WINDOW FILM INSTALLATION – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW MUCH DOES WINDOW FILM/TINT COST?

Tinted Film InstallationThe price and cost of window films vary depending on the products and range. You can find cheap and cheerful window films if you’re on a budget or you can choose higher range window films that will provide better features/colours/quality. Generally, the cost of installing window films/tints are based on the below factors:

YOUR CAR TYPE/MODEL

Shapes and builds of all cars are different as some cars are larger, hence more materials are needed. Usually, a rough price approximate will be quoted based on materials and labour cost. For example, some cars have curved and steep windows. Those cars will require more time and skills. Hence, a higher price. Usually, the amount depends largely on the area of the windows.

TYPES OF WINDOW/TINTING FILM

There are many types of window films. The possibilities are endless! Again, the price depends on what you choose. Different price means the performance, features and quality of the film will also be different. It doesn’t mean cheaper window films are bad. We offer cheap and good quality window films as well. However, you may see bubbles, color shifting and poor heat rejection within a period of time.

PERFORMANCE WARRANTY

Performance warranties for Sun Barrier UV400 window films vary depending on service providers. It is better to enquire with us or our dealers before purchasing. Warranties are offered depending on the range of window films. The damages covered by warranties are also important. Sun Barrier UV400 window film warranty covers bubbling, peeling, cracking and discolouration.

Car tintedHOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO TINT ONE CAR?

Usually, the average time required to tint a two or four door car is around 2.o – 2.5 hours (cleaning and drying are included in this time frame). Some might take longer and some can be done within an hour depending on the skills of the installer.

ARE WINDOW/TINTED FILMS INSTALLED INSIDE OR OUTSIDE?

Usually, window tint is installed/applied inside instead of outside.

DOES THE WINDOW FILM/TINT HAVE TO BE REALLY DARK TO BE EFFECTIVE?

People believe that darker window films are more effective. That is not the truth. There are different window films available depending on their ability to reject solar heat and light transmission. The color is not the only factor that determines the film’s performance and efficiency. For example: 60%+ clear Sun Barrier UV400 window film can reject up to 99% infrared, 100% ultraviolet and up to 80% solar heat.

HOW LONG WILL WINDOW TINTING FILM LAST?

Sun Barrier UV400 window film has up to eight (5) years warranty. This brand can last more than 10 years, but most of the time it’s depending on factors such as installation skills and how you take care of it.

WHAT IF MY CAR WINDOWS ARE ALREADY TINTED? CAN IT BE REMOVED? CAN I INSTALL THE NEW ONE ON TOP OF THE EXISTING FILM?

All window films/tints can be replaced. Depending on what film you’ve chosen, some can be installed on top of your existing film but it depends highly on whether your existing film is still usable or not. Eg: It is not recommended to install new window films on top of your existing film if your existing film has faded and has bubbles. We always recommend our customers to remove their existing films before installing new ones. Do note that removal of existing film will have labour cost surcharge.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER MY CAR WINDOWS ARE TINTED?

We advise customers to not roll down their windows on the first three days to avoid peeling/bubbling. Some are recommended to keep the windows down for a week to ensure that the window films/tints adhere properly onto the windows. Please take note that the condition/quality of your window films after tinting are also dependent on weather/installation skills. We recommend you to choose window films that will provide warranty so that you can have a peace of mind and assurance.

WHAT ARE ULTRAVIOLET RAYS?

WHAT ARE ULTRAVIOLET RAYS? ARE THEY HARMFUL TO HUMANS?

what is ultravioletUltraviolet Rays or UV rays for short is a type of electromagnetic radiation that causes many negative health factors to the human body. Exposure to UV rays is damaging not just to the human body, but also things surrounding us. It damages living tissues and causes sunburns, sun tans, eye cataracts etc. Where does electromagnetic radiation comes from? Pretty obvious: The Sun. It is transmitted in waves at different wavelengths and frequencies. Ultraviolet rays are divided into three categories:

  • UVA, or near UV (315–400 nm)
  • UVB, or middle UV (280–315 nm)
  • UVC, or far UV (180–280 nm)

UV wavelength

UV effects

Most of the natural UV light people encounter comes from the sun but only about one-third of this penetrates the atmosphere to reach the ground. 95 percent is UVA and 5 percent is UVB. No measurable UVC from solar radiation reaches the Earth’s surface, because ozone, molecular oxygen and water vapor in the upper atmosphere completely absorb the shortest UV wavelengths. UVA and UVB are the strongest and most damaging to living things on Earth.

