Does your family suffer from the annoying glare of the sun beaming through the windows of your home? Does your furniture look faded? Do employees at your business complain that the heat and glare affects their productivity? These are common issues due to windows not having the capability to filter out heat, glare and dangerous rays of the sun and help keep your home or business warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
With more than 25 years in the business, Glamour Glaze understands that you want to protect your home or business and feel comfortable at work and home. As a Madico Window Film dealer in Utah, the experts at Glamour Glaze have the knowledge to expertly install window tinting film, adding to the comfort and protection of your home or business.
Residential Window Film Installers Can Help
Utah is known for its dry and sunny climate. While this can help people with certain medical conditions and provide the perfect backdrop for those who enjoy being active outside, it can wreak havoc on a home. The very place that is supposed to be an oasis from the hustle and bustle of life can become hot and miserable because its windows are equipped to filter out the effects of the sun.
The windows of your home allow you to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors while still being comfortable inside. The very things that you like about the sun can also take its toll on the inside of your home as well. The effects of the sun’s rays can fade your furniture and window treatments while also increasing the temperature inside. Residential window film installers can help.
4 Types of Residential Window Film Installers
Did you know the UV window film can block up to 99 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays? Not only can these rays heat up your home during the day but they can also fade your carpet, window treatments and furniture causing it to age more quickly.
Decorating your home to suit your own unique personality is one of the many joys of homeownership. Getting a designer look — such as frosted, textured or etched glass — for your windows can be expensive unless you use a decorative window film instead.
If you’re looking for a way to save money on energy costs, improve the comfort level inside your home and reduce the amount of glare you experience during the sun’s peak hours, solar window film provides a smart, economical and attractive way of doing so. By reflecting the sun’s rays away from the interior of your home, you’ll be more comfortable, your cooling costs will fall and your carpet, furniture and window coverings will keep their beautiful colors for longer.
One of the most important aspects of your home is the sense of privacy it offers you. Depending on how the windows are designed and situated, though you could have less privacy than you desire. With privacy window film, you can still have a clear view outside of your surroundings while the people outside cannot see in. This increases your nighttime security and reduces the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays.
Window Film Installation Process
Installing a window tint in your home or business is not a task for beginners. While some do-it-yourself projects give individuals the satisfaction of a job-well-done while cutting expenses, applying window film should not be a DIY project; you need quality product installed by professionals with the expertise and professional skills to do the job right the first time.
When installing a home window film, installers move furniture, cover carpet and flooring. They thoroughly clean each window, making sure the window is free of dirt and debris and then use a squeegee to properly dry each window. Each window is carefully measured before applying the window film that you selected, after which, the installer cuts the tinted film for each window, allowing about 1/16 to 3/4 of an inch of extra film. This allows for glass expanding and contracting.
Installers use a spray bottle of soapy water to lightly wet the window once again. They also spray soapy water on the film itself to help reduce any static electricity that can potentially affect the installation process. Using a squeegee, the tint is carefully applied, and installers go over the entire window with the squeegee again, working out any air or water bubbles. The tinted film is then trimmed to ensure the best-possible professionally installed window tint on each window of your home or business.
Window Film Maintenance
Tinted film is only a few millimeters thick so there is no effect on the ability to see out of your windows. This window film will, however, provide you with extra privacy and protection against other people having the ability to see clearly into the windows of your home or business.
Providing proper maintenance to your professionally installed window film gives you the opportunity to enjoy the valued benefits of properly-installed window tinting for years to come.
- You should not start cleaning your windows immediately after window film installation. You have to allow time for all moisture to evaporate before cleaning tinted windows.
- After about 30 days, you can clean your tinted windows. Use a soft cloth and gentle product that you use on regular windows.
- Do not use any type of abrasive cleaning products or tools. Avoiding abrasive cleaners or tools helps prevent damage to your newly-tinted windows. If you’re unsure of what products you should use, speak with your window film installer.
Window Film Installation FAQ
Most internal film applications remain in great condition well past the warranty period of ten years. Different factors contribute to the longevity of your film, including the type of film, type of glass, and construction of the windows.
Usually inside. This protects them from the weather and the UV rays that they are meant to protect you from. Window film can be installed on the outside of the window, but it will quickly start to spangle and crack.
Absolutely. It just takes more time to heat the edges, ensuring a smooth and fault-free drying process. Window-tinting techs take weather conditions into account when applying your film.
The most important thing to avoid is ammonia, which damages the film. A mixture of vinegar and water works great, in addition to being safe, natural, non-toxic, and inexpensive. Any citrus- or vinegar-based cleaner is fine as long as it contains no ammonia.
It depends on the product and how it is applied. If the film is low-quality and beaten up by sunlight every day, it could start to show wear-and-tear in a few months. The best-quality films contain a thin layer of metal and last well in excess of the warranty life. Films that contain dyes or metal deposits instead of a uniform metallic layer may last up to five years.
The UV rays from the sun are no joke. Excessive exposure will cause your film to discolor the same way it causes your skin to burn. Bubbles occur when the adhesive fails, usually as a result of excessive heating. Controlling the temperature inside your car is crucial to keeping your film from bubbling.
Window film confers many advantages when applied to the windows of buildings. For example:
- Energy Savings. Window film makes it less energy-intensive to maintain a comfortable temperature inside the building.
- Protection for your Furniture. Exposure to sunlight can cause your furniture to age and wear out prematurely.
- Protection from Broken Windows. The film won’t make your window less breakable, but the adhesive will keep a shattered window from scattering broken glass across your interior, a janitorial disaster.
- Protection for your Skin. We don’t usually think about it, but UV rays refracted through windows can cause sunburns just as easily as a day at the beach.
- Less Glare. Comfortable relax or work with less glare hitting your eyes or screens.
- More Privacy. Tinted windows are harder to see through, concealing your private business from prying eyes.
- Chic Style. Tinted windows give your building an upscale “limousine look.”
Somewhat. On cold, sunny days, your film absorbs energy from the sunshine, resulting in less transfer of heat from the interior to the exterior. Tinted windows thus reduce the amount of energy needed to keep your interior warm.
Let Our Experts Install Your Window Film
The experienced professionals at Glamour Glaze Window Tinting have the expertise to apply window film to your home or business to give you long-term enjoyment by reducing glare, saving on energy costs, increasing your privacy, increasing the value of your home, and reducing your risk of suffering the effects of the harmful rays of the sun.
Glamour Glaze is Utah’s premier window film installer. We’re proud to be a MADICO authorized window film dealer — one of just a handful in the entire state! — so we can provide our customers with the best products. Our service and commitment to quality speak for themselves with our limited lifetime residential warranty. Learn more about what we have to offer by calling us at (801) 776-8468 today!