Causes of Fading
Source: IWFA and AIMCAL
Myth – Window Film will stop fading of interior furnishings 100%
Reality: While window film does a tremendous job in reducing the amount of harmful UV Rays (up to 99%) and solar heat (up to 78%), it will not completely eliminate the deteriorating effects of the sun, especially over a long period of time. However, window film is significantly better at stopping fading in comparison to untreated glass.
Myth – Window Film will ruin my view
Reality: Although a dark or reflective film may reduce the view from the outside
looking into a car, home or office, it does not mean the same optical restrictions apply from the inside looking out. This is due to Visual Acuity where the human eye basically adjusts to its light surroundings and stabilizes sight enabling an unrestricted sight, even when the light transmission has been reduced by up to 70%.
Myth – Security Film is bullet resistant and hurricane proof
Reality: Many companies claim that security window film will protect glass from such extreme forces such as natural disasters and even bullets. The tests conducted often times use ½” glass and multi-layers of security film—both unrealistic situations in today’s market. And “hurricane proof” is a complete misnomer. If a hurricane can rip open a roof, it only makes sense it can destroy a thin piece of glass window as well.
Myth – All Automotive Window Film is illegal
Reality: Laws vary from Provincce to Province, and as to what types of window film are allowed. In Ontario and Quebec, window film is prohibited on the front windshield only if the driver cannot be seen but permissible on the rear side windows and back windshield. The amount of allowable light transmission varies depending on Province laws. Many countries around the world allow window film on the entire car as long as they meet certain light transmission standards. It’s important to check with your installer to ensure your film installation is legal.
Myth – Anyone can install window film
Reality: Any one can install but anyone cannot the high quality installation as a Professional. The lifetime warranty apply if a professional install you film.