Window Film Questions & Answers
Why should I have window film installed?
Depending on your need, there are several reasons to choose window film. Window film can help lower energy costs, provide daytime privacy, reduce glare, and prevent fading. Security film can also prevent dangerous loose glass if an accident occurs.
Does window film affect my view?
Unlike many other products on the market, our films use a “glueless” adhesive system. This allows for an optically perfect film that enhances, not impairs your view. Based on the film you select, it may be impossible to tell visually that the film was ever installed.
How much does window tinting cost?
Typically, window film runs from ~$5 per sqft. up to and beyond ~$14 per sqft. depending on the type, size, age and difficulty of the windows you want tinted. All window film is manufactured using essentially the same technology with the largest variance being quality. A firm estimate can be given following a free in-home consultation.
Does window film really control the heat I feel coming through my windows?
Yes, many films have this capability. Based on the film chosen, a properly selected film offers tremendous heat reduction properties. You can still maintain your beautiful view while at the same time creating a room that is significantly cooler and more comfortable.
Can window film help my fading problem?
While no product can STOP fading, our films do block out 99% of the damaging rays from the sun. There may be other contributing factors that lead to fading, but with the correct film, most significant fading can become a thing of the past.
How do I clean the windows?
Just like you always have! Alcohol-based cleaners do not affect window films, so clean away! And with scratch-resistant coating, cleaning is safe and easy. By using films with a “glueless” adhesive system, you can continue to use the same household cleaners you have always used. We do, however, discourage the use of ammonia. Over a long period of time it may slightly break down the film.
Will the film break my glass?
With a properly selected film by your Window Genie professional, your windows are safe. All installers follow factory recommendations on film-to-glass. When this is done, the likelihood of breakage is minimal.
What is the warranty?
There is a lifetime warranty on residential installations and a 10-year warranty on commercial installations. Our manufacturers provide a warranty against bubbling, cracking, delamination, crazing or peeling for the specified period.