Window Film FAQs

Here at Raleigh Window Tinting, we understand that you may have many questions surrounding window films. Whether you want to know how to maintain window tint or how long it takes for window tint to dry after it is applied, you can turn to us for answers you can trust. Our devoted team is dedicated to helping you through the entire process, from selecting a style to describing the application process. Whether you are looking for residential, commercial, or automotive window tint, our dedicated team can help you decide which style of window film will work best for your application. We proudly serve clients in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, Garner, and surrounding areas.

We decided to provide answers to commonly asked questions on our website, so you can learn more about the window tinting process. We hope we have answered all of your questions, but if we did not, you can reach out to us about window tinting films in North Carolina by calling (919) 875-1600 today.


Does 3M make window films?

Definitely! No one has more experience with window film than 3M. 3M was issued the very first patent on 3M Window Film in 1966 and today we are the only...
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Does 3M window film’s UV protection lose its effectiveness over time?

The ultraviolet (UV) protection that we use in our proprietary adhesive system is not indefinite, but we design our window films to maintain high UV protection throughout their lifetime. In...
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Will 3M window films stop my furnishings from fading?

Nothing completely stops fading. 3M Window Films are designed to help reduce the major causes of fading (ultraviolet light, visible light, and solar heat), thus prolonging the life of your...
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How long does it take for 3M window films to dry?

We suggest allowing thirty (30) days for your 3M window film to fully dry and cure after the installation is completed. During this curing process, it is normal to see...
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How is 3M Window Film applied?

3M window films are professionally applied by skilled, authorized 3M Dealers. Almost all of our films are designed to be applied to the inside of your glass, though there are...
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How long does 3M Window Film last?

3M Window Films are made to last for many years. The exact length of time depends upon the type of film applied, window orientation, type of glass it is applied...
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Can I install 3M Window Film myself?

No, 3M Window Films require professional application. Our authorized 3M Window Film Dealers are thoroughly trained and experienced in performing high-quality work. Proper application by a professional installer ensures that...
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How do 3M Sun Control Films work?

3M Sun Control Films are designed to reduce the amount of solar heat transmission through window glass by increasing the solar reflection (not necessarily visible reflection) and solar absorption through...
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What is the warranty for 3M Window Film?

3M Window Films are warranted to maintain their solar properties without bubbling, peeling, cracking, or crazing. Many of our films are warranted against discoloration, too. (Those which do not use...
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Is window film see through?

The level of optical clarity will depend on the window film that you select. Some 3M window films are designed to preserve the appearance of your windows, so these films...
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