Natural sunlight in the home provides ambience and opens up a space, but too much can be harmful and annoying. Solar control window films (traditionally known as tint) can maintain natural light while eliminating glare, reducing hotspots and saving you money on cooling by creating a more even inside temperature. Solar control window film also provides a barrier from UV light entering through windows protecting pets and furniture from fade. It also benefits the environment by helping you consume less energy.
Many films offer an optically clear view, meaning that you don't notice the film on the window. Other films provide a reflective or tinted finish that can enhance the look of your windows. Reflective film has the added benefit of providing privacy by blocking views into your home.
Benefits at a glance
Reject up to 82% of the hot summer sun
Reduce energy costs by up to 30%
Block 99% of UV light that causes fading of your furnishings
Reduce glare by up to 94%
What you do in your home is your business
Equivalent to SPF 285
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Frequently Asked Questions
I don't like that mirrored reflective look.
Well you will be pleased to know that we have films that are clear, shaded (like a pair of sunglasses for your windows), slated (reflective but not mirrored) and if you do like that mirrored reflective look...we do have those too.
Can you see through it at night?
When it is lighter outside than it is on the inside, yes, you can see through the window film.
Will it reduce the natural light in the room?
Depending on the film type, yes, the natural light entering the room (or visible light transmission) can be affected. This is why we come and assess your home before we make a reccommendation on which film type is best for your home. The optically clear window film does not affect the visible light transmission.
Is the film installed on the inside or the outside of the building?
Majority of the films we supply and install are installed on the inside of the room. In some cases, an externally installed film is recommended. We will discuss this when we come out to your home to assess your windows.
Can I purchase film and apply it myself?
It is recommended that a member of the AlpineTint team install the film on your behalf as getting it 'just right' requires a particular skill-set and experience. That being said, some (not all) of our films are available for purchase if you decided to do the installation yourself.
Will it go purple?
Only films that are dye-based will turn purple or fade. None of our films are dye-based so you can be assured that no fading or purple colouring will occur and if for whatever reason something does go wrong, you're backed by a manufacturers warranty of 7 years to lifetime.
What's the difference between AlpineTint's products and those at Bunnings?
Honestly we don't know a lot about the products at Bunnings other than they don't come in the widths that our products do so there's a higher chance of you needing to put a join in the film. Additionally it's always a good idea to have a professional assess your individual circumstances before applying any type of film.
Will there be any joins in the window film?
Unless your window exceeds 1.8m by 1.8m there will not be any joins or splices in your window film. If it's likely that we may need to install a join or splice, we'll let you know beforehand.
What films do you use?
We're an authorised installer of both Solar Gard and 3M, both of which offer the highest quality window films on the market. We also use other brands where we feel they are the right fit. We have an extensive network of suppliers so if there is something specific you had in mind, let us know and we can discuss it further.
Will my film bubble?
Film will have small bubbles in it after the installation, these will go away. Films that are not made to withstand Australian conditions may bubble over time. Our films are all suited to Australian conditions and will not bubble. If for whatever reason your film does bubble, you are backed by a manufacturers warranty of 7 years to lifetime.