How Long Does Solar Film Last?

Solar window films are an investment intended to last a long time. We often get the question “how long will it last?” How long film lasts depends on a few factors. One of which would be brand.

Solar window films are produced by numerous manufacturers. Not every manufacturer is of the same caliber. It’s like buying a car. A vehicle generally runs and operates the same. Every vehicle is intended for the same basic purpose, to drive. However not every brand is of the same quality, performs the same or lasts as long. Doing your research and understanding the brands is an important thing to consider when selecting solar window film. Quality has a direct impact on lifespan of your solar film.

Another factor in longevity is installation. For solar film to work as intended, it must be installed properly. Some customers want to save some money and opt to buy the film and self install. The risks here are great. If the film isn’t prepped, cut, installed or cured appropriately then you’ve completely wasted your money. The film will not work or last under improper circumstances. Going with a professional company like AZ Solar Control is crucial. Using a reputable company with knowledge and experience will give you the best product and optimize your films lifespan. Additionally, most companies provide warranties!

Finally how you care for your film will impact the lifespan of the product as well. After installation the product goes through a curing phase where it dries and ultimately adheres to the glass. Any disruption during this time could result in faulty film. Once the film is cured, caring for it is relatively easy but you need to be sure to read up on proper care instructions. Using any abrasive products to clean the film can effect the product. Pets, kids and extensive wear and tear will impact it as well. Just like anything you own, the better you care for it the longer it lasts. Don’t let the pets scratch it or kids pick and peel it. Don’t clean it with a sponge or textured cloth. It’s made to be durable but obviously it has its limits like anything else.

The truth is, lifespan is relative because it is determined by several factors. If you choose a quality product, a professional company and properly care for your tint there’s no reason to believe if won’t last a decade or two or three! Solar window films can last up to 30 years. The warranties on the products provided by us generally cover the film for a lifetime of about 10-15 years. This is why it truly is an amazing investment. Hardly anything we purchase lasts more than a few years. So pick up the phone and give us a call 6237804950. We can answer all those lingering questions and give you professional recommendations that will point you in the right direction. You will be in good hands with us.