No. In most cases, window film is installed on the inside of the glass. This allows for maximum durability. On vehicles, the window tint is hand-cut on the outside of the glass, then installed on the interior of the glass.
As far as window treatments go, window tinting is the most cost-effective treatment you can use. It has the added benefit of potentially paying for itself over time through a reduction in your air conditioning bill.
Cold weather and humid conditions can lengthen the dry-out time, while warm, sunny weather will speed it up. Dry-out times can vary from a few days to as long as six months, but the film will eventually dry completely. Moisture that is trapped during the installation process can cause bubbles or a slightly cloudy appearance. This is normal. Do not try to pierce or cut the film in an attempt to drain the trapped moisture. This will damage the film. Just be patient and allow the film to dry completely on its own.
Our residential solar films are designed to give maximum fade reduction, but minimum light reduction. Generally, our films offer less light reduction than hanging or vertical blinds. It will depend on the level of tint you choose, but we can offer a wide range of options from clear through to darker commercial options.
Film is protected by a hard scratch-resistant coating that can withstand everyday use and kids. The keyword, however, is “resistant”, this does not mean “scratch-proof”.
Window film is a thin, multi-layered polyester material that incorporates the many different layers to control different properties, including Ultra-Violet (UV) light, heat, glare, and privacy. Window film comes in a variety of performance levels and shades.