Will Window Film Fade After Installation?

If you have ever seen a purple window then you would wonder will window film fade if you install it in your home.

The short answer is yes, inferior quality window film will fade. However, you can avoid that fate by selecting quality film and professional window film installation experts like Total Shield Protection.

What Causes Some Window Film to Fade?

Some tinted windows fade and turn purple which is usually not a good look at all.  This type of fading is more common with window film for cars and not as common for architectural grade window tint.

When we install window film in your home we will be advising you on selecting high-quality window film, such as the highly respected 3M line of window films.

But when it does happen, there’s some interesting science behind it.

Experts suggest that UV rays can cause a failure in the dye used by many window film manufacturers. This is most likely to happen if the dyes used to tint the film have been applied after the UV coating is applied. Again, this is likely a shortcut made by cheap line window film manufacturers.

This is one of many reasons it is best to use the highest quality window film to ensure the longevity of your window film installation.  Look for a film that comes with a warranty. If the manufacturer or the professional installation company puts their money behind it, the film is  unlikely to turn purple

Why Purple?

Now there are some people who would be ecstatic about purple windows, but if that is so, then why not install purple window tint from the beginning, right?  But if your windows turn purple from inferior manufacturing processes you might wonder why purple is the color.

Some experts suggest that window film most commonly turns purple because green and yellow dyes are far weaker than red and blue dyes, which remain far stronger for far longer. Red and blue combine to make purple, so when the dye bleeds through, there is your purple hue.

Window film is dyed to the desired level of darkness. However, cheaper companies will often dye over UV protection that is also a vital part of window film. UV rays break down the dye in these situations and, voila, purple.

Total Shield Protection Professional Film Installation

If you work with us you are hiring professional window film installers who work with only high-quality grade window film. You will not have to wonder “will window film fade” when you are working with us.

Our window film installation services and options include:

Residential and commercial window film installation

A variety of shades, colors, and strengths of tint for decorative, security, and solar protection. Yes, you can select a film that serves all three purposes.

Total Shield Protection is your trusted source for solar rejection, impact-resistant, and privacy window film installations as well as professional window washing, pressure washing, and paver sealing.

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Home Guide to Residential and Commercial Window Film Services

This informational resource is a home guide that contains everything you need to know about window film installation services, all in one place. It is designed to enable residential and commercial property owners to make informed decisions when it comes to investing in window film.

We’ll teach you about the different types of window film, the benefits of window film installation, and also provide valuable insight on how to find superior service providers that will get the job done to your satisfaction both efficiently and affordably.

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Total Shield is currently providing services in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, Osprey, Port Charlotte, North Port, St. Pete, Nokomis, Englewood, Punta Gorda, Palmetto, Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key, Parrish, Riverview, Brandon, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Seffner, Seminole Heights, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Zephyrhills, Myakka, and Arcadia.