Considering taking your window film installation into your own hands? Window film provides homeowners with an effective way to insulate their windows and save money on energy costs. Residential window films can optimize energy efficiency and provide homeowners with much-needed privacy and UV protection. 

Beneficial as they may be, when it comes to window film, DIY installation isn’t recommended. Doing the installation yourself could be more detrimental than productive.  


What Experts Have to Say about DIYing Window Film Installation

Studies show that window films can save Denver homeowners up to 30% on energy costs. With figures like that, you may be tempted to buy window films from your nearby home-supply store and start installing them yourself. However, unlike other home-improvement projects, this one requires professional assistance. 

Here are a couple reasons why DIYing window film isn’t recommended:


Applying Window Film Is Difficult

Installing window film can be tricky, especially if your windows are high up or hard to access. Many installations require ladders or scaffolding. Some homeowners may consider it a breeze, but the majority simply lack the experience to perform installations like this safely. 

Installing window films requires more than ‘sticking-it-on’ the window. They aren’t band-aids with detachable adhesive. The glass needs to be cleaned, primed, and prepared. The film must also be cut accurately to size and installed correctly to ensure there are no bubbles or creases.

In short, window films need precision and care to install. If you do it wrong, you could end up paying the price. 


DIYing Window Film Can Be Expensive 

When DIYing window film in Denver, homeowners might spend more than they realize. This is often the case when they misapply the film or accidently get the measurements wrong. 

Professionals are experts at measuring and applying the film. By preventing damage to the film and the window itself, professional installation helps avoid unnecessary costs.


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Are you looking for a window film contractor in Denver? Let Denver Home Window Tinting go to work for you! Contact us today for a free quote! 

Mike Kinsey has sold and installed over 250,000 square feet of window film. As the Operations Manager for Denver Home Window Tinting, Mike oversees all aspects of sales, product education, and customer relations. He is also the project manager for all residential window film installs. Mike's extensive product knowledge and years of experience give him the ability to select the perfect window film for any home. From privacy and decorative to energy efficiency, security, and more, Mike is well versed in all the top innovations and products available on the market today. He and his team have completed hundreds of projects in the Denver metro area, as well as the surrounding areas of Aurora, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Centennial, Englewood, Thornton, and Littleton.