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Maintenance Tips for Your Residential Window Film

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

A soft cloth or squeegee is best used for cleaning your window film!

Window film is a great investment for any home because it helps keep to reduce your energy bills as well as protects you and your furniture from the sun’s harsh UV rays. When you invest in window film, you want it to last as long as possible. Here are some easy maintenance tips for your residential window film.

Cleaning Tips

After your window film has been installed, it is advised to wait at least a week before you do any type of cleaning. When you do clean your window film, all you need is an ammonia-free window cleaner and a soft cloth or squeegee. Foam cleansers are good options because they don’t leave streaks on your windows. When cleaning your film, be careful not to scrape it with anything sharp or use any harsh chemicals because they can scratch and damage your window film.

Curing

While your window film is curing, it is best to avoid any contact with it. When window film is first installed, there will be moisture build up between the film and the window itself. Curing is the process of the window film drying completely. During this time, the moisture can cause your window film to look hazy or streaked, but this is perfectly normal. You want to give your window film several days for the moisture to completely evaporate. Once this happens, you should be able to see clearly out of your windows. After your window is cured is when you may begin cleaning it.

Damaged Film

You want to be very careful with your window film because you don’t want it to get scratched or chip. Window film that is damaged can’t be repaired. Rather, the entire film has to be removed and replaced. Often times, there are warranties on window film so that the cost of replacement is covered for a certain amount of time. However, taking precaution and proper care when handling your window film can avoid this altogether.

Contact American Solar Tinting Today for Your Residential Window Film!

Tinted windows from American Solar Tinting will provide your workplace and employees protection from the sun’s harsh UV rays. American Solar Tinting has the expertise and equipment to keep your home or business decorative and beautiful with window film. We have almost 60 years of experience serving our wonderful customers without the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area.  We offer a variety of solutions for you, whether you need residential window or glass tinting, logo graphics, or security films. For more information on how we can help you and your business, contact us online or give us a call at 1-800-969-0100. For more tips and tricks for your home and business, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and Pinterest.

Why You Need Safety Glass for Your Home Windows

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Safety glass will help to protect you and your family from potential injuries if your home windows were to break.

If you’re looking for a great way to update your home this fall making the switch to safety glass is a perfect start. Safety glass offers homeowners a variety of benefits ranging from insulation to security and best of all, you won’t notice a difference. Safety glass can be made using either tempering or laminating and won’t stop any light flow or be very noticeable.  (more…)

The Different Styles of Decorative Window Film for Your Home

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Get the look of frosted glass for a fraction of the cost with a decorative window film!

If you are looking for a fun, easy way to spruce up the look of your home, look no further than decorative window film. You can give the exterior of your home a whole new aesthetic in just a short period of time by applying window films with various designs and patterns on it. If you are trying to decide which decorative window film is best for your home, here are a few different style option.  (more…)

How Residential Window Tinting Can Improve Your Way of Living

Friday, June 15th, 2018

People may think that window tinting is just for aesthetic appeal, but it can really improve your way of living as well!

Often times, when we think of window tinting, we think of it as an aesthetic enhancement for a car or home. However, window tinting actually provides a lot of benefits that aren’t just visual. Here is how residential window tinting can improve your way of living.  (more…)

Standard Glass vs. Safety Glass: Why Safety Glass is Better

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Safety glass is made a slow pace in order to make it stronger and shatter resistant.

You can tell by their names that there is a clear difference between standard glass and safety glass. Standard glass is also known as single-strength glass while safety glass provides a greater level of protection if broken. There are appropriate applications for both styles but here is an overview of why safety glass is better.  (more…)

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