Frequently Asked Questions

What are “UV” rays?

“U.V.” refers to ultraviolet light, that invisible and unhealthy radiation just beyond violet in the visible spectrum. U.V. rays contribute to 40% of the fading of interior furnishings. Most window films we offer block 99% of U.V.-A & U.V. -B rays.   The below chart illustrates the main causes of fading.

How does window film improve year-round comfort?

Window film creates a more comfortable environment through consistent climate control by eliminating “cold wall” and “hot wall” problems. Rooms stay more comfortable in the summer and winter, be reducing “hot spots”, no matter where the sun is shining.

How does window film lower energy costs?

In summer, window film reflects the hot sun, reducing heat gain and lowering air conditioning costs. In winter, window film retains heat — up to 15% — to reduce heating costs. This year-after-year reduction in energy costs can yield an impressive return on investment.

What is “One-Way" window Film?

“One-Way” Film is based on lighting, not the film itself. The side that is the brightest is the side that you can see. During the day when it is bright outside, you can see outside. At night, if you have lights on inside and no lighting outside, then it reverses allowing people outside to be able to see in your home.  

Here is a great video describing how One-Way Mirrors work.

Will window tint reduce fading?

All of our residential window films will reject 99% or more of the sun’s damaging U.V. rays, which can lead to fading and bleaching of fabric, furniture, carpet, and hardwood floors. Visible light and Solar heat also play a large role in fading as you can see in the chart below.

Will window tinting kill my house plants?

For the first few days some plants may go into a state of shock while adjusting to the new light.  However, the only light rays that plants require for natural growth are far reds, red, and blues, all of which are not part of the UV color spectrum. The reduction in solar heat may actually help your house plants, allowing them to grow naturally without drying out.

Are your window films scratch resistant?

Are your window films scratch resistant?

Our residential window films are made with a scratch-resistant coating. However, the film can still be scratched if enough pressure is applied. Scratches and other personal damage is not covered under the Lifetime Warranty.

How long will it take for my new solar window film to dry?

At first, the film will have a milky or clouded look in spots. This is quite common and a normal part of the drying process. As moisture from the application solution slowly evaporates through the film, the lumpiness and/or cloudiness will slowly diminish. Within two to eight weeks it should dry completely, depending on the film product, temperature, and humidity. Normal curing periods range from 7-60 days.

Will the window tint reduce the heat from the sun?

Our solar films will reject up to 84% of the sun’s energy, depending on which film type you choose for your home or office you can expect a noticeable difference in the amount of heat coming through the glass. Our films will also reduce glare by as much as 90% for those rooms that are too bright.
Actual results may vary depending on other factors such as the size of the room, HVAC system, and air circulation.

Can residential window tint be removed?

Yes, Our residential window films are designed to be removed however, we do recommend that it be removed by a professional to avoid damaging the glass surface.