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How is window film installed?

Window film installed on the interior side of the glass 95% of the time, though there are films designed specifically for exterior applications. The film has a strong adhesive on one side that is protected by a clear liner and is activated when it comes into contact with water. Though there are many home improvement projects that homeowners can undertake themselves, it’s strongly recommended to work with a professional installer to ensure optimal appearance, performance, and longevity of your window film. 

Our Window Film Installation Process

At General Solar, our professional window film installers average over 20 years of experience. Before installation, our technicians thoroughly clean and prepare the glass. The protective liner is removed and the adhesive is activated. Then, we use a small amount of baby shampoo to move the film around and position it properly on the glass. We then squeegee out all the water and moisture, leaving the window film cleanly adhered to the glass, with no bubbles or streaks left behind.

Window film can be custom cut to fit any size or shape of window, patio door, skylight and other glass. Each sheet of window film is custom cut to match the exact sizing of your windows. This technique means there are no visible seams and the process works on single- and double-hung, dual-pane, and tempered glass windows, as well as other glass surfaces, like sliding patio doors, french doors, casement windows, storm windows and more.

How Long Does Window Film Installation Take?

Residential & commercial window film installations vary in duration depending on how many windows are involved in the project. In many cases, the film can be installed in one day, allowing for minimal downtime and disruption.

How Much Does Window Film Installation Cost?

The cost of installing window film is dependent on a variety of factors, including the type of film selected, the number and size of the windows, whether there’s an existing film that needs to be removed first, and how difficult the windows are to access. For more information on window film pricing, read this article on our blog.