Window Film Q&A
WHAT IS NON PVC- & PHTHALATE-FREE WINDOW FILM?
The majority of window films in the market today are made from poly-vinyl chloride, or PVC as it is commonly called, which greatly impacts on the environment as it is very difficult to recycle. PVC also releases Dioxin, which is linked to numerous health concerns including classification as a carcinogen by the Environmental Protection Agency. Our film is made from polyolefin and does not contain phthalates, the plastic stiffening agents found in PVC products, which are said to be the source of the Dioxin. Our packaging is made from a minimum of 40% recycled cardboard and the packaging is fully recyclable.
HOW EASY IS IT TO APPLY?
It's very easy! There are simple step-by-step instructions provided in your pack. Measuring and cutting to size is simple. All you need is a tape measure, some sharp scissors and a clean flat surface. You use water to spray the back of the film. This allows for the film to be easily positioned in your window. The whole process can normally be completed in less than fifteen minutes.
WHAT KIND OF WINDOWS IS IT SUITABLE FOR?
All windows, providing it is glass and the surface is smooth and clean. Customers have used the off cuts for mirrors, glass table tops, glass doors.
CAN I SEE OUT AND WHAT CAN YOU SEE FROM THE OUTSIDE?
The White Collection : Is a white printed pattern onto a frosted film. It allows light in but the view is blurred if you look out. It gives the appearance of frosted glass. From the outside if an internal light is on it is only possible to make out diffused shapes.
The Peek Thru Collection: is a frosted printed pattern onto a transparent (clear) film. It provides semi privacy, allows full light to shine through and reveals glimpses of the outside through the clear areas.
The Little Un's Collection: Is a white printed pattern onto a frosted film. It allows light in but the view is blurred if you look out. It gives the appearance of frosted glass. From the outside if an internal light is on it is only possible to make out diffused shapes.
IS IT EASY TO CLEAN?
Yes. Use a damp, lint free cloth. Avoid using any abrasive cleaning liquids or materials.
WHAT SIZES DO YOU DO?
All the collections have all over patterns so you can use them horizontally or vertically to get the most area coverage. You get 100 x 125cms (1 x 1.25 m's) / 40 x 50 inches on one roll. It cannot be used like wallpaper, as you will see a line on the glass. We offer a bespoke service if your windows are larger than our standard film sizes. Contact us with your measurements at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we can give you a quote.
IS IT SUITABLE FOR BATHROOMS AND KITCHENS?
It is not affected by condensation, but we recommend you do not use it where it will be subject to intense heat (i.e. behind a cooker) or direct spray (i.e. behind a sink or inside of a shower door).
IS IT EASY TO REMOVE?
Yes. Provided in the pack are instructions to remove the film, however it cannot be re-used. It won't damage the glass in any way.
HOW DURABLE IS IT?
It has a minimum of 3 years durability. Although we cannot give any guarantees as all materials do fade and wear depending on the light and conditions they are subjected to.
WHERE IS THE FILM MADE?
The film is designed in the UK by Emma Jeffs and produced in the USA by small independent manufacturers and printers for 10 Roof Cottage, LLC, based in Florida. The films ship from a warehouse in Florida, USA.
I HAVE LOST MY INSTRUCTIONS?
You can view the instructions here