Cleaning windows that have window film is the same as cleaning windows that don’t have film. In fact, with quality window film, you can either use an ammonia-based product or one without ammonia. You can most likely use any solution that you already have. We recommend either the blue or green Windex, as they both work well to clean window film. Ammonia isn’t recommended for lower quality films because it is too harsh.
The best window film for privacy and security is one that makes it hard to see into the space. While that might sound simple, there are a few window films that can reduce visibility in different ways: Frosted: Applying a frosted film doesn’t allow any visibility into the space, but will still transfer natural light. Dark: Darker tinted window films
Window films do not cause seal failure when applied to insulated or double-pane glass. However, if your windows already have imperfections in the seal, then applying window film can magnify those problems. But window films won’t cause seal failure themselves.
Window film prevents excessive heat and glare through its ability to reject, absorb, and filter light. Whether you’re trying to just reduce heat, minimize glare, or a combination of the two, window film is an effective solution. How Window Film Prevents Heat Gain Window film reduces heat gain in two ways.
Yes, window film can be removed. In fact, if it’s installed properly by a certified installation company, the removal process is actually fairly easy. There shouldn’t be any damage to the glass whatsoever.
Window films alone don’t cause glass to break, although it’s a common question. Window film allows the glass to absorb more heat, which has led many people to think that it causes glass to break due to thermal stress.
Window film doesn’t prevent fading entirely because only 90% of fading is caused by the sun. Breaking that down further, 40% of fading is caused by the sun’s UV light, 25% is attributed to solar heat, and 25% is caused by the sun’s visible light.
Standard window films are made particularly for application to glass surfaces. However, there are some window films that work great for plexiglass and thick, plastic windows. In fact, Solar Film has installed a number of these films, which we call “polys”.
You can see through window film. In fact, by the laws of physics, if light passes through one way, it will pass through the other direction, allowing you to see through it. Not only can you see through window film, but some window films will enhance your view of the outdoors.
The window film installation process is simple when performed by a certified installer. The installation process is as follows: We thoroughly clean the window to remove any dust and debris. Once the window is clean, we apply the film, carefully following the instructions of the manufacturer.
Window film helps with energy efficiency in two ways: It rejects solar heat. Window film rejects the heat from the sun, preventing it from entering into a space through the windows. It retains heat. When window film is applied, it seals up windows, improving insulation to retain heat indoors in the winter, while still rejecting heat in the summer.
The best window film for you ultimately depends on the problem you’re trying to solve and how you want your windows to look. For instance, if you have a building in the city and you want to present a uniform exterior façade, you might select a reflective window film. If your installation is residential and you wish to maintain the look of your existing windows, you might opt for a clear or lightly tinted film. Or, if your ultimate goal is to minimize glare, a darker window film would be the best option.
Depending on the product you select, window films work in different ways. However, most window films work in two primary ways: Some window films REJECT energy. Other window films ABSORB energy. For instance, the adhesive associated with window film absorbs ultraviolet rays, preventing them from passing through the glass.
Window film can provide UV protection, temperature control, increased security, and improved privacy. Some of the primary reasons people install window film is to prevent UV rays from causing fading in furnishings, reduce the amount of heat that enters a space, minimize glare, and reduce energy consumption. Depending on your end goal, you might select a different type of window film to address your specific needs.
Window film, or “magic plastic”, is a thin plastic made from a PETE (polyethylene terephthalate) material, and is applied to windows with an adhesive. Window film can be installed to both homes and offices, providing solutions like sun control, improved safety and security, and enhanced privacy. There are a variety of different films designed to address specific challenges associated with glass, so your choice of window film will depend on the needs of your space.