Many factors influence the life expectancy of window film, including
exposure, climate, and the type of film. For example, the outside
temperature can greatly affect installation. It is possible for window
tint that is installed when the outside temperature is below freezing
to crystallize and come off. Also, homeowners should be aware that
window tinting film is designed to fit securely to glass, not Plexiglas
or other plastic windows. These materials can contract and expand with
the changing temperatures, damaging a film’s bond to the material. The
film will likely peel or bubble if it is placed on non-glass windows.
To avoid these issues, homeowners should hire a reputable company that
specializes in the installation of window tint for the home and should
discuss warranties with their installers.