Privacy Window Film Application in Chicago. Book Your Session Now!
A privacy tint is a thin layer of film applied to a window or any other glass surface. Not interfering with the natural light transmission, it creates a mirror-like protective layer on the outer surface of the windows, making it impossible to sneak peek into your home from the outside. These handy tints provide sufficient protection from harmful UV rays, heat, and glare, making your home more comfortable, cozy, and energy-efficient. Sound good? Give us a call today at Tinting Chicago at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493 and book your installation session!Book appointment
The technology behind privacy films
One-way mirror privacy films have this name for a reason: the outer layer performs like a mirror from the outside, making it impossible to see through your windows. But at night privacy films lose their protective property and everything that is happening in your house can be seen from the street. So you might need to install curtains or shutters if this is an issue.
There are privacy films with frosted or textured surfaces out there on the market- they rely on a pattern or their opacity in providing that extra layer of privacy. All of them block visibility from the outside during the day while still allowing natural sunlight to pass through.
The benefits of using a privacy window film
- Daytime privacy — outside viewers will no longer be able to see inside
- Good visibility — you will still be able to see outside and admire the view
- Good light — unless you ask for a shaded film that also reduces heat and UV rays, a privacy window film will allow for sunlight and heat to enter the home
- Flexibility — the film can be cut to any size or shape, and can easily cover any type of window or door, regardless of how it looks and how big or small it is
- Practicality — easier to clean compared to blinds or curtains
Types of privacy window films
Depending on their design and their applicability, we have:
- Tinted window films
- One way mirror films
- Frosted window films
Where else in your house can you use a privacy film?
Besides protecting you and your family from unwanted attention from the outside, privacy film has multiple purposes. For example, inside the house you can add it on:
- Bathroom doors or walls
- Shower glass
- Kitchen glass walls
- Living room glass walls
As for the outdoors or external windows, privacy window films are also popular for upgrading:
- Porch railings
Brands of privacy window film
Over the years here at Tinting Chicago we have tested dozens of various films. But right now our solid choice of brands to work with are:
3M privacy films
The company was founded more than 100 years ago and offers the best privacy films on the market. They are also one of the most expensive ones, but definitely worth every penny.
Suntek privacy films
Suntek is the most popular brand among our clients, offering a great balance of price and quality. The brand manufactures a wide variety of privacy films with different levels of VLTs.
Solyx privacy films
Solyx is also part of the 3M company. But unlike the 3M products which are quite expensive, these ones are more affordable. The brand manufactures different types of privacy films in multiple colors, levels of transparency, and VLT (visual light transmittance).
Get your privacy window film application in Chicago
In order to avoid bubbling, peeling and uneven surfaces of the privacy window films, it is recommended you trust this work to professionals. Here at Tinting Chicago we will choose the best option for you and will perform an accurate and fast installation. Our technicians have the right tools, knowledge, and experience to give you a perfect application that will last. Give us a call today at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493 for a free consultation or book your installation appointment.
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The price obviously depends on the type of film. For example, the one-way mirror film is $7 per square foot and the regular frosted film is the same. A more complex frosted film can go up to $15 per square foot.
The short answer is: not as effective as it does during the day. The film works best when the light outside is stronger than that inside. You are able to clearly see outside, while those outside will not see anything inside. But during the night when the light is stronger inside, the privacy effect fades away. In case you particularly need nighttime privacy, there are special films designed for that.
Based on our 12 years of experience and customers’ feedback, the films that we are using (3M, Suntek, and Solyx) are ones of the highest quality that are available today on the market.
You don’t need many tools, just a felt-edged squeegee. But what you do need is a lot of patience and attention in order to apply the film perfectly, with no bubbles or wrinkles left behind. That’s why it’s better to call a professional and we are here to help. Call us at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493, we are available 24/7.