Tinting Your Windows In The WinterGoldwing Autocare - Ottawa's Winter Window Tinters
The phones are a little quieter this month as it’s our slow season, but every once in awhile when it rings, a popular question we’re getting from our customer is:
“Can you tint my windows even though it’s Winter?”
We get this question from our customers in Ottawa a lot throughout the Winter months. It’s the middle of winter right now and the temperature is well below -15 °C on a good day. Maybe you just got some Christmas money and you can now afford window tinting or maybe you just bought a new car and are thinking about getting some privacy or protection from the sun’s UV heat.
Most window tinters cannot accommodate tinting windows in the Winter.
Window tint film is extremely temperature sensitive, even a few degrees below room temperature makes installation more difficult and can result in a poor quality tint job.
The truth is, you can definitely get your windows tinted in the Winter at Goldwing Autocare. In fact, we tint more than 5 cars a day this time a year. It’s the slow season for this type of service but it’s still requested and still gets done.
The window tinting facilities at our shop in Ottawa have been designed with Winter in mind. We have heated, sanitary window tint installation bays to facilitate tinting all year round.
The only issue with tinting a car in the Winter is that the curing process is prolonged. After a car is tinted, there is still a residual amount of moisture in between the window pane and the window tint film. This is the reason you are advised not to roll down your windows for the first few days after getting them tinted. In the summer this wait time is 3-4 days, however, because it’s significantly colder and darker throughout the winter, the moisture needs more time to evaporate. Anywhere from 4-7 days is suitable to allow the moisture time to evaporate during colder months.
If you have any questions or concerns about window tint for your car in Ottawa throughout the winter, feel free to contact us in any way you prefer. For more information on window tinting, see our tinting page.
We can label your window button with a reminder sticker, so you won’t forget about not rolling your windows down right after getting them tinted; just ask!