Will solar film reduce the heat in my home and/or office space?
Absolutely! The heat-blocking technology of solar films reflect the ultraviolet and infrared rays from sunlight and significantly reduces the heat transmitted into to your home or office. Whether it’s summer or winter, solar films help stabilize room temperatures and reduce energy consumption.
How does solar window film reduce energy costs?
During summer, solar window film reflects the sun’s harmful UV rays, which reduces heat gain and lowers air conditioning costs. During winter, solar film retains heat (sometimes up to 15%) to reduce heating costs.
What are the top benefits of solar window film?
Solar window film offers many benefits that traditional curtains and blinds don’t. See below for the top benefits of solar film:
- Reflects up to 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays
- Reduces fading of carpets, interior furnishings, and upholstery
- Lowers energy costs by keeping your interior warmer in winter and cooler in summer
- Eliminates “hot spots” to help increase comfort
- Minimizes glare on your televisions and other devices
Can solar film reduce glare on my television and other devices?
Yes. The anti-glare properties of solar film help distribute sun rays evenly. This allows sunlight to illuminate the room while controlling the glare from affecting your TVs and other devices.
Will solar window film protect my family and/or employees from sun damage?
Without a doubt! Solar window film can block up to 99% of the harmful UV rays from the sun.
Is solar film more effective than blinds and curtains?
Unlike blinds and curtains, solar film reflects heat, glare, and harmful UV rays while still letting natural sunlight in. Curtains and blinds darken rooms and but often lack in overall heat protection. With solar film, you can also enjoy unobstructed views maintaining your overall privacy.
Which areas of my home would solar film benefit the most?
Solar films should be installed in rooms with high-exposure to sunlight, such as living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms. Not only does it help reflect harmful UV rays and reduce heat, but it helps protect your loved ones from potential skin and/or eye damage.
Does solar window film go on the inside or outside of my windows?
In most cases, solar film is applied to the inside of your windows. Installing solar film on the outside of the window would expose it to the effects of harsh weather and would could cause it to crack and deteriorate over time.
How do you clean and maintain solar window film after it's installed?
The combination of any mild detergent and a soft towel, sponge, or squeegee can effectively clean most solar window films. We advise that you avoid using anything abrasive (e.g. scrubs) when cleaning your film. Solar window film doesn’t need much maintenance. You could occasionally use a silicone polish to retain its glossy appearance.
Is solar window film easy to replace if I decide to make updates in the future?
If you saturate the film with soapy water for a few hours, it will peel off. Any remaining adhesive can be removed with ammonia or citrus-based solutions. So, removal is easy. Most solar film companies provide professional help for replacement procedures.
How long does solar window film typically last before it needs to be replaced?
The longevity of solar film depends on the climate, glass type, and type of film chosen. In moderate climates, solar films have been known to last for more than 12 years. Extreme heat, harsh weather conditions, and the quality of the installation usually reduce the lifespan of the film.
Will decorative film provide privacy in my home and/or office space?
Decorative window film can enhance the aesthetics and privacy of any space within your home or office space. They provide additional comfort by allowing in natural light to come through while reducing heat and adding an extra level of privacy. Many of our customers choose decorative film because it doesn’t inhibit their views like blinds and curtains. With a wide range of styles, you can apply them to your living room windows, kitchen windows, and bathroom windows in your home, as well as conference rooms, entryways, and windows within your building.
Can decorative film reduce the glare in my home and/or office space?
Yes, decorative films can significantly reduce the amount of glare in your home or office space. Decorative film allows you to enjoy natural light without suffering from eye strain caused by harmful UV rays and glare.
Does decorative film provide more privacy than blinds and curtains?
While blinds and curtains are traditional methods used to mitigate sunlight, decorative films are modern and more efficient when it comes to offering privacy. In addition, blinds and curtains require routine cleaning and maintenance. Decorative films, on the other hand, are easy to maintain and clean.
Which areas of my office building would decorative film benefit the most?
Most office buildings consist of work stations, conference rooms, and large rooms with a lot of windows. You can use decorative films for the aforementioned areas to help block harmful UV rays, decrease glare on your devices, reduce energy consumption, and provide your employees with an extra level of privacy.
Can decorative films be installed in bathrooms?
Decorative films can be added to bathroom windows and glass shower doors to offer a sense of large space while offering privacy.
Can window films be installed on doors?
