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Here you will find some frequently asked questions about window tinting.

Q. How does solar window film work?
A. Solar window films are designed to reduce the amount of solar heat transmission through window glass by increasing the solar reflection and solar absorption through the glass. The transparent color absorbs the solar energy at the glass, thus reducing the direct transmission into the room. Window films range from moderate to excellent in solar performance (heat gain reduction). Window films are optically clear and offer ultraviolet (UV) protection for your skin, fabrics and furnishings.

Q. Why do customers have window film applied to all of their windows?
A. Lower cooling operating costs, Lower utility demand costs, Improved comfort, Improved aesthetics and uniform appearance, Improved safety and security, Extended A/C equipment life, Valued alternative to adding more A/C equipment, Justify the purchase through energy cost savings.

Q. Should I have film put on all of my windows or only those facing the sun?
A. All windows transmit UV, regardless of whether they face direct sun so all windows should be protected. Both clear and solar films offer protection against fading of floors, furniture, fabrics and UV damage to your skin. Window film protects against glass breakage 24/7, so it should be on all the glass windows and doors. Also, it is commonly applied to some interior glass windows and doors.

Q. What is the typical energy pay back for solar window film?
A. Paybacks begin immediately, and vary upon the amount of sunlit glass exposure, type of film, and type of glass. It ranges from as few as 6 months to as long as 2-5 years. We provide an analysis of you potential energy savings.

Q. How is window film applied?
A. Window film is professionally applied by skilled, well-trained authorized professionals. Most film is designed to be applied to the inside of your home. For difficult to reach windows, such as skylights, exterior film is available. The film is cut very close to the size of the pane, leaving a very thin, usually less than 1/8th of an inch margin around the edge.

Q. How do safety and security window films work?
A. Safety and Security films are designed to hold broken pieces of glass together. This type of window film is made with thicker polyester and a much thicker, more aggressive adhesive, and are resistant to tearing. Pound for pound, the impact and tear resistance of safety & security window film outperforms the traditional solar window film.

Q. Is window film hurricane-proof or burglar-proof?
A. No, our window films are not hurricane-proof or burglar-proof. External barriers such as shutters offer better protection because the glass is not exposed.

Q. How long does it take for window film to dry?
A. Depending upon the film type and weather conditions, drying may take as much as 60 days, or as little as a few days. Once dried, window film will look great. Allow 60 days for the film to fully dry and cure. It is normal to have small water bubbles and/or a hazy appearance – these will disappear as the film dries.

Q. How do I clean my windows once window film has been installed?
A. After 30 days you may clean the window film using cleaning solutions, such as vinegar and water with soft, lint-free towels. You may also use a smooth squeegee, too. Abrasive and ammonia-based products will damage the film and should not be used.

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UV Rays
Reflection of the sun - Water, sand, and concrete are highly reflective surfaces, bouncing back as much as 90% of the sun's rays upward and sideways. Whatever the time of year, remember the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can still cause harm to your skin so protect yourself.