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November 2021

How to Care for your Window Film

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Window film doesn’t need to be cleaned as much as glass does. Because the glass is porous, dirt picks up quickly on it. The best part about the window film is you don’t have to worry about cleaning it all the time.

Window film is the easiest thing to clean. All you must do is fill a spray bottle with some dishwashing detergent and warm water. Once you have the solution, spray it onto the window film or onto a soft piece of cloth or sponge. Make sure to cover the entire window to get the best results. After you’ve cleaned it off, dry the glass with a clean, dry cloth.

The process of cleaning is simple, but here are some helpful tips with the keeping and care of your window film:

  • Check with your installer on the proper care and cleaning of your window film.
  • Wait 15-30 days before cleaning your newly installed window film to give it time to cure.
  • Avoid using cleaning solutions with ammonia, it will damage your window film.
  • Pure rubbing alcohol on a soft cotton cloth is great for removing heavy smudges.
  • Use soft cloths instead of paper towels to clean your film
  • Be extra cautious cleaning around the edges of your window film

The Myths of Window Film

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Let’s get right to it. What’s a fact and what’s a myth?

Myth 1: Window Film does not improve Energy Savings

False: This is 100% false. In fact, studies show that the addition of window tint on your glass can reduce total energy consumption by 35% to 50%. Additionally, the energy savings achieved by adding window film can ultimately pay for itself after a few years of installation.

Myth 2: Window Film makes a Home look too dark

False: Window film increases light and comfort levels in your home or office. The best part of window film is you get the privacy you want from the outside but as much light as you want on the inside.

Myth 3: Window Film causes the glass to break or crack

False: Window film prevents the glass from breaking. The film gives your glass an extra layer to protect any potential factors that could cause it to break. If something were to happen due to thermal stress, we offer multiple warranties that can help you.

Myth 4: Window Film is not long-lasting

False: Depending on what you buy, will ultimately decide how long the window film lasts. However, 10 years should be the minimum. Luckily, many places offer warranties for up to 10 or 15 years.

Fact: Cool Sunlight is the Go-to window film provider

True! Custom Glass Tinting can install your window film and debunk all your myths about window film. Contact us today for a consultation.

Why Your Window Film Installer Should be 3M Certified

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What is 3M?

You may notice many products labeled with a “3M,” symbol. If you have ever noticed that, then it means that the product is 3M certified. Especially when it comes to window film, your tint should be 3M certified for the best quality window film.

3M is an American multinational conglomerate corporation operating in the fields of industry, worker safety, U.S. health care, and consumer goods. The Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company received the first dye-based residential window film. Meaning, 3M is the leader of window technologies.

What does being a 3M Authorized Dealer mean?

Simply put, it means adhering to the strict set of 3M standards. When someone is 3M certified, they are adding the best window film technology to your home or office. 3M dealers stay up to date with the most recent technologies and are always being educated on how to improve their service. 3M offers regional and national training sessions for its members.

What are the Benefits of working with a 3M Authorized Dealer?

  • Lifetime warranties
  • Great installation services
  • Access to 3M products not found anywhere else
  • 3M Specialty Series

Custom Glass Tinting is available for you. We specialize in window film and are 3M certified.

How Window Film Can Liven Up Your Home

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Window Film allows you to let beautiful natural sunlight fill your home without the consequences of hot spots, glare, faded furnishings, and other repercussions that accompany non-filmed windows. When choosing the window film that is right for you, consider the characteristics of each type of film listed below.

Decorative Film:

  • Adds patterns to windows that can mimic the look of etched, stained, frosted, or textured glass
  • Reusable and easy to remove Enhance the privacy of your home Block harmful UV rays
  • Can be used on the interior OR exterior side of the glass
  • Minimal heat protection

Heat & UV Blocking Film:

  • Absorbs and reflects energy from the sun to keep your home cooler
  • Lowers your energy costs
  • Blocks harmful UV rays & solar heat
  • Minimizes glare
  • Tends to be more expensive than other film types

Privacy Film:

  • Keeps the inside of your home shielded from onlookers
  • Often have a reflective or frosted appearance
  • Can reduce the brightness of a room
  • Come in varying shades and tints

Now that you’re educated on the different types of window film available, we can discuss the ways in which window film can improve your home. There are countless benefits of window film, including the following:

  1. Improved Aesthetic
  2. Comfort
  3. Harmful UV Protection Safety and Security Efficiency

Window Film not only improves the exterior look of your home, but ensures the interior is safe by hexing harmful UV rays. It also saves you tons on energy costs as heat-controlling window film keeps your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

Untreated windows are so last year. It’s time to upgrade your home and your quality of life. Contact the experts at Indy Tint here or give us a call at 317-823-4305 to receive your FREE window film estimate.