What is architectural window film?
Architectural window film is a retrofit product designed to enhance glass performance. It is a polyester film construction generally made of Polyethylene Teraphthalate (PET). Most films are applied to the interior surface of a glass window in a home, commercial building, or vehicle.
How long does residential window film last?
between 10 to 20 years
The lifespan of window film depends greatly on its quality and the materials used in its manufacture. Most window films last somewhere between 10 to 20 years . However, this time can be longer or shorter depending on the amount of stress put on the film.
solar control film
Are solar control films installed from the inside or from the outside?
Interior installation is possible but the risk of thermal breakage can be significantly higher. This is because modern window systems can heat up too much due to internal reflection. We recommend the application of a solar control film from the outside, not least because of the better compatibility of glass systems in Europe, but mainly because of the better solar control effect.
Can I also apply an interior solar window film to the exterior?
No, the window films are constructed to filter sunlight exposure in the best possible way. This means that if an interior film is used outdoors, the product construction is not suitable for exposure to sunlight from that side over a longer period of time. A film applied on the wrong side will not last long due to the structure of the film, and will be decomposed by the UV radiation.
What is the durability of solar window films?
The warranty varies depending on the type of film as well as whether it is an interior or exterior application. In addition, for horizontal applications, the more intense angles of incidence and increased daily exposure to sun rays mean that the warranty period is usually shorter. For full details of each product warranty, please consult the technical datasheets.
Safety window films
Can my glass still shatter even with Safety Window Films applied?
Yes, the glass can still shatter but the safety film will increase the resistance to impact and pressure. In case of breakage most of the splinters will not fly around but will stick to the safety film. This increases the protection against injuries caused by glass splitters effectively.
Safety films protect from UV radiation?
Yes, All our Safety and Anti Graffiti films protect against 99% of all UV radiation.
What safety certification do we have for our Safety Films?
All Solar and Safety Window Films were certified according to fi re resistance norm EN 13501-1. In addition the safety window films are tested according to the most common impact and bomb blasting norms. The full overview can be found on the technical data sheet.