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December 20, 2022

What is the Difference Between Window Tint and Window Film?

tinted window inside a commercial building

Did you know that there IS a difference between window tint and window film?  Many people use these terms interchangeably, but there is a difference.  This article is going to explain the differences between them, as well as the benefits they offer. If you have been considering tinting your windows, then read on to find out whether window tint or window film is the right choice for you.

Window tint changes the color of your windows, and window film does not change the color of your windows. Window tint is primarily what you see on cars and commercial buildings.  You are more likely to see window film on homes, although you can’t actually see it!  Both window tint and window film offer a variety of benefits.

Cars, homes, and commercial buildings can all benefit from either window tint or window film.  We will take a deeper dive into the differences and similarities between the two window treatments.  After reading this article, you should know which one is right for you!  

The Difference Between Window Tint and Window Film

Window tint changes the appearance of your windows by making them a darker shade.  There is a wide variety of tint shades available.  When tinting your car’s windows, you need to stay within the limits of Florida law regarding the darkness of the tint.  If having the windows tinted on your home or commercial building, the darkness of the tint is entirely up to you and not regulated by law.

Window film does not change the appearance of your windows at all because it is clear!  With many of the same benefits as window tint, window film is a great alternative for your home’s windows.  Many people don’t want to change the appearance of their homes, but they do love the benefits that window tint has to offer.  That is why clear window film is an excellent alternative.  

What are the Benefits of Window Tint and Window Film?

Window tint and window film both offer protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays.  You may not have realized that was possible with a clear window film, but it is!  At Solar Solutions, we offer the highest quality products.  Our films can reject up to 79% of solar energy.  They can save you up to 30% on your utility bill!  By regulating the temperature in your home, your air conditioner or heater will not have to turn on and off nearly as much, ultimately saving you money.

Both window tint and window film also protect your interior from sun damage.  For your vehicle, it will help prolong the life of your dashboard and upholstery which may otherwise crack from sun damage.  For your commercial building and home, it will keep the paint, flooring, and furnishings from fading.  This also saves you money as you will not have to do costly replacements as often.

Both window tint and window film also offer protection for your skin by rejecting the sun’s harmful UV rays.  If you have a beautiful, huge window in your office or living room, you don’t need to be afraid to spend time in front of it each day!

Both window tint and window film offer added safety.  While they do not prevent a window from breaking, they do help hold the glass shards together so that they do not shatter everywhere.  This helps to protect people from injury and makes cleaning up the broken window easier, quicker, and safer.

Which One is Right for You?

Because both window tint and window film offer many of the same benefits, it primarily comes down to the look you want to achieve.  Tinted, reflective windows can add a very sleek look to your commercial building.  Many people choose tinted windows on their cars for added privacy and security.  When people walking by can’t readily see into your car, it can help prevent break-ins.  The same can be said for your home.  While many people opt for the clear film to maintain the same appearance for their home, others opt for a tint for added privacy and security, as with vehicles.   


Window tint and window film are different. Tint changes the appearance of the windows by darkening them, and film does not change the appearance of the windows because it is clear. Window tint and window film both offer excellent energy-saving and money-saving benefits.  Either is an excellent choice for your vehicle, home, or commercial building depending on the look you desire.  Now that you have decided on tint or film, all that is left to do is to call Solar Solutions in Vero Beach!  They are Florida’s #1 tinting experts with almost 30 years of experience!   Start saving money and protecting your interiors today!

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