Window film is a thin, multi-layered polyester material that incorporates the many different layers to control different properties, including Ultra-Violet (UV) light, heat, glare, and privacy. Window film comes in a variety of performance levels and shades.
The many benefits of window film include eye comfort, UV protection, aesthetics, and increased safety, privacy, and energy savings.
Film percentages stand for light transmission, or the amount of light that is allowed through the film. The lower the percentage, the darker the film.
No. In most cases, window film is installed on the inside of the glass. This allows for maximum durability.
The moisture that remains between the film and the glass after installation can cause a hazy, streaky, orange-peel appearance. It takes several days for the adhesive/film to completely cure. As the film is porous, the remaining moisture will evaporate through the film; depending on the type of film, this process may take a couple of days, or even up to a month – depending on season and amount of direct sunlight on your window. When the water evaporates completely, your windows should have excellent clarity.
After window film installation, wait 30 days before cleaning the inside of the window where the film was installed. After a month, use a window cleaner without ammonia or dishwashing liquid (ie. Morning Fresh) mixed with water and a soft cloth or rubber squeegee. Never scrape the film with any type of blade or clean your tinted windows with anything abrasive, as the film is scratch resistant, not scratch proof.
Damaged window film cannot be repaired, but the damaged piece of film can be removed and the glass can be retinted.
No, window film does not prevent glass from breaking. Window film does increase the safety of the glass; due to a very aggressive adhesive, the film helps to hold the pieces of broken glass together. In the event the glass breaks, due to a person running into it, or an attempted break-in, the glass will shatter, but in most instances, the film will help keep the glass together.
Yes, window film adds a degree of shatter resistance to the glass areas of your home or building. The films bond to glass and help hold dangerous glass fragments in place, should breakage occur.
Yes. Window films give a clear view to the outside. Depending on the degree of privacy desired, you can select films that prevent others from looking in during the daytime.
Yes. The same sun that brightens a room’s interior can be detrimental to fabrics, furnishings, artwork, and rugs. Ultraviolet rays and visible light are the main causes of both fade and deterioration. Window films can screen out 99% of the damaging UV rays that can fade richly coloured furniture, flooring, and artwork. Heat and light also play a part in fading, but using window film to block nearly 100% of UV rays will increase the life of your personal property for years.
Yes. Glare not only can cause eye fatigue, but it can also be dangerous while working at a computer. It reduces the amount of light allowed through the film, therefore allowing you to see better and not stress your eyes.
“One-Way Film” is based on lighting, not the film itself. The side that is the brightest is the side that you can see. During the day when it is bright outside, you can see outside. At night, if you have lights on inside and no lighting outside, then it reverses.
No. The adhesive is designed to adhere to glass only. Window film should only be applied to glass surfaces that have a smooth finish.