Originally Posted by glemo81540
Should tinting be on the inside or exterior of the glass. Have been told that applying on the interior could destroy the insulating gas on dual layered glass.
You put the film on the inside.
It is my understanding you never tint dual pane windows as it will overheat the inside and cause the seals to leak.
IIRC some home dual panes have the film on the inside of the first pane, not the second. If that works it might be clever to have the dual panes tinted like that if you ever had to get your windows redone due to fogging from leaky seals.
Yet, also IIRC, while I think the film has a lifetime warranty, my installer said "realistically, it will probably have to be redone in 10-12 years. Not a problem normally, but you're probably not getting free labour for a film sandwiched between another layer of glass.
I have the Crystalline "clear" film. It works well. Keep in mind that high-end tints like Crystalline will not keep the temp of your vehicle lower when it is sitting with no A/C running. It will slow the warming of the vehicle. Or, if you are running your A/C, it will slow the heating of the inside so that your A/C is more effective and doesn't have to work as hard. Hope this explanation makes sense.
Moreover, there is a UV protection factor as well which should reduce fading and deterioration of certain inside surfaces.