Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How long does it take for Window Films to dry?
A. We suggest allowing thirty days for the film to fully dry and cure. During this curing process, it is normal to have small water bubbles and/or a hazy appearance. These will disappear as the film dries; depending upon the film type and weather conditions, drying may take as much as 30 (or even 60) days, or as little as a few days. Once dried, Window Films will look great and perform for many years to come. Security Window Film will usually take longer to dry.
Q How do I clean my Window Films recently installed?
A. After thirty (30) days, you may clean Films using normal household cleaning solutions, including ammonia based products: e.g., Windex, and a soft, lint-free cloth or towel. You may also use a squeegee to clean the films. Abrasive products which would scratch or damage the film should not be used.
Custom printed images and graphic will require special care. Please do not use ammonia based products.
Q. Do Window Films cause seal failure when applied to insulated (double-pane) windows?
A. No, Window Films do not cause seal failure. We've been applying Window Films to insulated windows for many years with millions of square feet of film applied to date. There are some absorption when window film is applied to the interior surface, this increases the temperature of the glass pane and may have minor risk of seal failure. This is greatly determined by the quality of workmanship and the quality of the window unit. Please consult us before applying any film. Our expert will make sure you are protected.
Q. How long will window film last?
A. Life expectancy of Window Film depends upon the type of film, its exposure to the sun, the climate, and its cleaning and maintenance. With average care, the Energy Saving and Privacy Control films should have an expected life of up to 15 years. The longevity of film is usually the result of direct exposure to UV rays (part of sunlight). This is also depends on the quality of film brands. We have carefully selected the best products in the industry.
Q. What causes fading? Does window film completely protect my furniture from fading?
A. Life Ultraviolet (UV) light, from the sun, contributes to approximately 40% of the fading process, which can ruin furnishings long before their time. Visible light and solar heat can contribute approximately 25% each. The remaining 10% can be attributed to miscellaneous effects such as indoor artificial lighting, humidity, heat and poor dye anchorage. However, professional quality window film can significantly reduce fading caused by ultraviolet, visible light and solar energy. The degree of protection you obtain is closely tied to the type of film you select.
No window film can eliminate fading. It can however, offer maximum protection from fading due to solar ultraviolet light and solar heat.
Q. Is there a film that will give privacy during the day and night while allowing to see out clearly?
A. The privacy mirror film has be designed to provide DAYTIME PRIVACY ONLY. Wherever the greater source of light is, the side where the reflectivity will be (the mirrored effect). Greater source from the sunlight or interior lighting will act as a mirror finish. You will see clearly looking outwards in this case. During the night, were the light source will be the interior light, you will see the window as reflective, mirrored finish. This will allow someone looking into your space from the outside. Unfortunately, there is no technology at this time to make a window film truly "ONE WAY" under lighting conditions.