Window Tinting, Solar Shades and Patio Shades FAQ 2017-08-07T12:33:04+00:00

Following is our Window Tint FAQ, Solar Shades FAQ and Patio Shades FAQ


We have tried very hard to answer the most common window tint questions. Unfortunately, you would have to scroll through pages and pages of questions for us to answer all the window film questions we have been asked. So, as we have said, we only answer the window tint Frequently Asked Questions here. If you have another window tint question that is not answered here, please feel free to email us at or call us at 303-278-3456.

Will Window Film darken the house? 2017-05-18T11:38:14+00:00

Only if that is your objective. Vista carries a variety of window films depending on your specific needs. We can install a clear film to a dark film that will cut out 70% of light. If UV protection is the only concern, ALL of the window films we carry have 99.9% UV blockage. If heat and glare are issues, we have window tint to addresses these as well. No matter the concern, in most cases we can solve the issue.

Do windows lose their warranty when window film is applied? 2017-05-18T11:39:34+00:00

Yes and no, let us explain. Window film voids the manufacturer warranty. Many window film companies will install improper film that will damage your windows. Because of this, window film manufacturers have no choice but to void the warranty. However, Vista Window Films will replace the warranty of your windows whether it is a one year or lifetime warranty. This is because they know the right window tint will be installed on the windows.

Would it be of benefit to install window film on Low-E glass? 2017-05-15T14:11:31+00:00

Low-E windows only block a small percentage of UV and virtually no heat and glare reduction. Low-E windows in Colorado are designed to retain and not to reject heat. In the summer the windows will intensify the heat in the house. Installing window film on Low-E glass is an incredible addition to the window and the properties they already contain. The combination of the two will not only provide over 99.9% UV blockage but an incredible savings in energy cost.

Will window film crack my windows and burst my seals? 2017-05-15T14:10:46+00:00

Approximately 1 out of every 5,000 windows will ever experience a warranty issue with Precision Film and Solar Shades. We have found that if the proper window film is installed, the window tint will not sacrifice the integrity of the window. You have to take into account the shading, panes of glass, altitude and so forth, in order to know what window tint would work best. Our trained sales people know what film should be installed on certain windows as to avoid any issues.



Again, we only answer the most common solar shade questions here. If you have a question that is not answered here, please email us at or call us at 303-278-3456.

Will I be able to see through the sun solar shade? 2017-05-15T14:15:23+00:00

That depends on the openness of the shade. The more open the solar shade is the more you will be able to see through it. Please go to our sun solar shade photo gallery page to see the differences of openness.

What do you mean when you refer to the openness of the sun solar shade? 2017-05-15T14:14:33+00:00

Fabric openness or density affects the amount of UV and glare protection, as well as the clarity of view and the heat rejection.

Do sun solar shades help with energy cost? 2017-05-18T11:41:12+00:00

Yes, how much it helps depends on the openness of the solar shade. The more openness the solar shade has, the less heat it will reject.



Now we will discuss solar patio shades; here are the most common patio share questions. If you have any questions that are not answered in this FAQ, please email us at or call us at 303-278-3456.

Can I order patio shades that have a motor? 2017-05-15T14:17:50+00:00

Yes. All of our solar shades, exterior shades and patio shades come either manual or motorized.

Can I roll my patio shades up or are they stationary? 2017-05-18T11:44:07+00:00

Yes, you can roll your patio shades all the way up or down, or part of the way up. You have complete control of your patio shades.

Do patio shades add privacy? 2017-05-15T14:16:38+00:00

Yes, if that is what your goal is. Patio shades with very little openness can be very difficult for your neighbors to see through.

Will patio shades help to not make my patio so hot? 2017-05-15T14:16:01+00:00

Yes, the unique solar screen fabric we carry allows natural light to enter your patio while still blocking the sun’s heat.


Thank you for visiting our FAQ page. If you have any other questions that were not answered here, please contact us by filling out our contact form or call us at 303-278-3456.

Common Tags: Window Tint FAQ, Frequently Asked Questions, Solar Shades, Patio Shades, Window Film