It is safe to apply the film year-round; however, we recommend applying the film to cool glass, when it is not facing direct sunlight. While it is safe to apply film year-round, we do not recommend applying film when the temperature is below freezing (32°F).
If the residential Gila Window Films contain adhesives, do not apply to plastic, Plexiglas, polycarbonate surfaces, or automotive windows.
However, we offer adhesive-free vinyl Glare Control Smoke, Privacy Control Black or our decorative static cling window films that can be applied to plastic, with careful attention to instructions and trimming.
No. The Privacy Control Mirror has been designed to provide DAYTIME PRIVACY ONLY. Wherever the greater source of light is, that is the side where the mirror or reflectivity will be. During the day, the greater source of light is the sun. Therefore, when looking into your home from the outside you will see a mirror image. When looking from the inside of the home to the outside, you will be able to see clearly. During the night, since the greater source of light will be the lighting in your home, when you look out your window, you will see the reflectivity or mirror image. Someone looking into your window from the outside will be able to see in if the lights are on indoors. Gila does offer Privacy Control Frost which provides 24-hour privacy and diffuses natural light. It provides the same appearance as frosted or sand-blasted glass.
No. None of the Gila Window Films are considered safety films.