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Frequently Asked Questions about Window Film and Window Tinting

Frequently Asked Questions about Window Film and Window Tinting

Compiling a fresh most frequently asked questions (or FAQs) about window film and window tinting list in 2020 is a must. We've seen some monumental shifts in how window film is used in homes and businesses this year. From security films to preparing windows in home offices, our customers have benefited from a variety of window film options. We believe that the best customers are the most informed ones, so we've compiled a new list of FAQs, based on customer interest. You can get answers to 20 FAQs here.

What exactly is window film?

Sometimes called window tint, window film is a transparent film often made of plastics like polyester or a metallic laminate. A laminate is a combination of layers. Window film applied directly to glass windows. Window film can be applied to windows in cars, homes, and offices. (ClimatePro does not work on cars. We do have a recommended list of automotive window film installation companies here.) It is available in many different varieties, based on the application purpose. It has different effects on the way you see through glass and how glass behaves in different environments. For instance, some window films are designed to reflect sunlight. Others are made to offer privacy.  Window tint is applied directly to finished glass. This makes it easier to install and less expensive than most chemically-altered specialty glass. Discover why we believe 3M is the best window film for home and office here.

Is Window Film Transparent?

We've written extensively about this subject this year. It's a very common question from our San Francisco Bay Area neighbors and customers. The truth is: there is no completely clear window film. But there are not completely clear windows either. Almost all windows are manufactured with some sort of hue or tint, even if it is unperceived by the human eye. When it comes to window clarity, research shows that most humans perceive 60 to 70 percent visible sunlight transmission as 100 percent clear. There are 'clear' window films that don't obscure your view to the outside world. ClimatePro would be happy to show you a few samples and explain the benefits. Or you can try our window film selector tool to compare.

Frequently Asked Questions about Window Film and Window Tinting

Can window film save money on my energy bill?

Absolutely, yes! Window tint is a very effective way to save money on your energy bill. This applies to commercial or residential applications. If you are looking for a product that reduces the amount of heat that enters a room during the summer, we have window films that do just that. Want to help your windows to block the cold air in the fall and winter? There are window films that do that too!  and helps to keep the heat in during the winter The energy savings from window film can be substantial.

Does window film reduce glare and eyestrain?

This is an important question, especially in this new era where working from home has become a reality for many. Window film does reduce glare and eyestrain. How? Solar control window film reduces the impact of direct sunlight. By lowering the amount of sunlight that enters a room, your eyes can see easier. We've installed window film that can be applied both on the inside or the outside of your home for this purpose. Besides sunlight, UVA rays can also damage eyesight. 3M window film can greatly reduce UVA rays, up to 99% of them.

Discover Our Window Film Learning Center

We've covered even more questions in our new Learning Center. Discover how to select the right window film for your home. Explore 7 reasons to invest in professionally installed window tint. Getting ready for installation? Read our guide on getting your windows ready. Have a question that we've not covered here? ClimatePro is ready to help. Fill out this form for a free consultation today. Want to chat on the phone with a friendly customer service agent? With offices in North Bay, San Francisco, and San Jose, we can be reached at 707-755-7337.

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Brett Torrey Haynes

Brett Torrey Haynes is the marketing and content manager for ClimatePro. He currently lives in a small house on the side of a mountain.