If you’re looking to save on energy bills and keep your home or office cool during the summer, installing solar film on your windows is a great option. Solar film helps block out harmful UV rays, reduces glare, and prevents heat from entering your space. In this guide, we’ll show you how to apply solar film to your windows in just a few easy steps.
Table of Contents
- Step 1: Gather Materials
- Step 2: Measure Your Windows
- Step 3: Clean Your Windows
- Step 4: Cut the Solar Film
- Step 5: Apply the Film
- Step 6: Trim the Excess Film
- Step 7: Smooth Out the Film
- Step 8: Enjoy Your New Solar Film
Step 1: Gather Materials
Before you start, make sure you have all the materials you need:
- Solar film
- Measuring tape
- Utility knife or scissors
- Spray bottle with soapy water
Step 2: Measure Your Windows
Measure your windows to determine how much solar film you’ll need. Add an extra inch to both the height and width to make sure you have enough film to work with.
Step 3: Clean Your Windows
Clean your windows thoroughly with soap and water. Make sure there is no dirt or debris left on the surface, as this can cause bubbles to form under the film.
Step 4: Cut the Solar Film
Cut the solar film to the correct size, using your measurements from step 2. Use a utility knife or scissors to cut the film to size.
Step 5: Apply the Film
Spray a light mist of soapy water onto the window, then apply the film to the window. Use a squeegee to smooth out any air bubbles, working from the center outwards.
Step 6: Trim the Excess Film
Cutoff any excess film around the edges of the window using a utility knife or scissors. Be careful not to scratch the window or damage the film.
Step 7: Smooth Out the Film
Use the squeegee to smooth out any remaining air bubbles or wrinkles in the film. Make sure the film is flat and flush against the window.
Step 8: Enjoy Your New Solar Film
Once the film is fully applied and smoothed out, allow it to dry completely. Enjoy your newly tinted windows and the benefits of reduced heat and glare.
If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of solar film or need help with the installation process, contact Primary Tinting. Our team of experts can provide you with a free quote and three samples for each quote. We specialize in window film for homes and businesses and can help you find the perfect solution for your needs.
For more expert tips on installing solar film on your windows, check out our blog post on Expert Tips for Installing Solar Window Film.