Window Tinting Alabaster AL

Local resource for window tinting in Alabaster. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to window contractors and window treatments, as well as advice and content on window tints.

The Hutch Touch
(205) 369-3983
2961 Pelham Pkwy.Suite 101
Pelham, AL
 
Ecoview Windows of Birmingham LLC
(205) 490-6045
240 Oxmoor Circle
Birmingham, AL
 
Amarr Garage Doors
(205) 941-1777
400 Industrial Ln
Birmingham, AL
 
The Home Depot
(205)685-1837
3191 Pelham Pkwy
Pelham, AL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(205)995-9357
4995 Hwy 280
Birmingham, AL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Holcombe Doors & Windows
(205) 991-3667
2815 Greystone Commercial Blvd Ste 200
Birmingham, AL
 
Marvin Windows By Dale Inc
(205) 942-2032
117 W Park Dr
Birmingham, AL
 
Pella Window & Door
(205) 322-6776
2820 6th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
 
The Home Depot
(205)988-8141
3670 Galleria Circle
Birmingham, AL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(205)781-0110
6405 Flintridge Drive
Fairfield, AL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Removing Window Tint

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When old window tint starts to bubble, the glass looks like it has malignant melanoma. Light splotches disbursed over dark tint give the car that urban-beater attitude—whether that's your intent or not.

The typical warranty on window film is two years against cracking, bubbling or delaminating. The tint's adhesive eventually dries out, at which point bubbles start to appear. You may be tempted to try to repair the damage, but one bubble indicates that the glue is nearing the end of its life cycle. Instead, remove all of the film. This will save time and money whether or not you intend to re-tint the glass yourself or take it to a shop.

No special tools or talent are necessary to remove old window film. All you need are a few household items and a sunny day. The operation shown here applies to all tinted windows, particularly ones that have defroster lines, which can be damaged by razor blades. As such, heat and chemicals are the best ways to proceed on this type of glass. This rear-windshield job took about an hour and a half.

Author: Tom Morr

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Replacing Window Door Glass

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Life is full of ups and downs, but—when it comes to your vehicle's windows—that's a very good thing. Unless the glass is altogether gone ...

So, you've noticed your window isn't there anymore, and Mother Nature is being more intimate with you. Maybe your stereo is missing, or pieces of trash are floating in during your commute. You probably need to check out the cost of window glass replacement. I called one auto glass repair business, but didn't like the amount they would charge to fix the problem. A bit more research via the net and I not only got a market price for a replacement window (one-third what the "professional" wanted), but also found a nearby auto-recycling center with one in stock.

Make sure you have a good selection of hand tools, a tarp, a repair manual, and a vacuum. Follow the instructions in your specific repair manual to remove the door panel. You should find a plastic sheet/weather barrier under the panel. Carefully peel this sheet back while avoiding the sticky stuff. Use gloves to remove any hunks of glass that might still be together—window tinting will cause that. Use a shop vacuum to get the rest of the cubits out and carefully dispose in the trash.

Author: Scott Wallace

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