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Getting a Clear View of Window Film

Window film can be easily installed in your home or office. Decorative window film allows light into your home, offers a beautiful alternative to traditional window treatments, and comes in different designs such as etched or frosted. Privacy window film can also be used on clear shower doors or office doors.

How does window film work?

Window film is a self-adhesive film made of polyester that is applied to glass surfaces. It can be used as an application for existing glass on vehicles, homes, and buildings to upgrade solar control, safety, and improve appearance.

Solar radiation from the sun comes in three parts: visible light that can be seen, infrared that is felt as heat, and invisible ultraviolet rays (UV). When solar radiation strikes a piece of glass, window film serves like a sunscreen to block harmful UV rays as well as regulate the amount of heat and light that pass through the glass. The type of window film used will determine the amount of heat and light that is deflected.

Benefits of window film

One of the main benefits of window film is its capacity to reject most of the damaging UV rays. These rays not only negatively impact your skin, but they are also a significant cause of fading of the interiors of vehicles and homes.

Another benefit of window film is its ability to reflect the heat of solar energy. The combination of heat and UV ray reflection slows the fading process. Reducing the two primary causes of fading extends the life of vehicle interiors and home interiors.

Different types of window film

There are a variety of window films available, each with their own particular uses and advantages, including:

  • Automotive Film: Window film makes driving more comfortable by reducing glare and reflecting solar heat. Additionally, it can reduce up to 99% of harmful UV rays which decreases long-term interior fading and protects your eyes and skin from damage.
  • Residential/Commercial Film: Window film helps reflect UV rays to protect your eyes and skin from damage and slows fading of interiors.
  • Safety and Security Film: Accidents involving glass can be dangerous, especially in homes with children. Safety film keeps broken glass together, reducing large shards of glass from causing injury.
Is glass window film removable?

Different types of glass window film may require different techniques for removal. Decorative window film is adhesive-free, relying on static cling to hold it to the window. To remove, simply pull the corners and edges loose from the window. Solar window film, tinted to block the UV rays from the sun, contains either a sticky or dry adhesive to hold it to the glass.

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