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Positive effects of UV rays

⦁ Allow Vitamin D production
UV from the Sun is needed by our bodies to produce vitamin D. As we all know, vitamin D helps strengthen bones, muscles and the body’s immune system.
⦁ Helps in moods
It was suggested by research that sunlight stimulates the pineal gland in the brain to produce certain chemicals called ‘tryptamines’. These chemicals improve human’s mood, making them happy and joyous.
⦁ Disinfection and sterilization
UV can effectively kill microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria, for example, when hanging underwear and tea-towels outside under the sun. To destroy the microorganisms, UV rays penetrate the cell’s membrane, destroying the DNA, and stops its ability to reproduce and multiply. This destructive effect explains why we can use UV antibacterial lamps for disinfection and sterilization.
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Negative effects of UV rays

⦁ Causes skin cancer
There is a strong evidence that each of the three main types of skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma) is caused by sun exposure. As many as 90% of skin cancers are due to UV radiation so it’s safe to say that UV rays are the cause of skin cancers due to the research results.
⦁ Causes sun burn and aging skin
UV burns the skin hence that is why sun burn occurs when we are under the sun for too long. Sun burn is a burn that occurs when skin cells are damaged. This damage to the skin is caused by the absorption of energy from UV rays. If not taken care of, your skin will lose its elasticity as UV rays destroy collagen.
⦁ Damages eyes
Prolonged exposure to UV or high intensities of UV damages the tissues of eyes. It will cause blurred vision, “burned” eyes or even worst, cataracts, which left untreated, will cause blindness.
⦁ Discolouration of materials
When exposed to the sun, items such as fabrics, furnishings and paintings will eventually fade in the long run. These items need protection from UV to uphold the condition and colours.
In conclusion, UV rays are indeed dangerous to not only humans, but also non-living things. There are definitely benefits of UV rays, but the negative effects overshadows the positive. To avoid the damaging effects of UV rays, we should start protecting ourselves and try to avoid the sun light as much as possible. Doesn’t mean you’re indoors, you are protected. Ultraviolet rays penetrate through windows. Small steps such as wearing sun glasses and sun block while under the sun and install window films for your home, car and office will make a whole lot of difference.

INTRODUCTION TO WINDOW FILMS/TINTS

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WHAT ARE THEY? ARE THEY NECESSARY? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

When we hear the term window films or window tint, the first thing that comes to mind is that it is for car windows only, but is it just for cars? The answer is: No.

Window films are suitable not just for automotive cars, but also residential homes and commercial buildings. In this article, we will be sharing the fundamentals about window films. What are window films? Are they necessary and important? What are the benefits?

What Are Window Films?

Window film is a sheet of specially treated polyester laminate designed to enhance the performance of regular windows. One side of the sheet has an adhesive and the other has a scratch-resistant coating. There are many types of window films catered to different purposes. It depends on an individual’s preference, concerns or intend.

Are They Necessary And Important?

In our opinion, the answer is: Yes. To many people, window films are a good-to-have but we personally think window films are mandatory especially if you are living in a hot and humid country. Sun damaging from UV rays is not instant and we cannot see it immediately but it doesn’t mean it’s not happening. In the long run, there are negative effects such as eye damage, skin cancer, furniture fading etc.

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What Are The Benefits Of Window Films?

Different window films provide different benefits. It all depends what the individual is looking for. All homes have windows and glass. Unfortunately, they are poor insulators and they do not entirely provide strong protection against burglaries, uv rays, heat and privacy. These are six main benefits:

Provides Security

Security is what most customers are looking for. Accidents are inevitable and we feel safer when we know that we are constantly protected, no matter where we are. Security window films will protect you when you’re in your car, home or office. Security films not only prevent glass shatters from burglaries, but also protection against natural disasters, vandalism, or accidental damage. Security window films are strong enough to withheld shattered glass from falling, hence prevent glass cuts and injuries.

