How Long Will The Window Film Last?by Liz Seyi Digital marketing manager
Our customers frequently ask us: “how long will the Window Film last?”
In truth, there is no one answer for all situations, as this depends on a range of circumstances, including the material composition of the window film itself, as well as how it is to be used – not least the setting in which it is to be installed.
The window film itself is only one factor to consider
Naturally, here at Opalux, we take great pride in our manufacture and provision of the most technically advanced and expertly engineered window film that can be depended on to deliver impeccable performance over a prolonged period of time.
However, with window film being known to last for potentially decades in the right conditions, it is important to carefully consider the specific factors that could especially impact on the longevity of your chosen film.
The types of materials from which the window film is made are obviously crucial, but the type of window to which the film is applied is a similarly significant factor. It is vital not to install a window film on a surface for which it is not designed, as this will drastically reduce its effective lifespan.
If a window film intended for application to glass is instead installed on a polycarbonate surface, for example, it will not adhere properly to the polycarbonate, which will cause the film to bubble up and appear unsightly in a matter of days.
The orientation of the window – whether it faces north, south, east or west – and even the local climate and weather conditions can also potentially affect the length of time for which the window film remains in an acceptable state.
If in doubt, check the warranty
In the absence of other information about a given window film’s likely longevity in the setting in which you intend to install it, it is always instructive to consider the level of protection given by the attached warranty.
Our solar reflective window films are a case in point with regard to the difficulty of maximising a film’s lifespan when it is to be installed on the outside surface of glass.
The product warranty on our internal Reflective – Silver 20 film (SO-20RS-iSR) is a full 10 years, for instance. However, this falls to seven years vertical and up to four years sloping for the external version of the same film (SO-20RS-eSR), despite the latter boasting weather resistant construction with additional ultraviolet (UV) barriers.
Contact Opalux today for further insight
Remember that if you require a more specific answer to the question “how long will the window film last?” with regard to your own particular situation as a specifier or end-user, the Opalux customer service team would be pleased to advise you accordingly.
Simply call 0845 026 1125 now to ask us a technical question or to arrange a free survey and quotation for whichever Window Film from our range may have captured your interest.
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