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Because we provide clients complete control over their window film from design to installation, our window films serve a variety purposes. 
As time goes, old window films go through wear and tear and become unsustainable in an office setting. Window film that has become worn out causes a space to look unprofessional, and the film will stop providing privacy. 
If you are looking for new window privacy films we encourage you to research window film services, though we assure you Designed Film is your best bet. We’ve worked extremely hard to center our design, production, customization and installation of window films to our client’s needs.
We offer a wide variety of custom privacy films that are aesthetically pleasing to the eye and of the highest quality. Our products are long-lasting, guaranteed to withstand the elements of weather and bring a breath of fresh air to your office space.


When to Remove Old Window Films

1. Your window film has started to bubble: Unfortunately, It is close to impossible to fix a window film that is bubbling. In addition to looking unprofessional, trying to fix this particular problem often results in making it worse. Chances are when coming into contact with the adhesive layer for a film that is already installed, the bubbling will expand.

Bubbling Film


2. Your window film is discoloring: A window film with fading colors is not the best look! Not only can it be an eyesore for your space and reduce privacy, color selection and vividness are important factors when selecting window films intended to block UV rays from the sun. Depending on the window film color, it will block UV rays more or less effectively. If your film color is fading, more UV rays will come through.


Common Methods to Remove Old Window Films

1. Using a hair dryer: Believe it or not, hair dryers are a very useful tool for removing old window films, especially in cold temperatures. Heat from the hair dryer makes it much easier to peel the film off of the glass. 

2. Using a steam cleaner: The ideal method for removing old window films. All you need to do is apply the steam cleaner to the window for a few minutes. Once the adhesive has melted, it’s much easier to remove the window film. This is the ideal method of removing film as steam cleaners are more capable of distributing heat throughout the film evenly, ensuring that it does not get burnt and providing for an easy removal.

3. Using a Solar Peel Using Ammonia: This method for window film removal is best suited for warmer seasons. It helps to leave your window clean, dismissing the need for window tint removal after peeling off the layer of film. Bear in mind that you need to take safety precautions such as wearing a mask to protect yourself from any toxic fumes that could cause adverse health effects.

4. Using Soap and Newspaper: If you lack the equipment or means to use the above methods, you can opt for simply using soap and newspaper. This method does not require much skill. All you have to do is cover the window with soapy water and apply a sheet of old newspaper to the window. After this, use a razor blade to scrape the newspaper and layer of film off the window.


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