Protection From Heat

The sun’s heat can be brutal and we all can totally relate. There’s nothing more uncomfortable than sitting in a room all cooped up with heat. Nobody likes a sauna room 24/7. Heat and UV rays penetrate through windows which will cause damage to furniture and upholstery, sun burns and even worst, eye cataracts in the long run.

Reduce Glare

The second benefit is to get rid of glare. Unfortunately, when the sun hits any glass surfaces, it causes refraction which can be pretty annoying eg: glare on the television and disruptive window views. Window films have the ability of reducing glare and provide ease to our eyes as it can be dangerous, especially when you are driving.

Prevent Fading

Fading due to harmful UV rays are not instant. It’s a gradual process. We like to call it: The Slow Death. The sun’s UV rays are on a constant mission to fade your interior furnishings. Fading happens when UV rays and visible light continually hit your leather couch or wood floors and it begins to break down the chemical bonds of dyes. Your furniture will eventually deteriorate.

Improve Aesthetics and Privacy

Besides all the technical benefits of window films, if clients are looking for something that can improve the aesthetics of their homes, decorative window films are the way to go. They come in all sorts of textures, colours and patterns. Clients can choose based on their individually and the look and feel of their homes. As for privacy, frosted films are recommended. It provides privacy without sacrificing the inflow of natural light with blinds or curtains. It is also more cost effective to have decorative and frosted films rather than opting for stained, privacy or etched glass as it can be very expensive. These films are cost effective and easy to maintain.

Lower energy costs

When heat enters your home, it’s all contained which causes your home to be too hot. When it gets too hot, it results in expensive utility bills for the homeowner. Having window films can help homeowners save up to 50% on energy costs by improving heat retention and provide solar heat rejection. Window films will help improve your car, home of office environment by keeping the heat out and keeping the cool air in.

Start Enquiring Today

Besides these six points, there are many other benefits of window films. In hot and humid countries, window films are not optional anymore. It is mandatory. With our ozone layer thinning, the heat has become unbearable. Damaging UV rays such as UVA, UVB and UVC are causing negative effects to not just our surroundings, but also to our health. Prevention is always better than cure. Protect yourself. Your family and your home by investing in window films. You will definitely see a difference.

DIY Window Film Installation Guide

Tint your windows yourself Install Tinted

It is not difficult to install tinted film for your home. You can easily do it yourself. Have a little confidence and dive right into it. We are here to provide guidance and steps so that you can do it yourself at home! Follow the step-by-step window film installation tutorial below or watch the videos via the links at the end of this tutorial.

Window Film:

  • Purchase your window film from any nearby window film supplier or tint shop. You can buy online as well, as it is normally cheaper. Visit www.uv400.com for a wide range of window films. We have a wide range of variety suitable for automobiles, residential homes and office buildings.

Tools:

  • Spray bottle (fill it with cleaning solution and cold water) Caution: use only non-acidic solutions
  • Sharp retractable knife
  • Measuring tape
  • Trim guide or plastic cards (similar to credit cards)
  • A clean and dry towel / cloth (lint free)
  • Squeegee
  • Scraper (for cleaning glass)

Get all your require tools at www.uv400.com

Tip: Tinted films are normally installed on the interior surface. You may choose to install on the exterior surface, but be prepared for rapid film degradation.


Installation Guide:

Step 1: Measure the window/glass:

Measure your window height and width.

Step 2: Cut the film:

Cut the window film about 1” larger than the size of your window. E.g: If your window dimensions are 30″ x 40″, cut the film to 31″ x 41″.

Step 3: Ensure your window/glass is clean:

Spray the soap cleaning solution onto the window and clean it using the scraper. Ensure that the scraper and window remain wet to prevent scratches/tugging on the glass. Pay special attention to the edges of the window. Avoid getting too much solution onto the frame to minimize dirt and other foreign matter from sticking onto the glass. Spray the window again and slowly scrape and remove all water from the glass using squeegee. Now, use a dry and clean towel around the edges of the window to ensure dirty water does not contaminate the film during installation.

