Frequently Asked Questions
Window film should generally be installed in new or renovated buildings only when all other work has been concluded.
Windows with Vista Window Film applied can be safely cleaned without risk of damage. We recommend our customers use a soft, clean cloth, soft paper towel, even squeegees. Any household glasscleaning solution is fine to use, as long as it does not contain any abrasive materials i.e. scotchbrite, steel wool. The films are so clear their application can become long forgotten. Just remember not to use razor blades or any sharp tools around the windows. Vista’s patented scratch resistant coating has significantly reduced the risk of washing your windows.
Yes! Vista Window Film will only enhance your Low E Windows. Vista will reject 99.9% UV rays. This is well above the UV rejection offered by the market’s most efficient Low E windows. There are two basic types of low E glazing systems. One of these is a conductive coating put on glass as it is being made. It gives some heat loss reduction, but does little to reduce heat gain into a building. The second type is a more complex system of multiple layers of metals and conductive coatings deposited on glass after it has been made. This type of low E glass gives some heat reduction, but still nowhere near the level that Vista Window Film can achieve. By adding Vista Window Film to your Low E Windows you can better control solar heat gain, control glare, prevent heat loss, reduce fading, or simply enhance the safety of your windows.
Granted your houseplants are receiving enough sunlight at the time of the application, your houseplants will continue to flourish. In many instances houseplants become healthier after the application of window film due to the reduction of heat. The plants dry out less and require less water. Occasionally the houseplants may suffer an initial shock for a few days after the application of film, but bounce back quickly after the adjustment is made.
Yes! Heat rejection is one of the three great benefits Vista Window Film offers. It will reject from 46% to 78% of the sun’s heat, depending on the exact film you choose.
Yes! Vista Window Film eliminates 99.9% UV rays. Solar heat and visible light from the sun are also substantial factors in fading. For more information on fading and the contributing factors click on the link to the left labeled “Fade Protection”.
The decision is up to you! Solar films can make a room dark if reducing visible light is one of your objectives. Vista films range from virtually invisible to very dark and reflective. Our virtually invisible films will not noticeably reduce the amount of visible light transmittance into your home. The darker shades, however, can and will reduce visible light transmittance into your home.
Vista Window Film is guaranteed never to bubble or it will be replaced at no cost to you. The patented CDF adhesive is unlike any other on the market today. It chemically bonds to your glass to form to the window forever. It is not soft, thick and unstable like most pressure sensitive adhesive systems (sticky films). It will not bubble! It’s optics are also far superior to any other adhesive system on the market. Over time pressure sensitive adhesives will settle and shift. This can cause optical distortion over time. If you follow the care guidelines for your Vista film it will look the same in ten years as it does the day after it’s installed.
Our Spectrally Selective line of Vista Films offers fantastic heat, ultraviolet and glare rejection and is be absolutely undetectable once applied to your windows. There are some neutral gray tones that are also virtually invisible.
Yes, the combination of the polyester and adhesives used to construct our film makes glass safer than it ever was before. An object such as a brick can be thrown against a window, and if thrown powerfully enough, could penetrate the window, but the rest of the glass will be held in place by the film. If the window did not have window film applied, large shards of glass would fly throughout the room and leave a very large hole where glass had been.
Many utilities across the country are offering some type of incentive for purchasing window film for homes and building. In fact some cities in warmer climates have applied window film to all buildings operated by the city. The results have saved them over $40,000 dollars on an annual basis.
Not even close. Our films are an architectural grade. They are much heavier and more durable than any of the films you can buy, not to mention the huge differences in optical clarity and warranty.
Yes, thermal glass is engineered to provide wintertime savings. It is not an efficient insulator against the heat, but Solar Film is.
No. It there are a few other good products out there, but our experience has shown us that Vista Window Film is the best. All Season Window Tinting is a platinum dealer, which means we won’t offer any other films.
Yes! All of our installers are experienced. The owner personally trains all our installers extensively. If you want to speak to your installer prior to the installation, just ask to meet him or her.
Drying time varies between films, solar exposure, and seasonal changes. Typically the film is completely dry within 20-30 days.
During the daytime, the answer is yes without a doubt. At night time however, the answer is typically no. If the interior of the building is brighter than the exterior, people will be able to see inside. However if the right lighting situation can be achieved once way film is available at night.
All Season Window Tinting does not offer half tinting of any glazing system. This practice can cause uneven heat distribution throughout the glass and may cause thermal stress to the window.
Yes. A gap of 1/16 to 1/32 of an inch is standard in the industry. You will never notice the gap unless you’re looking for it. So stop looking!
While blinds are effective at reducing the amount of light in a room, they are very poor at reducing the heat gain, even with insulated blinds. This a large gap between the glass and the blinds. Heat builds up in this area, and radiates through the blinds. This heat can be considerably greater than the outside air because it is concentrated in such a small space.
The Vista Gold Warranty program was designed in response to window manufacturers putting more and more restrictions on the warranties provided to purchasers of their products. Although there is a small percentage of windows that have thermal shock failure, we have observed that some manufacturers actually void their consumer warranty if window film is applied to the glass. This situation has put consumers who would like to enjoy the benefits of putting film on their glass at risk with respect to continuing their warranty. Our manufacturer has decided to support the consumers’ right to choose window film by providing a comprehensive optional warranty program that allows the consumer to maintain the benefits of their original window manufacturer’s warranty. Ask us what this entails!
Solar film works year round. In the summer, it keeps the heat out of your home. In the winter, it helps to keep the warm air in your home. The clear winter days usually have the coldest nights. So, the 24-hour savings provided by the solar film more than offset the loss of solar heat during the day.