Residential and Commercial
Window Tinting Service Melbourne
Solar Window Filmers specialise in both supply and installation of energy efficient window tint that best suit Melbourne’s extreme climates. Our home window tinting service will transform the thermal comfort of your home or office while reducing both the cost of your energy bills and environment impact.
To live in a home in Melbourne is to live with weather extremes, sometimes all in one day. This puts pressure on our country’s energy resources which puts pressure on our wallets not to mention the impact it’s having on our environment.
Window film is an inexpensive and immediate solution to improve a building’s energy efficiency. You could spend thousands of dollars on new double glazed windows; or achieve comparable results at a fraction of the cost by applying a Low E window tinting film to your home or office windows.
Window Tinting Film
Technological advances in recent years have improved both the appearance and performance of Solar and Low E Window Tinting Films.
In Summer they minimize unwanted heat gain (and glare) through West, North and East facing windows (including double glazed windows).
In Winter they minimize unwanted heat loss from all windows that are not double glazed and do not have a low e-coating on them.
Window tinting films are manufactured in many different shades, colours and constructions covering everything from very dark to nearly invisible. This gives each film unique performance characteristics effecting how suitable they are to the different glass types in windows today.
7 reasons to choose Solar Window Filmers to transform your home or business
- We are a member of the Industry Association: Window Film Association Australia and New Zealand
- We check all of your windows to see what type of glass is in them and we overlay a compass to establish sun paths in summer compared to winter
- We recommend the most suitable one or two products for you out of the range of what’s available
- We are knowledgeable about complimentary window coverage options that assist in achieving a lower reliance on heating and cooling.
- We can tell you how your film will work all year around
- We are specialist Environmental Solar Tinters not generalists (car, home, office, security, vandal guard, frost, decorative, vinyl)
- We are WERS qualified so that the tint we recommend, combined with your existing glass and frames gives your windows a proven energy rating.
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We are based in Melbourne’s inner west and service the Melbourne Metropolitan Area. We have a “No Quibbles Replacement Policy”, and all tinting services follow industry best practice. Our window films come with generous quality and integrity guarantees.
Your Window Tinting Questions Answered
Is the tint/ film you use on homes the same as the tint/ film you use on cars?
Mostly not. Car tints reject heat by absorbing it into the glass. Not all glass windows in a home or office can tolerate this type of window tint. There are also state limitations on the darkness of the tint used for a car. There are no limitations on window tint darkness for homes or offices other than guidelines of what tints best suit certain types of window glass.
Does window tinting film have to be reflective?
The best heat rejecting tints and films have some reflective qualities. We call them either high, medium or low reflectors. Other tinting films can reject heat via absorbing it and have minimal internal and external reflectivity. There are also clear tinting films that reject heat and you can’t even tell they are on the glass.
Do window tints still bubble and turn purple with age?
Thankfully the premium manufacturers have invested in research to evolve their products to no longer do this. Tinting film quality and integrity warranty’s (for film professionally installed) can be as long as a lifetime.
How much does home window tinting film cost?
Will my home’s windows reject heat if covered by a clear tinting film?
Yes, as much as 55% Total Solar Heat Rejection (approx. 6 Deg Celsius) can be achieved by a clear film. As it has sophisticated technologies for doing this it is a more expensive film.
How does window tinting film keep unwanted heat out in summer?
By reflecting and/or absorbing heat and re-radiating it out reducing the amount of heat that gets transmitted through the glass.
How does window tinting film keep heat in during winter?
Film that has a Low Emissivity (Low E) coating is able to keep heat in during winter. Here’s how: With untreated, plain glass windows, warmth is lost during the heating season because objects within a room are warmer than the temperature outside. These objects will radiate heat towards the cooler outdoors, and that heat will escape through the glass. The application of a Low E Film helps prevent heat transmission through the glass and instead reflects much of the heat back into the room.
Where is the window tinting film applied? Inside or outside?
Most window films are applied internally to increase their lifetime (less exposure to the elements). Some windows may benefit from the application of an external window film particularly.
- if the window has a Low E coating on the inside
- to avoid thermal breakage in more robust windows
- when there are problems accessing the windows from inside the building
External window films are thicker and require a sealant around their edge after installation for the warranty to be valid.
Does window tinting stop fading damage from the sun?
Window film blocks between 95 and 99% of UV radiation or light. UV light is the biggest contributor to fading so yes Window Film significantly reduces fading. To stop as much as 84% fading you would need to select a window film that blocks some visible light and infra-red radiation/ heat.
Can I apply the tinting film myself?
We wouldn’t recommend it, because warranty’s will not be issued by the premium film manufacturers unless it is installed by a qualified installer. In addition, it’s tricky to keep dirt out when applying film and it’s also difficult to cut the film in a way that gaps are minimized while keeping film away from edges.
How does window film compare with curtains and blinds for thermal temperature control?
The biggest difference between window film and other window coverings is that window film does not impede your views. Isn’t that why we have windows in the first place?
Here’s some comparative temperature control data on GLAZING and INDOOR COVERINGS from Sustainability Victoria: