The majority of our films are scratch resistant. However, we do recommend cleaning the film carefully. Use only soapy water or a household glass cleaner (without any abrasive ingredients such as baking soda) and use soft lint-free towels or spongers rather than abrasive scrubbing pads. Once you are finished, you can use a soft tissue or squeegee to remove any excess solutions from the film’s surface.
Bubbles on the surface of the window film occur naturally through little pockets of water. These should be gone within 6 to 8 weeks and there is no need to touch them during this time (trying to smooth out the surface might cause long term damage).
Smash and grab burglaries are more common but equally people can be injured by accident, whether falling through a patio or door or if the glass breaks during a disaster. Safety film not only acts as a deterrent for potential burglars but can also reduce the severity of injuries in the event of an accident.
Window film does not prevent glass from shattering but it can provide more protection from breakage. For example, if your window breaks during a disaster the glass will not disperse as much, reducing the risk of injury. While solar and privacy film can hold glass to an extent, if your main priority is safety then it is best to talk to our team about installing safety or security films.
Most window films are applied to the inside of the window. When sunlight hits the surface, the energy is reflected away from the window and the glass absorbs some of the energy. That energy is then partially transmitted into the room, absorbed by the window film and re-radiated in and out of the room.
Solar control window films can reject up to 80 per cent of the sun’s glare. This can reduce fading on furniture, upholstery and carpets as well as preventing 99 per cent of harmful ultra violet rays coming through the glass. The film also helps to keep you cooler in summer and warmer in winter, helping to reduce energy costs and makes your home environment feel more comfortable with the removal of any hot spots.
Window film is more effective than blinds because it reflects and ricochets the heat off the glass surface, so the inside maintains a consistent temperature. In addition to attracting dust and looking a bit dated, blinds allow heat to come through the glass and the sides, so they are less efficient at controlling heat and glare (they are more expensive too!)