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Window Tinting & Blinds FAQ

Q: What is window film?
A: Window film is a thin sheet of window coating, professionally and permanently installed, to deliver a range of high-value benefits. It comes in a range of shades from visually clear to darker shades of grey and bronze. Professionally installed, it provides many benefits, from energy savings to UV protection. It also increases energy savings, UV blocking, glare reduction and security benefits, along with a wide range of aesthetic possibilities to easily enhance the look of your home or business.

Q: What types of window film are there?
A: The most common types of window film are:
  • Solar Control Film
  • Spectrally Selective Film
  • Decorative Film
  • Security/Safety Film
Q: Why do I need window film on my windows?
A: Window film keeps out 99% of Ultra Violet Rays, and helps fight fading, glare and damage to furniture caused by the sun. Most importantly, it helps make occupants feel more comfortable in the room. It also increases safety by reducing your family’s or employee’s exposure to UV Rays while indoors.

Q: Why is window film important even if other window treatments are on the windows?
A: The sun may damage window treatments such as draperies, curtains, blinds, and shades. Window film can help protect these treatments from the damaging effects of UV Rays.

Q: Will window film darken the interior of my home or business?
A: Most window film will maintain the natural lighting of your interior spaces. Depending on the film you choose, however, it may darken the room some.

Q: Does window film help reduce the heat in a room that is caused by the sun?
A: Yes. Up to 86% of heat from the sun is rejected by window film, helping to significantly reduce your home or business’s HVAC costs. It also helps maintain more comfortable interior environments.

Q: Can window film help reduce glare on my television or computer screen?
A: Of course! Window film reduces glare, which can help eliminate eye fatigue and also allow you to use more natural light in your home or office.

Q: Can window film be installed on odd-shaped windows? 
A: Yes, window film that is professionally installed can fit virtually any size and shape of flat-glass window.

Q: Does window film offer safety and security?
A: Absolutely. Some window films are specifically designed to hold broken glass in place, lessening the chance of injury and property damage. It also makes forced entry more difficult for potential vandals or burglars to enter your home or office.

Q: Is window film validated or certified?
A: There are many health and safety standards that window films adhere to, including human impact, glass fragment protection, burglar intrusion, bomb-blast, and fire safety. More than 250 films have been certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) to verify their energy performance.

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