Frequently Asked Questons

1. Does Vista or LLumar window film stop fading?
Ultra violet, visible light and heat make up approximately ninety percent of fabric fading.  A window film with a visible light transmission of 15% stops almost 80% of fabric fading while a window film with a visible light transmission of 60% stops approximately 60% of fabric of fabric fading by confining the amount of Ultra violet, and visible light entering through the window.  Films are designed to reduce and control fading.

2. What is the life span of window film?
The effective life span of Vista and LLumar films depends on the types of film, glass, and climate. There are documented cases of film lasting 12 to 22 years or more in some instances. This should not, however, be assumed to be the normal expected life.  Professional grade window films should last over ten years. Most window film warranties are for at least ten years, with residential applications having lifetime warranties.

3. Does window film cut down on the light I want coming through the window?
An objection often raised against the installation of window film is the reduction of the visible light being transmitted through the glass.  Although different window films can reduce the different amounts of visible light being transmitted through a window (the darker the film the less the light transmitted), it is not as much as one would perceive. The reason is that the human eye is like a lens of a camera, it can adjust to the reduction of light and will offset a large portion of the light reduction.

4. How do I wash Vista and LLumar films?
After 30 days you can use a common glass cleaner like windex with a soft paper towel or rubber squeegee. Avoid any abrasive cleaners or razor blades.

5. Can window film be applied to all kinds of glass?
Vista and LLumar films can be applied to most clear or tinted windows including insulated glass, however, some restrictions and limitations may apply.  Window films are designed for application to glass only.

6. How will window films affect 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 or flowering may be retarded, and, for a few days, a plant may go into state of adjustment while it gets used to the light change.

  1. 7. Can I use window film on Skylights?
  2. Vista and LLumar window films have been used extensively on skylights.  We apply a heat and glare reducing film on flat glass skylights. Window film, however, cannot be applied directly to domed skylights (AKA domes, bubble and plexiglass skylights). We have an exterior fabric cover for these applications.