Find all the answers to your questions about security window film!
Generally, security window film is applied on the exterior, but it can also be applied on the interior. Where the film is applied depends on the context and purpose. If you are looking for added protection you can even install it on both the interior and exterior. Speak with a sales representative to learn more!
The installation process itself isn’t very loud. However, if you are having old window film removed, it maybe a little loud during the removal process. Our installers work very efficiently and are mindful of the noise and try to get the window film off as quickly as possible. If you are concerned about the noise, work speak with our operations manager to come up with a time that works best for you!
Absolutely. Solar Art has done many residential security window film installations. Security window film can be installed to both residential and commercial settings and is extremely beneficial. If you are interested in security film for your home, speak with a representative today or request a free quote!
You can install two layers of security window film on top of window film, but we don’t recommend it. If you install two layers of window film on top of each other the warranty is voided. If you are interested in added protection with benefits of solar film, you can install tinted security window film. Speak with a sales representative to learn more!
Solar Art only does residential and commercial installations, not vehicles. To learn more about car window tinting, find a shop near you!
Security window film prices vary based on manufacturer, tier of tint and the type of film that is being installed. Pricing is generally based on the square footage of glass. On average, having window security film installed can cost anywhere between $6/sqft and $25/sqft. Speak with a sales representative or operations manager to discuss pricing or request a free quote!
When it comes to warranties on security window film, each manufacturer is different. They do however have similar warranties. Warranties also differ based on the type of film that is being installed. For solar films, most residential interior installations have a lifetime limited warranty. Most commercial interior installations have a 10-15 year limited warranty. Most exterior installations have a 5-7 year limited warranty. To learn what a lifetime limited warranty entails and specific film warranties speak with a Solar Art representative!
It is very common for the newly installed security window film to show evidence of water bubbles as it's part of the drying process. Don’t be alarmed, this is simply residual moisture trapped under the film that evaporates as the film cures to this window over the drying period mentioned below. It can sometimes take up to 60 days for all the moisture to evaporate. It is important to not touch or 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!
Yes! Security window film is removable. Window security film can be removed but isn’t easily removable in the sense that you need to worry about it falling off over time. If you are looking to have the window film removed, it is best to contact a professional company like Solar Art to ensure there is no damage done to the glass.
Yes! When it comes to security window film you can choose from a clear window film, a reflective security film and a neutral security 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.
Security window film strengthens glass by 2-3 times. It helps keep glass in tact in case someone or something hits it. If an intruder tries to break through it will prolong the amount of time it takes them to get through. If a ball or other object hits the window, the security film will help hold the glass together, increasing safety. Security window film also blocks 99% of UVA and UVB and works great in both residential and commercial settings. Speak with a representative to learn more!
Window security 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!
All security window films are effective, regardless of the manufacturer. Our sales representatives will help you choose which window film is right for you.
Security window film can last several years depending on the location and surface to which it is applied. Interior security window film will last longer than exterior security window film due to weather and harsher environments. Speak with a sales representative to learn the lifespan of specific films!
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.
We generally install either 4 mil or 7 mil security window film to residences where the changes of a break-in are less. We generally install 8 mil or 14 mil security window film to storefronts or schools where the risk is much higher. Ultimately, the decision on which thickness to install is up to you. You can work with our sales representatives to learn more and figure out which security window film will work best for you!
No, security window film will not stop someone from breaking in, but it will slow them down allowing time for first responders to arrive. The purpose of security film is to help keep glass in tact in case someone or something tries to hit it. This will prevent shards of glass from flying everywhere, increasing safety. Security window film will strengthen glass by 2-3 times which will prolong the amount of time it takes for something to get through the glass. To learn more, speak with a sales representative.