Step 4: Prepare the film:

Thoroughly spray the solution onto the application surface of the window. The solution acts as a lubricant for the film and reduces friction. Remove the release liner or film backing from the film and thoroughly spray the adhesive side of the film. This procedure reduces any static electricity caused by the liner removal, lessens contamination, and prevents the film from adhering to itself.

The liner can remove by attaching two pieces of sticky tape at one corner of both surfaces of the film. Press the two pieces of tape firmly together, and then pull them apart to help start the liner removal process. Wet your hands with the solution before handling the film to avoid leaving any fingerprints on the adhesive.

Step 5: Apply the film:

Keeping both the film and window wet, place the adhesive side of the film onto the glass. Start at the left and right top, and then allow the film to gently adhere onto the glass. You will still be able to slide the film around and position it correctly as long as the window and film are thoroughly wet.

Spray the entire non-adhesive surface of the film facing you with the soapy solution to prevent squeegee drag. Using the squeegee, remove as much water or soapy solution as possible. To do this, first squeegee horizontally across 2” from the top to set the film. Second, from the center, squeegee downwards vertically. Continue to squeegee horizontally from the center to the edges, pushing the water or soapy solution out from under the film. Overlap the squeegee strokes to maximize water removal.

Step 6: Trim or cut the film:

Run a trim guide or plastic card along the edge of the film to momentarily set the film against the glass and frame. Place the retractable knife between the trim guide and the edge to begin trimming. Always ensure that the blade on the retractable knife is sharp. After trimming, squeegee the film once more following the same techniques as the previous step.

Step 7: Dry the edges and finish

Wrap the trim guide or plastic card with a soft, lint free cloth. Lightly wipe down or gently blot the edges to remove excess water. Leave the film to completely cure. Curing time will vary depending on the type of film, effectiveness of water removal and numerous other factors. Avoid using any abrasive material for cleaning as it will scratch or damage the film.

If air pockets appear or remain, rewet the surface of the film facing you and squeegee again.

Leave it to dry for at least 72 hours.

You are done!

You may watch these videos for a clearer understanding:

  1. Applying Reflective Window Film
  2. How to apply Window Film
  3. Window Film Installation

CIRI-CIRI UV400 FILEM PENAPISAN HABA

UV400 WINDOW FILM

Jika anda sedang mencari filem penapisan haba untuk kenderaan atau rumah anda, anda tidak perlu berfikir lagi!
Hanya menggunakan filem penapisan haba UV 400 .Filem penapisan haba UV 400.
Film bertaraf tinggi ini boleh menghalang 100% daripada UV yang berbahaya dan melindungi kulit, mata, kesihatan dan juga upholsteri dan perabot anda.

MANFAAT UV400 WINDOW FILM

Siri filem tingkap UV400 dihasilkan menggunakan teknologi yang baru dicipta. Proses pembuatannya adalah unik, menghasilkan manfaat produk yang unggul.
  • menghalang 100% sinaran UVuv400 window film
  • Perlindungan cahaya biru
  • Tiada garis pelekat
  • Prestasi tinggi penolakan haba matahari
  • Tidak pantulan
  • Ciri penebat stabil. Tiada pengoksidaan
  • Tidak mempunyai sempadan hitam atau putih
  • Tiada gangguan isyarat komunikasi
  • Tiada menggelengak dan melekat
  • Tidak mudah pudar

PERLINDUNGAN DALAM KENDERAAN

Sinaran UV sangat berbahaya kepada plastik, kulit pramatang dan kain di dalam kereta.
Perubahan warna dan pudar adalah fenomena biasa disebabkan sinaran UV.
Film tingkap berfungsi seperti pelindung matahari di tingkap kereta dan melindungi segalanya di dalam kenderaan anda.
Film ini berwarna boleh menolak 100% sinaran UV yang datang dari matahari.

