Myths of Window Film

Myths of Window Film

Solar window film is a growing market. It is projected to reach over $850 million across the globe by 2024. One reason for the growth is the construction, both residential and commercial. With energy costs expected to rise in the upcoming years, people are trying to find ways to help cut the costs of heating and cooling their properties. There has been some confusion in the market, with some myths tied to the product. Let’s go over some common myths that we see regarding window film.


My home or building will be too dark.


When window film was just starting out, this may have been true. Thankfully, modern-day window films primarily focus on wavelengths of light, such as infrared heat. What this means is that it still allows a great portion of the visible light to be transmitted through the windows that have the film on them. Some owners of buildings and homes have had concerns about the film reducing visible light. They try to avoid having to use more energy than needed by adding more artificial light. When window film is used, comfort is increased. The work and living area are colored, and there ends up being less glare than previously. People open window shades or their blinds instead of keeping them closed.


Window film is cheap.


Window film looks great on any building, home, or car. It especially looks nice on older buildings and homes, but in no way shape or form does it make it cheap. Customers are always looking for improved protection from the sun’s harmful rays. They want protection from fading and constant safety. I can say from experience that my window film is one of the best purchases I have made. It makes the car look more expensive and a lot nicer compared to the car I used to have.


You can’t clean your windows.


This is one of the most common myths we hear in the industry. Windows that have window film are able to be cleaned just like any other window. You are going to want to avoid cleaning the windows for a bit (roughly 30 days) right after your film is installed; this is to allow the film to cure. When you do want to clean the film, use a soft cloth, a soft paper towel, or a clean synthetic sponge. You can scrub these materials just fine, but make sure you don’t scrub aggressively with anything that is abrasive.


Harmful to indoor plants


This late myth is kind of a bonus one because a lot of people truly do believe that window film is going to kill or harm the plants inside the building or home. This is just false. Window film blocks the harmful UV lights while still letting in the blue and red lights that plants need for nourishment. Not only do indoor plants thrive behind window film, but they are also a lot more healthy for it.


For over 40 years, Sun Control of Minnesota has been a leader in the window film industry, providing high-quality products and exceptional customer service to clients throughout the state. Whether you’re looking to enhance the appearance of your car, increase privacy, or reduce energy costs, our team has the expertise and experience to help you find the perfect solution. Give us a call today to get started on your window film journey!