Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: How long will the install take?

A: It depends on the size of the job and the number of windows, but we can normally do anywhere from 50-100 square feet per hour.

 

Q: How long until the security film is cured and up to full strength?

A: It does depend on the thickness of the security film that you purchased. The 6mil can take up to 30 days to cure, and the 8mil can take up to 60 days to cure.

 

Q: What can I use to clean the windows after the install has been completed?

A: After you have waited the full 30 days for the film to cure, and for the remaining water bubbles to dry up, you can clean the windows with any window cleaner. You do NOT want to use anything abrasive, because you will scratch the film. (And that is not under warranty)

 

Q: What are these little “air bubbles” I see forming after the film has been installed? Will they go away?

A: 99% of the time, they are not air bubbles. They are water bubbles. This is normal, and it happens to every window all the time. These will dry up after time. It usually takes about 30 days for them to dry up, but this also depends on how much sun exposure the film is getting.

 

Q: Does the film ruin the glass?

A: No, the film will not ruin your glass at all. If it did ruin the glass, window tinters would not be in business.

 

Q: What percentage of UV rays are blocked?

A: 99% of all UV rays are blocked, no matter the darkness of the film. Even clear security film will block 99% of UV rays.

 

Q: Will window tint break windows?

A: This question is a bit more complicated. If a window tinter puts the wrong film on the wrong type of glass, the film can break the windows (ex: putting black out film on non-tempered glass). Fortunately, we know what we’re doing, and we know which types of film can go on which types of glass. *Another way film can break glass is if the glass has a pre-existing imperfection in it.*

 

Q: What does the number mean after the film name? (Silver 20)

A: The number after the “Silver” tells you the percentage of light the film lets in. So the higher the number, the more light will be allowed in your home/business. (ex: Silver 20 film lets in 20% of the light; whereas Silver 35, lets in 35% of the light.)

 

Q: What does Security Film actually do? Can it prevent bullets?

A: No, Security Film can not prevent bullets from breaking your window or entering through the window. Security film is installed as a deterrent. It makes it much harder for someone to break into your home. If something was thrown into your window, with the Security Film installed, the glass WILL break, but it will stay in place. It also takes a lot more effort for the burglar to get inside the property. They will need to keep at the window several times before they even make a hole. This is also beneficial because it will cause a lot of noise, which will attract any neighbors.

 

Q: How much does an installation cost?

A: This is something that can’t be answered. This depends on many factors; how big is the job? What kind of film do you want? Does it require anything extra (sealer)? Etc…

 

Q: How do you care for your windows after an installation?

A: Download our window tint care guide here (.pdf) and see the film drying process below: