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In 10 minutes, we’ll give you the truth about window tinting near me

We’re accredited installers of Suntek, Llumar and Global window films.

After window tinting near me? You’re in luck! ITD Tinting executes exceptionally high-quality auto, residential and commercial projects. Our team only use the best films on the market and are accredited installers of Suntek, Llumar and Global window films. In the following article, we’ll explain how we add privacy to your windows with a one-way mirror film. We will explain how it works, how we install it and answer all commonly asked questions. Our team have opted to hone in on this in the hopes that individuals looking for window tinting near me require privacy above all else.

What can I use for window privacy?

One-way mirror film – also known as two-way mirror film or privacy film – can be applied to glass to turn it into a one-way mirror. Unlike semi-transparent mirror films, a reflective one-way film provides daytime AND night-time privacy.

Okay, but what’s the most affordable solution?

The most effective and affordable solution to enhance window privacy is the application of a reflective film. Once applied, the film makes the exterior of the glass a mirror. This prevents vision from passing through the glass while maintaining the view from the inside. While many window films deliver a bit of daytime privacy, if you’re looking for full privacy in the day and night, you’ll need a high reflectance film.

What is a one-way mirror film and its benefits?

In short, it’s a thin poly material. One that incorporates several layers to control different properties such as UV, light, heat, glare and privacy. Whilst it does enhance privacy, it also makes windows more energy efficient by reflecting the sun’s rays. It’s also much easier on the eyes and prevents the bothersome glare on televisions and computer screens.

FAQs about window tinting

Here’s some of the top questions that we get from our clients.

Can you cut window film?

Yes, window film is easily cut with scissors or a utility blade. Typically, the film is cut slightly larger than the glass. This is so you can trim it during installation for the perfect fit.

Is it applied to the inside or the outside?

It is applied to the inside of the window, which is ideal really. After all, you don’t want to allow any ne’er-do-wells the opportunity to tamper with it!

Can it create privacy between rooms?

Yes, and typically you’ll want to order a directional one-way mirror film. This is similar to the maximum privacy film, but one side isn’t reflective.

Is residential window tinting the same as auto tint?

To comply with the Highway Code, window tinting for cars has to be more transparent and can’t be too dark or reflective for safety reasons. As a result, automobile window tinting isn’t nearly as effective for creating complete privacy.

Can it be applied to acrylic or polycarbonate?

Generally speaking, one-way window tinting works best on glass. However, so long as you don’t mind some bubbling, there’s no reason why it cannot be applied to plastic as well.

How hard is window tinting to install?

Once you know how to do it, it’s fairly easy. We’d go as far as likening it to riding a bike. If you want to know how we do it, we’ll leave the step-by-step instructions so you can have an insight into how we install residential window tinting.

Does privacy film work at night?

Plenty of people wonder whether our film works at night. The answer is simple; for many homes, there are a lot of street lights that create glare. Additional glare is easy to add with a solar-powered light which is available at any hardware store.

 

How else can I create privacy with window tinting?

There are several ways to accomplish window privacy.

Seeing as you’re here reading this, we’re also going to give you some pro-level tips on how to add additional privacy into your window. By using window film combined with simple lighting techniques, you can create complete privacy. The most common is frosted window film, which works great if you don’t need to see through it. One-way mirror film is preferred by most because you can keep an eye on deliveries, strangers and potential bad guys – without them keeping an eye on you.

 

Uses for window tinting

One-way mirror film is used in a ton of creative applications.

We’ll go over some common installations besides the more obvious exteriors of residences. For example, window tinting works great between offices. This is perfect for when somebody inside an office, such as a manager, wants to see out but won’t want the entire faculty to be able to see what they’re doing. We offer a special film that’s directional, meaning it’s transparent from one side and reflective from the other. A directional film works great when both sides have equal lighting, and the optimal levels of privacy are not required.

There are two different – yet common – uses of it in educational settings, such as for security and privacy purposes.

For example, it could be used in a children’s nursery. Supervisors can discreetly observe staff and allow parents to watch their kids without distraction. In schools, the film is often turned around so teachers can see out but intruders can’t see in. Sometimes combined with ballistic glass or plastic it can add a layer of security. Dance studios benefit from directional one-way mirror film as parents can sit and watch their kids – who see their own reflection. One-way mirror film also works great for store security as it allows managers to discreetly observe employees and thieves. It’s so effective that the thieves never know if they’re being watched or recorded.