Just like windows, decorative film can be installed on any door made of glass. This can be installed either completely or partially depending on your privacy needs. Whether it’s a glass door in your house or a glass door in your office, decorative film can help you achieve the extra level of privacy that you’re looking for.
How do you clean and maintain decorative film after it is installed?
There is very little maintenance required after your decorative film has been installed. However, touching them up once in a while is always good practice. For the best results, you can use a spray bottle with clean water, liquid soap, and linen-free cloth and towels. Gently clean the film by wiping without applying a lot of force.
Is decorative window film easy to replace if I decide to replace it in the future?
Replacing decorative window film is easy with the assistance of a certified window film dealer. You can also do it yourself, but we recommend that you contact your local dealer because it does require a special set of tools, precision, and accuracy.
How long does decorative window film typically last before it needs to be replaced?
This is contingent on the quality of your windows and how often you clean them. If you install high-quality decorative film, then it typically lasts for 15 years or more. If you used a certified window film installation company, then your decorative film more than likely comes with a warranty, which will also give you an idea of the overall lifespan of the window film.
What is security window film?
Security window film is a durable polyester film that is applied to glass windows and doors. Security film is designed specifically to help improve shatter resistance, protect windows from wind-borne debris, and deter theft. Safety and security window film is used around the world and can often be found on homes, commercial buildings, storefronts, automobiles, and other means of transportation (e.g. trains, buses).
Is safety and security film installed on the inside or outside of my windows?
In most cases, safety and security film is applied to the inside of your windows. Unless it’s anti-graffiti film, installing security film on the outside of the window would expose it to the effects of harsh weather and would could cause it to crack and deteriorate over time.
Why do people use security window film for their homes and office spaces?
Security window films significantly strengthen glass windows and helps prevent:
- Injury from shattered glass
- Damage from extreme climate and natural disasters
- Damage from incoming projectiles (e.g. baseballs)
How do you clean and maintain safety and security film after it's installed?
Security film can be cleaned using mild, ammonia-free cleansing agents and non- abrasive cleaning supplies like sponges and squeegees. Make sure to use different sponges on the inside and outside surfaces. Do not use the same sponge for the window sills/frames and the glass.
Which industries utilize safety and security window film and why?
A wide array of industries can benefit from safety and security films. Below are a few examples:
- Automotive: car accidents
- Sports: helmets, facemasks
- Entertainment: venue security
- Education: violent intruders
- Hospitality: hotels, restaurants, clubs
- Government & Safety: database breaches, violent intruders
- Retail: smash and grab burglaries
Which areas of my home and/or office space would security film benefit the most?
Security film helps protect vulnerable areas of a home and/or office space (e.g. ground level doors and windows) from external damage and potential break-ins.
How much does home security window film cost?
Residential security window film installation typically ranges between $5-10 per square foot. The manufacturer’s warranty, material type, and product type are also key factors for evaluating the overall cost of security window film.
Which areas of my home would specialty film benefit the most?
Our specialty window films have specific purposes. If you’re looking for bird safety films, then we recommend installing them on your large, exposed windows. If you’re looking for switchable films, then you can install them on your office windows, bathroom windows and/or doors, and other areas in your home that you want to keep private.
Which areas of my office space would specialty film benefit the most?
The glass used for conference rooms, private work spaces, and spaces exposed to direct sunlight would benefit the most from specialty film. These areas not only require sunlight control, but also a balance of privacy and transparency.
How does PDLC Smart Glass Technology work?
Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) lets you control light, heat, and privacy by changing the appearance of smart glass from opaque to transparent. PDLC technology allows you to control the overall amount of light, privacy, and heat and is perfect for both homeowners and building owners.
How effective is bird safety film?
Bird safety film prevents up to 99% of bird strikes when installed properly. These specially engineered films make glass surfaces visible to birds so that they don’t injure themselves or damage your property by crashing into them.
How is Casper cloaking film different than specialty switchable film?
Specialty switchable films control privacy by making a glass surface opaque or transparent, whereas Casper cloaking film obscures any content displayed on LCD or LED screens from outside viewers, even though they can still look through the glass. Casper cloaking promotes transparency while preserving data confidentiality, especially in workplaces.
How do you clean and maintain specialty film after it's installed?
Specialty films can be cleaned using mild, ammonia-free cleansing agents, minimum pressure, and soft, non-abrasive materials like lint free cloths, sponges, and squeegees. Your specialty window film may appear cloudy after installation, but will clear on it’s own with time. We recommend that you do not tamper with the film during this period of ‘curing’.