Have you been toying with the idea of treating yourself to some 3M Window Films? Have you thought now is the time to get some window films and keep the heat in your home, saving you money? Well done, and welcome to the revolution that’s taking homeowners by storm.
But now you are met with a new challenge, whether you should install them yourself or hire a professional. Can you even install 3M Window Films by yourself, you might be wondering?
Well, wonder no more! Let’s get into it! Today we have all the answers you need to help you complete your window film journey.
Can I install 3m window film myself?
Although you could install 3M Window FIlm yourself if you wanted to, we would strongly advise against it! To ensure that the window film is installed correctly, Total Tinting recommends that you have one of their film installers come and install the film for you.
Why? They say it’s because the 3M window film requires a precise and professional application. Not only does this ensure that the work is completed successfully, but that it lasts and performs as it should. You will also get peace of mind when having professionals install the film; you never need to worry that it’s been installed correctly!
Total Tinting manufactures these films exclusively for installation by a professional. You can’t even buy them without going through a licensed solar control window film dealer, such as Total Tint, meaning it’s virtually impossible to install 3M Window Films yourself!
What’s more, you can void the warranty if you install them yourself! Should anything go wrong and require replacement film or the existing film to be removed and replaced, your warranty is only valid if the labor was performed by an industry professional. So if you installed it yourself, you would need to pay again (and probably hire a professional to complete the work), costing you more money!
Now we know that the additional labor cost can be off-putting, but if it keeps your warranty in check and ensures a professional finish to the job, it can often be worth it! Remember to shop around to see if you can find some deals that would lower the cost. Try to keep within your budget too; you don’t want to spend more than you can on your film!
While 3M states that you shouldn’t install your own 3M Window Film, there is now a way that you can! They recently released Ultra Clear Energy Saving Window Film Kits that you can install yourself! These kits come with detailed instructions and a follow-along video tutorial that allows you to install the film yourself!
It’s an affordable option, and consumers will be glad it is on the market! The ultra-clear film is easy to install and saves you needing to splash out on installation costs too. It’s available online or in selected stores, and we are hoping it becomes a permanent feature on 3Ms website.
You will still need to take care when installing the film to ensure that it’s done correctly, but the instructions are clear to follow and can prove to be a fun activity! Keep hold of the warranty, too; once you have completed the installation, you never know when you might need it! If you are anxious about installing the kit yourself, you can always hire a professional to do so. Remember that by doing this, you will need to take into consideration the added cost.
What about other window films?
Now, you might be wondering if there are other window films you can install yourself. Well, the answer is, yes, you can! There are plenty of window films installed at home and require little previous skills or experience.
It’s an easy task, and there are plenty of window films on the market that you can purchase and fit yourself! Be sure to choose the one that’s right for you when making your purchase and that it’s within your budget. Usually, you can find plenty of affordable films.
You can choose whether you want a clear film or a tinted one too. Just make sure when purchasing a tinted film that it isn’t too dark. When purchasing these for a car, you will need to check your state laws, as each state has different laws regarding how dark your window tints can be. Don’t worry; our site covers these, so you don’t need to leave us to get your answers!
And just like that, we have come to the end of our 3M Window Film journey. As you can see, it’s strongly recommended that you have your 3M Window Film installed by a professional to ensure that it is correct and doesn’t void your warranty. However, there are other alternative brands out there for those that want to install the film themselves.
3M even has a DIY film now for those that want to get their hands dirty and install some window films!