Gila Window Film - Glare Control Window Film Product Demo

Glare Control Window Film Intro

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Glare Control Window Film Features

  • View 1

    • Reduces Glare:
      • Block the Sun
      • Reduce Glare and Summer Heat
      • Bronze or Smoke
    • Block up to 99% UV Rays:
      • Blocks UV rays
      • Reduce Fading
    • Won’t Block Your View:
      • Block the sun without blocking your view
    • Easy To Install:

      For best results:

      • Use GILA Application Tools  (sold separately)
      • Follow instructions


Glare Control Window Film Application

  • Read Instructions & Gather Tools

    Read the instructions

    Gather tools:
    (Sold in GILA Tool Kit)

    • GILA® Window Film Application Solution
    • Squeegee and squeegee card
    • Utility knife
    • GILA Edging Tool
    • Low-lint cloth

    (Household items)

    • Single-edged razor blade
    • Ruler or tape measure
    • Transparent tape
    • Scissors
  • Preparing the Work Area
    • Apply film to a cool shaded window
    • Clean the window thoroughly
  • Measure the Window and Cut Film
    • Measure window
    • Unroll film on a clean, flat surface
    • Cut the film at least an inch larger than the glass on all four sides
  • Identify the Clear Liner
    • Attach two small pieces of transparent tape – one on the film and one on the liner
    • Press the pieces of tape firmly together, then pull them apart to begin separating the clear liner from the film
  • Wet Window & Film Thoroughly
    • Spray the Application Solution onto the inside surface of the window and both sides of the film
  • Remove Clear Liner
    • Peel the two strips of tape apart to release the liner
    • Spray the exposed adhesive side of the film with the Application Solution until the clear liner is removed
  • Wet Window & Film Thoroughly
    • Hold film so that the adhesive side is facing the window and apply to the glass
    • Use your hands to smooth the film and position it so that the excess 1” of film is overlapping the window on all four sides
  • Smooth Out Film
    • Spray the entire surface of the film facing you with the Application Solution
    • Squeegee the centerline of the film from top to bottom
    • Squeegee from the center to the right side and work downward
    • Leave a 2” perimeter around the edges un-squeegeed
  • Trim Edges of Film
    • Pull the knife and Edging Tool down the window
    • Gently pull the trimmed film away from the window
    • Repeat on all four edges of the film
  • Final Squeegee
    • Rewet the film and squeegee from the center to the right side
    • Press firmly to remove all the water
    • Enjoy the view!


Glare Control Window Film Designs/Colors

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Glare Control Window Film Tools

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Glare Control Window Film Specs

  • Specification 1

    • Specifications

      • Easy static cling application, instructions included
      • 3’ x 6.5’
      • Safe for dual panes (outside mount)
  • Specification 2

    • Glare Control Smoke

      • Model CS78
      • 33% Total Solar Energy Rejection
      • 18% Light Transmission
      • 7% Visible Light Reflection
      • 99% UV Rejection
      • .80 Shading Coefficient
      • .84 Emissivity
      • 1.04 U Value
  • Specification 3

    • Glare Control Bronze

      • Model CDB78
      • 41% Total Solar Energy Rejection
      • 34% Light Transmission
      • 10% Visible Light Reflection
      • 95% UV Rejection
      • .69 Shading Coefficient
      • .84 Emissivity
      • 1.04 U Value
  • Specification 4

    • Key Terms

      • Total Solar Energy Rejection: Measures the film's ability to keep infared heat, UV rays, and visible light from entering the living area. The higher the number, the more comfortable you should be.
      • Light Transmission: Measures how light or dark the film is. The lower the number, the darker the film. A film with a 49% light transmission provides an excellent balance of glare reduction and visibility.
      • Visible Light Reflectance: Measures the percentage of visible light that is being reflected by the window film. The higher the number, the more shiny the appearance.
      • UV Rejection: Measures how much of the Ultraviolet A and B rays the film blocks when applied to glass. UV rays contribute to premature fading of draperies, furniture, flooring, and other home décor items.
      • Shading Coefficient: Measures the net benefit of a window treatment to reduce heat gain. Utility companies often endorse films with a shading coefficient of .50 or lower.
      • Emissivity: Measures how efficiently a window system reflects heat back towards the source of the heat, whether the sun in the summer or the furnace in winter. The lower the number, the better the insulating quality.
      • U Value: Measures heat transfer through glass due to outdoor/indoor temperature differences. The lower the U-Value, the less heat transfer.
  • Specification 5


      *All data were obtained from typical production materials and are subject to normal manufacturing tolerances. All values given are intended for design use only. Product appearance on glass may vary from photograph. Performance measured in accordance with National Fenestration Rating Council test methods.


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