Top 10 frequently asked window film questions.

We have a series of some of the many frequently asked questions on our residential window film page but in this blog post we thought that we would feature our top 10 frequently asked window film questions that we get asked on a regular basis.

Is window film expensive?

Residential window film is not overly expensive and the benefits it brings to your home and well-being are very much worth it. Certain window film is more expensive than others; for example energy saving window film (used to reduce energy bills) is more expensive than heat reducing window film (used to cool rooms down in the warmer months.) We would be more than happy to give you a free no-obligation quote, please feel free to get in touch (our contact details are at the end of this blog post.)

How does window film help to cool my home?

Heat reduction window film (along with reducing heat) filters out UV rays, helps prevent fading and also offers privacy. It works by reflecting the suns heat and UV rays back away from the property. This results in a much cooler environment for the occupants. It is mainly used on conservatories but this heat reduction window film can be used on any room that suffers from excessive heat, or where there are privacy concerns.

How can I cut my fuel bills by using window film?

Energy saving window film is becoming increasingly popular. It works by reflecting and radiating heat back into the property. A saving of between 27% and 33% of heat lost through a properties windows can be made using this window film. With energy bills skyrocketing there is no doubt at all that energy saving window film could be a very wise investment.

Will window film break my glass?

The window film that we use is of the highest quality so no, it will not break your glass. There is of course inferior window film out there that may cause damage to glass, but our window film isn’t one of them.

Is window film easy to remove?

Residential window film is relatively easy to remove. There will possibly be some adhesive remaining on the window but that can easily be scraped off. We get asked this question mainly by people who rent properties. Because it is relatively easy to remove should a tenancy end the windows can easily be restored to their prior condition, making window film a great choice for renters as well as homeowners.

Does window film prevent shattering?

Window film does not prevent the glass from breaking, however due to the adhesive used on the window film it may well help to hold all the broken pieces of glass together.

Do you need to visit my property?

We can do an initial quotation over the phone or via email but we do like to visit the property to measure up exactly, and make sure that the installation will meet your expectations. We take great pride in the standard of service we provide.

How do I choose a window film?

We can help you with that, and it all depends on exactly what you are looking for. There are three main categories of window film that we supply and fit. That is:

  • Energy saving film to lower bills.
  • Heat reduction film to keep rooms cooler in the warmer months.
  • Architectural window film for privacy/decorative purposes.

How long will window film last?

Properly cared for professional high quality window film like the type we use should be good for many many years of enjoyment. All of our window film comes with a six to ten year warranty. This gives you complete peace of mind.

How do you clean window film?

Cleaning tinted windows is very simple. You would use a small amount of mild dish soap and some water in a spray bottle, wiping the window down carefully with a microfiber cloth. Be careful not to clean the windows with anything abrasive or you will risk damaging the window film. It is recommended to leave newly fitted window film for 4 to 6 weeks before cleaning them, this in order to allow proper curing time for the film.

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Is this something that interests you?

If you are considering having your own windows tinted with residential window film please feel free to contact us for a quick chat. We can answer any other questions that you may have and talk you through your options. We can be contacted via our contact form, by telephone on 07455 450029 or by emailing us at