Myth #1–Window films make the interior of a building or home too dark.
Many years ago this may have been true, however, new modern day window films focus on specific wavelengths of light, such as infrared heat, but still allow a large portion of the visible light to be transmitted through the window.
Myth #2–You can’t clean your windows after window film is installed.
Windows that have window film can be cleaned just like any other window. You would want to avoid cleaning the windows for at least 30 days right after your window film is installed to allow the window film to cure. Besides, your installation company should leave the windows spotless on the interior after an installation.
Myth #3–Window film is cheap, its only for old buildings and homes.
While window film does make a great addition for older buildings and homes, with single pane glass, this myth could not be farther from the truth. In fact, quite the opposite. Everyday window film is installed in newly constructed buildings and modern homes with the newest of windows.
The first reason is the only one where window film may be involved. The use of certain window films can increase the amount of heat absorbed into the glass which can cause thermal stress.