Having residential window film professionally installed in your home offers numerous benefits including energy savings, safety and security protection, and even health benefits. With all the different types of films available, we recognize buying residential window film isn’t typically an impulsive purchase. And it shouldn’t be.

Before you consider having residential window film installed in your home or business, you should ask a professional installer the following five questions:

  1. How long does residential window film last?

While it depends on several factors including: film type, glass type, climate, and geographical location of the building, most residential applications are covered by a lifetime warranty if you own your home. Most commercial installations come with either a warranty. And some specialty films have different terms, so make sure you ask.


  1. Which type of window film is right for my home or office?

There are many types of solar control and safety and security window films with a wide variety of shades, colours, and performance characteristics. Plus, quality residential window films are designed for use on specific types of window glass. Consult with a professional residential window film dealer to help you select the best film for your home or commercial property. A dealer can show you swatches of each film and talk to you about the performance benefits that best meet your expectations.

  1. What type of energy savings can I expect?

It’s proven that professional installation of solar control films reduces the amount of solar heat that enters your home or commercial property. And while that can result in lowering heating and cooling costs, determining the exact amount of savings can be difficult. However, typical payback in energy savings is 2-5 years, sometimes less. A dealer can help you analyse your situation and determine potential savings.


Need a solution to your window film issues, get in touch with SFF today.