How You Can Look After Your Security Window Film Post-Installation
It’s important to remember to wait at least 30 days before cleaning your windows, following security window film installation. This provides enough time for the security window film to bond and ensures you do not damage or lift the edge of the film while cleaning.
It’s vital that care should be taken not to use any abrasive cleaning materials or sharp objects to clean the window, as window film is less porous than glass. Soft cloths or chamois should be used to wipe off cleaning solution rather than paper towels, to avoid scratches in the film.
A simple and suitable cleaning solution of dishwashing detergent and water will suffice for most pollutants, while ammonia based or other strong cleaning products should be avoided. It’s also wise to make sure to use separate cleaning materials, when washing exterior and interior windows at the same time, as water used for exterior washing could contain particles that will scratch the window film.
Window film installations can often be carried out in uncontrolled environments, where dust particles can become trapped between the window film and glass.
It’s important to remember that this is impossible to avoid and small particles of dust will inevitably be trapped underneath your new film. You can be rest assured that your newly installed security window film has already been thoroughly cleaned and that any dust particles trapped was unavoidable by your installer. These small dust particles, however, will not be noticeable under normal viewing conditions and will not affect the performance of your new security window film.
To reduce the likelihood of dust being trapped behind the laminate during the installation process, be sure to close off any air vents such as fans and air conditioners near windows that are being laminated. It’s also recommended that you avoid dusting, cleaning or vacuuming on the day prior to installation.
Window film maintenance is barely required but there are a few ways that you can keep your film looking new for many years to come. Applying a silicone polish on interior films can help provide a radiant surface to the film, while providing protection against unexpected scratching or burnishing.
Before your window film installation begins, it’s also a good idea to make note of any cracked panes or broken window seals. Be sure to make note and discuss any imperfections in the glass such as scratches with your consultant. It’s important to note that any stickers or alarm tape must be removed from the window during installation to ensure a proper bond.
If you’re looking to install security film in Melbourne, Cleargard Melbourne is proud to be the leading source for high-quality glass security window film across Australia. Get in touch to find out more about how our simple 3-step security film installation will ensure your property’s glass is protected and secured.