How to Install Privacy Window Film and Problems You Can Encounter

by admin on October 8, 2011 · 2 comments

Privacy window film offers a number of benefits to those who use it. Some of these benefits include indoor privacy from peeping toms and nosy neighbors and better insulation. However, some users have encountered problems when dealing with this film, and you should be aware of them in the event that you decide to install some of this film on your windows. This article will discuss two of these problems and ways that you can either eliminate them or minimize their effect.

One problem that used to frequently crop up with privacy window films was the difficulty in removing the film from the window when it came time to replace the film. This problem occurred mostly because years ago, adhesives were used to keep the film on the window. This adhesive would often stay on the window as well as on the frame, and oftentimes, the user couldn't remove the adhesive without damaging the window frame. Nowadays, most privacy window films on the market are static cling films that only use static electricity to adhere to the windows. These films are very easy to remove and can be reused at any time. If you don't want to deal with messy and stubborn adhesives, then do yourself a favor and buy a static cling privacy window film.

When installing your window film, you may notice the appearance of air bubbles in between the film and the window. This is a frequent problem, but it can normally be remedied with simple measures. For one, when you install it, use the side of one of your hands to flatten out the film. Start at the center of the window and work your way out toward the edges and corners. This will get rid of the larger bubbles. Most film installation kits come with a squeegee that you can use for this purpose. Smaller bubbles can be pierced with a sharp knife. The piercing of the bubble will pull the film back up against the window, and after a few days, you will never know that the bubble was there. When buying privacy window film, you should always buy more than you think you'll need, in the event that you make a mistake during installation. You should use some of the excess film to practice on a piece of wood to make sure that you have the technique down before you try to install it on your windows. Any film that you have left over after installation can be kept in plastic storage boxes until it comes time to replace the film.

Difficulty in removing the film from the window and air bubbles are two problems that users frequently encounter when dealing with privacy window film. However, as you can see above, there are ways to effectively deal with each of these problems, to help make your experience with privacy window film much more enjoyable.

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