If you’re looking for a way to make your home more comfortable and safe, window films are the way to go. They help to give you protection against UV rays, reduce heat, and improve privacy so that you can rest and relax while you’re at home

One thing that you need to remember about window films is that they don’t last forever. One day, you will need to change them, which will be a costly process. However, with proper maintenance, that day won’t be coming any time soon. With that said, here’s all you need to know about window film maintenance:

  1. How to clean window films

Due to its slightly stickier surface, window films can collect a lot of dust and debris, but luckily, they are incredibly easy to clean. You can clean it just as you would any regular window, but if the films are particularly dirty, you can use paper towels and dishwashing detergent to wipe the surface once before starting the regular window cleaning process. Make sure you don’t use newspapers or anything with sharp edges to clean tinted windows.

  1. Preventing scratches

One issue you have to be aware of with window films is that they can be rather easy to scratch, which can turn into a tear if you don’t take care of them. You can cover the surface with a layer of silicone polish to coat the film, which will give it a layer of protection against any type of hard and sharp items. 

  1. Adhesives wearing off

The adhesives can wear out throughout the years, which will cause the film to sag in the middle or around the edges. You can prevent this problem by making sure that the adhesives are always in the best condition. First, you will need to remove the sticky residue from the surface with alcohol and a soft cloth, then slowly reapply the sagging parts. If they won’t stick back in place, then it may be a sign that you need a new set of window films. 

  1. Hazy films

 During the first few days after the installation, you may notice that the window films are slightly cloudy or foggy. This is nothing you need to be concerned about, as it’s the moisture that’s trapped inside the film that’s reacting to the adhesives. It will fade by itself within a few days if you use the right installation techniques. 

  1. Call an inspection if necessary

If you notice any issue that you can’t quite pinpoint the cause, you may need to call the window tinting service you worked with and talk to them about it. They can come down to your location and see what the problem is and what they can do about it.

If you’re looking for a professional window tinting service in Australia, Premier Film is your best option. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help.