Tinting your windows is undoubtedly the best way to improve the energy efficiency of your home or building. If you live in Denver, chances are, you know just how uncomfortable it can get with single pane windows. Single pane glass simply does not have the power to combat the intense weather that we get in the Mile High City. Window film is the fastest and most cost-effective way to remedy issues with insulation.

But what kind of maintenance and upkeep is required afterwards? Once the installation is complete, what are the next steps? Do you need to clean the film regularly, and if so, how? Are there any special products or treatments you need to use to keep it in good condition? Here’s everything you need to know about window film maintenance, explained by our Denver team.

How to Take Care of Your Windows After Installing Window Film

A lot of people make the mistake of think that once the installers leave, their window film is good to go. But, unfortunately, this is not the case. After installation, there’s a curing period that lasts for about 14-30 days. During this time, the film should not be cleaned or tampered with.

After the drying period, your windows are safe to clean. With window film, there is very little maintenance involved. Our Denver experts recommend cleaning the film occasionally, but that’s about it.

Tips for Window Film Maintenance

Taking care of your window film is fairly easy, however there are some things you should avoid. Here are some tips that can help you properly maintain and care for your windows:

  • Use a soft cloth for cleaning. Avoid any hard brushes or tools that could scratch the film. Polishing your windows with a microfiber towel should remove any dust or fingerprints that have accumulated.
  • Try to avoid harsh cleaners. If you’re not sure which cleaners are compatible with your film, contact your installer.
  • Replace the film once it starts to show signs of wear. Most window films last for about 10 years on average, and then need to be replaced.
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    Mike is a highly trained and qualified window film professional. Mike has been working in the window tinting industry for over fifteen years, during which time he has overseen the installation of over 250,000 square feet of film. As the head of operations for Denver Window Tinting, he is the main point of contact on all projects and is also in charge of sales and customer relations. Mike's years of experience have given him incredible knowledge and insight about all the different types and brands of window film on the market. He is well-versed in product lines from Vista, LLumar, 3M, C-Bond, SolarGard, Huper Optik, and other top brands. Over the years, he has received numerous certifications and attended ongoing education courses. He is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.