So, you’ve finally made the plunge and installed window film in your home or business. Congrats! Your next question might be, how do you properly take care of it so it looks brand new for years to come? The good news is that it’s relatively easy but depending on the type of window film you have, there are a few different ways to care for it properly.
Caring for Decorative Window Film
Decorative window film is typically made of a patterned vinyl, which will help block the harmful UV rays, provide some privacy, and add aesthetic appeal to both the inside and outside of your home. The material itself is extremely durable requiring very little maintenance. Always avoid harsh window cleaning products, including bleach. If you notice dirt or grime on your window, simply mix dish soap with warm water to clean away the dirt and smudges.
Caring for Solar Window Film
Solar window film effectively blocks heat and UV rays from entering your home and are wonderful for decreasing energy costs. Compared to decorative window films, solar window films are much more fragile and additional care is required. When cleaning the windows, you’ll want to use a standard window cleaner that does not contain ammonia. Ammonia can discolor the tint and reduce adhesion. When cleaning, always use a soft cloth to avoid scratching the film and leaving behind streaks.
Caring for Security Window Film
Since security film is typically clear, it will show the same fingerprints, dirt, and smudges as a window without film. Security window films are a bit more durable than solar and decorative films, but you’ll still want to be cleaning them on a regular basis. Any glass cleaner suited for automobiles will work best, but again, avoid products including ammonia.
If you’re interested in installing window film in your home or business or need to replace yours, give Sonny’s Glass Tinting a call today at 781-233-3647 to make your appointment!