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Tips to prevent a break-in

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The best way to prevent a potential break-in is by making it seem like you are home. Burglars are much less likely to break and enter your home if its looks like you are there. Custom Glass Tinting is here to provide you with a few tips.

1. Leave a TV on

The first tip is to leave your tv on. If you have all the lights off but are watching TV, the criminal can assume you are just watching a movie. This will make the criminal think twice before breaking and entering.

2. Avoid posting on social media until after the trip:

Although going on vacation is super exciting, try to avoid posting on social media until after the trip. Even if you are private on social media, a criminal could potentially see a post about you leaving and know when to burglarize your home.

3. Park a car in the driveway:

A good sign that you are home is having a car in the driveway. If you usually park it in the garage, park it on the outside to deter burglars.

4. Leave lights on

Leaving a light on can deter a criminal. If the house is completely dark, especially for multiple days, they will assume no one is home and then your home is more vulnerable.

5. Ask a friend to housesit

If you’ll be gone for a week or more, consider having someone house sit. This person can bring in the mail and walk around the house. They could even potentially stay there and watch out for any emergencies that could happen in your home.

Why should I install window film?

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  1. Decrease Heat

Adding window film to your home will ultimately decrease the heat and regulate the temperatures inside. Window film is efficient when it comes to controlling the effects of solar energy. Your home will feel more comfortable and save some money.

  • Reduce Fading

Window Film blocks 99.9% of UV rays. That means those harmful UVA and UVB rays flowing into your home can be reduced. This will help with reducing the fade of color on furniture and hardwood floors. It. Also can protect your skin!

  • Get Rid of that Glare

When working on a computer screen or even watching tv, the glare coming through the windows is obnoxious and can cause headaches. With window film, you can cut the glare out of your home. There’s no need to move around or add blinds or curtains!

  • Go Green

Sustainability is a major focus for our society. Luckily for you, adding window film will create energy savings. Adding the film will reduce your energy systems use and reduce the cost.

  • Increase Safety

Whether there is an intruder or a natural disaster, having window film has helped you with security and privacy. Avoid people looking into your home and making it harder for them to break in. Adding the privacy film from Indy Tint will reduce the shattering of glass from a break-in or a natural disaster.

  • Enhance your Look

Window film will give your home or office a smart, clean, and organized look. We also offer decorative window film if you want to add more pizazz to your home.

  • Quick and Easy

Indy Tint makes sure to install your window film quickly and is non-intrusive. We are here to accommodate you with all of your window film needs. Check us out.

5 Myths of Window Film

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Everyone who has installed window film into their home has been exceptionally pleased. We know that and so do our customers. However, we still hear people question the quality of window tint.

Indy Tint is here to debunk the 5 myths of window film.

1. Window Film ages badly

If you have seen discolored and warped window tint, let us inform you that the window film was not installed professionally. Many people DIY window film and it gets improperly installed. However, Indy Tint will use all of the right tools to professionally install window film to your home or office and it will last for decades.

2. Tinted Windows are too Dark

That is ultimately up to you! If you want your window film to appear dark, you can choose that. However, from the inside, it is just as bright in your home and it only appears dark from the exterior. That means you have secure privacy.

3. Tint is all for show, it doesn’t work

Window tint is very classy and stylish however, it protects up to 99% of harmful UV rays that can damage your furnishings and protect your eyes from glare.

4. Window film is Burglar Proof

Although we wish it was, window tint is not magic. It isn’t burglar-proof, but it does give you extra privacy and a protective layer on the glass to protect it from shattering as easily.

5. Tinting ruins your windows

No! All you need is Indy Tint to install window film into your home professionally and we will have your windows lasting for years.

If you have any other questions about potentially adding window film to your home, were here to answer them.

Broken Glass

How does Glass Break?

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Indy Tint knows that glass breaks. But how exactly does glass randomly break?

There are a few different types of stressors that can lead to glass breaking. Including:

  • Tensile Stress: caused by anything trying to stretch the glass.
  • Thermal Stress: caused by extreme temperatures that cause thermal expansion and contraction.
  • Impact Stress: caused my outside sources. For example, hail, stones, rocks or even balls from children.
  • Mechanical Flexing Stress: caused by high winds cause extreme pressures which causes the glass to shatter.
  • Twisting Stress: caused by building settling or from the window frame sagging.

Luckily, when applying window film to your glass, thermal stress is the only kind of stress you would need to worry about. However, even with window film, the amount of sunlight on it does very little to increase that kind of stressor.

Window film is an added protective layer to your glass. Meaning, it will help avoid any kind of breakage. Even from your children hitting the window or a burglar trying to break in. The extra layer helps as a defensive mechanism.

7 Reasons to Add Decorative Window Film

7 Reasons to Add Decorative Window Film

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If you are looking for a great way to improve your business, decorative window film may be just what you need.

Besides just a stylish exterior, decorative window film can do a lot more for you than you think. Indy Tint is here to tell you why you need to install window film.

1. Privacy

2. Saves you Money

3. Easy to Maintain

4. Wide Variety

5. Protection Against UV Rays

6. Cuts Glare

7. Preserves your Furnishings

How does it do these things? Well adding window film gives you more privacy because of the protected layer on your glass. It saves you money by preventing you from buying and replacing curtains or blinds. Indy Tint offers you a wide variety of window film to decorate your home or office with. Lastly, it can protect you against UV rays from the sun to your furnishings and your skin.