MELINDUNGI SINARAN DARIPADA UV

Kita tahu bahawa Sinaran Ultraviolet menyebabkan selaran matahari, penuaan, kedutan, kanser kulit.uv400 window film Blue light protection
Tetapi tingkap kereta normal tidak dapat melindungi kita dari sinaran UV.
 Ahli sains telah membuktikan bahawa sinaran UV yang menyebabkan pelbagai jenis masalah kesihatan, ia boleh dihalang dengan menggunakan film berwarna di tingkap kereta kami.
Sinaran UV ini boleh dengan mudah menembusi jauh ke dalam kulit dan meningkatkan kadar penuaan, kedutan, dan juga kanser kulit.
Statistik menunjukkan bahawa pemandu Malaysia telah diserang oleh kanser kulit kebanyakannya di sebelah kanan mereka.
Bahagian kanan biasanya terdedah kepada matahari semasa memandu.
Akibat pendedahan matahari ini meningkat bahaya kanser kulit untuk kesihatan kita . Bagaimanapun, pemandu biasa mengalami jenis kanser kulit tertentu.
Pendedahan cahaya kumulatif adalah sebab utama. Jadi mengapa anda perlu terdedah?
Anda boleh mengurangkan risiko dengan mudah. film Sun Barrier UV400 boleh menghalang 100% sinar UV berbahaya dan melindungi anda daripada kemungkinan kanser kulit

PERLINDUNGAN DARIPADA BLUE LIGHT (CAHAYA BIRU)

Sumber utama cahaya biru adalah cahaya matahari, lampu kenderaan, komputer dan skrin mudah alih. Statistik menunjukkan bahawa kebanyakan orang di dunia mempunyai pelbagai jenis masalah mata, seperti Katarak mata, Detachment Retina, Mata Membulat, buta warna , Penglihatan Rendah dan sebagainya.
 Dan kebanyakan penyakit itu menyebabkan kerosakan mata retina kita. Sains perubatan berkata retina terjejas kerana cahaya biru.
Film tingkap Sun Barrier UV400 kami boleh menyekat cahaya biru berbahaya dan melindungi mata kita.
Kami mempunyai filem tingkap berwarna yang berbeza. Anda boleh memilih satu dengan luaran kenderaan anda. Warna gelap dan warna akan memastikan lebih banyak privasi.
Walau bagaimanapun, adalah lebih baik untuk memeriksa peraturan JPJ dan undang-undang mengenai penggunaan warna.

SUN BARRIER UV400 WINDOW FILM – THE ULTIMATE WINDOW FILM SOLUTION THAT PROVIDES 100% UV RADIATION PROTECTION

SUN BARRIER UV400 WINDOW FILM

If you are looking to improve your car driving experience, think no further. Invest in Sun Barrier Uv400 window films. This highly graded window films provides 100% UV radiation protection, blue light protection and high solar heat rejection. 100% is a bold claim and we dare to claim it.

PRODUCT FEATURES OF  SUN BARRIER UV400 WINDOW FILM

Our UV400 window film series is produced using a newly invented technology. Its manufacturing process is unique, resulting in superior product benefits, compared to other window films.

  • 100% UV radiation protection.uv400 window film
  • Blue light protection.
  • No adhesive lines.
  • High performance solar heat rejection.
  • Non reflective.
  • Stable insulation properties.
  • No oxidation.
  • Do not have black or white borders.
  • No communication signal disruptions.
  • No degumming & bubbling.
  • Does not easily fade or age.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

PROTECTS YOUR INTERIOR

UV rays are very harmful to plastics, premature leathers, fabrics and all upholstery in general. Discoloration and fading are common due to UV rays. Sun Barrier UV400 window film works like sunscreen. It provides a barrier between your upholstery and harmful UV rays. You never have to worry about your belongings fading fast.

PROTECTS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY’S WELLBEING

We all know that ultraviolet rays and blue light can cause serious harm to our human body in the long run and normal window films can only protect you to a certain extent. Most window films do not provide 100% UV radiation protection and blue light protection but we do. The main sources of blue light are from the sun, vehicle lights, computer and mobile screens etc. Statistics shows that alot of the people have various kinds of visual problems like Cataracts, Retinal Detachment, Bulging Eyes, Color Blindness, Low Vision and so on. Retina is affected mostly due to blue light exposure. These harmful UV rays and blue light can easily penetrate deep in into the skin and increase the rate of aging, wrinkles, cataracts, blurred vision and even skin and eye cancer. You can strengthen protection with our window films. uv400 window film Blue light protection

ENHANCES THE APPEARANCE OF YOUR HOME, OFFICE AND CAR

We have a wide range of window films available. You can choose the colours based on the aesthetic of your home, office or car. We also offer darker window films/tints for added privacy. Note: Kindly check with JPJ on the rules and regulations.