Home DIY window tinting projects

We can supply directional one-way mirror film for your DIY projects. This can be a great applicant on smart mirrors and infinity mirrors, should you want to create a reflection that goes on into infinity. The most classic portrayal of the one-way mirror film is for jails and interrogation rooms. One-way mirror film is commonly used in comedy shows and candid camera shows. Shows such as Big Brother and Couples Therapy have camera crews behind one-way mirrors filming the contestants. This allows them to shoot multiple angles and still ensure flawless recording clarity through the mirror.

 

How one-way mirror film works for window tinting

The classic example of one-way mirrors is in films that feature a police line-up.

Yet, what a lot of people don’t realise, is that film and TV producers will swap a regular mirror out with a completely clear piece of glass. This creates the illusion of a one-way mirror. They approach it like this for various reasons, with the primary being so they can film with absolutely crystal clear picture quality. The other reason for this is that many productions are recorded last moment.

No one realises that they can just go get and find window tinting near me, get this one-way film and add it to their window at any time. It’s possible to do and easy to install.

In the police line-up scenario, you have suspects in a bright room with a light above them to illuminate the suspect. This creates a lot of glare on the surface of the one-way mirror. Meanwhile, the investigators are standing in a dimly illuminated observation area. What if the one-way mirror is too transparent? You’ll just have to dim the lights. You’ll need to dim the lights on the suspect side and brighten the lights on the observation side. If reversed, the suspects can see into the observation side, and this is simply the laws of physics coming into play. The way that you can get around this and offer a high level of privacy is by increasing the reflectivity and the darkness of the window film.

 

The best window tinting near me available

Picture a side-by-side look at some windows with and without privacy film installed.

Our privacy film is far darker compared to the cheap one-way mirror film. The standard film features a touch of reflectivity, which is fine if you want daytime privacy. However, if you’re aiming for full privacy – day and night – you’ll need a very reflective dark film. Window tinting with less reflectivity is perfect for homes wanting natural daylight and an extra touch of security. Whilst they’re not as good at night, they still offer quite a bit of security, especially when combined with exterior lighting. Alternatively, shades or blinds can be used at night with a high transparency film.

Yet, whenever people are looking for window tinting near me, they often ask us how they can INCREASE the lighting outside of their home at night.

The solution to this is simple, and you can make this happen without rewiring your house or hiring an electrician. Solar and battery-powered security lights are available to buy from Amazon, B&Q and any other store. Better still, they’re cheap, and most can be installed just above the window or out in the garden. Exterior lights like this will create sufficient glare to provide privacy at night. You can even do this with a darker film to make it even harder to see through!

 

Decorative window film

In addition to adding security lights, you could also add some motion detecting lights. Yet, another popular option for rooms where you don’t need to see out of the windows, such as a bathroom, is the frosted film or pattern film. The frosted film or pattern film is stylish and simultaneously allows a lot of diffused light to get through and provides 100% privacy.

Prevent light from passing through

Opaque films block out 100% of the light, ensuring your room stays dark. This is great for people who work night shifts and have no choice but to sleep during the day. It’s also great for other scenarios where you’re trying to reduce light within a room. For example, daylight tends to illuminate rooms, which isn’t great if you’re trying to balance the lighting for photography. This is another perfect example of when you want to use a completely opaque black film to remove any glare. Alternatively, opaque mirror films can be used to create a double-sided mirror.

Window tinting provides protection from UV

Another great benefit to any one-way mirror film is it protects you and your belongings from harmful UV rays. Did you know that UV rays can fade your carpet and furniture? Not to mention all the bad health effects UV radiation tends to impart . . . Yet, adding reflective mirror film to your windows reduces the amount of absorbed solar heat by reflecting it outside. This is a great money saver, especially in parts of the world with lots of sun.

 

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ITD Tinting is the Midlands’ leading window film installers and is accredited by Suntek, Llumar and Global. Our team only use these ultra-high-performance films. So, whether it’s to enhance your aesthetics, add privacy to or protect your occupants, one of our films will suit your needs!

All our installations come with a lifetime warranty on both the film and installation. We operate a specialist dust-free installation workshop in Telford, where we carry out all our automotive work.

 

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ITD Tinting has years of experience within the automotive sector supplying Car Window Tinting. Our team apply window films for any number of reasons. Such as heat reduction, UV protection, glare reduction, privacy/safety and styling. ITD Tinting offers nationwide commercial and residential window tinting. Using market-leading window film technologies, we can apply films to overcome an array of issues. Heat, glare and privacy are the most common problems overcome with window film. ITD Tinting provides window tint training in accordance with manufacturers Global and Suntek. As accredited installers of both brands, we will teach you the window tinting process from start to finish in a tailored or bespoke course.

Have a question about any of our solutions – such as our all-important mirror window film services? Please feel free to call us or use our contact form below. We will be happy to help with any queries or quotations.