Residential FAQs

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Do you bring ALL your tint shades with you?

Yes! All shades – All the time!

Can Window Film be applied to any surface?

No, window film is designed for application to smooth glass surfaces. It is not recommended for use on any unsmooth surfaces, however Solar Guard do have special films for polycarbonate roofs.

What is Window Film?

Window film is optical grade polyester sheeting with colored dye and/ or metal particles embedded into its surface to reduce the transmission of solar heat, glare and ultra violet rays through a pane of glass.

Does Solar Guard Window Film reduce the chance of glass breakage?

Standard solar control film can help hold broken glass together in the event of accidental breakage. However, these films do not strengthen the glass enough to provide shatter-proofing, or reduce the chance of glass breakage. If you require this issue to be resolved then we have safety and security films to overcome these problems.

What do I need to know about the maintenance of Window Film?

After the dry-out process is complete your window film will not need any special care. Cleaning window film can be done safely with mild soapy water and a soft cloth or soft paper towel. Do not use any rough or abrasive materials for cleaning the film side of the glass. Always use cloths that are free of contamination of dirt particles.

How long does Window Film last?

The life of window film depends on many factors that included the application of the film, orientation of the window and geographic location. When properly installed, it is not uncommon for window film to last as long as 30 years or more.

Can the Window Film be scratched during cleaning?

Proper care and cleaning are critical to maintaining the beautiful appearance of window film. As with glass, window films are also susceptible to scratching and damage if they are not properly maintained. To prevent minor scratches than can occur with cleaning, window films come standard with a very tough scratch resistant coating. However it is still very important that you follow the care and cleaning instructions we provide you after your installation to ensure a long service life to your window film.

How much heat can Window Films reject?

The Heat rejection properties of window films vary from one product to another. However our most popular films can reject as much as 78 percent of total solar energy.

Can Window Film save on my energy bills?

Once installed window film helps reduce the amount of solar heat energy coming through a pane of glass. This makes it easier to cool a room or the interior of a car, resulting in lower energy consumption. The amount of savings will depend on the type of film installed and the geographic location of where the film is used.