Decrease Heat – Today’s window film is extremely efficient at controlling the effects of solar energy. Window tinting can provide up to 81% heat reduction when applied to untreated glass.
Reduce Fading – Window film blocks up to 99% of harmful UV rays. This reduction, combined with solar heat and glare reductions, helps to protect your valuable interior furnishings from fading.
Cut Glare – Whatever the cause–direct sunlight, or reflections from buildings, water or surrounding windows–there is a perfect window film solution to help reduce annoying glare. Enjoy Energy Savings – Areas of extreme sun or shade can cause interior temperature imbalances and climate control issues. Window film can remedy this problem and significantly reduce air conditioning costs.
Increase Safety – Acts of vandalism, environmental hazards and unforeseen accidents can cause glass to shatter and become very dangerous. Window film, and specifically safety film, can act as a ‘safety net’ by holding shattered glass together.
Enhance Appearance – Whether it’s a contemporary look or a uniform design, there are a variety of window film products that can aesthetically complement the appearance of a home or office building.
It’s Fast and Easy – Professional window film installation is quick and simple. There’s minimal disruption to your daily lifestyle or work schedule.
The more windows there are in your home or building, the greater the benefits of window tinting. That is because window film does much more than simply control heat gain or loss; it also improves the safety, security, energy efficiency, and appearance of your building—all at a fraction of the cost of installing special glass.
Unlike drapes and blinds, window film rejects up to 81% of the heat that would otherwise come through the window. That can translate into savings of about one tonne of air conditioning for every 9 square metres of glass exposed to sunlight.
Window tinting blocks out 98%–99.9% of UV light, thus protecting you from the sun’s harmful rays and significantly reducing fabric and furniture fade. It also reduces glare to improve your indoor visibility, especially with respect to computer monitors and televisions.
Yes. The amount of money saved depends upon the type of window film chosen and certain property-specific variables (location, climate, existing energy costs, etc.). After obtaining some basic energy unit costs for a given building, we can conduct an energy audit to estimate the annual dollars saved by different film types.
No. Window Tinting will not completely eliminate fading from occurring. Depending on the type of window film that is applied, tinting your windows can reduce fading by up to 90%. It’s important to note there are multiple causes for fading like, UV rays, solar heat and visible light, and window film can help combat all of these threats.
As long as your professional installer uses the right type of window film, your dual pane windows should not be affected. Generally, window film manufacturers provide support to licensed installers on how to avoid glass breakage with their products, but this is a guide only.
No. Security film does an excellent job at holding broken glass together but it cannot prevent the window from breaking if it comes in contact with severe force like cyclonic winds.
Different polyesters are transformed during the manufacturing process to produce a thin, transparent window film that adheres to glass when a pressure sensitive or dry adhesive is activated by a mild solution of dishwashing detergent and water.
Window film is typically installed on the interior side of a window. It is best installed after all other nearby construction is complete. If access to the interior side of the window is difficult to obtain, an exterior application can be performed.
The individual installation steps, assuming a typical interior application, are as follows:
- Prepare window area by moving nearby furniture and ensuring fair and reasonable access to the glass
- Thoroughly clean interior side of glass pane and gaskets with a mild solution of dishwashing detergent and water to remove dirt and other residue
- Wet glass with solution
- Place film against glass
- Squeegee to remove excess solution between glass and film
- Trim film to gasket (rubber or timber glazing bead)
- Re-squeegee film edges to ensure film lies flat
- Wipe film to ensure clean finished product
- Put furniture back to original position
The life expectancy of window film is dependent upon multiple variables (climate, exposure to sun, etc.). The average life expectancy is about 10 years and beyond, though many customers have had window film for more than twenty years.
Yes. Furniture/fabric fade is caused by multiple factors. 10% of fading is caused by miscellaneous factors, like fabric colour and material. 25% is caused by heat, 25% by visible light and the remaining 40% is caused by UV rays. Window tinting can mitigate 90% of the factors that cause furniture/fabric fade, giving up to 83% reduction depending on film selection.
Window films may be washed with common washing solutions (no ammonia-based products) 30 days after installation. Abrasive cleaning agents and bristle brushes, which scratch the film, can’t be used. Synthetic sponges, squeegees, or soft cloths are recommended in addition to the cleaning solution. To maintain your warranty, do not use tape or other adhesive products on the film.