Window Tinting FAQs
Can solar window film help me save money on energy costs?
Window ﬁlms can help reduce energy costs by blocking unwanted heat during the warm months, while keeping heat in when you need it. Eliminating hot and cold spots also helps reduce excess use of HVAC equipment, prolonging its life.
Will window film void my window warranty?
In most cases, window manufacturers will void their warranty if you install film, viewing ﬁlm as a “modiﬁcation to their product.” If you have a warranty in place, LLumar offers a comparable warranty that matches the exact terms and conditions of your current window warranty.
How do I clean my windows If I have window film installed?
It’s possible to clean almost any kind of window ﬁlm using a non-abrasive solution. Wiping with paper towels is not recommended, as they can have wood ﬁbers, which may scratch the ﬁlm. A soft cotton cloth or a window squeegee is your best bet.
Will window film make it look dark & cloudy outside?
Window ﬁlms come in a variety of colors, shades and densities, including clear, that offer a variety of options to suit your needs. In most cases, even a lightly tinted ﬁlm can offer impressive solar performance.
How long does window film last?
Advances in technology have allowed manufacturers to offer lifetime warranties to homeowners and 10-15 year warranties to commercial clients. Often, the usable life far outlasts the warranty coverage period and offers protection for many years beyond the expiration of the warranty.
Can’t I just buy this stuff at Home Depot?
Yes, you can – but, no surprise here, we don’t recommend it! Film and glass combinations, difficult installation, and buying a quality product with a quality warranty are key components to any home improvement purchase. Working with a longstanding, knowledgeable company that offers quality products makes sense when considering window ﬁlm application, so you can be sure everything is installed to your liking.
I’ve got blinds, so why would I need window film?
Blinds offer great protection against glare but are susceptible to ultraviolet light damage and leave you feeling like you’re living in a cave. In addition, blinds only serve to slow the transmission of solar heat; the heat seeps around the edges and through the cracks into your space. Window ﬁlm allows you to leave the window treatments open and helps prolong their life.