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Diplomat Window Tinting is the highest quality film available on the market, and it is backed by our impeccable service.
We offer a 10 year warranty workmanship & material for Residential film.
We offer a 10 year warranty workmanship & material for Commercial film.
We offer a 5 year warranty workmanship & material for Security & Graffiti film.
We offer a 5 year warranty workmanship & material for Decoration film.
We offer a 5 year warranty workmanship & material for Anti-Microbial film
We offer a 5 year warranty workmanship & material for Radio Frequency Blocking film
We offer no warranty on exterior applications.
Do not clean the windows for 1 month. The windows will look blurry, bubbly and cloudy after the tint is applied and could take to 2- 6 weeks for the window to cure.
Never clean tinted windows with Windex, Water / Vinegar or anything with Ammonia. If using glass cleaning products, it must say (tint safe) on the bottle. Water and dish soap is fine. We also sell tint safe glass cleaner for $10 per jug.
Bubbles are moisture trapped under the film and will disappear in time. Particles are specs of dirt or debris trapped under the film and will always be there.
We do our best to prevent particles from happening with excessive cleaning. All of our water is treated and we use special tools to remove as much water out and low lint paper towels to get the best finishing results.
Adding solar window film upgrades your existing windows by improving energy efficiency, cutting glare, reducing damage to your furnishings, carpets and draperies due to fading.
Window film is a low-cost, high-return energy conservation measure made of micro-thin layers of film combined with high performance coatings that bond to the glass surface. Film can be clear, colored or patterned to blend with various designs schemes.
Solar radiation from the sun is divided into 3 components;
Visible Light we can see
Infrared we can feel
Ultra Violet Rays which cause fading
As solar radiation strikes a piece of glass, window film blocks harmful UV Rays and regulates the level of heat and light passing through the glass. The amount of heat and light rejected is all dependant on the type of window film selected.
Absolutely! The sun will damage your window treatment and you won’t be able to keep your windows coverings open without having all the harmful rays entering through the glass.
Window film will reduce up to 86% of the heat entering a room from the outdoors. This reduction saves you money by lowering your air conditioning cost.
Window film is almost always applied to the inside of the window. We do carry exterior films that can be applied to the outside of the glass if necessary.
Yes, skylights can be tinted as long as they are made out of glass. Plastic / Dome skylights cant be tinted. See #13 for more info.
Standard window films should not be applied to acrylic or polycarbonate (plexiglass) windows. These are plastic sheeting products and they all have the potential to outgas. Heat and visible light from the sun causes outgassing. Outgassing is the release of chemical components and/or moisture absorbed by the plastic. The outgassing interferes with the window film adhesive system, and results in bubbling between the plastic window and the window film It should also be noted that many window film adhesive systems, when applied to plastics, will create a permanent bond.
BUT we do have a film that will work. We will have to apply 2 layers of film.one that will stick to the acrylic or polycarbonate (plexiglass) and then the film you have chosen.
None of our product will fade.
But we cannot talk for everyone. You’ll be surprised the amount of film removal we do every month on cheaper quality film.
Argon and krypton are the gas fills used most often by window manufacturers to displace the air between the panels in windows for heat rejection and heat gain. These gases life span 3-4 years.
Diplomat only offers film that is safe for the glazing sysem. If no imperfections are in the pane and if the glass sealerbreaks which means that if the sun were to crack your glass my insurance will cover it alsong as there is no imperfections in the pane. If you wish to tint your windows with window tint film that exceeds 60%+ heat absorption then no warranty or insurance will apply.