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How Long Does Window Film Last?

Window film that has been professionally installed is a great solution for lowering your energy costs and making your windows much more energy efficient. However, here at Meridian Window Tint, many of our customers ask us how long window film will last.

We're happy to answer that and other key concerns about the durability and expected longevity once our team professionally installs window film on the windows of your home or office building to protect your property against solar heat gain and UV rays.

Longevity Affected by Certain Factors

Under the right conditions, window film can last for 20 years or more. This longevity depends upon a number of factors. These include the condition of the window on which the film has been placed, the quality of the materials used, the directional position that the windows are facing, and the local climate. One of the most important factors affecting window film longevity is whether or not it has been installed by professionals who have years of experience working with window film.

How Professional Installation Affects Longevity

The right type of window film and its proper placement on your windows is designed to provide UV protection that either absorbs or reflects solar heat and glare in order to improve energy efficiency. Customers can enjoy a higher rate of return on investment by having their window film professionally installed.

Professional installation ensures that the right type of window film is used on your windows. It also ensures the best quality of adhesion for longer performance in addition to obtaining the most comprehensive warranty protection. Our window film applications often pay for themselves via energy savings in lower electricity and natural gas bills within 3 to 5 years.

How To Clean Window Film After Installation to Make it Last

Since improperly cleaning window film is one of the major reasons it degrades, post-installation care of window film plays plays a vital role in longevity. Follow these tips when cleaning our window film:

  • Avoid the use of alcohol or ammonia-based cleaners on tinted glass (Windex is not recommended)
  • Do not use abrasive cleansers
  • Do use a mild dish soap and water solution mixed in a household spray bottle. Apply like normal glass cleaner and wipe with a squeegee or microfiber towels.
  • You can also purchase Sprayway glass cleaner (available in an aerosol can) to use in cleaning tinted glass windows.

Warranties

The high quality commercial and residential window films installed by Meridian Window Tint typically are backed by a warranty of 10 years or more against any defect or performance failure. There are some window films in today's marketplace that come with a limited lifetime warranty. This is good news for the customer, who can call their installer should they experience any problems with their window film for repair or replacement.

 

If you have more questions about window film, we'd be happy to help answer them. Contact Meridian Window Tint for a free 

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