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Frequently Asked Questions
- Isn't Window Film Expensive?
The average installation costs less than most other window treatments. Actually, your investment in window film will return dividends in the form of reduced air conditioning and protection against vandals.
- How long will it last?
The effective life of window tint will vary by type of film, type of glass, window construction, compass orientation of glass, and in which part of the world. There are documented cases of film lasting 12 - 18 years or more in some instances. Quality window film for residential and commercial use and is warranted by the manufacturer for a minimum of 10 years, and in residential settings, for the lifetime of that glass.
- Can window film make glass become a one way mirror?
It is a misconception that window film can do this. Window film is subject to the same laws of physics as glass. Whichever side is more lighted, is the side that you will be able to see into.
- Can I wash it?
New window film, glass coating has about a 30 day curing time, in which it is recommended NOT to wash it. After that curing period, you may clean your filmed glass the way that you wash unfilmed glass. You can use Windex, GlassPlus or any ammonia based product. You must use a SOFT cloth or paper towel, or a rubber squeegee. You CAN NOT use any abrasive or razor blades.
- Can it come off?
Most window films are designed and manufactured to specifications that guarantee that they will not peel off from your glass. However, it can be removed with large razor blades and a fair amount of elbow grease; and it will leave your glass unblemished after its proper removal.
- Is it like car tint?
There are many different kinds of window film, each with a specific purpose. The darkness that you see on car tinting is due to the kind of tint that automobiles must use. With the many selections of film that we offer, you will almost definitely find the one that will fit even the most discriminating taste. (We have 3,000 installations that attest to that fact).
- Will window tint destroy my plants?
In most cases, if a house plant is already receiving adequate light, the use of window film will not harm it. New growth MAY be retarded, and for a FEW days, a plant may go through an acclamation period while it adjusts to the light change. If a particular plant normally wilts by the end of a sunny day, it will actually thrive better with the film installed. Though there are no guarantees that your plant.
- Will window film break my glass?
If the incorrect film is applied to a particular glass situation, there is a potential for the glass to crack because of thermal stress. However, our estimators are trained to be aware of these situations. And for further confidence in our product, there is a factory warranty that covers glass breakage for three years.
- Will window film STOP my furnishings from fading?
Nothing will completely stop the fading of your furnishings because fading factors such as humidity, other visible light, color fastness of fabrics, and other factors also contribute to fading. But you can reduce fading anywhere from 40% to 75% depending on the film that you choose and still have a beautiful view out of that glass.
- How does it work?
Window film reduces the three controllable characteristics of the sun's fading rays.