Installing security window films can appear to be a walk in the park for most of people, but the reality is that they need some professional skills for the installation to be done correctly. When properly and effectively done, they can look aesthetically appealing. On the other hand, if mistakably done, their appearance and importantly performance can greatly be affected. Although this job needs experts to do it in the right way, for those who would like to try it out can read through the following discussed common mistakes so that they can avoid them when doing so.
Security and safety film: common installation mistakes
A keen person when it comes to this installation is one who learns from the mistakes of the others. By doing so, you can achieve your installation goals without common blunders. Some of the common mistakes incurred when it comes to installation of security window films include:
Failure to properly clean the window beforehand:
It’s common knowledge to any experts that before applying the security window film they must ensure that the window is clean and crucially spotless. Failure to do so leads to a window that cannot be cleaned at all unless the film is removed. As if not enough, the film might not adhere to a dirty glass which will greatly reduce its effectiveness.
Cleaning the windows with rubbing alcohol or other chemicals:
All professional film installers know that all windows before film installation should be cleaned with hot water or mild liquid soap. Use of alcohol or other chemicals leaves a reside on the surfaces of the glass making it hard for the film to adhere to it.
Failing to remove air bubbles and all water:
Typically, a security film is applied on a wet window and after that, squeezed to remove water and air bubbles that might be under it. If this is not properly done, the film might find it hard to adhere to the window.