Window Film Drying Time
It will take about 3 to 7 days for your Carbon Xtreme window film to fully dry, depending on weather conditions. The film can dry in a few hours in the summer and up to a few weeks in the colder winter months. Please don’t wash the interior windows during the curing process. In that time, the window film will have water bubbles which will dry during curing the process. Please be sure to NOT push the water bubbles. They will naturally evaporate on their own. If you have questions, please consult with our window tinting technicians.
Can window film reduce glare?
Yes. Glare not only causes eye fatigue, but it can also be dangerous when driving. Drawing curtains or closing blinds can make a room feel darker and smaller, and it can increase utility bills due to artificial lighting. Window films allow light through but not glare, and it helps maintain an “open” feeling. Glare can be dangerous when driving as well; window film can reduce glare 50%-90%, allowing for a much safer driving experience.
How does window film improve year-round comfort?
Window film creates a more comfortable environment through consistent climate control by eliminating “cold wall” and “hot wall” problems. Rooms stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, no matter where the sun is shining.
How does window film lower energy costs?
In summer, window film reflects the hot sun, reducing heat gain and lowering air conditioning costs. In winter, window film retains heat — up to 15% — to reduce heating costs. This year-after-year reduction in energy costs can yield an impressive return on investment.
Can window film be applied to any surface?
No. Window film should only be applied to glass surfaces that have a smooth finish, since the adhesive is meant to adhere to glass only. Plastics, Plexiglas, or Lexan contain too much oil for the film to adhere properly for a long period of time.
Does blocking UV rays help prevent fading and deterioration?
Yes. The same sun that brightens a room’s interior can be detrimental to fabrics, furnishings, artwork, and rugs. Ultraviolet rays are the main cause of both fade and deterioration. Window films can screen out 99% of the damaging UV rays that can fade richly colored furniture, tapestries, and artwork. Heat and light also play a part in fading, but using window film to block nearly 100% of UV rays will increase the life of your personal property for years.
Can window film increase safety and security?
Yes, window film adds a degree of shatter resistance to the glass areas of your home, building, or vehicle. These films bond to glass and help hold dangerous glass fragments in place, should breakage occur due to accident, natural disaster, or illegal entry.
Can I darken vehicle factory window tint?
Yes. As long as it is factory window tint, we can install window film directly on the glass. Factory window tint’s color is actually a pigment in the glass. Aftermarket window film also has many more solar benefits than factory window tint. Factory tint only rejects part of the UV rays, and only rejects a small amount of heat. Aftermarket window film rejects 99% of ultraviolet rays and between 35%-60% of heat, depending on the film level used. In addition to these benefits, darkening factory tinted glass will give you more privacy for storing your personal items in the back of the vehicle.