Are Vinyl Window Decals Waterproof

Vinyl window decals are a great, cost-effective way to advertise a business, communicate a message, or add some visual interest to any window. They can be applied on building or vehicle windows to capture the attention of people walking by or waiting in traffic, convincing them to contact your business and turning a passerby into a customer!

If you’re considering vinyl window decals for your business, you probably have some questions before making the investment. Everyone wants to make choices that will look great and stay that way for a long time, regardless of the weather – so naturally, you’d want to know…

Are vinyl window decals waterproof?

The short answer is yes, but it’s not as simple as it may seem. All vinyl materials are not created equal, and there are hundreds of varieties on the market, intended for many different uses and applications. Our expert team members are trained to choose the materials that will be best suited to the occasion. 

This means that any vinyl window decal intended for outdoor use, like application to a vehicle, will be printed, cut, and specially laminated by our team to best withstand the elements. 

How long do vinyl window decals last?

Vinyl comes in a wide variety of colors, finishes, and levels of durability and quality. Typically, vinyl on its own isn’t waterproof and can be delicate to work with.

The most important factor in creating a weatherproof vinyl window decal is the choice of coating. Before application, our team laminates all decals with material that’s created specially for keeping decals on your windows, rain or shine, for years to come.

Can I just make my own vinyl decals?

There are several home vinyl-cutting gadgets on the market that allow DIY crafters to create their own stickers. These can be great for craft projects, but vinyl applied to a craft project and a vinyl window decal require two very different levels of performance.

The consumer-grade vinyl available at craft stores is lower-quality than the vinyl we use at Pinnacle Signs & Graphics, and it’s not intended for outdoor use. Even beyond material quality, application of a vinyl window decal is an art, which our installers have been perfecting for years. 

The application process also helps to determine how long window decals will last. A decal that’s been properly applied by a professional, without seams, cracks, or bubbles, will be more durable and long-lasting than one applied without the right tools and methods. An improperly applied vinyl decal will also be more vulnerable to the elements, drastically decreasing its lifespan.

The long answer to “are vinyl window decals waterproof?” is yes – if they’re printed, coated, and applied by experts who know the right materials for the job.

When it’s time to get your own vinyl window decals, the experts here at Pinnacle Signs & Graphics are ready to work with you to ensure the best-looking and longest-lasting results, keeping your window decals bright, crisp, and damage-free for years to come. 

Reach out for a free quote, and we’ll use our expertise to make your vision into reality.