How to Successfully Apply Window Film
Window film offers an easy application and maintained layer to your windows for a variety of reasons. Whether applied to the windows of your home, a car, or office environment, window film can add a layer of privacy to ward off prying eyes from outside. What are the reasons a person would want to apply window film in their home?
Firstly, as mentioned, window film can provide an added layer of security to your home or car by making it difficult for anyone on the outside of your property to be able to look in. In terms of warding off potential burglary this is a great deterrent. It also means that you can relax when in your downtime at home, without the worry of someone walking past being able to see you in your undies!
Another reason that window film is a great application for the home is that it can act to block out harmful UV rays whilst allowing a level of natural light to still enter the home. This has a benefit in two ways; firstly it stops glare on shiny surfaces such as your television or other screens you may use regularly in your home. Secondly it ensures that over time your furnishings, documents and other items in your home won’t be as easily damaged by sunlight. Over time there is always natural wear and tear of items that have been exposed to direct sunlight every day over many years. Window film can prevent this from taking place, or at least slow the process down significantly.
If you are interested in applying window film to the windows within your home we can offer a few helpful tips to get you started. We would always advise where possible though that you work in conjunction with a professional window film service that can provide high quality window film and even take care of the application to ensure it is completed to the standards that will keep it at its optimum level for a long time.
If you do want to apply window film here are the steps to follow.
You will require the window film itself, a squeegee, a spray bottle of water and a small knife. There are a number of window films available for you to choose from, but before you can apply any of them you have to ensure that the surface it is being placed on is as clean as possible. Make sure you fully clean the surface, removing any bumps and pieces of dirt and then thoroughly dry the surface before beginning the process of application.
When starting always cut about half an inch wider on the film than the window surface that the vinyl will be covering. Spray the water bottle across the window film and the surface, this allows you to manipulate the vinyl into position and helps to keep it stuck to the surface. Once you have moved it into place, take the squeegee and push along the film to ensure all air bubbles have been removed to the edges. Once this has been completed you can trim the edges to fit and you’ve got yourself a lovely tinted window!