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Using adhesive free window films is the best way to decorate, add privacy and to make your home more energy efficient the DIY way. It is easy to apply and can be used on any glass windows, doors and even on your cabinets.

 

 

 

 

  • Use as a privacy film and security film for any window
  • 95% UV blocking capability
  • Makes good heat insulation for the entire home to save on energy
  • Opaque window film blocks off or obscure unpleasant view
  • Self adhesive window film - you do not need to mess around with any form of adhesive
  • Static cling window film can adhere to any smooth glass surface
  • Great products for DIY window treatments that can be installed in minutes
  • Removable window film allows storage or usage on other windows
  • Diffuses glare
  • Can withstand heat and moisture - use as privacy window film on bathroom windows and shower doors
  • May be easily trimmed to fit any window or door size, or customize
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Made in the USA
  • Shipping to USA, Canada and selected parts of the world
The followings are some of the more popular window films designs that home owners love:

 

Frosted Window Film

Frosted Window Film

Austin Privacy Window Film

Austin Privacy Film

Lost Lake Door Panel

Lost Lake Glass Film

Orleans Leaded Privacy

Orlean Leaded Privacy Film

Orleans Leaded See Through

Orlean Leaded See Through

Cambridge Blue

Cambridge Blue

 

 

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Glass Window Films

Glass window film is now a common product among home owners to reduce glare, filter out UV ray and heat, to add privacy and to redecorate their homes. Window film are made of vinyl film and these static cling vinyl films will stick on the glass without any adhesives. There are many types of designs and patterns that you can choose from. They are easy to install and remove.

Adhesive-free based static cling glass window films that stick to the glass can be easily installed on DIY basis by yourself alone or in a team of two persons. If you are installing the window glass films on a smaller pane window, then typically 15 minutes is all the time you need to install them. If you are working on a large piece of glass window, then we suggest that you work in a team of two persons. Usually, 30 minutes shall be sufficient for you to install them.

This video shows how you install the window films: Window Film Installation Video. The glass window films will come with a backing paper that stick on the face where you need to stick it on the glass window. First, clean your glass windows off any dirt and paint residues. You may want to use a scrapper to lightly scrap off any paint residue. You can use any normal window cleaner solution to clean your window. Prepare a bottle of soapy solution and fill it into a spray bottle. Spray the entire glass with the soapy solution.

Remove the backing paper off the glass window films. Be careful not to allow the glass films to touch anything as it may attract dusts and dirt. Once dust and dirt is attracted or stick to the glass film, it may be quite difficult to remove them. Position the vinyl films on the glass windows and allow it to “float”. You do not need to concern yourself too much with putting it correctly to its final position right from the beginning. You have plenty of time and chances to adjust it, provided that you have sprayed sufficient soapy solution to the glass windows.

Adjust the window glass films to its correct position to cover the entire glass window. Spray more of the soapy solution on the surface of the glass window films. Now, use a squeegee to squeeze out all water and any air bubbles off the window films. Start from the center of the films and move towards the side, first towards the upper side of the window films, then towards the side and finally towards the bottom. Be very careful to ensure that no air bubbles are trapped behind the window films. Spraying soapy solution on the surface of the window films will certainly aids in the squeezing process.

When you are sure that all air bubbles have been squeezed out, use a utility knife to trim off any excess glass window films to shape. Be careful not to scratch your glass surface or the rubber seal of the windows. You are now done with installing your first piece of glass window films and you can now try with the other window panes. If you are installing window films for the first time, we suggest that you start you installations on smaller pane windows first. As you gain more confidence, you can then tackle larger piece windows and the glass doors. If the glass doors or glass windows consist of large pane glass, then you may want to work in a team of two persons.

The advantage of using the adhesive-free window glass films is that you can complete the entire installation process by yourself without the need to engage any professionals. This eventually translates to more cost saving for you. You can also select and buy the window films through online and save yourself the trouble of making numerous trips to builders. When it comes to time to redecorate, you just need to remove the window films by peeling them off. It is so simple.

Glass window films can be applied to glasses for sliding doors, storm doors, side look-outs, cabinets, coffee tables and on lamp shades too. Its wide applications make it a popular choice among home owners. Many home owners who wanted to try out  installing glass window films ended up becoming repeated buyers and installing them on many more other glass windows and glass doors.

In the past, whenever window films are mentioned, most will immediately associate them with dark window tinting. While window tinting is still a popular choice among many home owners and certainly has their own roles, functions and suitability, home owners have many more choices. The followings are some of the more popular glass window films that is available in many types of designs and colors: etched glass window films, stained glass window films, privacy glass window films, frosted glass window films and decorative glass window films.

