The Truth About Window Film
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Heat 25%, Light 25%, and Ultraviolet rays 40%. The 10% balance is humidity and contaminants in the air.
Not completely. Over time fading will still occur, but the fading process is slowed considerably. The colorfastness of the dye or stain will ultimately determine the rate of fading or discoloring.
The thicker films designed to strengthen glass for safety and security can make a tremendous difference to keep shattered glass in the frame where it belongs.
Yes! The low southern sun does more damage than other times of the year. Many homeowners choose to leave windows open because the sun feels good. That is also when damage occurs because you are letting in ultraviolet light.
No! These films are made differently than auto tint. Professional quality architectural films designed for the right application will not. Our films’ warranty will cover that should this happen.
Not necessarily. Today’s films can stop heat without a noticeable difference in appearance. If glare reduction is important, then a darker film will reduce visible light entering the room.
No. Today’s advanced films can reduce heat without a reflective appearance.
Yes. All high-performance films can reduce solar heat gain lowering A/C costs. Naturally, it’s a question of what direction the glass is facing and the window treatment.
Absolutely. No additional care is necessary. Soft cloth, paper towel, and mild window cleaners like Windex or Glass Plus are fine.
Yes, but not all films. With the correct film applied, it is covered under warranty and acceptable.
The dye in many automotive tints turns purple with ultraviolet rays. The adhesive bubble is a problem when the adhesive breaks down. It has nothing to do with the installation but rather a fault of the product. In a residential or commercial application, this will never occur if the correct film is used.
Yes. If the right film is used, but only in the daytime. There are films that offer complete privacy, like bathroom glass. These films are frosted, so you lose visibility on both sides, but it still lets light in.
No. The film is designed to keep the glass from shattering and a deterrent to slow down the intruder. The thicker the film, the stronger it is and the better the job of keeping the glass in its place.
Today most window film manufacturers have a Limited Lifetime Warranty. The warranty covers peeling, chipping, bubbling, cracking, tearing, and delaminating. In many cases, the glass is also covered from thermal shock and seal failure fro a number of years.
A good residential film should last 20 to 25 years. The industry continues to improve adhesive quality, and that is the key to longevity.
Unfortunately no. Check practical experience and credentials. There is no substitute for trust and confidence.