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Removing Old Window Tint

There's no doubt that window film is multifunctional and adds visual appeal to both residential and commercial buildings. Factors that affect the lifespan include the window tint film quality, weather conditions, and the initial installation quality.



Age or significant damages such as scratches or tears, the material stops working effectively and can become an eyesore. At this time in the lifespan of your window film, removing it could offer a sensible solution.


Reasons For Window Film Removal


Let's review some situations where property owners may choose to eliminate protective window film from their home or business.


Discoloration - Discoloration always becomes an issue, as long-term exposure eventually turns window films a purple shade. This process is unavoidable and irreparable because dyes break down due to exposure.


When this happens, the window tint no longer blocks UV rays and stops delivering its benefits.


Bubbling - Unfortunately, there's no way to repair window film with bubbles or trapped air pockets, trapped between the film and the window surface. Even peeling the tint back and reapplying can cause further problems and mess by inadvertently removing tint portions and adhesive material.


Failing adhesive is one of the primary reasons for bubbles, so the good news is that it's easier to remove without hassle.


Visual Appeal - As window film ages, the color loss isn't unexpected. To bring back the eye appeal, removing (and replacing it) is the only viable option.


To cut back on the cost of window tint removal, property owners can tackle the project themselves. All that's needed is free time, a "can do" attitude, and the required tools to get the job done.


Typically, heating devices and scrapers get used when removing window film, so having these materials handy when starting the project is recommended:


  • Hair Dryer

  • Cotton rags or cloth

  • Adhesive remover

  • Razor blades

  • Steel wool pads

  • Window cleaner

  • Paper towels


In addition to these items, you'll likely need other home improvement tools such as ladders and essential safety equipment to reach high spots.


Depending on the number of windows you need to remove window film from, the overall level of adhesiveness of the existing film, and your ability to complete the work, this project could take as little as one afternoon. More extensive projects or trying to do the job without proper supplies could add time and frustration to the job.


Of course, if you prefer to get the job done without the hassle and worries, hiring a professional window film removal company like Amersol streamlines the entire project, so you don't have to worry about all the details and workforce needs.


If you live in the Dallas, Texas area and you'd like to learn more about our window film removal services, contact us to get a free, no-obligation estimate.

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