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Does Window Film Require Maintenance?

Does Window Film Require Maintenance?

One of the most common questions we get about window film from potential buyers is about maintenance. Homeowners here in Colorado Springs are rightfully concerned that window film will require a lot of maintenance. We get it! Owning a home requires enough maintenance as is. So, of course, homeowners want to know what they are getting in to. Luckily, the answer is–window film does not require any additional maintenance. Like any window, windows treated with film require cleaning. And, this cleaning should be done with products safe for window film. Read on to learn more about window film safe cleaner and how to clean windows treated with film.

How to Clean Your Window Film

The first thing you should know about cleaning your windows after window film is installed is that you should wait 30 days before cleaning them. Once a month has passed, clean your window the same way as you did before. The only difference is what you use to clean them. You should use a window film safe” cleaning solutions and soft cleaning cloths. You likely already have these in your home but below we have elaborated.

Cleaning Solutions Safe for Window Film

To avoid damaging the adhesive on your window film you should always use an ammonia-free cleaning solution. As it were, most household cleaning solutions don’t have ammonia in them anyway. Dish soap actually works just fine. However, you can also buy specialty ammonia-free window cleaners online. The cloth you use should be soft cloth. High-end paper towels work well too. But, cheap paper towels could cause scratches–so watch out. Scratches build up over time–they don’t show right away–so never us rough paper towels or cloths with bristles or abrasives. Finally, be sure to clean off all excess water so it does not end up seeping behind the film and wearing down the bond. Wipe up any excess moisture or debris from along the edges of the windows when you are done.

That’s it– cleaning windows treated with films is just as easy (if not easier) than cleaning regular windows!

For more information on existing or new window films for your Colorado Springs home contact us at Greenlight Window Films today


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