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Will Window Film Damage Windows?

No. If installed correctly, window film will not cause damage to your glass or windows.  

However, if the incorrect film is applied to a particular glass situation, there is potential for the glass to crack because of thermal stress. For example, blackout privacy film can cause some types of glass to shatter if there’s too much heat coming in. Luckily, our estimators are trained to be aware of these situations and are able to recommend and install the appropriate window film solution for your glass. For further confidence in our product, there is a factory warranty that covers glass breakage as well as defects like bubbling, blistering, cracking, peeling, delamination, and discoloration. The warranty period depends on which film you choose and whether it will be installed for residential or commercial use, but most warranty periods are at least 10 years. 

If you’re concerned about damage to your windows during removal of window film, there’s no need to worry. Proper window film removal by a factory-certified professional will leave your glass looking unblemished and just as it did prior to application.  

It’s important to note that proper technique is critical for successful installation and removal of window film. New York Window Film is an authorized dealer of 3M and VISTA/LLUMAR Window Films with a team of experienced, factory-certified installers. Our team is talented, neat, and efficient, and they consistently receive glowing feedback from our customers. To learn more about what it’s like to work with us, read this article for a glimpse into a New York Window Film customer experience

If you’re ready to get started with a no obligation estimate, contact us today. If you’d like to read more about our products, we recommend starting by exploring our sun control window filmssafety and security films, or decorative and privacy films.