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Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is the warranty?
A: Commercial window film installations come with a 10-year film warranty or a 16-year premium warranty on labor and material direct from the manufacturer. Auto window film and residential window film come with a lifetime warranty against adhesive failure, 5-year warranty against glass breakage and 40-month warranty against seal failure.

Q: What is the expected life of window film?
A: 3M Films, under normal circumstances, will maintain their effectiveness for fifteen to twenty years.

Q: What are the benefits of 3M sun control window film?
A: There are many outstanding benefits and advantages of using 3M sun control window film:

  • Long history of proven success: 3M patented their films and introduced them in 1966
  • Clearer and more durable adhesives, exclusive to 3M
  • Laminating and thin film technology prevent premature aging. Use of specialized metals maintains their transparency and effectiveness throughout the life of the film
  • A unique “hard coat” protects the interior surfaces and prevents scratching during normal cleaning

Q: Can you handle large installations?
A: Tintmaster can handle any size job, from small storefronts, to large multi-story buildings. Tintmaster has tinted everything from a tractor in the middle of a cornfield to the Northern California Air Control Center (TRACON).
Our satisfied clients include:

  • Hospitals
  • Civic Centers
  • Starbucks
  • Over 5,000 satisfied homeowners
  • Thousands of small business owners

Q: How large is your installation area?
A: Installation coverage area ranges from San Francisco, CA to Reno, NV. Of course, our coverage area is not limited.

Q: Do tenants have to move out during installation?
A: Installing window film involves no odors or chemicals. It can be applied during normal office hours. We are also available evenings and weekends for your convenience. We only need 3 to 5 feet of window access so we can properly clean and install the window films.

Q: Are there any other types of applications?
A: Frosted privacy window film on doors, sidelights and conference rooms may also be applied to suit customers’ needs (company logos, stripes or other custom applications). Anti-graffiti films, installed on exterior glass, reduce the cost of replacing glass when scratched or etched. It can also be installed on mirrors and on steel surfaces in elevators.

Q: Does it obscure your view?
A: Our film is designed to cut out harmful heat and ultraviolet rays while also letting in natural light. Films range from completely black opaque to an almost-clear high-performance film. Depending on your specific needs, Tintmaster can always recommend the right film for the job.

Q: Can it reduce my energy costs?
A: Installing window film on average pays the customer back in 5 to 7 years. We can also run a software program, given your energy use, and show you how much energy you can reduce per year with each film you have selected.

For a great experience with residential, commercial, or automotive window tinting, call Tintmaster at (916) 852-8468.

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