Window Film FaQ
Learn more about security films by reviewing these common questions.
Q. Is there a film I can put on my windows to stop them from breaking?
Q. I don’t like the look of security bars, but I have an office that I need protected – will security film work?
Q. How does the security film work?
Q. If I have security film on my windows, can someone still get through the glass?
Q. How long would it take for an intruder to get in once they break in the glass?
Q. Is there anything else I can do to help secure my office windows?
A. If you have a business, then you most likely will have an alarm. Glass break detectors work very well with security film, because the alarm goes off as soon as the window is broken, but the intruder will have to spend more time in order to smash through the glass and gain entry. The intruder would then have less or no time to gain entry – resulting in little to no loss of property.
Q. Do you sell glass break detectors?
Q. What colour is the security film?
Q. I heard that security film will help in an earthquake – how?
Q. My office windows have been scratched and etched with acid – do you have anything to remove that?
A. No – but we can protect your windows before they are damaged. We have a clear film that, when installed on the exterior of the windows, acid etching will not stick to, and if the film is scratched or damaged, it can easily be removed or replaced. This is generally less expensive than replacing damaged glass.
Window Film and Tint FAQ
Q. Will window film break my windows?
Q. Will window film stop fading?
A. Most people associate fading with ultraviolet light, so it’s easy to assume that a window film that rejects 99% of the UV rays could eliminate fading. However, heat, visible light and interior spot lights are also contributing factors. There are some limitations of films on certain types of glass. Ask our solar solutions specialists for their evaluation.
Q. I just had film installed on my windows and there are some bubbles – What is that caused by?
A. Solar gard window film is installed with a wetting solution, and it takes time for the water to evaporate. The time can vary from 30 to 140 days depending on the thickness and the outside temperature. All films, when professionally installed, are warrantied against peeling, bubbling and cracking.
Q. Can I get a window film that gives me privacy at night?
A. A highly reflective film will give you privacy where the lighting is situated. For example, during the day, the light is usually greater on the outside and darker on the inside, so you would have daytime privacy. At night, when the lights are on in the inside and it’s dark outside, you will have the reverse effect – you will not be able to see out and people from outside will be able to see in. If it’s a rainy day and you have lights on inside, you may have equal visibility.
Q. What about the office buildings downtown – they have privacy all the time?
Q. How do I clean the windows after the film is applied?
Q. My window cleaner scratched my film – can it be patched?