FAQs

Q?WHAT IS WINDOW FILM?
A.

Window Film is a low-cost, high-return energy conservation measure made of micro-thin layers of film combined with high performance coatings that bond to the glass surface.

Window film is rated by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) and has the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation.

Q?HOW WILL WINDOW FILM BENEFIT MYSELF AND MY HOME?
A.

Window films are much cheaper to install than replacement window – about 5-10% of the cost. Therefore, the capital investment is much lower for window film. They also help reduce cooling costs. Every house is different – see how much you could save on your home!
You may save up to 40% per month on your electrical bill.

Q?HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO INSTALL?
A.

Most windows can be filmed in 15 minutes with minimal or no disruption to building occupants. Depending of the size of windows in a home or a business it could be done within one day or couple days.

Q?DOES THE FILM GOES INSIDE OR OUTSIDE?
A.

Inside, to protect it from the weather. We do not give warranty if installed outside.

Q?WILL WINDOW FILM DARKEN THE INTERIOR OF MY HOME?
A.

We offer several window film colors from different manufacturers, you may choose the color you may desire upon your budget. However, our supreme window films will maintain the natural colors of your interior spaces. With less need for draperies, curtains, blinds, and shades, rooms may actually brighten significantly.

Q?DOES WINDOW FILM HELP THE HEAT IN A ROOM WHEN THE SUN COMES SHINING THROUGH?
A.

Yes. Up to 75% of the heat is rejected by our Supreme Films.

Q?CAN WINDOW FILM HELP REDUCE THE GLARE ON MY TELEVISON AND COMPUTER SCREENS.
A.

Absolutely. Window film reduces glare and helps eliminate eye fatigue.

Q?WHAT IS THE WARRANTY?
A.

We offer a limited lifetime warranty against bubbling, peeling, discoloring and delaminating for as long as you own and live in the home. 10 years warranty on business offered by the manufacturer.

Q?HOW SHOULD I CLEAN THE WINDOWS?
A.

We recommend you to not use “Windex” glass cleaner or other cleaning product that contains amonia, it may void the warranty. We also recommend against using any abrasive cleaners or sharp tools that might scratch the film. Due to the polyester coating, a soft, clean damp cloth will often wipe off most things.

Q?WILL THE FILM SCRATCH?
A.

All of our films have the highest quality scratch-resistant coatings, but sharp metal objects could scratch the film.

Q?WILL THE FILM HELP MY PLANTS TO GROW BETTER?
A.

Film has been shown to actually improve conditions for some plants by removing ultraviolet light that can burn them. There are, however, some guidelines in determining what, if any, effects window film will have on a plant. A simple test you can perform is to merely move the plant to an area with less sunlight for a few days. In addition, most nurseries or local agriculture agencies can advise you whether a particular plant needs more maximal or minimal light.

Q?WILL THE FILM CHANGE MY VIEW?
A.

Yes, the film will actually enhance your view by reducing the glare.

Q?WHAT DOES THE FILM DO DURING THE WINTER?
A.

Window film does not just keep the heat outside during the summer, but it can help keep the heat inside during the winter. Therefore, you benefit in heating bills as well as cooling bills. The film will also slightly increase your winter median u-value. The insulating power of our premium films make your single pane window perform like a duel pane and duel pane window perform like a triple pane window.

Q?WILL THE FILM BUBBLE, PEEL, CRACK OR DISCOLOR?
A.

No, but should this ever happen, the film is warrantied against all these factors. Call us and we will cover the warranty, no extra cost.

Q?CAN THE FILM BE REMOVED?
A.

Yes, the film may be removed; however, some films may take some effort due to the strenght of bonding adhesives.

Q?I OWN A BUSINESS, DOES YOUR COMPANY OFFERS PRIVACY FILMS FOR INDOOR OFFICE USE?
A.

Yes, we do offer window films for both privacy and architectural design.

Q?CAN WINDOW FILM BE INSTALLED ON SAFETY OR IMPACT GLASS?
A.

It is possible, but the warranty of the glass could be voided. The lowest percentage could be 20% or higher, never lower.

Q?WHAT DOES SAFETY FILM DO?
A.

The primary function of safety window film is to hold glass intact in the event of it being broken. The injury to a person or property is greater in the course of normal glass breakage. It is proven that the application of safety film to existing glass can reduce damage and injury.

Many different events may occur that result in glass breakage. The nature of the event is likely to determine the type and extent of property damage and personal injury. The manner in which glass breaks is important, as it has a bearing on the above mentioned factors.

Q?WHO SHOULD BUY SAFETY FILM?
A.

Anyone who wants to protect themselves from injury due to flying glass shards from acts of terrorism, vandalism, smash-and-grab burglaries and natural disasters. Other individuals who purchase safety film are institutionalized buyers or large corporate purchasers. Often these companies are multi-national companies or government buyers, e.g. General Services Administration, who decide on the purchase of safety film for strategic reasons related to their permanence in a given marketplace and to their own individual security concerns. BP made it a policy some years ago to install safety film in their office blocks and gas stations around the world. IBM, who instituted a similar policy, applied safety film to their buildings around the world some years ago.

Q?HOW WILL BENEFIT MYSELF AND MY HOME WITH SAFETY FILM?
A.

