be a great solution to creating privacy windows in your bathroom without the hassle of purchasing new windows. It is even easier than measuring the window for curtains, which do nothing but block out the light and make the room appear dreary. Residential window tint will still allow plenty of light through the windows. Ready to start? This tutorial will walk you through installing window tint on your windows.

Items Needed:

For this tutorial, you will need the following:

  • Window tint of your choice

  • Spray bottle

  • Squeegee

  • Utility knife

  • Razor blade

  • Measuring tape

Step One

Take the measuring tape and measure the window panes that you want to cover with the tint. You need to leave 1/16 of an inch between the window and the tint because the glass will contract and expand with temperature changes. Thoroughly clean the window before applying any film on it. Use a razor blade or other solid object to gingerly remove stuck on objects.

Step Two

Fill your spray bottle with water with warm soapy water. The type of soap doesn't matter. Spray the window and the backside of the film. Don't be afraid to use too much.

Step Three

Take the window film and carefully apply it to the window pane. Use your measuring tape to mark off the 1/16 inch space around the tint. You will now need to cut the remaining trim with your utility knife. Make sure you go slowly and don't cut too deep or you will scratch the window or the wall.

Step Four

Grab the squeegee and run it up and down the window tint to remove any air bubbles. It may take a few tries to get it right. Press firmly and run the squeegee slowly in one direction until you get all the bubble or kinks.

Step Five

Now that the tint is on, you need to let it set so it can dry properly. Most types of window tint take a few days to cure completely.


Never apply tint over a window that is damaged or cracked. It isn't safe and the tint wont hold properly anyway. Always apply film to the inside of the window, not the outside. The elements would damage the tint and ruin it. Never install a tint on a window where the weather is below freezing. The tint won't adhere properly.