Cooling & Heating
Yes! That is what solar film is designed to do. It will keep out from 46% to 78% of the sun’s heat, depending on which film you use.
Yes! Solar film eliminates 99.9% of the sun’s fading (UV) rays. This greatly reduces the amount of damage that the sun does to costly furniture & drapes. UV rays are also a contributor to skin cancer and cataracts.
Unless your home or building has been specially designed and built to take unwanted solar heat gain on the south side of the home or building distribute it to the north side during the winter months, the myth of free solar heat is just that–a myth! Most consumers have to close their drapes or curtains during the winter months on the south side of their home because the sun is so intense. The south side of the home is generally hotter than the north side so they will experience an imbalance that will affect their heating system and cause it to either operate too much or not enough, depending on the location of the thermostat. Applying film to those southern windows creates a balancing effect, which means greater comfort!
The ratio of solar heat gain through a glazing system to the solar heat gain of a single light double-strength glass.
Solar Film works year round. In the summer, it keeps the heat out of your home. In the winter, it helps to keep the warm air in your home. The clear winter days usually have the coldest nights. So, the 24-hour savings provided by the solar film more than offset the loss of solar heat during the day.
No, our patented CDF adhesive system has never experienced an adhesive failure. It’s not soft and thick and unstable like most pressure sensitive adhesive systems. It will not bubble! Its optics are also far superior to any other adhesive system on the market.
Our gray films were especially formulated not to alter the natural colors when viewing from one side to another.
No! Our films are an architectural grade. They are much heavier and more durable than the films available to consumers.
No. It is a good product, but our experience has shown us that our films are better.
Durability & Protection
Yes, the combination of the polyester and adhesives used to construct our films makes glass safer than it ever was before. An object such as a brick can be thrown against a window, and if thrown powerfully enough, could penetrate the window, but the rest of the glass will be held in place by the film. If the window did not have window film applied, large shards of glass would fly throughout the room and leave a very large hole where glass had been.
No. Tests have proven that window film is thousands of times stronger than masking or duct tape.
Yes, our film is great for protecting against damage from stray golf balls! The same principles described for Severe Weather Protection are applicable. The film will keep the glass from shattering, and likely prevent the ball from entering your home, thereby preventing further damage. Seasonal residents have found this aspect particularly beneficial, since glass breakage while they are away can expose their home to weather damage and pest intrusion.
Window film provides a pleasing appearance, is long-lasting, and economically sound. An alternative is Plexiglass, which has a comparatively short lifetime and can scratch easily. Another option is shatterproof (aka bulletproof) glass, which is extremely expensive compared to window film.
Many utilities across the country are offering some type of incentive for purchasing window film for homes and buildings. Ask yours if they have a program in effect.
Installation & Design
Yes! All of our installers are experienced, and while some companies subcontract work out, we do not. We could not maintain our high standards of quality if we did.
We can usually get you scheduled and completed within one week. *During the summer months, it may take up to two weeks.
Film type, climatic conditions and direct sunlight exposure all factor into film drying time. Normally, film dries within 30 days.
You can, but it is not recommended. Due to the uneven temperature of the glass, this type of installation can cause glass breakage and is not warranted.
Yes. A gap of 1/16 to 1/32 of an inch is standard in the industry.
NO! Solar films will not make a room dark. Our light and medium shades of film will not noticeably reduce the amount of light coming into a room. Our darkest shade will reduce the light coming into a room. This film is very good at reducing the sun’s glare.
Payment & Warranty
Yes! It is guaranteed unconditionally for a lifetime. This guarantee covers everything pertaining to material and labor.
NOTE: Not only do we honor our guarantee, the manufacturer also backs it.
No! When we are completely finished, we will go over the entire job with you and make sure it is to your satisfaction. After this final inspection, you pay the installer.
Yes! Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
Other General Questions
Yes, thermal glass is engineered to provide wintertime savings. It is not an efficient insulator against the heat, but Solar Film is.
*The darkest film that can be installed on thermal pane glass is 18% VLT.
No. In most cases, if a houseplant is already receiving adequate light, the use of window film will not harm it. New growth or flowering may be retarded, and, for a few days, a plant may go into a state of shock while it adjusts to the light change.
No. If the light is greater inside of the building, people will be able to see inside. One-way film is not available.
While blinds are effective at reducing the amount of light in a room, they are very poor at reducing the heat gain, even with insulated blinds. This is because there is a 4″ to 6″ gap between the glass and the blinds. Heat builds up in this area, and radiates through the blinds. This heat can be considerably greater than the outside air. The key to keeping the heat out is to stop it before it passes through the glass.
Just like ordinary glass; the only special care instruction is that you do not use abrasive cleaners.
For any additional questions, please contact us