(Topic ID: 241072)

Best Window UV Film


By CUJO

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    Looking to buy some UV film for 4 windows that have blinds but the sun is so strong this time of year on that side of the house, some light still hits 4 of my pins. Look like none of them seem to offer complete privacy at night w/ lights on in house but that's not an issue.

    I am considering this brand on Amazon.

    amazon.com link »

    Just asking for recommendations and what sort of pricing other pinsiders have spent, inc. ease of installation.

    Also they seem to come in 4 different colors: Silver, Black-Silver, Blue and Tea. What color most of you like best?

    I have (4) 32.5" X 37.5" and (4) 32.5" X 28.5" glass windows to cover (no fancy faked pane raised ribs ..thank goodness)

    Thanks!
    CuJo

    #2 1 year ago

    This is the stuff I bought at Home Depot.

    Gila 36 in. x 180 in. Titanium Heat Control Window Film.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Gila-36-in-x-180-in-Titanium-Heat-Control-Window-Film-HRT361/100616385

    They have other films but they are not UV blocking films.

    #3 1 year ago

    I have used the Gila in the past with good results as well. i used the blackout option.

    If you have dual pane windows make sure whatever you use is compatible and wont void the window's warranty, alot of the coverings i looked at after replacing my windows couldn't be used on dual pane.

    #4 1 year ago

    Or you could put drapes in

    #5 1 year ago
    Quoted from PunkPin:

    If you have dual pane windows make sure whatever you use is compatible and wont void the window's warranty, alot of the coverings i looked at after replacing my windows couldn't be used on dual pane.

    + 1. Our house has Milgard lifetime warranty windows - until you put on a window film, at which point the warranty is void.

    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from gameover1173:

    Or you could put drapes in

    No drapes bro!

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from andre060:

    + 1. Our house has Milgard lifetime warranty windows - until you put on a window film, at which point the warranty is void.

    Mine are single pane and original builder cheap crap from 2003.

    #8 1 year ago
    Quoted from schudel5:

    This is the stuff I bought at Home Depot.
    Gila 36 in. x 180 in. Titanium Heat Control Window Film.
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Gila-36-in-x-180-in-Titanium-Heat-Control-Window-Film-HRT361/100616385
    They have other films but they are not UV blocking films.

    That's a pretty good value, better than the Amazon one I linked.
    Worth a good look. 15' and just wide enough . One rool should do my 4 windows, top and bottom.
    Thanks!

    #9 1 year ago

    Your just now worried about it now after all these years

    #10 1 year ago

    Note that while UV film does reduce the amount of UV coming through, it does not completely prevent all UV light from coming through.

    Your best options are blackout drapes or covers for your games. Otherwise, the colors will still fade from the light.

    #11 1 year ago
    Quoted from gameover1173:

    Your just now worried about it now after all these years

    It only gets intense for about 3 weeks every year about this time. Every year by the time I decide to do something sun doesn't come in as strong anymore so this is the year Larry.

    #12 1 year ago

    The blinds I have do block a lot of the light and they are always closed. Sometimes I reverse the slats up from down and that helps but the games are never pounded by the sunlight directly. There may be silvers of light that shine on the playfield briefly ( 15 min a day) or the front of the cabinets as that is how they are positioned in the room. No sunlight ever gets to either side of the cabinet. Most interested in getting the room cooler and electric
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