Can you tint all the windows?
The law states we cannot tint the windscreen and we cannot tint anything darker than 70 on the front windows.
Many van owners have their rear windows BLACKED OUT so people cannot see what's inside.
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Is it possible to scratch?
In normal use, no, but yes, if you attack it with a screwdriver or scissors. Once the film is actually bonded to the window it forms a tough shield that rebuffs attempts to scratch. We also give a lifetime guarantee against fading, peeling or bubbling unlike other lower quality films.
What can you Tint?
Almost anything that has glass. All makes and models of cars, vans, lorries, boats, caravans, operator cabins of cranes, diggers, tractors, houses, conservatories, offices, shops and industrial units, you name it if it has glass, we can do it!
How do Solar control films work?
Window 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 through the glass. Solar reflective films are films that have been precision coated with metals. These metallised films are designed to increase the solar energy reflection of the glass and some of the absorption. Reflective films range from moderate to excellent in solar performance (heat gain reduction). All Solar Shade films are made to be transparent and optically clear. The ultraviolet protection in the adhesive system is there to protect the adhesive, the metals, the polyester film, and the abrasion resistant coating from UV degradation. This UV protection will also help protect what is behind the film (home and office furnishings) too. The films are protected with an abrasion resistant coating for long-term durability and maintained appearance.
How do Solar Low I insulation films work?
These are the latest energy efficient films to hit the market place Low E films work much in the same way as the sun control films except that they offer an increased performance against cold weather heat loss. The patented constructions of these films enable the metal coating to reflect more of the interior room heat back into the room where it is needed. This improves comfort by reducing potential draft feelings near the window, and will also save on fuel costs, especially in commercial buildings. The Low E films are also protected with an abrasion resistant coating for long-term durability and maintained appearance.
Why do commercial customers have Solar films fitted?
Improved tenant comfort. Improved heating and cooling costs. Lower utility demand costs. Improved aesthetics, uniform appearance. Improved safety and security. Extended Air Conditioning equipment life. Valued alternative to adding more A/C equipment. Most often, our commercial customers will purchases window films for tenant comfort and justify the purchase on energy cost savings.
What is the typical energy pay back?
Simple paybacks will vary depending upon the amount of sunlit glass exposure, the type of glass, cost of fuel, cost application, and other variables. Paybacks can be from 6 months to 5 years.
How is Solar film applied?
Solar films are applied by skilled, well-trained fitters. Most films are designed to be applied to the inside of your glass. However, where an external application would be preferable, due to glazing type, or access, we have an extensive range of dedicated external film, with one of the hardest exterior coatings in the industry to prolong its life and provide ease when cleaning. The first step is to prepare the window area for the application; placing drop cloths on the floor protecting and/or moving furniture where necessary. Next the window glass is cleaned using simple cleaning solutions and razor sharp scrapers. Then the film is sprayed with a slip solution (detergent and water) for proper positioning, and applied to the window glass. Using a professional grade squeegee and following proper techniques, the application is completed by removing excess water, trimming the edges, and a final squeegee technique to dry the edges.
How long does it take for Solar window films to dry?
We suggest allowing thirty days for the film to fully dry and cure. During this curing process, occasionally there may be small water bubbles and/or a hazing milkiness appearance. These will disappear as the film dries; depending upon the film type and weather conditions, drying may take as much as 30 days or longer, dependent on ambient and building temperature. Once dried, films will look great and perform for many years to come.
Can Solar window film be fitted by anyone?
No, Solar window films require professional application; our fitters are thoroughly trained and experienced in performing high quality work. In this way, our customers will enjoy the benefits of window films and have the comfort of the manufacturer's warranty.
How do I clean my Solar film?
After 30 days, you may clean the films using normal household cleaning solutions, (excluding ammonia-based products and abrasive products) and soft, lint-free cloth or towel. You may also use a squeegee to clean the films.
How long will the 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 last up to 15 years and beyond. Some applications are still performing after 20 years.
What warranty comes with Solar films?
Window films are warranted to maintain their solar properties without bubbling, peeling, cracking, or crazing. Many of our films are warranted against discolouration, too. Films which are not of dyed polyester). Should the product prove to be defective, Solar Shade and the authorised dealer will replace the film and provide the re-application labour free of charge.
Will Solar window film stop my furnishings from fading?
Nothing stops fading entirely. Films are designed to help reduce the major causes of fading (ultra violet light, visible light, and solar heat), thus prolonging the life of your furnishings, perhaps as much as two to five times. Keep in mind the article(s) to be protected; if they have a typical life of five years then they may last 10 years longer depending on the performance of the film selected. 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 more.
Does the ultra violet protection lose its effectiveness over time?
No, the ultraviolet light (UV) protection that we use in our proprietary adhesive system is indefinite. It does not lose its effectiveness over the life of the film.
All the materials used are professionally manufactured and come with up to 10 year warranties from high end European manufactures. All installations are fully guaranteed, and the workmanship we provide is always of an optimum standard. We service Southern Spain, Northwest England and Wales and the West Midlands. Search for us in Birmingham, Manchester, Crew, Stafford, Wolverhampton, Telford, Shrewsbury, Walsall, Liverpool, Coventry, Stockport, Chester, North wales, Wrexham, Dudley, South Staffordshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, Wales, Greater Manchester, Hereford, Worcester, Spain, Costa del sol, Marbella, Malaga, Estapona, Puerto Banus, Gibraltar, Granada, Almeria, Eljido, Roquetas de Mar, Fuengirola, Motril, Sabinillas for window tinting, vehicle body wrapping and solar blind sales.