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  • Does window film stop fading?
  • Will the application of window film help my cooling costs in the summer?
  • Will the application of window film help reduce my heating costs in the winter?
  • Do window films provide extra protection if a window is broken?
  • What is the life span of window film?
  • Isn’t window film expensive?
  • Can window film be applied to all kinds of glass including double-pane?
  • How will window films affect my plants?
  • Will window film make my house seem dark inside?
  • Will window film make a difference with excessive heat?
  • Why do commercial customers have film applied in their buildings?
  • Do window films provide extra protection if a window is broken?

  • Does window film stop fading?
    Ultra violet, visible light and heat make up approximately ninety percent of fabric fading. A window film with a visible light transmission of 15% stops almost 80% of fabric fading while a window film with a visible light transmission of 60% stops approximately 60% of fabric fading by confining the amount Ultra violet, visible light and heat entering through the window.

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    Will the application of window film help my cooling costs in the summer?
    Yes. High performance window films are designed to reject up to 79% of the sun's total solar energy. This means that the more glass you cover that receives direct sunlight, the more heat you will prevent from entering the room. Remember, the film blocks solar heat and does not affect the ambient air temperature.

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    Will the application of window film help reduce my heating costs in the winter?
    Our window films are designed to reduce solar energy. Proper insulation and airtight windows and doors best reduce heating costs. Because window film is an insulating product, a side effect is the re-radiation of some heat escaping through the glass, but it is not sold or designed to reduce heating costs.

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    Do window films provide extra protection if a window is broken?
    If a window that has had window film applied to it is broken, the film can help prevent the glass from falling into the room. In the event of broken glass, window film will limit injury and damage to people and property. Even if a window breaks, the window film will keep out the weather until the glass can be replaced. The thicker the film the better it is. In fact safety/security films have proven tested standards.

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    What is the life span of window film?
    The effective life span of window film depends on the types of film, glass, and climate. There are documented cases of film lasting 12 to 22 years or more in some instances. This should not, however, be assumed to be the normal expected life. Most window film warranties are for at least ten years.

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    Isn’t Window Film Expensive?

    The average installation costs less than most other window treatments. Actually, your investment in window film will return dividends in the form of reduced air conditioning and heating costs, and protection against costly fading.

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    Can window film be applied to all kinds of glass including double-pane?

    Window film can be applied to most clear or tinted windows including insulated glass, however, some restrictions and limitations may apply. Window films are designed for application to glass only.

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    How will window films affect my plants?
    Medium and light density films may slow the growth of common household plants for the first several weeks while the plant adjusts to the presence of the film. Following the films application, plants usually require less watering and this may result in a healthier plant overall. Most plants will thrive, with window film, because they won’t “burn” on sunny days and window film will block much of the sun’s infrared heat and UV rays that cause plant fading.

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    Will window film make my house seem dark inside?
    Our window film will allow you to enjoy virtually clear, crisp, un-tinted and non-reflective glass with all the fading and heat protection offered by darker, reflective films. Our films will not change the look of your home’s interior or exterior and will block much of the sun’s infrared heat and UV rays that cause fading.

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    Will window film make a difference with excessive heat?
    Yes. Depending on what option a customer chooses, heat reflection on glass can be reduced drastically. Our window films are designed to stop glare, block heat and decrease the likelihood of peeling or deteriorating.

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    Why Do Commercial Customers Have Film Applied in their buildings?
    Improved tenant comfort • Lower heating and cooling operating costs • Improved aesthetics • Uniform appearance • Improved safety and security • Extended air conditioning equipment life • Valued alternative to adding more air conditioning equipment and more. Most often, commercial customers will purchase window films for tenant comfort and justify the purchase on energy cost savings.

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    Do window films provide extra protection if a window is broken?
    If a window that has had window film applied to it is broken, the film can help prevent the glass from falling into the room. In the event of broken glass, window film will limit injury and damage to people and property. Even if a window breaks, the window film will keep out the weather until the glass can be replaced. Safety/security films have proven tested standards.

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