Window Film Questions & Answers
Do you carry 3M™ window films?
Yes. Window Genie of Peninsula is an Authorized 3M Film Dealer.
What is the warranty?
Manufacturer’s Warranty is backed by one of the most admired companies. What good is a lifetime warranty from a company that wasn’t around 10 years ago and probably won’t be here 10 years from now? Selecting 3M™ Window Films gives you peace of mind. That’s because we have one of the most comprehensive warranties you can get; backed by a company you know and trust.
Can window film protect from UV damage and fading?
Even indoors, your family and belongings are subjected to damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Fabrics, window treatments, wallpaper, natural wood floors, photos, paintings and other valuables can fade when unfiltered sun shines through your windows. 3M™ Window Films are designed to reduce the effects of solar heat and visible light on your furnishings, while blocking up to 99% of the sun’s harmful rays, the single largest cause of fading.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, window film is one of several recommended safeguards against UV damage.
Why should I have window film installed?
Depending on your need, there are several reasons to choose window film. Window film can help lower energy costs, provide daytime privacy, reduce glare, and prevent fading. Security film can also prevent dangerous loose glass if an accident occurs.
Does window film affect my view?
3M has devoted 30 years to the development and improvement of 3M™ Sun Control Window Films so that you may enjoy the sun without experiencing the full effects of its harmful rays. Based on the film you select, it may be impossible to tell visually that the film was ever installed.
How much does window tinting cost?
Typically, window film runs from ~$10 per sqft. up to and beyond ~$15 per sqft. depending on the type, size, age and difficulty of the windows you want tinted. All window film is manufactured using essentially the same technology with the largest variance being quality. A firm estimate can be given following a free on-site consultation.
Does window film really control the heat I feel coming through my windows?
Yes, many films have this capability. Based on the film chosen, a properly selected film offers tremendous heat reduction properties. You can still maintain your beautiful view while at the same time creating a room that is significantly cooler and more comfortable
How do I clean the windows?
Just like you always have! Alcohol-based cleaners do not affect window films, so clean away! And with scratch-resistant coating, cleaning is safe and easy. You can continue to use the same household cleaners you have always used. Household window cleaning solutions, such as Windex, are recommended. We do, however, discourage the use of ammonia.
Will the film break my glass?
With a properly selected film by your Window Genie professional, your windows are safe. All installers follow manufacturer’s recommendations on film-to-glass. When this is done, the likelihood of breakage is minimal.