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Window Tint Film

Purlfrost's window tint film is designed to ward off excess sunlight, glare and heat from the sun. Our window tint film comes in 3 grades and is a very efficient, low reflectivity product which can be applied to most glass surfaces and the effects will be immediate. Easy to apply and available by the metre or cut to your exact measurements using our state of the art flatbed plotter. Our window tint film is perfect for achieving a smart look while reducing glare and sun damage.

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Tinted window film, like sunglasses for your windows

  • Help control excess heat and glare
  • Cuts 99% of UV light
  • Buy by the metre or cut to size
  • Easy to apply and durable
  • Internal and external options

Tinted window film has for long been the chosen solar control option for commercial buildings, due to its smart appearance and exceptional heat and glare reduction properties. This window film is often specified to reduce the amount of visible light and glare which can affect staff working on computers, and cause headaches and loss of productivity. Our window tint film can also be used in a residential setting and is ideal for conservatories where excess heat and glare can be an issue.

Which grade of window tint film do I need?

As a rule, we recommend the darker films for south-facing windows, where the sun is harsher. East facing windows will be exposed in the morning when the sun is low, and west-facing windows in the afternoon when the sun is high but brighter. North facing windows shouldn't be too affected by the sun.

Does tinted window film control excess heat?

As a rule, reflective films are the most efficient at controlling excess heat as they both absorb and reflect excess heat. With regards to tinted films,  the darker the film the better, and for double glazed units exterior grade films are the most efficient as they stop the heat building up between the panes.

How does window tint film work?

The clue is in the name. The film's tint reduces excess sunlight by making the glass darker, just like a pair of sunglasses would, without blocking out all of your natural light.

Is tinted window film compatible with all glazing?

It all depends on how dark a film you require. For single pane glass, any film is suitable. It gets a bit more complicated with regards to double glazed units. If the pane you are applying the film to is made of toughened glass, then any grade of film is suitable. Otherwise you will have to select a lighter internal option, or an exterior tinted film. Please check the product's specifications and compatibilty data first. 

Is tinted window film suitable for double glazed units?

Yes, the film will work just as well on single pane or double glazed units. However, for heat control, we would recommend an exterior tinted film as it is much more efficient and will help prevent the heat building up between the panes.

Is there a warranty?

Our window tint films come with a 7 to 5 year warranty, but they will last much longer!

How is window tint film manufactured?

The film is made of several layers of very thin materials, including a metalised costing to reduce excess heat. This is what makes residential and commercial films different from car tints, as car tints are usually just dyed films.

Neutral film is made of the following layers:

1. "Hard" scratch-resistant layer, for durability and ease of maintenance during window cleaning

2. High optical quality polyester, with anti-IR metal particles deposit

3. Bonding adhesive

4. High optical quality polyester

5. Pressure Sensitive adhesive, glass polymerization within 15 days

6. Protection release liner, disposable after installation

How is window tint film applied?

The film is a self-adhesive material applied using a soapy water solution and a squeegee, making bubbles a thing of the past.

Check out our installation tutorial for more information on how you can quickly and easily install window tint film yourself.

Can I remove the window tint film at a later stage?

Absolutely. You will need a spray bottle and some soapy water, and as wide a glass scraper as you can get. We also offer a range of window film installation and removal tools.

How do I clean window film?

Just clean with soapy water and a squeegee, that's all. Do not use anything abrasive on the film or it will scratch it. Wait for 4 weeks after installation before you clean the film.

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