FAQs about Window Film
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What is window film?
Window film, also called window tint, is transparent plastic film or metallic laminate which is applied to glass windows. It is available in many different compositions with varying effects on the optical and mechanical properties of the underlying glass. Because window film is applied to finished glass, it is easier to install and less costly than chemically-altered specialty glass. Depending on the needs of the user, window film can work in various ways.
Can I see through window film?
You can decided that. Window film comes in various designs, colors and tints, depending on the your needs. It can be almost virtually clear or completely non-trasparent. In most cases, when customers use window film for solar control needs, the film is designed to be optically clear and can be likened to the effects of wearing a really nice pair of sunglasses. Installed correctly, it becomes virtually unnoticeable.
Is window film light or dark?
You decide how dark or shiny you would like it be. You can decide to use a virtually clear, non-reflective window film such as 3M Prestige Series. It’s up to you, the customer, and your preferences.
Does window film block all outside light?
No! Special care has gone into designing window films to be especially made to control heat, fade and glare. They also add safety from broken glass, without you even noticing that window film has been installed. Window film comes in a wide variety of shades. We are careful to help you choose the proper film type for your particular need.
Will window film work on all my windows?
There is practically a window film for every kind of window and glass. Window film can be applied to doors, patio doors, skylights, large windows, small french panes or any other type of glass. It is also safe for dual pane windows and tempered glass.
How do I select the right window film?
When working with the ClimatePro™ team, we take special care to help you with the window film selection process. We make sure to identify your needs and expectations and then recommend the right products. To help you decide, we also have a complete collection of samples for you to examine.
Will window film installation make a mess? Do I install it myself?
Our window film products are carefully installed by factory-trained installers. Theses talented experts will treat your home or property with extreme care.
Is window film really expensive?
When you consider all the benefits of window film, it actually becomes very economical and is a great investment. When you compare our products and service to other companies, you will see that quality stands out and our customer service is A+. Learn more here.
How long does it take to install window film?
It depends on how many windows are to be done. In most cases, residential installations are completed in one day. We recommend scheduling an appointment with one of our representatives. Our skilled team can help you understand all the time factors or your specific project and adjust for material ordering and lead times.
What about my pet? Will they scratch the window film?
Sometimes pets have learned to signal their owners by pawing at a glass door to be let out. The claws of large dog or the sharp claws on a house cat can indeed cause damage to the window film over time. ClimatePro™ does have a invisible pet guard system that can be place over any solar control window film. Contact us to find out more.
Can I take the window film off?
Window film is designed to be a permanent installation. However, it can be removed without causing any damage to the window it was installed on, even after being applied for years. This may be desired if your home is being sold or you are leaving an office space.
Will window film damage my windows?
With proper window film selection (that’s where we come in) there is little risk to your windows, seals or frames. In fact we offer warranties against such things as thermal breakage and seal failures (when applicable). Contact us for more information.
How can window film save me energy?
Yes. By selecting a window film with a tint, you can cut down the amount of light coming through a window. Think of it as sun glasses for your windows. Window film can definitely create a more comfortable environment.
Can I reduce glare with window film?
You can decided that. Window film comes in various designs, colors and tints, depending on the your needs. It can be almost virtually clear or completely non-transparent. In most cases, when customers use window film for solar control needs, the film is designed to be optically clear and can be likened to the effects of wearing a really nice pair of sunglasses. Installed correctly, it becomes virtually unnoticeable.
Can window film prevent sun fading?
Absolutely, in fact that is one of the main reasons homeowners purchases window film. Window film is designed to filter out the bad light and only allow the good light to enter your home or building, learn more here.
How does window film stop sun fading?
3M Window films are designed to reduce the major causes of fading (ultraviolet light, visible light, and solar heat), thus prolonging the life of your furnishings, perhaps as much as two to five times. While window film can dramatically show the progress of fading, no window film can stop fading completely.
Can window film keep my house or office cool?
Yes! Window film reduces the amount of solar energy passing through a window. This helps reduce the amount of heat transferred into a room through its windows. In some cases, window film can make a room 8-10 degrees cooler.
Will window film increase the value of my home?
We can’t promise a dollar value, but based on customer feedback, we’ve learned that people love our window films and wouldn’t want to live without it. ClimatePro™ has very loyal customers, some dating back 25 years, who’ve used our services again and again.
Will window film fit my doors and windows?
Yes, the film for each window or door is custom cut to fit the exact size of your window. This means we can fit nearly any size window or door without special seams, even for extremely large windows. Window film can safely be applied to any kind of window or door – single or double hung, casement, bay window, sliding patio doors and storm windows. Some of our window films are better suited for certain types of windows. Please contact us with any questions.
Can I use window film on double-paned windows?
Yes, the correct window film products are safe to use on any modern day dual-pane window, even tempered windows or dual-pane windows with a LOW-E coating. It is best to consult a window film professional to ensure the proper window film is used. Learn more about dual-pane windows and seal-failures.
Can window film work on skylights?
There are window films specifically designed to applied to skylights. Skylights have their own unique challenges that need to be kept in mind when selecting a proper window film to use. Some may require external installation.
Can I use window film on triangular windows?
You sure can. We custom cut the window film to fit perfectly any window size. Circles, trapezoids, triangles and hexagon shapes: you name it, we can do it.