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Home Window Tinting

Bringing our family expertise to your doorstep, Blackout Window Tinting has been a trusted name in residential window tinting services since 1993. We specialize in transforming your home near Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Jose, Santa Cruz, and beyond. Our window films offer a balance of style, comfort, and energy-saving benefits.

Services We Offer

We are here to help you get the most from your home with our residential window tinting services. Specializing in installing high-quality, energy-efficient window films, we ensure every customer will be happy for years to come.

From simple UV protection films to advanced films that can help save money on utilities, our professional team is ready to make your living space the best it can be. Our experienced technicians will work with you to find the perfect solution for your needs and budget. With access to leading-edge technology, we guarantee a professional finish every time.

Solar Window Films

Installing solar window film in your home lowers air conditioning costs in the summer and heating bills in the winter. Blackout Window Tinting's architectural films block 99% of the sun’s harmful rays and are recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. Protect your family and prevent your furnishings from fading. The solar film also reduces glare and increases privacy.

Decorative Window Films

Blackout Window Tinting also offers a complete line of decorative window films to add style to any home when used on glass windows, doors, or room dividers. Our decorative films feature various patterns and colors to create a customized design to enhance any home. Select window privacy film to block 100% of light transmission, or choose a decorative film that blocks the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Why Invest in Home Window Tint?

Homeowners and business owners always look for ways to upgrade and improve their properties. One way to enhance the value of your property is to consider adding architectural-grade window film to your glass.

Protect furnishings

UV rays can damage home furniture like carpets and couches from the sun. By investing in our solar films that block up to 99% of UV rays, you can be sure that your carpets, blinds, and upholstery won’t fade over time.


Save Money

Save more money than ever before with our energy-saving window films. Because of its ability to reduce heat gain and loss, you can lower your thermostat settings in both summer and winter, which means less money is spent on utilities.


Increase comfort

You can finally say goodbye to those uncomfortable summer days and chilly winter nights. Our window film installation services help improve thermal insulation, meaning that the inside of your home stays comfortable no matter what the temperature is outside.


Improve safety

Your family should feel secure in your home. Our residential window films offer extra protection from break-ins, burglary, and extreme weather through their shatter-resistant qualities.


Residential Window Film Benefits

Window films provide many benefits, from savings in energy costs to the intangible qualities of a more beautiful view of your surroundings. Depending on the product you choose, there are several benefits to be found by installing window films in your home, office, or retail space.

Lower Your Energy Expenses

Experience energy savings in your home with our specialized residential window films. By blocking infrared and ultraviolet rays, our films prevent solar heat from entering your home, easing the workload on your air conditioning system. Additionally, during colder seasons, our insulating films help retain indoor heat, leading to cost savings on your heating bills.

Enhance Your Privacy

Say goodbye to concerns about unwanted outside glances with our residential window film solutions. Our skilled team is ready to install the ideal film to boost your privacy without sacrificing your view or natural light. Whether it’s a mirror-like reflective film or an elegant frosted style, Blackout Window Tinting offers the ideal window film to meet your privacy needs.

Security Enhancement

Ensure the safety of your home and loved ones with Blackout Window Tinting’s advanced safety and security films. Designed to be shatter-resistant, these films provide robust defense against break-ins and minimize the risk of injuries caused by shattered glass during accidents or severe weather conditions.

Upgrade Your Window Style

Transform your windows from ordinary to extraordinary with our collection of decorative films. Choose from a variety of colors and patterns to add a unique touch to your windows, all while maintaining energy efficiency and privacy.

Minimize Glare Distractions

Ideal for home offices, our films specifically designed to reduce glare can significantly diminish irritating reflections, enhancing your productivity and comfort. Enjoy reading or working on your laptop with ease, free from the annoyance of glare.

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DIY Home Window Tinting

While taking a DIY approach might seem appealing, for larger or more intricate windows, the expertise of Blackout's professional installation is highly recommended. Our dedicated team focuses on comprehending your individual requirements and budget, ensuring an installation that's precisely suited to your needs.

With decades of experience since our inception in 1993, our family-run team brings deep knowledge of glass properties, including its behavior under various conditions like expansion and contraction. Skilled in selecting the ideal film for your objectives, we guarantee results that align with your expectations. Leave your worries aside and trust the seasoned professionals at Blackout® to handle everything with care and precision.

We offer our specialized services year-round, addressing solar and residential window tinting needs in Gilroy, Hollister, Morgan Hill, San Jose, Santa Cruz, and beyond, with the personalized touch that only a family-operated business can provide.

Pros of Residential Window Film

Cost effective

The cost of window film installation is much lower than replacing windows, making it an economical solution. With its long-term savings on bills and upholstery protection, the installation will pay for itself in no time.


Built for longevity, our films boast an impressive lifespan of 10-15 years. This extended duration ensures that your window film continues to offer energy savings, safeguard your furniture and hardwood floors, and enhance safety for many years.


Window film is much more eco-friendly than replacing windows and can help reduce your home’s carbon footprint. Plus, it has been proven to improve energy efficiency and increase the natural lighting in a room without sacrificing privacy.


Low Maintenance

Maintaining our window films is straightforward and effortless. For optimal care, we recommend using 70% rubbing alcohol paired with a clean microfiber cloth. Additionally, SprayWay, a window film-friendly foaming spray, is an excellent choice and is readily available at most retail stores.

Adaptable for Every Home

Our window films are designed for universal application, fitting any window size or shape. With a diverse range of colors, patterns, and tints to choose from, you are guaranteed to find the perfect match to complement your home’s unique style.

Cons of Residential Window Film

Installation Challenges

Installing window film can be complex and requires both time and expertise. Given these challenges, it’s advisable to avoid DIY attempts unless you are experienced in this area. For best results and to ensure proper application, we recommend opting for professional installation.


Investing in window film involves a lower cost compared to window replacement. This investment proves worthwhile due to the significant long-term savings and benefits it offers.


Window film takes time to install – usually up to 4 hours for a single window. So it’s essential to factor in the time when planning your installation project.


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Most Frequent Questions and Answers
  • Can I get privacy at night with a window film?

    Unfortunately, window films can’t provide privacy at night because the light from inside your home is visible. But you can get a blackout or frosted film that will provide privacy as well as energy savings. Talk to us about the best options for your home.

  • Do residential tints go on the inside or the outside?

    Most residential window films are usually installed on the inside of your window, although they can be applied to the outside as well. It depends on the film, the type of window you have, and how you want it to look.

  • How do you install window film?

    Installing window film is a multi-step process, which includes: measuring the windows, cutting and trimming the film to size, applying an adhesive solution on the glass surface, then pressing the cut film onto it. For more details about our residential window tinting service, please contact us today!

  • How long does residential window film take to dry?

    Typically, window film takes about 24 hours to fully cure and dry. However, it can take up to two weeks for the tinting to reach its full-color intensity. Of course, this depends on a couple of factors, like the temperature and humidity of the room and the climate where the window film is being applied.
  • Is window film scratch-proof?

    The window films we use are resistant to scratches, so you can rest assured that your windows will stay looking great for a long time. There are no completely scratchproof films though, so it’s important to take care when cleaning or applying window film.

  • Can residential window films be applied to textured or patterned glass?

    Yes, window films can be applied to textured or patterned glass. However, the film won’t adhere as well and may have a slightly different look than when applied to smooth glass. It depends on the type of textured or patterned glass you have and the film being used. Ask our experts for more information.


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