One of the most common questions we get here at Long Island Window Film is, is the process permanent? Can window film be removed? We totally understand why some customers may hesitate to install anything on their windows. Windows are an important aesthetic feature and replacing them is expensive.
Window tint is commonly used to improve the energy efficiency, security, and privacy of ordinary windows, but some homeowners may not like the idea of a permanent retrograde. To clear the air and provide some peace of mind to our customers we’ve provided a detailed answer to this question below.
Are Window Films Removable?
In the majority of cases, yes. Most window films are removable. This includes both static cling films which are held in place by suction and adhesive window films that are attached with a sticky binding agent. In either case, a professional should be able to remove the film without damage to the glass or window frame. However, we do not recommend attempting this on your own. You could either damage your windows or void your warranty. At Long Island Window Film, we offer both professional window film removal and matching services.
Can I Reuse My Window Film After Removing?
Now, onto the next questions. A lot of our customers want to know if they can reuse a window film after removing it. Usually, customers who ask this question are inquiring about a decorative film. They want to know if they can remove it and switch it out with different styles to match the seasons or just change up the look of things.
Unfortunately, most adhesive window films are a one and done deal. They cannot be reused after removing. Static cling films, on the other hand, are often reusable. These make for a great short term solution. They’re also a great option for homeowners that aren’t ready to commit to something long-term.
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About The Author: Angus Faith
Angus Faith is a window film installer working in the Long Island area. After moving to Long Island from Scotland, Angus obtained a job in the construction industry and became interested in sustainable architecture. This led him to discover the benefits of window film and its usefulness for increasing energy efficiency. Today, he is considered one of the top window film experts in the area. Using his ten years of experience in diagnosing architectural concerns and knowledge of window tinting innovations, Angus helps his customers find the right film to accomplish their home or business goals. In his spare time, Angus enjoys sailing, traveling, and spending time in the park with his two Golden Retrievers, Alastair and Clyde.
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