Protective film on windows from the sun
Plastic windows will serve effectively and for a long time, if in the course of their operation to observe the necessary rules of care. This will make it possible not only to ensure their durability, but also to have reliable protection from wind, cold, dust, moisture and noise, while retaining their aesthetics.
Protective film on plastic windows is an integral part of the activities that allow to ensure their quality and excellent appearance. It refers to complex high-tech products, performing various functions.
Types of protective films
Depending on the purpose of the film are divided into several types. Each of them is made on special equipment from high-quality materials. The technology of their production is a process consisting of several stages, since the films have a multilayered structure, and each type is distinguished by a special chemical composition of its layers.
The protective film on the windows, which is applied to the finished window products, protects them from damage during transportation and installation. After installing the windows, you need to delete it.
In addition to this type of film, there are those that are subsequently glued to the glass of plastic windows. They protect them from mechanical damage and gusts of the wind, the glass unit acquires safety and shock resistance, and significantly reduces heat loss through the glass.
Another type of film makes it possible to regulate infrared and ultraviolet radiation, as well as the degree of visible light penetrating through the glazing.
There is also a type, such as a protective film on the windows, characterized by high fire resistance. It prevents the spread of fire and forms safe areas in the room.
Timely removal of the protective film after installing the window
After the plastic window has been installed, a number of measures must be taken to ensure its efficient operation. First of all, this refers to the removal of the protective film covering the entire structure.
To facilitate this task, usually on the film itself, the manufacturer places the instruction, which details how to remove the protective film from the plastic windows. Typically, this is done immediately after the installation of the window. And remove it from the glass, plastic frames, window flaps, slopes, windowsill and low tide.
If the film is removed with the removal of the film, then in the future it will cause additional difficulties. This is due to the fact that the glue with which the film is attached to the window can penetrate deeply into the plastic, and it will not be easy to get rid of it using conventional detergents. It is the untimely removal of the protective film and contributes to the appearance of rumors about the so-called "dirty PVC profile."
How to remove the protective film yourself?
Those who do not dare to carry out this procedure on their own can apply to a cleaning company that provides these types of services. If you want to do it yourself, but you doubt how to remove the protective film from plastic windows, a simple instruction will help you.
To remove the film you need:
- a knife for wallpaper;
- scraper for cleaning ceramic glass plates;
- hair dryer
Cut the film with the blade shallow at an angle of 45 ° and, pulling the edge, begin to separate from the surface. If it is not removed or torn in small pieces, then use a construction hair dryer, slightly softening it. The protective film on the windows will be much easier to separate when it is gripped by the scraper. In this case, the probability of plastic damage is minimized, and the whole process passes much faster.
Effective method of cleaning the glue from the plastic window
So, you figured out how to remove the protective film from the windows, and successfully completed this stage. It now remains to remove from them the remnants of the adhesive composition.
To do this, you can use a cloth (microfiber) soaked in soapy water. The washing is done carefully in several steps to preserve the outer coating of the window plastic. If the soap solution poorly flushes the glue, then you can use more effective means - a light solvent or a special cleaning spray for plastic windows "Cosmofen".
Special protective films - thermal protection
To provide additional comfort to the home, special plastic films can be glued on plastic windows. They combine various consumer characteristics and ease of use. The protective film on windows of this kind, on the one hand, reliably protects the glass from scratches, and on the other, it strengthens it well, reducing the risk of injuries from flying fragments with damage to the glass. In addition, such films significantly reduce the heat loss of the room through the window.
Typically, these include colorless reflective polyurethane or polystyrene films, or products consisting of a lavsan-coated metal substrate coated with a layer of colorless polymers. Metal sputtering (bronze or silver) deposited on the base of such a film creates a surface that is capable of reflecting thermal radiation directly into the room.
Films of this type (reflecting) are not only colorless, but also tinted. In this case, a protective coating is applied to the film after its base is painted.
Special protective films - light control
To regulate the amount of sunlight penetrating the premises through the windows, use a special tinted protective film on the windows from the sun.
This applies to infrared and ultraviolet radiation, as well as visible sunlight. Getting into the rooms through the windows, such radiation contributes to the fading of interior and wallpaper, as well as heating it in the summer.
Tinted films of this type, including mirror ones, effectively absorb solar energy, protecting them from the sun. They prevent the burning out of objects in the interior, and also create additional comfort and the necessary microclimate of the room.