Sun Barrier UV400 window film warranty covers bubbling, peeling, cracking and discolouration.

Enquire today!

UV400 Window Film Technology

What is UV (Ultraviolet) light ?

Ultraviolet Radiation (UV) mainly comes from the Sun. There are some others man made sources like lamps and tools (welding tools) can produce UV radiation. The Sun is the primary source of UV radiation. UV is divided into 4 different categories based on wavelength:

  • UVt-Max : Wavelengths (380-400 nm), Ozone layer can not block this wavelengths. Most dangerous for human body and (living and Nonliving) every things. Causes of skin cancer, skin aging, eye damage. **Normal film can not block UV t-Max. Only UV400 window film can block this wavelengths.
  • UVA :  Wavelengths (315-380 nm) Ozone layer can not block this wavelengths. Most of us are exposed to large amounts of UVA throughout our lifetime. UVA, which penetrates the skin more deeply than UVB and UVC, has long been known to play a major part in skin aging and wrinkling (photoaging).
  • UVB :  Wavelengths (280-315 nm) are slightly affected by ozone levels. Decreases in stratospheric ozone mean that more UVB radiation can reach the earth’s surface, causing sunburns, snow blindness, immune suppression, and a variety of skin problems including skin cancer and premature aging.
  • UVC :  Wavelengths (100-280 nm) are very strongly affected by ozone levels, so that the levels of UVC radiation reaching the earth’s surface are relatively small.

What is UV400?

UV400 is a form of ultraviolet radiation protection associated with Window Tinted Film. UV400 protection is considered to provide 100% protection against harmful ultraviolet rays, including UVt-Max, UVA, UVB and UVC. It is called UV400, because it blocks all the rays of light up to a wavelength of 400 nanometers. UV400 has a higher level of protection than other all types of window tinted film.

To know more about UV400 Window Film, Feel free to contact with us. call :  +60 17 310 0482 or visit : www.uv400.com

 

ANTI FOG FILM

 

Commercial and industrial anti-fog coated film applications have multiple benefits. The hydrophilic coated anti-fog film causes moisture to spread into an even layer so it will not form mist drops which obscure vision. Anti-Fog improves the visual clarity of mirrors, enhances safety by minimizing the impact of shattering glass on shower doors, and prevents windows from steaming. Additionally, our anti-fog coated films are easy to install and maintain with common household cleaners.

FEATURE OF ANTI FOG FILM:
• Easy to install and maintain, anti-fog surface with water clear masking release liner protects the coated surface during installation
• Optically clear visibility, improves safety when driving, eliminating hazardous and annoying fog
• Can be cleaned with common ammonia-free household glass cleaners
• Highly durable, delivers best-in-class abrasion, scratch, mar, chemical and UV resistance
• Weather able, will not discolour or yellow when exposed to sunlight
• Compatible with anti-reflective coatings and many environmental standards

SILVER FILM

High Reflective Silver Window Film is one of the best performing and most widely used solar control window films. It reduces high levels of incoming solar heat and glare coming in through your glass, which can significantly improve working/living conditions. Can lead to a reduction in air conditioning costs and hence a reduction in energy costs. Creates a more comfortable environment and can reduce tiredness and eyestrain.

Gives an external mirrored appearance to glass which can upgrade the appearance of a building. Offers one-way daytime privacy for security or to screen unsightly areas. Filters out virtually all UV rays, helping to protect fabrics and furnishings. This film is also available combined with a safety film.

FEATURES OF SILVER FILM
• Adding sun control and privacy with aesthetic style
• Two-stage special UV coating for stronger performance in internal and external applications
• Providing comfort by reducing glare and minimizing solar hot spots
• High density of metal coating and various metallic flexibility to meet tenant preferences
• Cooling down the solar heat and giving refreshment with its super clear optical view
• Superior value in cost performance