Many owners were hesitant to install the above glass window films on their own homes because in the past, these films look cheap and anyone looking at it can easily discern them to be add-on pattern films that stick to the glass windows. Nowadays, all these films are of such high quality that it is difficult to tell if the glass is of originally processed glass or was it just a film that is being stick to it. That is why so many home owners are now more willing to install glass window films in their homes.

There are also many benefits associated with using glass window films. Besides the common functions of adding privacy and as decorative elements, most also acts as solar window film. This means that when you stick the window films on any glass, it will help to filter out UV ray from the house. UV ray is the spectrum of the sun that causes your curtains, blinds, upholstery and carpet to fade in color. Continuous exposure to UV ray is also bad for the skin and many skin cancers were attributed to continuous exposure to UV rays.

Some owners also install glass window films to reduce glare. In the past, the most efficient types of window films to fulfil this function is dark window tinting. This is no longer so. Many types of glass window films come in other types of designs and patterns and can help to reduce glare too. You will be able to enjoy your TV program better and even when you look into your computer monitor, the experience is much better and comfortable.

Glass window films also have the ability to filter out heat. How much heat can be filtered out depends on the grading of the films. Some are able to filter out 60%, some 70% with some even able to filter out more than 90% of the heat that comes into the room. There are also owners who uses double layers of vinyl films to increase the amount of heat to be filtered out. However, if you have thick window or glass doors, you may want to be cautious about this. Too much heat being blocked off the glass may means more heat trapped in the glass as window films are usually installed on the inside surface of the glass windows. Hence, when purchasing glass window films, you may want to check out with the manufacturers about this effect.

While the static cling window glass films are able to help to block off heat during the day or during summer, its most evident effect is in the reduction of your air conditioning. Your house will feel cooler and you do not need to work your fans or air conditioning that hard. On the other hand, during the winter, the window films are able to retain the heat in the house and prevent it from escaping from the house. This way, your heater need not to work that hard and you are able to lower the electricity bill of your heater. Either season, installing glass films for your home will result in energy saving and lower electricity bill.

When it comes to using glass window films, there are endless limit to what you could do with them. Say that the purpose of you installing glass window films is to add privacy to a bathroom enclosure. As glass films can withstand both heat and moisture, they make very suitable choice to be installed on glass windows of bathroom or on the shower doors. Among the more popular glass films are the etched glass films and the frosted window films. Frosted window film can turn your window to become opaque. If you would prefer to have semi-opaque, you can consider the lite frost, a lighter version of the frosted window film version.

There are also many decorative film available. Which are the etched glass films that are suitable for you? These depend on a variety of factors including on your style, the décor of the room, your preferences for your color and on other factors. If you wanted a repeating pattern, then the glass block pattern may be the suitable one for you. You can also consider other modern design. Use etched glass window films to transform your clear glass to look as if it costs hundreds of dollars.

One of the reasons for the increasing popularity of etched glass window films was due to the cost of getting a glass etched the conventional or the industrial way. Etching is basically a sand blasting process. While some of the sand blasting may be carried out on the installed glass, sometimes certain situation may require that the glass be totally be taken out or replaced with the glass etched from the production plant. You can also etch your own glass windows by using etching cream but the process can be messy and it is irreversible. In the case that you do not like the effect of the etching, you would either have to live with it or you may need to replace the glass altogether.

Stained glass designs had came a long way since its inception during the Medieval Ages. In the past, only churches used stained glass because of the costly technique of glass coloring and it is very expensive to employ artisans to colour and design stained glass windows. The artisans will take years to finish their project and this would make it impracticable in terms of both time and cost for residential homes to adopt stained glasses. Then, for some unknown reasons, the technique for glass coloring was lost and so was the popularity of stained glass.

Then, during the Victorian era, the process of glass coloring was rediscovered and coupled with the need to refurbish stained glass windows in the existing church, the popularity of stained glasses was revived. The discovery of the coloring technique resulted in more affordable glasses and architects during this era began to use stained glasses not only in churches but in commercial buildings and for residential buildings too.

There are many home owners today who wanted stained glass designs for their homes can try the artscape window films. Rustic designs are sometimes still preferred over modern design and this causes a continuous demand for the Victorian-era stained glasses. However, the cost of getting a glass window stained is still high prohibiting many home owners from installing stained glasses in their homes. All these changed with the advent of stained glass window films made of vinyl material.

You can use stained glass window films in many areas of your home. You can use it on the bathroom windows. Some prefer to choose a window that forms a focal area in the house such as the dining hall or the living hall. If you want to install stained glass window films on your kitchen windows, we suggest that you keep few glasses as clear glasses just in case you would need to look out of the windows.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 01 July 2013 16:58
 

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