Frequently Asked Questions
A wide range of questions asked over the years about Safety & Security Window Films, Car Window Tinting, Car Headlamp Film, Residential Window Films & Conservatory Window Films.
Frequently Asked Questions
A wide range of questions asked over the years about Safety & Security Window Films, Car Headlamp Film, Residential Window Films & Conservatory Window Films.
Q. On the Security Window film pages, it lists the gauge of the film as 10mil, isn’t this too thick, stopping the window on vehicles from opening and closing?
A. The film is classed as 10 mil or 250 microns (the thickness of thin cardboard) not millimetres which confuses most people. This will give maximum security without affecting the operation of the window mechanism.
Q. If a criminal cannot break into my vehicle or property, how will we be able to get out in the event of an accident or emergency?
A. For security reasons we cannot disclose details of how to exit from your vehicle or property on our website. We can assure you that the emergency services have extensive knowledge of security window film and the ways of entering your property in the event of an accident. The film is designed to allow exit from vehicles or buildings and we explain how to do this once we have installed the film.
Q.Can Security film be fitted to my home?
A. It can yes, but in most cases a specialised anchorage system, also known as an edge retention system is required. We would need to discuss with you the frame and glass type of your windows to determine whether this system is required.
PLEASE NOTE. Some companies will quote you for security film and not mention anchorage systems. Installed on the wrong type of glass they could in fact be putting you more at risk than your existing windows without film. With our specialist meters, extensive knowledge & ongoing training programmes we ensure everything is done correctly, giving you piece of mind knowing that a professional installation has been carried out.
Q. Is it expensive?
A. No. It’s a small price to pay for the maximum in safety and security and works out more cost effective than other methods of security, including window bars and shutters on residential and commercial properties.
Q. Will 4mil ( 100 micron) film give me a high level of security?
A. No. 4mil is classed as a safety film only and we install this to hold glass in place in the event of an accident. For security we will only recommend 8mil (200micron) or thicker, ensuring that you have the very best form of protection available on the market at present.
Q. I have one window that needs protecting, would you come out to do it?
A. This all depends on your location and the size of the window. Please contact us either by phone or email and we can then discuss your requirements.
Q. My company is based in Northamptonshire, would you be able to provide us with a quotation of your Security window films?
A. Yes. We specialise in providing an installation service to companies requiring this form of protection throughout the county. Contact us today and we can arrange an appointment to discuss your requirements with you at your premises.
Q. Our company is based outside of Northamptonshire, would you be able to provide us with a quote for your films?
A. Yes. We have completed installations throughout the UK and would be happy to discuss with you the requirements of your company.
Q. Putting film on my headlights, is it definitely legal?
A. Yes, we can confirm it’s definitely legal; We wouldn’t sell it if it wasn’t. For customer reassurance we carried out our own independent tests at a local MOT station in Northampton prior to providing this service. Due to the perforated construction of the film, installed to headlamps it does not in any way change the colouration of the bulb or the direction of the light emitted through the lens. Tested with headlamp beam testing equipment showed that the same percentage of light was emitted through the lens as standard headlamps and will therefore pass any MOT test.
Q. What’s the difference between this and tinting films and sprays you can get?
A. Tinted films cover the whole lens reducing the light being emitted and making it difficult to see when driving at night. Sprays are the same looking patchy and fading over time. Our film is perforated allowing light to be emitted through the holes and therefore is completely legal unlike the films & sprays which are ILLEGAL.
Q. Is it available in different colours?
A. Sorry, only available in black at present.
Q. Can it be removed if and when I come to sell my car?
A. Yes, it can be removed with no issues. A quick wipe over the lens once removed will bring back to its original look.
Q. Is it expensive?
A. No. It’s a fraction of the cost of buying replacement light clusters and can be removed easily if required when selling the vehicle on.
Residential Solar Window Films
For answers to frequently asked questions about residential solar window film please visit our specialist site.
Conservatory Solar Window Film
For answers to frequently asked questions about conservatory solar window film please visit our specialist site.