At San Jose Window Film, we’ve had the pleasure of working with both new and returning clients over the years. When working with a new customer one of the questions that we get asked the most is, can window film damage windows? Windows are an expensive investment, so we understand why some homeowners would be concerned about this matter. Here’s what you need to know.


Will Window Film Damage My Windows?

The idea that window film will damage windows is a myth. It’s completely false. This is a rumor that’s been generated by window manufacturers over the years. Window companies will do anything they can to get out of a warranty and save money. Sometimes, they even go so far as to blame a customer for installing window film.

So, you don’t have to worry. Window film will not damage your windows so long as it’s installed properly and used on a compatible surface. At San Jose Window Film, we train all of our technicians on how to install window film without voiding manufacturing warranties. We take into consideration the type of windows that our customers have, and make sure to verify film to glass compatibility.


Pro Tip: Don’t Install It Yourself

The only time that we’ve seen window film cause damage is when a homeowner attempts to install it themselves. Applying window film to glass is harder than it looks. If you’ve never done it before, there’s a strong possibility that you’ll end up with some bubbles or creases. When this happens, the homeowner then usually tries to remove the film themselves. Most often, this is when the damage occurs.

That’s why we highly suggest having your window film installed by a pro. A pro installer will be able to check for film to glass compatibility and avoid mistakes that might compromise your warranty or the integrity of your windows.


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Angus Faith has an extensive background and experience operating in the architectural and construction industry. For years, he worked as an architect in Scotland where he obtained his degree and assisted with numerous commercial and residential projects. Later, he moved to the United States and began a new career in the window tinting industry, a job which he has now held for over a decade. Using a combination of his architectural knowledge and insight of window tinting innovations, Angus specializes in helping his customers in San Jose find the perfect window film to meet their goals. Over the years, he has worked with a range of brands and types of window film, including energy efficient, security, and decorative options from 3M, LLumar, Vista, Solar Gard, C-Bond, and more. Angus is a product expert and is considered to be one of the top professionals in his field.