The squeegee and cutting tool are included but you will also need a few more common household items: a pair of scissors, a non-aerosol glass cleaner and a low lint cloth to clean the window before applying the film. You can use glass cleaner or a spray bottle of water to wet the glass surface for installation. Cut-resistant gloves are recommended when using the cutting blade.
No, you can use either water or non-aerosole glass cleaner and get great results. Window cleaner will provide more lubrication for a slightly easier application. For best performance, be sure to wet the window very generously.
Bubbles form when there are small pockets of air or liquid between the film and window. Wetting the window thoroughly prior to film application will help the squeegee remove bubbles with ease. If large bubbles persist, peel back a portion of the film, rewet the glass, and squegee the film again.
Yes, the light view blocks up to 98% of UV rays and dark view and mid view films block up to 99% of UV rays. UV rays are considered a leading cause of furniture fading so blocking UV rays can slow the fading process.
Yes, window film can be applied the same way to skylights, but an additional person is required to aidin overhead installation. Please use extra caution when installing window film in hard-to-reach or overhead windows.
To remove condensation, light a match and blow it out. While it is still hot, poke the head of the match carefully through the film in each corner.
The match will melt the film and the holes will allow the moisture/condensation to escape.
If moisture is still present after 2 to 3 days, make more holes (2 to 3) in each corner.
The film used in indoor window insulator kits is heat shrink film that can be stretched and shrunk with a hair dryer.
The film used in an outdoor window insulator kit should not be shrunk with a hair dryer (this could cause over-shrinking when sunlight heats the film).
Additionally, the tape used in the outdoor kits is designed to stand up to colder temperatures.
The sheets of film used in the larger kits are cut after they are folded once, making it difficult to separate at times.
The best way to separate the film is to make "tabs" from two pieces of tape to help pull the film apart.