What You Need to Know About Same-Day Window Tinting
Once you’ve committed to having your home, office, or car windows tinted, it can be tempting to surrender yourself to an expectation of having the installation started and finished as soon as possible – preferably the same day. We live in a world of always-on internet and next-day deliveries for online orders, so why shouldn’t window tinting also be almost instant? And while our goal at Instant Windscreens is to also complete each project on the same day, there are a number of reasons why this isn’t always possible.
The size of the project
The size of your car, home, or office is a major contributing factor to how long the window tinting takes to complete, along with the number of windows being tinted. Tinting all the windows of your car can take anywhere from 90 minutes to more than four hours, with larger vehicles with odd shaped windows requiring more time. Similarly, homes and offices with a large number of windows of varying shape and size also require a greater investment of time. Naturally same-day window tinting on your car would matter more than having your home or office windows all tinted in one day, since it directly affects your ability to move around freely without relying on public transport or the generosity of family and friends.
If any of the windows that need to be tinted have an existing tint on them, this adds extra time to the installation process. The old tint needs to first be removed, and the window properly cleaned and prepped for the new tint, and it is a process that can easily add two or more hours to the installation time. Rushing through this would result in the old film not being removed properly, or a surface that isn’t completely clean, resulting in the new tint bubbling or lifting soon after installation. This doesn’t mean that same-day window tinting isn’t possible when replacing an existing tint, just that you need to be prepared to wait just a little bit longer for the job to be completed properly.
The time of the year
It seems odd to suggest that the time of the year can affect how long a window tint takes to complete, but window tints take longer to dry and cure in cold, wet weather. Typically, this means that summer is the best time of the year to get your windows tinted, but this is also the time of the year when more people start to think about having their windows tinted to reduce UV exposure and solar energy. This could result in delays that see the tinting of your windows being started later in the day, and the later the tinting process is started, the less likely it is to be completed on the same day.
These are just some of the factors we take into account when you schedule window tinting with us, so that we are not only able to give you an accurate quote on the cost of the tinting, but also a more reliable estimate of how long the job will take to complete. While we want to be able to offer same-day window tinting all the time, the quality of the workmanship is much more important to us, and we are sure you will agree that a job done well always matters more than a job done quickly.