Window film is an extremely popular upgrade for homes–but is incredibly valuable for businesses too! It solves most issues stemming from windows–like glare and heat build-up. Yet, it is incredibly affordable. It makes the windows on Colorado commercial properties look stunning. The ROI on window film fast and it will continue making money as long as it lasts. But how long does it last?. In general, anywhere from 10-20 years–depending on a few influencing factors.

Factors The Affect The Lifespan of Window Film

Window film is very durable and will last up to 20 years in the right conditions. But, as we all know–conditions are not always perfect. To better understand what kind of wear and tear could affect the life of your window film consider the following:

Exposure of a film to the sun: While window film is made to hold up to the intense sun as we get here in Colorado, windows facing east or west will wear down faster. So some windows on your commercial space will likely have to be replaced before others. However, if the window film is getting more wear from the sun it is in an area that truly needs film and is likely getting you the most ROI.

The Quality of the film: Polyester solar films adhere more easily to windows but it is not nearly as resistant to scratches. Ceramic window films, the highest quality window tint, are extremely resistant to scratches they tend to last longer than other solar control films. Which is why they are more expensive. In general, most higher-priced films are of better quality. Which in turn means a longer lifespan and usually a better warranty.

The skill or experience of the installer: For commercial spaces, DIY window tinting is not really an option. Beyond the fact that special equipment is usually used in large commercial spaces, is that it will also null the warranty. Therefore, always have an experienced window film installer, sanctioned by the manufacturer of your film, do your commercial window film job. This ensures it looks great and that the warranty stays intact.

Window Film Warranties

When it comes down to it, window film that is installed correctly will last longer and get you a better ROI. This is because quality window film manufacturers offer very good warranties on their films.

Commercial Window Film Warranties

Commercial window film warranties are usually very generous. At the very least window, tint companies offer a 10-15 year commercial warranty. Considering window film pays for itself in as little as 2-3 years–this gives your commercial properties plenty of time to lock in a solid ROI.

The Warranty From the Installer

Another benefit of hiring a window film installer approved by the film manufacturer is–they will offer their own warranty on installation. This will vary from company to company but any reputable window film installation company will offer a 10-year warranty for their installation to be free of defects.

All in all, window film is a great investment. It is durable, will likely last well over ten years and pay for itself in as little as two! For more information on window film for your Colorado home or business, contact us at Colorado Commercial Window Tinting today!

Mike is the operations manager for Colorado Commercial Window Tinting, the largest commercial window film company in the state of Colorado. Mike has been working in the tinting for over 15 years and has installed over a combined 250,000 square feet of window film for hotels, restaurants, retail stores, offices, and commercial properties all throughout the Denver, Boulder, Ft Collins, and Colorado Springs metro areas. Mike's extensive product knowledge, construction experience, and project management skills make him an expert in his field. In addition to overseeing all installs, Mike also is in charge of sales and customer relations for the Colorado office. He is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.