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:
Glass films are fast becoming a popular must-have for many home owners in North America, in particular in Canada and U.S. They are popular for its various functions. You can get many different types of designs and patterns that suit every door or windows that you may have. In general, these types of glass films are categorised as one of the followings: it is either adhesive-based or the adhesive-free types. Adhesive-based glass films refer to those that has adhesive glue as part of the window film. The other type that is mostly popular with many home owners nowadays and with good reasons too, is the adhesive-free window films.
Many owners nowadays prefer the adhesive-free window films. These type of glass films are also known as Window glass film that is self-adhesive as they can still stick on the window even though they do not have window adhesive as part of the films. There are also popularly known as static cling glass films or stick-on window glass film. They are popular because they can be easily installed as a DIY basis. Besides its ease of installation, there are also many benefits associated with the installation of this type of glass films. Not only it is easy to install, they are even easier to remove. To remove, you simply peel them off.
In the past, installing glass films would require a group of builders or professionals to carry out the installation. The advent of self-adhesive glass films changes everything. You can easily carry out the entire installation all by yourself. How much time would be required to put up a piece of adhesive window film? That very much depends on the size of the window, but for smaller window pane, installation of the window cling film takes less than 15 minutes, and for larger door or windows, you may need to work in a team of 2 persons, and the installation takes less approximately 30 minutes.
The procedures to install window adhesive film follow roughly the following steps: you first clean your window or glass doors off any dirt and dust. You would want to be thorough with this step as any dust or dirt will prevent good adhesion between the glass film and the glass surface and it is also quite obvious when inspected closely. Any window glass solution is sufficient for this step.
If the glass surface has any paint remnants, you may want to use a scrapper to remove them. Glass surface that is not thoroughly clean will also attract air bubble during the film installation.
Unless you are already a pro with the installation, you would want to start with a smaller pane of window. Gradually, you will find that the entire process is not only not difficult, but it could be enjoyable too.
Step two of the installation process involves you taking measurement of the window. Cut the film to be slightly larger than the window glass size. You can easily trim off the excess later, and therefore you need not concern yourself too much with the exact measurement of the glass window. Tools needed to install the self adhesive window film consists of a spray bottle with soapy solution, a squeegee and a utility knife. Fill the spray bottle with soapy solution. The solution can be made of any mild window cleansing agent.
The next step involve spraying the entire glass wet with the soapy solution. Carefully remove the backing paper off the glass film and position the glass film on the window allowing it to “float” on the surface. When removing the backing paper, you would not want to allow the “adhesive” side of the film to touch anything as it may attract dust.
When placing the window film on the glass surface, you do not need to worry too much about its final position, just ensure that the glass film cover the entire window. Then, use a squeegee on the glass film to squeeze out all the soapy solution and bubble beneath the window film. You will find that the glass film will adhere to the glass surface through static action as the soapy solution is being squeezed out. To make the process easier and also to prevent scratches on the surface of the window film, spray some soapy solution on the surface of the glass film.
The final step involves the trimming off of the excess window film to fit the exact size of the glass door or glass window. When it comes to time to redecorate or replace the glass film, simply peel it off. You may even reuse the same glass film on other glass doors or windows. Otherwise, store them away for future usage provided that the shelf life is not exceeded.
Sometimes you may get confused as to which type of window film is best suited to your need. It is always easy to be distracted with so many types of attractive types of designs that is available in the market. Try asking yourself why you are installing the glass film in the first place. If you are installing the self-adhesive film to add privacy, you would prefer to just use opaque window films. Otherwise, if enhancing the deco of the room, you may want to go for stained glass window films.
If adding privacy is your main objective, then try considering privacy window film in the form of opaque or semi-opaque window film. Tinting used to be popular in the past, but due to its dark nature and the availability of other designs, it is no longer that popular now. However, recently, colored tinting is fast catching up popularity. Etched glass window films in the form of frosted window pattern is perhaps the most popular options for adding privacy to a room.
Frosted window pattern also comes in the form of a fully frosted glass design or a lightly frosted ones. Self-adhesive glass films can also be easily and safely installed on shower doors and bathroom as they can withstand heat and moisture. You do not need to worry that the glass film may come off.
Stained glass window films are suitable if enhancing the look of your house is the main criteria. There is no end to how creative you can be with decorating your house windows with glass films. Repeating geometric pattern is popular among home owners. Window films with nature as its theme is also popular. You can also easily blend the window glass film pattern with the surrounding of your house deco. Stained glass films worked best for those who wish to have the design of the Victorian era. The secret to getting a nice stained glass film design to enhance your house is to install them at a focal point in your home. This location can be anywhere. Dining hall, the big window next to your grand staircase or your living hall may be a good place to consider.
The beauty of stained glass window film is that it make use of the natural sunlight from the outside to create a beautiful piece of art during the daytime, and during the night time, the lights from within your house will create great artscape to passer-by outside. Stained glass self-adhesive films are not only popular among home owners who are installing window films on DIY basis, they are frequently used by interior designer and architect too. Even the most ordinary looking glass will look exclusive and special with stained glass films installed on them.
Other usage of self-adhesive glass film is as solar film for the purpose of filtering out heat and ultra-violet ray that causes upholstery such as curtain, furniture and carpet to fade in color. It is now an industry standard to create glass film that is able to filter out up to 90% of UV ray. It is for this reason that some refer glass film as solar-control window film. Glare from the sunlight will also be reduced and this provide home owners with better environment to watch their favourite TV program or when they are working on their computer monitor.
Installing self-adhesive glass film will also helps you cut down on your utility bill, if you have not known it yet. The vinyl films help to keep heat out during the daytime, and during night time, it helps to keep the heat in. During summer, it again helps to keep the heat out and during winter, it keep heat within the house. This way, you do not need to turn on your air conditioner or heater that often.
Purchasing self-adhesive glass film for your home or office use is made so convenient with so many hardware shops around. You may also purchase it through the internet. When purchasing glass film, be sure to check the reputation of the merchandiser or manufacturer. Giving three years of warrantee for glass film is a norm. To satisfy yourself that the merchandiser is a reliable one, check on their client’s testimonial. Returning customers are a good indication that they are satisfied with the product.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 16:36|