Will I Lose the Window Manufacturers Existing Warranty?
NO! Your existing window warranty is assumed in detail by
the window film manufacturer extended glass warranty. We are
careful to make sure that you have this coverage when
Window Film Darken my Home?
NO! Residential films are specially made to control heat,
fade and glare and add safety from broken glass without you
even noticing a film has been installed.
Window film comes in a wide variety of shades. We are
careful to help you choose the proper film type for the
particular need you have.
it Peel, Bubble or Turn Purple?
NO! Our Window films are warranted never to bubble, crack,
peel, de-laminate, fade or discolor for life! Madico and
Sunscape Select offer a wide range of durable, long lasting
films, tested and proven in thousands of installations
around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art,
the Smithsonian, Le Louvre, New Scotland Yard, the Christian
Dior Boutique, and many other landmark structures.
Window film Improve my Low-E Windows?
Yes! Window film will provide you with much higher levels of
control from heat, fade and glare. Low-E means 'low
emmisivity', that translates into the coating that is on the
Low-E glass. The coating helps prevent heat to be absorbed
into the glass and re-radiate to the other side. While this
is great for helping keep heat in your home in the winter,
it does not give you all of the protection you need from the
higher levels of heat in summer.
Do Window Films Work?
Madico and Sunsacape Select Films are designed to reduce the
amount of solar heat transmission through window glass by
increasing the solar reflection (not necessarily visible
reflection) and solar absorption of the glass. Typical
colored or dyed films work primarily through increased
absorption. The color absorbs the solar energy at the glass,
thus reducing the direct transmission into the room. These
films only offer marginal performance when compared to
reflective films. Reflective films are films that have been
precision coated with metals. These metallic films are
designed to increase the solar energy reflection of the
glass and some of the absorption. Reflective films range
from mild to excellent in solar heat rejection performance
(heat gain reduction).
Window Film Stop My Furnishings From Fading?
Nothing stops fading. Window films are designed to reduce
the major causes of fading (ultraviolet light, visible
light, and solar heat), thus prolonging the life of your
are the causes of fading?
As a general rule of thumb, ultraviolet (UV) is
approximately 40% of the cause, visible light is about 25%,
and heat about 25%. The remaining 10% can be attributed to
humidity, pollutants, interior lights, dye anchorage, and
Do I Clean My Window Film?
Much in the same way you clean your windows now. After
thirty days, you may clean window Films using normal
household cleaning solutions, e.g. Windex, and a soft,
lint-free cloth or towel. You may also use a squeegee to
clean the film. While these films are very abrasion
resistant, abrasive products which could scratch or damage
the film should not be used.
Long Does Window Film Last?
Window Films are made durable to last for many years; just
how long may depend upon the type of film applied, type of
glass it is applied to, and the particular climate in which
it is applied. Most applications are still performing after
20 years. Most applications carry a lifetime residential
warranty and commercial applications carry a 10 year
warranty (non-transferable). Specialty designer/patterned
films and exterior mount films are typically 5-10 years.