What is Window Film?
Window Film is optical grade polyester sheeting with colored dye and/or metal
particles imbedded into its surface to reduce the transmission of solar heat,
light, and ultraviolet rays through a pane of glass, simultaneously reducing
How Is Window Film Applied To Glass?
The film has a powerful adhesive on one side that is kept clean
by a protective liner which is removed at time of installation. Professional
installers completely clean and prep the glass prior to installation. Using a
specialist solution, squeegee and equipment, they prepare, fit and secure the film to the glass.
Can Window Film Be Applied To Any Surface?
Window film is designed for application to smooth window glass only. It is not recommended for
use on any unsmooth surfaces or polycarbonates. There is a specialist film
available for polycarbonate roof panels.
To What Extent Can Window Film Reduce Heat?
Heat rejection properties of Window films vary from one product to another. Some films can reject as much
as 80% of total solar energy.
How Long Does Window Film Last Once Applied To Glass?
The life of Window film depends on factors that include the application of the film, orientation of the window and geographic location. When properly installed, it is not uncommon for window film to remain attractive and effective for as long as 30 years or more.
Why Is Window Film A Better Choice Than Tinted Glass?
Window films provide numerous benefits including solar heat and ultraviolet rejection and they can be easily fitted to most existing glass which makes them less costly than replacing windows with tinted glass. They also help protect occupants from flying shards of broken glass in the event of accidental breakage.
Can Window Film Stop Fading?
Window film is constructed with ultraviolet-stabilized, dyed polyester which blocks up to 99 percent of the ultraviolet energy that is harmful to people and damaging to fabrics and furnishings. However, ultraviolet energy is only one of the factors that contribute to fading. It is estimated that ultraviolet is responsible for roughly 40 to 60 percent of fading. Solar heat and light energy also contribute to fading, as do humidity, moisture, abuse and the quality of some dyes used in fabrics. Since these factors vary for different types of films and materials, the fade reduction benefit will also vary depending on the type of film selected, the quality of the products being protected and the environment.
Can Window Film Save On My Energy Bill?
Once installed Window film helps reduce the amount of solar heat energy coming through a pane of glass. This makes it easier to cool a room or the interior of a car, resulting in lower energy consumption. The extent of savings will depend on the type of film selected and the location where the film is used.
Are There Different Types Of Window Films?
The Window film line up includes product solutions for just about any solar control, safety or security need.
Can The Film Be Scratched During Cleaning?
Window films come standard with a very tough, scratch-resistant coating. Follow the care and cleaning instructions provided by your installer to ensure a long service life from your Window film product.
Does Window Film Reduce The Chance Of Glass Breakage?
Standard solar control Window films can help hold broken glass together in the event of accidental breakage. However, these films do not strengthen the glass enough to provide shatter-proofing, or reduce the chance of glass breakage. However security films are designed to give strenth to the glass.
How Long Does It Take To Install Window Film?
The amount of time it takes to install window film depends on the site of the application.
What Is Meant By "Curing" And How Long Does It Take?
All window film installers use a special soapy solution during installation. It is normal for some of this solution to become trapped between the glass and the film, requiring time to "dry-out". The curing or dry-out time is necessary for window film adhesive to properly bond to the glass. How long it takes depends on factors such as the film type and climate during and after installation
completion. Your professional installer will tell you what to expect.
What Do I Need To Know About Maintenance?
After the dry-out process is complete your Window film will not need any special care. Cleaning window film can be done safely with mild soapy water and a soft cloth or soft paper towel. Do not use any rough or abrasive materials for cleaning the film side of the glass. Always use cloths that are free of contamination or dirt particles