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Causes of Fading
Window Films address the three major causes of fading:
Our films reduce up to 99 percent of the sun's ultraviolet rays and reject up to 79 percent of the solar heat that may otherwise come through a window. They also help reduce winter heat loss by insulating and reflecting up to 35 percent of indoor heat back into the room. You will find our films are also easy on the eyes. On the outside, they give your home, car or business a more pleasing, unified look. On the inside, our films provide glare reduction for you and others.
Sun Control Films save energy, as well as helping to protect your furnishings, drapes, carpet, woodwork and artwork from destructive ultraviolet rays that cause fading. Safety and Security Films provide fragment retention by holding glass together during destructive weather, smash and grab crimes or acts of terrorism. They help to seal out the water, the primary cause of property damage and they have a toughness that allows these films to withstand day-to-day abuse.
Will window film ruin my view?
No, window film will actually reduce glare making it easier to see out. Some films are actually optically clear.
Is the film difficult to maintain after installation?
Window film has scratch-resistant coating that can with stand a fine steel wool. We suggest cleaning with soapy water and a sponge and squeegee. You may also use a spray cleaner and soft cloth.
Will the film give a mirrored exterior appearance?
With advanced technology films are being made to be less reflective with some offering less reflectivity than the existing glass. If a mirrored effect is desired we do have that available
Do you install window film on the inside or outside of a building?
Window film is typically installed on the interior side of a window but occasionally an exterior application is desired..
Can you apply window film to tinted / Low-E glass and insulated glass?
Absolutely! You will notice enhanced energy performance from your tinted / Low-E glass windows after installation. With insulated units only factory recommended films are applied.
Will installing film void my warranty?
In some instances it may but the film manufacturer will pay up to 500.00 to 1500.00 per window for failure with in a certain time period. Ask your dealer for details
What is the life expectancy of window film?
The average life expectancy is 15 years and with the lifetime warranty's on residential you can rest easy that it will be replaced at no charge if there is an issue,
Will window film protect my furniture?
Fading is caused by multiple factors. 10% of fading is caused by miscellaneous factors such as lighting and humidity, 25% is caused by heat, another 25% is caused by visible light and the remaining 40% is caused by UV rays. With the high performance films available we can greatly reduce fading while also reducing your energy bills and make you more comfortable.
Since 1986, Touch of Glass Interiors has been installing window films in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.
Please contact us at (319) 393-3231 for a product demonstration and complimentary estimate.
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