4 Top Facts for Homeowners about Window Films


Window films are applied using static cling or adhesive, and they are used for many reasons, for example, blocking sun rays from entering a house thereby keeping indoor heat loss/gain to a minimum. Furthermore, window films reduce the glare that often affects you when you watch your television. The films add privacy to your home by keeping you from the prying eyes of would-be intruders. Here are some top facts about window films for homeowners.

Eco-friendly -- Some window films have an invisible metallic coating that aids in minimizing ultra-violet rays from penetrating interior spaces. For such films to be effective, you must install them directly to the window panes without leaving any air spaces between the two surfaces. Such window films reduce your air-conditioning costs, and thus, save energy and money.  Apart from energy efficiency, most window films are made from recyclable materials such as polyethylene terephthalate that are safe to the environment.

Curing -- An application solution is used to glue window films to window panes. After this application, the remaining solution must be squeezed out, and the film left to dry naturally. The time needed for curing depends on factors such as the season of the year and the direction that the window is facing. For instance, during hot summer months, a film that is installed in the West or South facing window is likely to dry faster than a film on the North facing window in winter. However, remember that during the curing process, the films still perform optimally; hence, you don't have to worry about the small bubbles or visual defects on the film during this period. Usually, it can take up to a month for a window film to cure fully.

Fade Protection -- Ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun is responsible for fading of valuable items such as furniture and artwork. If you want all your furniture to preserve their aesthetic appeal years after purchase, then consider installing quality window films. Some films contain a UV barrier that blocks harmful rays from damaging your valuable items. Therefore, you save money in the end since you would not have to replace or restore your furniture prematurely.

Longevity -- The longevity of window films will depend on factors such as orientation, type of glass, type of film, and geographical location of your home. Notably, all films are covered by some form of warranty for a given period. Some films have a lifetime warranty while others are covered for a period ranging from five years to two decades. The time-frame provides you with long service life without the need to replace the privacy films.


14 December 2017

Looking After Your Windows

If you want to find a way to care for your windows and to ensure that they remain in the best possible condition, then you are in the right place. My name is Peter and I would like to introduce you to a few simple concepts which can really help you to get the most out of the windows in your home. I am not a professional window contractor but over the past few months, I have been given some great advice by my brother-in-law who works for a large window supplier as an installation and maintenance worker. I hope you like my blog.