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Answers from Colorado Sun Control

General Questions:

Q:  Do you offer warranties?

A:  We offer a Manufacturer's Lifetime Warranty.  Call for details.

Q:  How long do I have to wait before I can roll down my car windows? 

A: You can normally roll your windows down 24 hours after installation in the summer because it is hotter in the summer and allows for faster drying.

Q:  Can I pick what color or look I want?

A:  Window films come in many different colors, shades, looks and protection factors.  You can pick from bronze, blue, reflective, neutral, smoke, grey, and many others.  It's best to ask which film will best suit your needs, as different films offer different benefits.

Q:  Can you install during the evening after work hours?

A:  We offer flexible hours for your convenience.  We can install in the evening after you're home from work.  You can also schedule weekend installations by appointment, and we are also availabe on Holidays.

About Us:

Q:  Where are you located?

A:  We are located in Superior, CO.

Q:  What are your hours?

A:  Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday by appointment.  You can contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to schedule an appointment, free estimate, or with any general questions.  We work flexible hours for your convenience, and are 100% mobile so we can go where you are.

Q:  Do you charge for estimates?

A:  We offer free estimates and can come to your location.  There is no obligation and no pressure to schedule anything.

Q:  Are there any references I can contact about your work?

A:  We have a list of references that you can contact for a referral of our work and quality.

Technical:

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Answers from Llumar Window Film

Q: Will window film reduce heat?

A: Window film can alleviate these problems while providing increased comfort and lower overall energy costs.

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Answers from the International Window Film Assocation.

Q:  Will Window Film Really Stop Fading Of Fabrics?

A:  There are six factors affecting fabric fading: 

1.  Ultraviolet Light 
2.  Visible Light 
3.  Heat and Humidity 
4.  Chemical Vapors (including ozone) 
5.  Age of Fabric 
6.  Dye Fastness 

Clear single pane glass (1/8" to 1/4") will reject 23-28% of the ultraviolet light from the sun.  Insulated glass is slightly better, rejecting 36-41%.  Window films installed on glass reject 95-99% of solar ultraviolet light. 

Different types of clear glass and window systems will reject 13-29% of the solar heat.  With window films, 80% solar heat rejection can be obtained. 

No window film can eliminate fading.  It can, however, offer maximum protection from fading due to solar ultraviolet light and solar heat.

Q:  How Should I Clean My Windows After Film Is Applied? 

A:  Windows with film applied are easily cleaned without damage to their appearance as long as a few common-sense guidelines are followed: 

1.  Use a soft clean cloth, soft paper towel, or clean   synthetic sponge.

2.  Use a soft cloth or squeegee for drying the window. 

3.  Use any normal glass cleaning solution which contains no abrasive materials. 

The availability of scratch resistant coatings as a standard feature of quality films has virtually eliminated the need for extra special precautions in cleaning.

Q:  Can Window Film Be Used On Low E Windows?

A:  Whether window film should be used on low E windows and how much you will benefit depends on three factors: 

1.  Type of low E surface used on glass. 

2.  Location of low E surface in the window system. 

3.  The desired amount of heat gain reduction, heat loss reduction, or other film benefits.
 

There are two basic types of low E surfaces on glass.  One of these is a conductive coating put on glass as it is being made.  It gives some heat loss reduction, but does little to reduce heat gain into a building.  The second type is a more complex system of multiple layers of metals and conductive coatings deposited on glass after it has been made.  This type of low E glass gives heat reductions of 30% to 50% in addition to reducing heat loss.  Obviously there will be more heat gain reduction using film on the first type.  If there is any question about the type you may have, ask your glass company or the window manufacturer to send you the specific information about your glass. 

The location of the low E surface in your window system is also very important in deciding whether film should be used.  If the low E coating is on the room-side surface of the innermost pane of glass, the use of window film may reduce or eliminate the heat loss reduction of the glass itself.  This may be more than offset by the heat gain reduction/heat loss reduction properties of the films to be used.  Most low E window systems, however, consist of double pane windows where the low E surface faces the air space between the panes.  In this case, film can be installed without eliminating the heat loss reduction benefit of the low E glass.  The type of window film you choose for low E glass depends entirely on your desired benefit -whether you want to reduce heat gain, control glare, prevent heat loss, reduce fading or enhance the safety of your windows and glass doors.  Carefully consider all these benefits before making a final decision.