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Old 04-05-2011   #16 (permalink)
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.........amd maybe even Mexico
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hmmmm maybe I could sell window tint on 5th.
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hmmmm maybe I could sell window tint on 5th.
Yes, but can you install it .
Better idea: sell dehumidifiers here. They are very hard to find. And if you do find one here, it is either a piece of crap or an expensive piece of crap.
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Are you looking to actually 'tint' the windows, or try to reduce heat transfer from them? Cheaper films can only reduce heat by also reducing the light entering.
There is film that doesn't change the amount of light that enters as well. Of course, the more light you want/less heat, the higher the film costs.

You can get the stuff from home depot, but it does tint, and is only good for small windows, because of the size.

If you are not wanting seams in larger windows, then you have to go with the good stuff, like 3M. There is a company in town that will install the 3M for you, its on the Hiway and 56 St North. I can't tell you the quality of their work/price, as we never went ahead with it last year when we checked out prices, but will be doing so this year.
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Are you looking to actually 'tint' the windows, or try to reduce heat transfer from them? Cheaper films can only reduce heat by also reducing the light entering.
There is film that doesn't change the amount of light that enters as well. Of course, the more light you want/less heat, the higher the film costs.

You can get the stuff from home depot, but it does tint, and is only good for small windows, because of the size.

If you are not wanting seams in larger windows, then you have to go with the good stuff, like 3M. There is a company in town that will install the 3M for you, its on the Hiway and 56 St North. I can't tell you the quality of their work/price, as we never went ahead with it last year when we checked out prices, but will be doing so this year.
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Thanks, we will try to find them. I want them to block the light to keep my furniture from fading. And i do not Want any seams....Thanks again
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Thanks everyone for all of your help
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Thanks, we will try to find them. I want them to block the light to keep my furniture from fading. And i do not Want any seams....Thanks again
There are a few companies in town too if you want cheaper versions installed. I would recommend that on anything other than small windows that you can do yourself with the home depot product.

Most of these films (cheap or expensive) will reduce to 99% of the UV light that will cause the furniture fading. How wide of windows? I am trying to have them put onto my patio doors, where the window pane is over 36in wide per panel, which I would have a seam issue.

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How wide of windows? I am trying to have them put onto my patio doors, where the window pane is over 36in wide per panel, which I would have a seam issue.
I just checked the widest sheet of window film that I had installed. It is just under 60 inches or about 159cm wide............and I still needed an additional piece = seam piece (in addition to that large piece).
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I just checked the widest sheet of window film that I had installed. It is just under 60 inches or about 159cm wide............and I still needed an additional piece = seam piece (in addition to that large piece).

Was this 3m, because I think that was their Max width. I believe that the other companies that do film install here were wider than home depot, but not as wide as 3M could do it.

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Was this 3m, because I think that was their Max width. I believe that the other companies that do film install here were wider than home depot, but not as wide as 3M could do it.
Don't recall as I had it installed 4 years ago. And it has held up just fine.
I got a 20% tint which means that the film lets in 20% of the light. Actually I wish that I had gotten a 5% tint which would only allow 5% of the outside light to enter.
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If you are putting tinted window film on doublepane windows you can cause seal failure.(steams up between the panes of glass) and possibly void any warranty. I own a replacement window company. Window manufactures have different opinions on this matter. My windows come with double low-e built in, and argon gas.
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Don't recall as I had it installed 4 years ago. And it has held up just fine.
I got a 20% tint which means that the film lets in 20% of the light. Actually I wish that I had gotten a 5% tint which would only allow 5% of the outside light to enter.

Wow, Really? I would have want as much light as possible, but not the heat. Do you have a lot of windows in the rooms?
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If you are putting tinted window film on doublepane windows you can cause seal failure.(steams up between the panes of glass) and possibly void any warranty. I own a replacement window company. Window manufactures have different opinions on this matter. My windows come with double low-e built in, and argon gas.
Yes, very true. Many homes here are also built here cheaply, with single pane windows, and thus no UV protection. Those would be the ones that its cheaper to put a film on, vs replacing the windows to double pane/low E.
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Wow, Really? I would have want as much light as possible, but not the heat. Do you have a lot of windows in the rooms?
I have lots of glass on north and south facing sides and on two floors.

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I do not have window tinting or solar screens. But I'm in the real-estate business ands EVERYONE who has solar screens swear by them. My last client lived in a 2900 square foot home and she stated the solar screens cut their electric bill in almost half the savings was almost instant.
But if you can't buy them in Playa/this area/Mexico, they probably want do you much good.
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