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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.