WINDOW TINTING BRISBANE
Q Tint – Brisbane Window Tinting, specialises in High Performance , Great value Window Tinting for all your car, home, and office window tinting needs. We are open 5 1/2 days a week by appointment Only.
Q Tint offer’s premium quality tinting with professional advice. We use only the best quality window films and deliver service that our customers can rely on, past, present and into the future. We may not be the cheapest but we are the best value, long term……….
There is no job that we can’t handle. Tinting your office, car or home Read More with the correct film can not only save you money on air-conditioning but can also give privacy and comfort. The Queensland sun is very harsh, and we will notice our summers are getting longer and hotter. Over the years we have sourced, tried and tested the best window films to be used for these conditions.
We stock the best quality window films on the market from Rayno, Global, Avery, Hanita, SunTek, UltraGard and 3M. Q Tint can supply and install films that will suit your needs and to help cool you down during the hot summer days.
WE STOCK A RANGE OF HIGH-QUALITY WINDOW FILMS
We will supply and install the best quality Hanita Pacific window films. This will give you a range from natural/light films while still cutting out 99% UV rays, through to films that are dark to cut that annoying glare. Hanita’s dual reflective films reject up to 78% of solar energy, what better way to fight back against the harsh western sun!
The Suntek film range we offer, provides quality car film, frost and silver film that is great for most commercial jobs. Our car film range also includes UltraGard and Rayno. This gives your car a great look with a durable film because of its outstanding performance features.
Our decorative 3M Fasara range can provide you options for a decorative frost alternative, giving an “edgy” look to your decor.
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WINDOW TINTING HOW IT WORKS
I’m sure that at some stage during your schooling you
learnt about light. But unless you became some sort of scientist or engineer, this is probably the first and best time to gain from those lessons.
The sun gives off ultraviolet rays, infrared light, and visible light. They have different wavelength and electromagnetic energy that determine their ability to penetrate natural barriers and produce heat. The more barrier they have to cross, the lesser the chance of them reaching us. That’s the reason why walking under the heat of the sun without any protection is detrimental to our health. Doing so allows UV rays to penetrate our skin on a cellular level, causing damage to our skin cells. Sometimes, the damage triggers cells to mutate, which marks the beginning of cancer.
Now, experts have long studied the properties of these solar energy components. As a result, have developed materials and techniques to block them. Manufacturers used this knowledge to produce different window tinting films. Some films can block ultraviolet rays that fall within a certain range of wavelength. This will minimise the light and heat that pass through them.
There are films that are designed to let the safe amount of solar energy pass through and then prevent that solar energy from escaping. They are often used to insulate homes and buildings during the cold season. Then there are types that are extremely efficient in reflecting solar energy. Instead of passing through the glass, this solar energy bounces off the surface of the film. This heat rejection will protect your home from heating up, therefore, saving your air conditioner from overworking. But how do you know which is which?
WINDOW TINT FILM RATINGS
When you buy film, there is a list of indicators that allow buyers to determine what kind of window tinting film it is and what it does. The list usually contains enough categories to keep you reading until the next season. We’ve shortlisted a couple of items that are important to consider in film selection.
VLT (Visible Light Transmittance)
This refers to the percentage of light that can pass through the window tinting film. The lower the rating, the less amount of “visible light” can pass through. So, if you want more light to come into the room, opt for one with a higher rating. A film with a 25% VLT and higher should keep the lighting in the room at a comfortable level.
TSER (Total Solar Energy Rejected)
As the name implies, this refers to the percentage of heat that will not penetrate the window film. This percentage of solar energy is “bounced” back off the film. The films with a high TSER generally tend to have a reflective exterior appearance and you will sacrifice some of the natural light (VLT). However, there are some film options available that will let through a high level of natural light while maintaining a moderate to high solar energy rejection.
Window films can do a great job in reducing glare entering through your windows. This can be important in media/TV rooms and also for bedrooms to reduce early morning or afternoon glare, even glare from street lights at night. A darker film will give you the best result with reducing glare, a low VLT around 10%.
VLR (Visible Light Reflectance: Exterior and Interior)
– refers to the amount of light reflected away by the film. Generally, films with a high exterior reflectance will give you the best solar heat rejection. Window films with low reflectance will give a subtle, natural appearance.
TSTRA (Total Solar Transmittancе, Reflectance, and Absorbance)
This indicates the percentage of solar energy that the window tinting film allows to pass through the film and into your home (transmittance). Solar reflectance is the energy “bounced” off from the surface of the film, and absorbance is the energy that the window tinting film can absorb. For example, if you are looking for window tinting film to keep your home cool during summer, go for one with the lowest rating as possible for absorbance and transmittance and the highest rating possible for reflectance.
