Window film installation can help tint glass to diminish glare and provide protection from the sun. This is something that people may consider having done to the office space, as well as to their private residential homes. There are several manufacturers of tints and reflective materials to choose from for covering any type of glass surface. Many companies specialize in this process. This means that the customer can leave it to the experts! It all comes down to personal preference.
Sometimes there is no need or desire for a curtain to cover up the entire surface of the glass. If left unprotected, the bright afternoon sun can become unbearable to work or sit in front of due to the heat and the glare. In these situations, commercial property owners, as well as private residential owners, can call on the professionals to resolve the problem and do their window film installation.
The technician will have had measurements already provided to him, or will take measurements at the site. A good overall job is going to rely on the accuracy of those measurements. After taking the measurements, he will use the appropriate roll of product and pull out just a little bit more than what was calculated. Anything extra can be trimmed after installation. After the appropriate amount has been measured out, it should be cut off the roll. Now the film and the window surface will need to be prepared. The technician will spray the surface of the tint and, temporarily, attach the tint to the glass. Then the glass will need to be sprayed wet for the window film installation. If it is an adhesive tint, a thin liner will need to be removed from it before this product can be secured to the glass. If it is just a static cling type of tint, this does not apply.
Once the tint has been applied, a squeegee will be used for removing any excess water. This will help the adhesive start to bond to the glass. The worker will apply even pressure with the squeegee from top to bottom on the glass, to work out any air bubbles. The edges should not be squeegeed until after the tint is trimmed. Once it is trimmed, the scrap material will need to be carefully removed. The technician should be sure to do this very cautiously to not rip any of the tint pieces on the window. Once it is all trimmed, it can be squeegeed right out to the trimmed edge. This will ensure that there is good adhesion all over the glass. The technician that will be doing the window film installation will want to make sure the surface stays wet while pushing air bubbles out with the squeegee.
An important last step is to dry the edges of the glass. This may be done using the same squeegee wrapped in a paper towel, or some other absorbent material. The technician doing the window film installation will begin several inches into the glass and push outwards to the trimmed edge so any moisture in this space can be absorbed at the edge.