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Solar film generally lasts several years without fading. The location of the window film does play a factor. If you are in sunny locations like San Diego or Los Angeles, the window film might fade quicker than if you are in San Francisco or Seattle. The direction of the windows could also play a factor. If the windows are in direct sunlight the whole day, the window tint might fade quicker. Speak with a representative to learn more!
Most solar film and decorative window film is installed on the interior of windows in both residential and commercial settings. In fact, the majority of the products are made for interior installation. However, exterior window tints are available for both residential and commercial settings. Exterior window film is commonly used for large buildings or double pane glass that is easily accessible to reach from the exterior. Building wraps are a great example of when Solar Art uses exterior window film. Anti graffiti film and security film is often installed on the exterior as well. Speak with a sales representative to see if interior window film or exterior window film is right for you!
The drying process can sometimes take up to 60 days. If your newly installed window film shows evidence of water bubbles, don't panic, that is very normal and actually part of the drying process. The moisture gets trapped under the film and will evaporate as the film cures to the window over the drying period time. It is important to not touch of press on these bubbles as it will prolong the drying process and damage the film. Take a look at Solar Art's care instructions or speak with a representative to learn more!
Security is a topic that should never be taken lightly. Security window film is an added protection in the case of an intruder. Security window film helps strengthens glass by 2-3 times, which can prolong the amount of time it takes to get through the glass.
Yes! When it comes to security window film you can choose from a clear window film, a reflective window film and a neutral window film. With the optically clear window film you won’t even know it’s there. The reflective window film will look like a one way mirror and the neutral window film will have a tint to it. All of the options will reduce 99% of UVA and UVB rays.
You can double layer window security film, but Solar Art does not recommend it. Adding two layers on top of each other won't increase security, the warranty will be voided and the film won't look very good. If you are looking for added protection, you can install security window film on both the interior and exterior. Speak with a representative to learn more!
Our custom graphics department can print a solid image, a custom or stock pattern, multi opacity prints, custom gradients and more. The options are endless! We can create a custom piece of artwork or produce an already designed graphic. If you are unsure of want you want, you can speak with our in house graphics team and they will help you step by step!
Of course! Solar Art installs custom graphics to both residential and commercial settings. When it comes to homes, we have installed custom graphics to backyards to create a golf scene. Solar Art has also installed several custom graphics to game rooms to create a Fortnite scene. The options are limitless! You can work with our in house graphics team to get the perfect custom graphic for your space.
Yes! Both window graphics and wall graphics can be removed. Contact a professional company like Solar Art to ensure the surface of the application isn’t damaged.
You can get daytime privacy with window film but the current window tint products that are available do not allow for night time privacy if the lights are on. You can use a decorative window film such as a frosted to achieve night time privacy, however, you will not be able to see in or out of that window during the day or night. Talk with a sales representative to learn which window film will work best for you!
Most solar film is installed on the interior of windows in both residential and commercial settings. In fact, the majority of the products are made for interior installation. However, exterior window tints are available for both residential and commercial settings. Exterior window film is commonly used for large buildings or double pane glass that is easily accessible to reach from the exterior. Building wraps are a great example of when Solar Art uses exterior window film. Speak with a sales representative to see if interior window film or exterior window film is right for you!
The installation process starts by prepping the windows by moving things out of the way and thoroughly cleaning the windows. You then cut the film to the size of the window and spray the window down with water. You then put the film on the window and again, cut to size to make sure everything is aligned and fits right. You then squeegee all of the water out and allow up to 60 days for the film to fully dry. Solar Art recommends having a professional company do the installation to ensure the best results. Speak with a representative to learn more!
Anti graffiti film protects glass from vandalism and etching. If anti graffiti film does get tagged it can easily be removed and replaced with no damage to the glass. Replacing anti graffiti film is a fraction of the cost of replacing glass.
Anti graffiti film can be applied to both the interior or exterior of glass. I you are worried about the windows being tagged, you can install the anti graffiti film to the exterior. If you are concerned about your glass getting scratched or damaged by guests or employees, you can install anti graffiti film to the interior of the glass. Solar Art has also installed anti graffiti film to display cases that can get scratched really easily.
Anti graffiti film can be cleaned the same way as solar film or any other window film. Window film can be cleaned with non abrasive materials such as a micro-fiber cloth and ammonia free liquid solutions. It can take up to 60 days for window film to fully dry, so be sure to wait that amount of time before trying to clean your windows. For more tips check out this blog on how to keep window film clean and clear!
There are a TON of different decorative window film options. You can choose a frosted window film, blackout window film, whiteout window film or even different patterned window films depending on what you are looking for. All decorative window film blocks 99% of UVA and UVB rays while also reducing heat and glare. You can speak with a representative to help you choose the right decorative window film.