make glass become a one way mirror? It
under certain conditions, to make regular glass appear as though it
is a one way mirror. With the application of reflective film,
inconjunction with proper light levels, glass can be seen through
from one direction and give the appearance of a mirror, from the
will it last? The
effective life of window tint will vary by type of film, type of
glass, window construction, compass orientation of glass, and in
which part of the world. There are documented cases of film lasting
12 - 18 years or more in some instances. VISTA®
is a quality window film for residential and commercial use and is warranteed by
CP Films for a minimum of 10 years, and in residential settings, for
the lifetime of that glass.
Can I wash it?
window film, glass coating has about a 30 day curing time, in which
it is recommended NOT to wash it. After that curing period, you may
clean your filmed glass the way that you wash unfilmed glass. You can
use Windex, GlassPlus or any ammonia based product. You must use a SOFT
cloth or paper towel, or a rubber squeegee. You CAN
NOT use any abrasive or razor blades.
Is it like
car tint? There
are many different kinds of window film, each with a specific
purpose. The darkness that you see on car tinting is due to the kind
of tint that automobiles must use. With the many selections of film
that we offer, you will almost definitely find the one that will fit
even the most discriminating taste. (We have 3,000 installations that
attest to that fact).
Can it come off? VISTA® andLlumar®
are designed and manufactured to specifications that guarantee that
they will not peel off from your glass. However, it can be removed
with large razor blades and a fair amount of elbow grease; and it
will leave your glass unblemished after its proper removal.
How is it
process in which our films are applied by factory certified
is scraped very clean (internal surface only).
is applied with water and a small amount of baby shampoo.
is cut to the width and height of the glass.
excess water is squeegeed
under the film.
left as if nobody was there.
tint destroy my plants? In
most cases, if a house plant is already receiving adequate light,
the use of window film will not harm it. New growth MAY be retarded,
and for a FEW days, a plant may go through an acclamation period
while it adjusts to the light change. If a particular plant normally
wilts by the end of a sunny day, it will actually thrive better with
the film installed. Though there are no guarantees that your plant
Is it shiny
or mirror-like? Unless
someone requests a highly reflective film, most films that we
install for residential and small commercial applications are
designed with very low reflectivity. Even clear, unfilmed glass has a
certain amount of reflectivity and window film reacts the same way.
However, there are some applications that demand a reflective film in
order to not damage the glass.
Do we put
window film on Skylights? We
do very many skylights. We apply one of our heat reducing films on
flat glass skylights. Window film, however, can not be applied
directly to Domed skylights ( aka domes, bubble skylights &
plexiglass skylights ) .
What does it
do in the winter? Any
window film will act as another insulating factor to keep the heat
in and the cold out. Some films are more efficient than others at
this. But you would see more energy savings by reducing incoming heat
in the summer (air-conditioning savings) than heat retention in the
winter (heating costs).
film break my glass? If
the incorrect film is applied to a particular glass situation, there
is a potential for the glass to crack because of thermal stress.
However, our estimators are trained to be aware of these situations.
And for further confidence in our product, there is a factory
warranty that covers glass breakage for three years.
film STOP my furnishings from fading? Nothing
will completely stop the fading of your furnishings because fading
factors such as humidity, other visible light, color fastness of
fabrics, and other factors also contribute to fading. But you can
reduce fading anywhere from 40% to 75% depending on the film that you
choose and still have a beautiful view out of that glass.
How does it
film reduces the three controllable characteristics of the sun's
fading rays. GO