Optical FX Window Tinting

Glen Burnie, MD

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Optical FX Window Tinting has over 13 years of professional experience in the residential and commercial window tinting industry. We also specialize in decorative and safety/security film installations. We know how important your home or business is to you, which is why we only offer the highest quality Madico Window Films. We provide free estimates where a knowledgeable professional will come out to put samples on your glass and speak with you one on one so we can determine which window film is best for your project. All of the films we use are scratch resistant, long lasting and backed by strong manufacturer’s warranty. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, and we always take every necessary precaution while working in your home or business.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

At Optical FX we are extremely passionate about what we do. No matter how big or small a job may be, we always give our absolute best effort. We regularly attend window film events/conferences so we are always up to date on new improvements and new developments in the industry. We most enjoy forming good relationships with all of our customers and making sure that they know that we are always just a quick phone call away if their is ever and questions, concerns or issues.
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Location

Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Background check

Complete

Years in business

10

Number of employees

3

Times hired on Thumbtack

8

Reviews

14 Reviews
  • Gerry T. Jul 31, 2017
    Residential Window Tinting
    Verified Review
    Overall, great experience! Highly recommend FX! Came on time, explained the different options and his work was done in time!
  • Karen Y. Jul 7, 2017
    Residential Window Tinting
    Verified Review
    Josh was totally professional and friendly to work with in choosing the proper window tinting for my home and in its installation. I would highly recommend his service.
  • Kathy J. Jun 30, 2017
    Residential Window Tinting
    Verified Review
    Josh was great! We love our tinted skylights and it has made a huge difference in our home's overall temperature. We get all the light without the heat and UV. He was very professional, friendly and cleaned up everything. Can't recommend him enough for all your window tinting needs. You won't be disappointed!
  • Morris S. Jun 23, 2017
    Residential Window Tinting
    Verified Review
    Josh West did a very nice job. He was professional, efficient and was easy to deal with. He provided value and good service. I would recommend him for coating work.
  • Lou M. May 25, 2017
    Residential Window Tinting
    Verified Review
    From the time of the estimate to completion of the job earlier today, every part was completed exactly as explained and promised. The work was well done and at this time we are completely satisfied. The technician was friendly and courteous, well trained and gave us complete confidence in his ability to complete the tinting job perfectly.
  • Sara P. May 25, 2017
    Residential Window Tinting
    Verified Review
    We couldn't not be happier with the job that Optical FX (Josh) completed at our home. He was extremely professional and very timely and most importantly he communicated with us every step of the way. The product speaks for itself and we were so happy with it and Josh that we added more work once we saw the product applied to our windows. We have been wanting to get the tint done since we moved in and I'm so thankful we found Optical FX to do the job. He was very patient and answered ALL of our questions about the different products and provided us with exactly what we were looking for. We would highly recommend Josh and company to anyone looking to have tint applied. Thank you Josh!
  • Scott M. Apr 29, 2017
    Very satisfied
    I needed a large picture window tinted to reduce the light and heat that it allowed into my home. Josh came out and evaluated it and made a recommendation with a very affordable estimate. We scheduled the installation and he showed up on time to apply the tint and did so very professionally. When he was finished he made sure the job was satisfactory and that he cleaned up the area. I would recommend Optical FX for anyone that wishes to get their windows tinted. Scott Maxwell
  • Zack J. Mar 2, 2017
    Amazing tint
    Amazing experience great guy. Know what he's doing
  • Derick H. Mar 2, 2017
    91 jdm crx
    Awesome dude great prices amazing workmanship and fast turn around time Would reccomend
  • Tony S. Mar 2, 2017
    A+ service from an A+ professional
    If you're looking for quality window tinting, look no further. Josh is amazing and his work is even better. I've had two cars tinted by him and he's the only person who will do tinting work for me. Highly, highly recommend.
  • Kerri B. Mar 2, 2017
    Best Tint Around!
    ANY car that me and my husband have ever purchased has went to see Josh for tint. I have never had to worry about him taking care of my car, the quality of tint products, or his skill level. I've never had any issues with his work, it's awesome and he has great customer service. Definitely the man to see to get your cars tinted. A+++
  • Doug H. Mar 2, 2017
    Awesome job
    The work was done perfectly and fast. Not one bubble and tint looked great. I would recommend this for everyone!!
  • Josh L. Mar 2, 2017
    Window tinting
    Does excellent work and the cost is great
  • Anthony T. Mar 1, 2017
    Great service!
    Josh has done my last four vehicles. I wouldn't trust anyone else to touch my windows.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Typically I charge anywhere between $4-10 a sq. foot. Depending on the size of the job and the type of film the customer chooses.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I Have over 13 years of experience in the window tinting industry and I am 3M certified. I am also a part of many different window tinting social communities where I am constantly educating myself and looking for ways to improve my capabilities in this profession. Window Tinting is a passion of mine and I personally feel that their is no better joy than to leave a job knowing my customer is 100% satisfied.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Its kind of a funny story....When I was 17 years old I saved up enough money to get a nice sound system in my car. I went to a local audio/tint shop to have the speakers installed and about a week later I blew the speakers because I was listening to them way to loud. A few days later in an absolute desperate attempt to get new speakers put in I went back to the shop and explained to the owner that I blew the speakers because I was being careless and well......kind of an idiot. (what can I say, I was young lol). To my surprise the owner was in complete shock that I admitted to blowing the speakers myself. He said "of all the years I have been here you might be the first person to ever admit that they blew the speakers and it wasn't something that we did". He told me he was surprised to see a young man be honest about something I easily could have lied about. He offered me a job on the spot and I thank god everyday he did because I had no idea what I wanted to do in life. After learning the ropes I quickly found that window tinting is something I am very good at and I can honestly say I love my job.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with people from all walks of life. General contractors, homeowners, government officials, professional athletes , elderly citizens. Some customers are knowledgeable and some are not. I always like to put up samples and go over each film type in detail so that the customer is informed on the product they are buying.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A few months ago I tinted a condominium for an elderly couple. They were so sweet but they were extremely confused about exactly what window film was and how we install it. It was my pleasure to sit down with them and explain the many benefits window film has to offer and process of installation. It is jobs like that that make me love what I do.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
First and foremost ,you should find out exactly what kind of window film they are using. The benefits you are getting from your film depend on what kind of window film you are buying. Their are all kinds of window film manufacturers out there. Some are great and some are horrible. Personally we use Madico Window Films. One of the most trusted names in the industry. Secondly I would always check the companies reviews. In this line of work reviews are EVERYTHING. Anyone can just slap a piece of window film on your glass and call it a day. You want a professional who will always take those necessary steps to assure that your windows are cleaned properly before installation and that they are taking every necessary precaution while working around your personal belongings. I would also suggest you have the company come out for an estimate. Not only to get a quote but to also see the overall appearance of the employees that will be working in your home or business. The employees at OFX are always dressed in uniform, well mannered and always respectful of every customers home/business.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Ask yourself, "what do I want to achieve by having window film applied to my windows". Do you want to lower your heating/cooling costs? Are you looking to have decorative film installed for aesthetics or privacy. Are you buying film for protection or security reasons. These are all things you should be thinking about. If you're not sure which film is right for you our professionals will be happy to help steer you in the right direction.