What does Solartint offer?
Solartint offer a large range of protective window films for cars, homes and offices. Over 100 unique films are primarily used for automotive, architectural, and residential applications to control the sun's heat, glare, and ultraviolet light, or provide colour and patterned decoration. Others films are used to make glass safer and more secure, and there is also a sacrificial film, we call anti-graffiti film that can help save the costs of expensive glass replacement should vandals attack glass surfaces.
How do Safety & Security films work?
In both automotive and architectural applications, the film, which is available in a variety of thicknesses, clear of tinted, is generally applied to the interior of the glass, although specialised exterior films are available. In the event of an impact or explosion, the film serves to reduce the likelihood of glass breakage, but where shattering does occur the film firmly hold the pieces glass together preventing life threatening injury. These films have an exceptionally strong, energy-absorbing mounting adhesive, and are composed of polyester film layers that are extremely high in tensile strength and break strength.
How much UV protection will a window film provide?
In both automotive and architectural applications, solar films can reduce harmful ultraviolet rays by up to 99.9%, depending on the specific film. Some specialty films will reduce glare by up to 90% and some films reduce solar heat gain by up to 77%.
Will film distort my view when I look out the window?
Professionally installed films by Solartint are virtually undetectable. There is a curing period after the installation however clarity after this short period will be expected to be optically clear. Most architectural films are bonded to the glass with a special mounting adhesive called "CDF," meaning "clear, distortion-free." Most users will agree that optimum visual acuity is often increased with our film because glare is reduced, greatly reducing eyestrain.
I often see purple bubbling window film on cars. Does all film do this?
Purple bubbling film is a sign of a low grade window film, where the mounting adhesive and dye components have broken down. Solartint's window films are warranted against this, using more stable and advanced dye chemicals and/or permanent metal layers that do not discolor over time. HPR adhesive is known world-wide for its strength, durability, and optical clarity. Paradoxically, it seems that only poor quality films are noticed, and high quality, professional installations go unnoticed, perceived as mere 'factory-tinted glass'. All films sold by Solartint come with a factory-backed warranty when installed by an authorised dealer.
Do window films require special care?
Yes, you need to take care but it's generally common sense. While not quite as hard as glass, our films are extremely scratch-resistant and may be cleaned with some common household cleaners, non-abrasive paper towels, or cotton cleaning cloths. Caution should be exercised to prevent against using solutions that are ammonia based, and care should be taken by not using abrasive cloths or scouring pads.
How much do the automotive films cost?
The cost of solar or security films will vary with the quality in the range which may be dependent on thickness, performance of the film, plus the size of the vehicle, and in some instances the location of the customer. Your selected Solartint dealer will provide you with an estimate at no charge.
I've seen DIY window film. Can I install window film myself?
We strongly advise against this, recommending that window film should always be installed by a professional installer using highly specialised equipment and techniques. Failure to do this may result in the forfeit of the films warranty. Most of our films come with a lifetime warranty.
How do I know what film is best for me?
You'll find an expert at every Solartint store, where trained staff will be able to guide you to make the right decisions around film for your car, home or office. They're skilled in determining the 'right film match to glass' as we realise that there are different motivations around film providing solutions. Sometimes the request may simply be "what's going to give me maximum heat rejection in my north facing family room" or the question might be " do you carry the darkest legal tint for my car " You can be reassured that the answer will be what's right for you.
What can I expect in terms of energy savings?
Standard glass windows contribute to allowing high levels of heat gain during the summer season and heat loss during the winter months, which means extra energy load on your heating/cooling system year round. Unlike other window coverings, Solartint window films block heat before it passes though the glass and in cooler climates or winter months, acts as an insulator reducing heat loss through the glass. Depending on the climate where you live, when you control these elements, you’ll immediately notice appreciable energy savings.
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