Commercial Door Tinting:  Protect Against Heat, Glare, and UV Rays

Door tinting involves the application of an adhesive film to a glass door to reduce glare, UV rays or to provide privacy in a commercial setting. Like large windows in offices, glass doors can be problematic when they allow an uncomfortable amount of light to enter or expose employees at their desks if they require a certain amount of privacy. The quick and affordable solution is to install a commercial window tint on your glass doors!

Films are applied to many kinds of glass doors, from front doors to sliding doors to french doors. The hardest part for a customer is choosing the finish from a large range that includes transparent, patterned, or frosted. It’s also possible to only tint the bottom half of an office door, leaving the top of the door as is. This provides a certain amount of privacy while still allowing bright light to pass through.

Need advice on exactly what type of commercial door tinting suits your building’s needs? Contact our expert installation team at Tinting Chicago at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493.

Benefits of commercial door tinting

  • Reduces glare
  • Reduces heat
  • Reduces UV rays
  • Reduces heating and cooling bills
  • Increases security
  • Increases privacy
  • Design impact

Types of tinting film for doors

There are many different types of window tint films on the market that can also be applied to glass doors. It can be tough selecting the right film but always bear in mind the key functionality you need the film to serve.  Choose from:

  • UV protection film
  • Decorative film
  • Patterned film
  • Textured film
  • Frosted film
  • Reflective film
  • One-way mirrored film
  • Security film
  • Colored film
  • RF blocking film
  • Reflect-protect film
  • Anti-graffiti film

Pitfalls of installing tinted door film yourself

While theoretically, anybody can install tinted door film, it’s an intricate, time-consuming job that requires skill and patience. If even the smallest bit of grit is dust remains on the glass, the film won’t adhere correctly to the surface and the end result will be compromised.

The durability of tinted door film

As with window films, you can expect a high-quality tinted door film to last between 15 and 20 years.  Window films and door films are installed on the inside, not on the outside of any glass meaning they are protected from any harsh outdoor elements. So long as they’re correctly installed there’s no reason for them to discolor or suffer wear and tear for several years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does tinted door film damage the glass when removed?

No, if removed correctly, a tinted film won't damage the glass in a door. Window film is best removed by a professional using a heat gun or steamer to warm up the adhesive and enable easy peeling off. If removed incorrectly it can break up and come off in chunks leaving sticky adhesive behind on the window pane.

Is commercial door film installed on the inside or outside of a door?

Window tint film is always installed on the inside of a door to reduce the impact of wear and tear. Inside a building, it's protected from the elements which lengthens its lifespan.


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