This is also important to consider for some glass types. Some glass can be sensitive to thermal stress. It is best to avoid films with a high solar absorbance percentage, as this can cause thermal stress fracture. Our friendly window tinting consultants can discuss and advise you on this.
Knowing all this, you can now think about the function that you want your window tinting film to achieve. Do you want more light in the room? Better insulation? Minimise glare? Then, based on the types of windows that you have at home, you can proceed with choosing the type of window tinting film to buy. Be sure to give us a call and our team of consultants can guide you on your film selection.
SAVE MONEY WHEN TINTING
High-quality window film is specifically designed to help cut UV rays, glare, and your energy costs! Over time, you will protect yourself, protect your valuable home and office furnishings and save money!
Brisbane Window Tinting specialises in home, office and commercial window tinting. We have a wide range of colours and shades of film to suit your home, office or car. Dark, light, frost, external and everything in between. We also offer quality tinting for your automotive needs. You can expect only premium products and service.
We can ID your glass if it’s flat, tempered, laminate or low-E, there is a tint to suit. So whether you are looking for quality commercial window film, flat glass film for your home or custom automotive window film, we can help.
TYPES OF WINDOW TINTING FILMS
There are three major types of window tinting films. The film that you chose will depend on the functions that you want them to achieve and your purpose of having them in your home.
Solar Control Films -These are designed to reject heat, glare and UV rays. Solar control window tinting films provide protection for you, your family, your furniture and other belongings (from fading) while helping you save on energy cost. Recommended by cancer organisations, this kind of window tinting film is the best used in the living room, bedrooms, family rooms and other areas that people usually use or spend most of their time in.
Window Security Film – This type of window tinting film acts like an adhesive that prevents glass from exploding. This will protect people from injury from shards of flying glass after it breaks. It also protects your home from forced entry by making the glass more resistant to impact.
Frost/Decorative Films – They are often installed to create privacy, decorative features, enhance windows, glass partitions and doors and minimize interior glare. They will also cut 99% of UV rays! Decorative window tinting films can be customised to add some sass in any part of the house. Installing decorative window tinting film is more practical than glass etching. It is often used in bathrooms, hallways, and receiving area windows and partitions.
BRISBANE WINDOW TINTING
Window tinting offers more benefits than just reducing the heat in your home. Most people think window tinting needs to be dark to be effective. This isn’t always the case. We stock a wide range of films. From light films that block heat and UV while maintaining optical clarity to dark films that will also cut glare from TV and computer screens. We have frost films that provide a high level of privacy, day or night, or for that decorative touch, to reflective films to give increased daytime privacy and high heat reduction. Don’t forget about our security film range that gives you that extra level of glass safety. There is a window film to suit any of your requirements.
WINDOW TINTING AND BRISBANE WEATHER
Brisbane is blessed with warm and humid weather for most of the year. When our summers are not pleasantly warm, they are scorching hot! This means your air conditioning unit could be working for 300 days a in year, with 65 days on overdrive in summer. Window tinting reduces the load on air conditioning units, effectively lowering the temperature in your home. You will see the great benefits of lowering your cooling costs and increasing the comfort level in your home.
Window tinting also reduces glare from the sun, allowing you to enjoy your favourite TV show, play with your game console, work on your computer, and read your favourite book without getting interrupted by intrusive gleams and flashes of light.
In addition to that, continuous exposure to ultraviolet rays and solar heat can damage your furniture, furnishings, and other home fixtures and accessories, making them fade and lose their luster faster. UV rays also accelerate the aging process of objects inside your home, making valuable displays, paintings, and other articles that you have invested in deteriorate faster, break easily, and depreciate in value. By installing window tinting films, you’re not only protecting your home, you’re also saving money by making your investments last longer and retain their value.
BRISBANE COMMUNITY AND BRISBANE LIFESTYLE
Brisbane residents are known to be friendly and polite, lovers of good sense and aesthetics, and people who value privacy. That is why window tinting fits naturally into the city’s culture. Window tinting can add a good level of privacy. Although some may find it unnecessary, it gives reassurance that no one will take an unwarranted look or get unauthorised information on any private matters that happen inside your home, unintentionally or otherwise. It also keeps criminals from scouting your property and will keep them second-guessing on whether you have a security system installed or none and if your house is a good target. This will prevent them from planning ahead and will most likely discourage them to proceed.
Window tinting also provides additional security to your home by reinforcing the glass to make it more resistant to impact. If the window breaks, the window tinting film will prevent unnecessary injuries from happening by holding the shards together.
On the brighter side, window tinting gives you the creative license to enhance your home’s internal and external appearance. You can choose the colour, design or pattern that best compliments your home. There is only one tinting company in Brisbane to call, Q-Tint – Brisbane Window Tinting. We can help you with your planning, costing, and implementation should you decide to push through with window tinting.