Does window film offer LEED points?
Yes, window film can assist with as many as 9 LEED Certification points. See the LEED website for more information. Window film can also assist buildings with their Energy Star Labeling requirements.
What is window film?
Window Film is a low-cost, high-return energy conservation measure made of micro-thin layers of film combined with high performance coatings that bond to the glass surface.
Window film is rated by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) and has the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation.
What is my payback?
Though they provide similar energy savings, window films are much cheaper to install than replacement window – about 5-10% of the cost. Therefore, the capital investment is much lower for window film. Many projects produce a simple payback in less than three years (when including utility company rebates) – equivalent to a 33% return on investment!
What’s the warranty?
The manufacturer offers a twelve-year warranty against bubbling, peeling, discoloring and delaminating, a three-year seal failure warranty and a five-year glass breakage warranty depending on the original warranty left over from the glass manufacturer.
What are my film options?
You can see a chart of film specifications here, though you may prefer to speak with our installation experts on what film would be best for you.
Does the film go on the outside or the inside?
Inside, to protect it from the weather.
How do you clean the windows?
Your may clean them as usual, though we recommend against using any abrasive cleaners or sharp tools that might scratch the film. Due to the polyester coating, a soft, clean damp cloth will often wipe off most things, but for anything else, adding a capful of vinegar and a few drops of dish soap to some water should take care of it.
Will the film scratch?
All of our films have the highest quality scratch-resistant coatings, but sharp metal objects could scratch the film.
Will the film change my view?
Yes, the film will actually enhance your view by reducing the glare.
What does the film do during the winter?
Window film not only helps keep heat outside during the summer, but it can also help keep the heat inside during the winter. Therefore, you benefit in heating bills as well as cooling bills. The film will also slightly increase your winter median u-value. The insulating power of our new Enerlogic® film makes your single pane window perform like a duel pane and duel pane window perform like a triple pane window.
Will the film bubble, peel, crack or discolor?
No, but should this ever happen, the film is warrantied against all these factors. The film has a CDF adhesive system (patented), so the film actually chemically bonds to the window.
Can the film be removed?
Yes, the film may be removed; however, due to the chemical bonding that takes place with the CDF adhesive system, the removal will take some effort.