How Long Does Window Film Last?
Once you’ve had your window film installed, many wonder exactly how long their investment will last for. Professionally installed window film typically can last for around 20 years or more but there are a lot of variables that go into the product life. Considering most clients pay back the full price of their window film in just three years in energy savings alone, it is important to make the most out of your investment. Proper care and maintenance play a large role in product life as well. Professionally installed window film also has a longer lifespan than window film that’s DIY installed.
Factors that Determine How Long Your Window Film Will Last
There are many factors that determine how long your window film will last. These factors include the materials used, the orientation of the window or door, the window or door the film is placed on, as well as the local climate. While these factors may make you nervous about the durability and lifespan of your window film, manufacturer warranties are pretty solid. Commercial window film often has a warranty of around 10 years or more. Residential window film typically has a lifetime warranty. In addition to manufacturer warranty, many window film contractors usually have a limited five-year warranty to cover any mishaps with installation. Considering residential lifetime warranty along with the durability of window film, many homeowners are able to keep saving for decades to come.
Window Film Durability Factors for Salt Lake City
Window film works to reject solar heat gain while reducing glare by lowering the overall amount of solar heat transmission. Every window film product accomplishes this in two ways: providing solar heat rejection technology that deflects heat while improving the amount of solar heat absorption that’s subsequently trapped in the window film rather than your property. With more solar heat reflection technology, window films are able to reduce even more glare as well as heat gain in your home or business. The heavy coating on the outside of window film is designed to block up to 99.9% of UV rays, providing protection from sun damage. This heavy-duty coat reinforces the overall durability of your window film, making it last for years. Factors to consider in regards to your window film lifespan:
Compass and Climate Orientation
Window film that’s exposed to hotter climates that are oriented west or east get the most sun, resulting in a shorter lifespan than other oriented windows. If you have windows facing east or west, this is the best opportunity to have professional window film installed. These windows suffer the most heat gain and can provide a great ROI with proper energy efficiency window film installed.
Glass and Window Film Type
There are numerous types of window film out there that utilize different materials for solar heat gain rejection. Polyester-based window films are usually easier to adhere than other types of window film. We recommend skipping DIY window film installation in order to achieve proper adhesion and best warranty protection.
Window Film ROI for Residential and Commercial Properties
Most of our residential and commercial clients pay back the full price of their window film installation in three years or less. Customers with east or west-facing windows in hotter climates experience a greater ROI by addressing their problem head-on. Window film ROI can also be discovered by completing an energy audit through a professional window film contractor.
Work with Salt Lake City’s Trusted Professional Window Film Contractor
Scottish Window Tinting is honored to be the trusted professional window film contractor serving the Salt Lake City area. We always provide superior installations and have a five-year limited warranty on installations. By following the best installation practices, all warranties remain valid for our clients. For more information regarding how long window film lasts, please contact us!