Does Window Film Require Maintenance?
We are frequently asked about a common concern about window film. This concern voiced by potential clients here in Dallas is–will window film require a lot of maintenance? This makes sense since homes are a lot of work as is and people want to find out what they are getting into beforehand. Happily, the answer is–no. Window film does not require maintenance. It does, however, require cleaning– like any other window. The difference is– what you use to clean may differ. Read below to find out how to clean windows treated with film.
How to Clean Your Window Film
After your window film is installed it needs to cure before it can be cleaned. This takes about 30 days. So wait a month before cleaning it. Once this time period has passed clean your window the same way as you did before. The exception to this is what you use to clean it. You must use “window film safe” cleaning solutions and cleaning clothes. All of which you probably already have in your home. Get an idea of cleaners safe for window film below.
Cleaning Solutions Safe for Window Film
To circumvent damage the adhesive used on your window film, you should use an ammonia-free solution. Most household cleaning solutions don’t have ammonia in them. Dish soaps will work fine. You can also buy specialty ammonia-free window cleaners online. Be sure to use a clean, soft cloth or paper towel on the glass to avoid scratches. Never use anything with bristle brushes, abrasives, or even course paper towels. Scratches build up over time so if you use a scratchy paper towel–it may take a while to start showing. For this reason, use high-quality paper towels to avoid scratches. Finally, always clean off all excess water so it does not seep behind the film and wear down the bond. This includes wiping up any excess moisture or debris from along the edges of the windows when you have finished.
That’s all there is to it. Cleaning window film is as easy and toxic-free as can be!