Window Film FAQs
Q1. What is window tinting? Is it a film or a Liquid?
A. The film is a coated polyester sheet that is applied to existing glass. Solar control films use a very fine metal coating which filters the suns radiation including over 98% of the Ultraviolet light.
Q2. Will it make the room darker?
A. This depends on the film chosen the Safety films are absolutely clear but still provide a 98% plus Ultra Violet filter. The Solar control films may affect light levels but as your eyes automatically adjust to different light levels, the degree is generally only 5 – 10%. The term for the eyes adjusting is visual acuity and the actual percentage is noted on each sample.
Q3. Does it go on the inside or outside?
A. Inside in the majority of situations.
Q4. How long will it last?
A. Most of the films have 10 year Manufacturers warranties and several have Lifetime warranties.
Q5. How does it stick on?
A. A clear adhesive is applied to the film during manufacture this is covered by a protective backing sheet. The only chemical used in the installation is a mild detergent.
Q6. Will it bubble, peel, or change colour?
A. No, so long as a quality film is used and installed to the standards the manufacturers specify. We have been Accredited Dealers of DTI films since 1993 and provide Manufacturers warranties. A link to the manufacturers Website is below for any further information.
Q7. How do you clean it?
A. The silicon hard coat finish reduces the need for cleaning and risk of scratching. A damp cloth will remove marks and squeegee with detergent/ water when necessary.
Q8. Will Window Film stop my furnishings from fading?
A. Nothing completely stops fading. Solar films are designed to help reduce the major causes of fading (ultra violet light, visible light, and solar heat), thus prolonging the life of your furnishings, perhaps as much as two to five times.
Q9. Will Window tint ruin my view?
A. Unlike many preconceived notions, most residential window film is very lightly tinted. This is because it is not the colour or darkness of the film that offers you most of your benefits, but rather the films properties (makeup) that perform most of the work. In fact, having window film installed will usually enhance your view.
Q10. Who are ADS Window Films?
A. The premier company in the Southwest for supplying, installing and fixing window films and tints to all types of windows.
If you have any further questions concerning window film please contact ADS Window Films now on 01752 252583