There are many reasons to apply vinyl film on glass doors -- all types of glass doors – sliding doors, storm doors, swing doors among others. There are many ways to decorate these plain-looking doors. Many owners would just decorate them with blinds or curtains.
Adding blinds or curtains may be fine to beautify the doors, but it will cut out light and block off view at the same time. An alternative option to installing blinds or drapes for glass doors is to use window films for glass doors that can be easily applied on any types of glass doors. The window films for sliding glass doors can also be applied quickly, sometimes in as short as 10 minutes, depending on the size of the door.
There are many patterns to choose from and in just minutes you will be able to transform the plain look of your storm door or sliding door into designs that looked as if it costs hundreds or thousands of dollars. Window glass films were invented in 1995 as an alternative to expensive stained glass. All you need to install glass door films are utility knife, squeegee, spray bottle and a soapy solution.
The patterned window film is adhesive-free, which makes it easy for anyone to position it on the glass. Wall Paper for Windows now offer many different designs and patterns of vinyl film that can be easily installed on any storm door and sliding door – in fact, on any types of glass doors. There were voted as one of the 5 best New Home Décor Products for ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America” and was also featured on Home & Garden TV shows and in numerous magazines.
One of the newest design that is catching popularity is the Tropical Oasis design, an etched glass design that can decorate very big sliding glass doors. The designs can be easily applied to 3 sliders, a 12 ft wide by 8ft tall sliding glass doors. You can also easily create stunning and elegant look with these window films for glass door. The Everleaf design for example, creates a custom look that decorates while reducing the impact of the road and traffic that is visible from the room.
Window and door film can also be easily installed on storm doors to transform its plain look to look like an expensive piece of etched glass door. On top of its decorative functions, vinyl films can also block off UV ray that cause furniture to fade. The followings are some suggested pattern that works for glass doors – etched glass, frosted glass and stained glass design.
How do you install the window film for sliding glass doors? First, you need to clean the glass door of any stain or dirt using a scraper an other usual window cleaning solution. Then, using a spray bottle filled with soapy solution, spray the glass door. Remove the backing paper from the vinyl film and position the film on the glass doors. Squeegee out all the soapy solution behind the glass door. Use a utility knife to trim the excess film to fit the size and shape of the glass door. There you have it – a newly decorated glass door.
The stained glass window film worked very well to create a door of attention. In the daytime, lights from outside the house will shine through the door and create an excellent piece of art to the inside of the house, in the night, the reverse will happen. Installing window film for French doors will also help to cut down the electricity bill of cooling the house in summer and warming up the house in winter.
Maintaining glass doors with window films installed is similar to any other glass doors. You just clean it with window cleaning solution. Manufacturers of glass door film can provide warranty of 3 years for the film although the film can usually last twice as long as its warrantee period.
Removing the window insulation film is easy too – you just need to peel it off. If the window film is still within its warrantee period or in good condition, you may even store it for reuse on some other doors.
Look at how glass films installed on glass doors look like. Simply fabulous, isn't it?