Indy Tint is here to offer you the best quality decorative window film. Contact us today.

3 Reasons You Need Security Window Film

3 Reasons You Need Security Window Film

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Security Window Film is designed to protect your business or your home from potential crimes, severe weather, and many other problems that we, unfortunately, may face. Indy Tint offers you the best security window film in town.

 

So why do you need security films?

 

Avoid Potential Crime: Your glass windows are the most vulnerable part of your home or office. Being able to smash into your personal space is too easy for criminals. But adding window film can help prevent potential burglars and help you keep all of your belongings.

 

Protection against Storms: Not only can it protect from burglary, but severe weather as well. The film gives the glass an extra layer of protection which will reduce a shatter from high winds.

 

Improve the Safety: There are many accidents that can occur when being around glass besides weather and crime. Adding that extra layer can ultimately help protect from trees falling, kids playing, and much more.

 

Contact Indy Tint Today.

 

FAQs on Window Film

FAQs on Window Film

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What are some of the most frequently asked questions about window film?

 

How long do window films last?

Window films are built to last. They can last for several years, sometimes as long as 25. With a professional installation by Indy Tint, your tint should last many years due to our expertise.

 

Can window film protect against natural disasters?

Yes! The good news is that window film adds a protective layer to your window glass, which makes it more shatter-resistant. However, window film cannot stop severe weather and cannot control the force of what is being struck.

 

Does UV protection in window film fade over time?

The protection is not infinite. But will help control how much UV is transmitting through your home and can help protect your furnishings.

 

Can I install window film myself?

Installing window film is done with certain tools and training. Without the proper technique, the installation process can be daunting and difficult. Indy Tint can add window film to your home professionally and will give you all the benefits.

 

Does window film have commercial uses?

Many. Commercial customers use window film for a variety of purposes like lowering heating and cooling costs and lower utility demands. It also provides a great aesthetic and gives your privacy.

5 Reasons you Should Install Window Film

5 Reasons you Should Install Window Film

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  1. Privacy

Having privacy in your home or office is extremely comforting. You never have to wonder about someone looking into your personal space.

 

  1. Security

Adding window film gives your glass an extra layer of protection and makes its shatter resistance. Whether it’s an intruder or severe weather, window film will help from a potential shattered window.

 

  1. Decreases Heat

Don’t worry about how much heat is coming through your windows. Window film is very efficient in controlling solar energy.

 

  1. Reduce Glare

Nothing is more frustrating than the constant glare on your computer or TV screen. Luckily, window film can prevent glare and help reduce the stress on your eyes.

 

  1. Energy Savings

Lastly, get a bang for your buck! Window film tremendously reduces your energy savings. It keeps the cold or warm air inside, so you don’t have to put as much stress on your AC.

 

Indy Tint can install window film for you quickly and easily. Contact us today.

Does Window Film Prevent Fading?

Does Window Film Prevent Fading?

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Window film CAN protect your furnishing from potential fading. Custom Glass Tinting wants you to protect your furniture, from losing its color.

Some of the furnishings that can lose their vibrance include:

  • Rugs
  • Hardwood floors
  • Couches
  • Desks
  • Countertops

But what causes the fade?

Oddly enough, there are many factors when it comes to sunlight ruining your furniture. Let’s break it down.

Ultraviolet Rays: Nearly 40% of your assets fading is because of UV rays. This occurs because of a process known as photodegradation. The UV light breaks down the molecules in materials. Normal windows only filter a little bit of that.

Visible Sunlight: We all love the fresh sunlight that makes our rooms aesthetically pleasing, but 25% of your furnishing gets ruined because of solar heat.

Solar Heat: Additionally, another 25% of your furnishing begins to fade through solar heat.

Others: the last 10% of fading is from a miscellaneous number of factors and natural conditions.

 

Add Window Film

However, to avoid fading, adding window film is the best way to avoid all of this. Enjoy comfortable temperatures and natural light, while also taking care of the fading of furniture. Window film filters out 40% of ultraviolet rays and reduces the effects of solar heat on your interior.

 

 

How to Protect your Home when You’re on Vacation

How to Protect your Home when You’re on Vacation

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Don’t let your worries about your home ruin your vacation. It’s time to kick back and relax because with the set of precautions Indy Tint will give you, you’ll be set.

 

Don’t Announce your whereabouts

With the introduction of social media, it’s easy for burglars to know your whereabouts through multiple platforms. Try to wait for your return to post about your vacation. Additionally, posting after the trip will help you enjoy your trip more.

 

Put Your Lights on Timers

If your lights are on, it will deter burglars from the scene because they will think you are home. Setting a timer for your lights can help protect your home.

 

Ask a Neighbor to Pick up your Mail

Don’t let a pile of newspapers or a full mailbox give burglars any ideas that you aren’t home. Have a good friend or neighbor pick up your mail for you, this way burglars will stay away.

 

Tint your Windows

If you have tinted windows, you don’t have to worry about burglars looking inside – you have a lot more privacy. You can also add the safety and security window film, that reinforces glass making it sturdier and harder to break.