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Old 11-29-2016, 12:30 PM
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Default Can you safely tint impact glass?

I can't seem to get an answer on Google. The window company is checking. Like is this the first time this was asked? The saleman who sold me the windows is most likely out fishing.

So have any of you tinted your impact glass windows and if so, anything I need to be aware of regarding cracking or voiding of warranty?
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Old 11-29-2016, 12:52 PM
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according to this company in FL, yes you can.

http://www.naplestintfl.com/questionsaboutwindowtinting
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I moved into a house with impact glass. The glass is tinted, however I don't know if it was tinted glass from the factory or a film was added.
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Old 11-29-2016, 12:56 PM
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Kenny I don't know if this helps or not, but my parents just had new impact windows put on their ocean front unit. They were told by the company rep at the time , that in their location they were required to use a specially tinted glass because the other glass interfered with the turtle nesting? You cant make this stuff up. I don't know your location or if your local gov has similar laws? Maybe call the actual window manufacture.

http://gyr.fortlauderdale.gov/greene...as/sea-turtles
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Old 11-29-2016, 05:53 PM
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It's true. The story is that dark tint film (when applied on the inside) reflects too much heat back at the glass and can crack the laminated glass... so you'll always get a disclaimer to this extent. The darker you go, the more you chance cracking, and also the more direct the sunlight, your chances increase also. In other words, don't try to put blackout tint on a western exposure window that gets full sun... it will probably shatter when the surface gets hot enough.

Exterior film avoids this problem.

I've done it, but only in specific situations and I always explained the possibile outcomes to the building owners and let them decide whether the take the chance or not... if it's not my building, it's not my risk to take. So far, they haven't broken,,, but I know it happens ~ my window installer tells me he sees it a few times a year.
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Old 11-30-2016, 06:58 AM
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So one installer tells me only reflective tint that should be used and another guy says there is one auto tint that is ok to use. The installer who referred me to the guys talking reflective tint says even if it cracks they won't warranty the window. Sounds like an expensive experiment with a low probability of failure.
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Old 11-30-2016, 07:09 AM
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dark would absorb the heat of light rays
reflective does not absorb as much, it reflects most of it

a company that makes tint film will not warranty the glass(stuff that it does not make)
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a company that makes tint film will not warranty the glass(stuff that it does not make)

Yes, I meant the window installer not tint installer.
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Old 11-30-2016, 02:29 PM
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My home hurricane window and door glass is tinted. Not sure if its made in the glass or put in between the layers of glass.
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I called 3m a few years ago and they told me they have a film which if only used for impact glass (I wanted to use it in my den). I would call them
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