How Do You Clean Window Film?

“How do you clean window film?” It’s a great question and one that many of our San Francisco Bay Area customers ask us. Follow these simple instructions to keep your windows clean and preserve your warranty. (We also have a handy .pdf download that you can find here.) How To Clean Window Film Believe it or not, maintaining your window film is easy. The first thing to remember is this: let your window film cure. Based on the type of film and thickness, you will want to wait 30 to 60 days before cleaning. The ClimatePro team can help you determine when you can start cleaning. Once the film has cured, follow these simple steps: Use any non-abrasive window cleaning solution, as well as any …

Does Window Film Cause Seal Failure?

Does Window Film Cause Seal Failure? It’s one of the most asked questions we’ve received from potential customers. Many San Francisco Bay Area homeowners and business owners want the best products and protection for their homes and offices. What they don’t want is to jeopardize their windows. We understand the concerns and are here to answer this important question. What are window seals? Window seals are a protective barrier found on double or triple-pane windows. Windows with multiple panes usually have gas between the panes like argon. The seal locks in the gas, creating a barrier the helps to minimize the effects of outside temperatures. This is one of the main reasons people purchase duel paned windows and why they’re a great investment. They definitely …

Will Window Film Cause My Glass To Break?

So many San Francisco Bay Area customers ask: Does window film cause glass to break? We explain below. “Will window film cause my glass to break?” This is one of the most frequently asked question we receive from our potential customers. As mentioned in our recent post about window film myths, this is a common concern. Many in the San Francisco Bay Area have been lead to believe that window film causes thermal stress glass breakage. Why does this misconception exist? It is based on the fact that window film can increase the thermal stress on the glass due to sunlight.  However,  the misconception does not take into account a few factors. Factors like the relative strength of glass and the heat tolerances of different …

Understanding Solar Control Window Film

Understanding solar control window film is a primary concern for our San Francisco Bay Area customers. It’s one of the main reasons our customers decide to add window film to their homes or businesses. Whether for glare reduction, UV blocking, or temperature control, we think this is a great reason to choose window film. Many window films are designed to block or help control how sunshine passes through a window. But to understand how window film does this, it helps to understand how we receive solar energy. We also need to understand what window film can do to help. Why? Because the sun’s rays come in different wavelengths. Knowing more about sunlight can help you determine which window film is right for you. The Sun’s …

Which is Best: Window Film or Window Coverings?

Window film vs window coverings? It’s a question that many of our San Francisco Bay Area customers have faced. In this post, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of each. We will also offer a 3rd option that might solve this dilemma once and for all. Window Treatments and Coverings Pros and Cons Window treatments and window coverings are a common option for homeowners and businesses alike. These include blinds, custom drapes, shades and more. What are the advantages of window coverings or treatments? First, there is the issue of privacy. Simply put, window treatments are an excellent option for controllable privacy. With most treatments, you can open them to let the daylight in, then close them when you want privacy. Pretty simple, right? Another …

Get The Facts: Thermal Stress and Window Film

The ClimatePro team wants our San Francisco Bay Area customers to be the most informed on the planet. We feel it’s our duty to be as open as we can about potential window film problems. In this post, we’ll discuss one issue that many of our customers are concerned with: will window film crack my windows? We will address one of the causes of window breakage: thermal stress. Get the facts about thermal stress and window film right here. As mentioned in our recent blog about window film myths, some San Francisco-area residents believe that window film causes glass breakage due to thermal stress. This misconception is based on the fact that window film can increase the thermal stress on glass exposed to sunlight. However, …

6 Window Film Myths and Misconceptions

Top 6 San Francisco Bay Area Myths and Misconceptions About Window Film Let’s talk about the top 6 myths and misconceptions about window tinting or window film. Did you know that window film has been successfully applied to millions of home and business windows and other glassworks for decades? Yet many people remain unfamiliar with its numerous beneficial properties, whether privacy, security, UV protection, glare reduction, decorative, or heating, and cooling. In fact, we here at ClimatePro are constantly fielding questions from San Francisco Bay Area residents that expose how limited the public’s window film knowledge is. And those people who do have familiarity with window film have often heard incorrect information and tend to harbor—and sometimes share—myths and misconceptions about window film.      …