– Thrown Objects – Baseballs, Golf Balls and Other Threats:

Many windows are broken either intentionally or unintentionally by thrown objects. Whether this is a child accidentally throwing a baseball through a window or a smash and grab robbery attempt, the results are the same. The projectile hits the glass with some degree of velocity, breaking the glass inward. This causes large dagger-like shards to fly into the room. Not only does this pose a risk to property, but it also poses a risk to unsuspecting individuals. Whether at home or in the office, people tend to put furniture near windows in order to enjoy the benefits of light, warmth, and view allowed by large windows. In the event of a thrown object, this presents the likelihood of injury.

– Adding Security Film to Prevent Theft & Burglary:

In the case of retailers, there is a two-fold problem associated with a thrown object. First of all, the resultant glass shards can damage the merchandise on display in their windows. Secondly, because the glass generally breaks and collapses, it gives the robber an opportunity to quickly and easily reach into the window and remove something. The application of safety film to these windows will reduce, if not completely eliminate, both damage to people and property. In particular, to prevent a break-in installing security film (which is thicker and stronger) is recommended. Because the polyester film has a high degree of elasticity, it is resistant to such breakage. The type of object thrown will determine the chance that that object has of penetrating both film and glass. In most documented cases, the pane of glass itself remains intact in the frame with only a small hole where the object penetrated. This sustained protection serves to thwart the would-be smash and grab burglar. Should the robber persist in the attempt to gain entry into the premises, repeated efforts to smash a hole through the glass and film or to enlarge the existing hole will have to be made. The resultant time delay and noise factor is generally sufficient to scare off most would-be robbers empty handed – making an investment in security film well worth it.

– Glass Broken From Explosions:

Security Film offers “Bomb Blast Mitigation”. There are many types of explosions which can be accidental or intentional. The majority of accidental explosions are related to industrial manufacturing processes and can result in massive devastation. Intentional explosions are often motivated by political or revenge motives. Explosions may be caused by specialized explosive devices such as plastic explosives, hand grenades, or in the case of industrial explosions, gas leaks.

Whatever the cause, the results are the same. The explosion, by displacing air, creates a shock wave or (as it is more commonly known) an over pressure. This over pressure results in a vacuum being created where the blast has pushed air away from the blast center, generating a shock wave. Depending on the size of the shock wave, this could be up to several miles away from the initial explosion.

When the shock wave hits the glass, it causes it to break. The incidental area of damage surrounding the blast center depends upon the amount of energy the shock wave carries with it. The intensity of this energy will vary according to the distance of the window from the origin of the blast and the type and nature of the explosive. Over and above the possible damage to human life, the damage to property caused by shock waves and glass pressure is significant and can result in the partial or complete destruction of the contents of the building.

– Safety Film for Extreme Weather Protection:

Weather and geographic conditions can result in a variety of natural catastrophes, the most prominent of these being hurricanes and earthquakes. The nature of the stresses put on glass as a result of these two natural events differ somewhat.

Hurricanes produce intense winds which as in the case of explosions, create over pressures or pressures great enough to break glass. There is a difference between hurricanes and explosions. In the case of most explosions there is a single blast, whereas hurricanes sustain winds over several hours. This continuous buffeting of the glass may well result in breakage. Again, as in explosions, this over pressure of air bursting into the building is capable of creating a large degree of damage which is somewhat intensified by the addition of flying glass fragments, wind, and rain.

Another important consideration in the case of hurricanes is that the windows often form one of the weakest points of a building’s envelope. In the case of houses, the wind gets through the windows and into the structure where pressure accumulates and often results in the roof being blown off the house. This was particularly evident in the case of Hurricane Andrew in Miami, Florida during August 1992. In fact, so much attention was drawn to that single factor that Dade County changed the building codes so that window may be more adequately protected.

Safety film offers a high degree of protection in the case of such sustained winds. Should the winds get to the point that the glass can no longer hold the pressure, in many cases, the glass will break and the film will shear to some degree. The film and glass will often remain intact in the frame, preventing wind and rain from entering the building. At a minimum, it will prevent flying glass shards. This alone helps protect your home during mild hurricanes.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This product is not approved in the State of Florida for use as hurricane, windstorm, or impact protection from wind-borne debris from a hurricane or windstorm. In compliance with Florida Statute 553.842, this product may not be advertised, sold, offered, provided, distributed, or marketed in the State of Florida as hurricane, windstorm, or impact protection from wind-borne debris from a hurricane or windstorm.

– Safety Film for Earthquake Protection:

The stresses caused by earthquakes are somewhat different from hurricanes and are related to twisting or mechanical flexing of the glass. The intensity of the earthquake will largely determine whether the glass breaks. Other contributing factors are the design and method of construction of the building. In the case of earthquakes of significant magnitude, thousands of panes of glass can be broken. In the Whittier, California earthquake of the late 1980’s. more than 110,000 panes of glass were broken. Because there is no implosion factor involved, this does not generally pose as great a threat as a large explosion. Yet, there is still a distinct possibility that a large portion of these panes of falling glass will result in substantial injury. Safety film will help hold the glass together in the event of breaking and can hold the glass into the frame to prevent further damage.