Answered: 8 Commonly Asked Questions about Privacy Window Films
Privacy window films — which are often called etched window films and frosted window films — are thin sheets of vinyl with graphics. They transform plain glass to capture the look of cut or textured glass but at a fraction of the price and without any sacrifice in appearance.
Most privacy window films adhere securely to interior glass surfaces and can be easily maintained with a window film cleaner and microfiber cloth. While considered semi-permanent, they remove readily and can be considered good privacy solutions for leased spaces or even temporary applications.
Popular for office suites, stores, schools, restaurants, hospitals and other facilities, window films prompt a lot of inquiries. Here are answers to eight of the most commonly asked questions on privacy window films:
How much light do they admit?
With many options in opacity, translucency and style, you can readily tailor the amount of light (and privacy) your window film design provides.
What styles are available?
With vinyl window films, you can easily get the look of cut, etched, sandblasted or textured glass. Of course, you can also create the privacy you need with a window film design that’s all your own.
Can we individualize our window films?
With window films, you can easily customize your interior glass surfaces to create privacy, visual interest and promotional branding. For example, specify vinyl window films with your company logo.
Is customization limited to our logo?
Designs for window films are limited only by your imagination! Images of baseballs, footballs, golf balls and basketballs might be ideal for a sporting goods store while a series of classic book covers could enhance the interior windows on a municipal library.
Why are window films so popular in offices?
Custom window films provide privacy while retaining natural light. With vinyl window films, you can conceal areas not meant for public viewing. Use them on windows for conference rooms and executive offices or on the glass-panels on stairwell railings to protect the modesty of those wearing skirts or dresses. You’ll discourage lingering gazes while maintaining an airy feel.
Are vinyl films used in stores and restaurants?
Yes, many retailers and restaurateurs rely on frosted window files to add visual interest or divide larger areas without making spaces feel closed off, They also employ vinyl window films to promote branding and enhance the overall customer experience!
Are window films economical?
Yes, and you might consider them even more affordable when you consider that window films are often used in place of blinds, shades, curtains or other costly window treatments! Unlike blinds or curtains that must be closed to be effective, vinyl window films can let light in, provide privacy, maintain your view and enhance your décor — all at the same time!
Is there more I should know?
We’ve focused here on the privacy aspects of vinyl window films. But you should be aware that other types of window films are regularly used to reduce the amount of solar heat transmitted through glass for energy savings, fade protection and occupant comfort. Yet other styles of vinyl films are focused on increasing safety and security. Sometimes one application of vinyl film can accomplish several goals!
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