Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 45
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ilex NOT TO BE USED ON SEALED WINDOWS
Online FAQ says
Q: Do I apply the film on the inside or outside of the window?
A: Apply Heat Control films to the INSIDE only.
The instructions with the product says to apply it to the outside on sealed dual pane windows.
Because of the conflicting information I called the help desk and was told that the static cling could not be used on the exterior as it would not stand up to the elements and couldn't be used on the inside because I have sealed dual pane windows and it could possibly crack the windows from heat build up.
Product should state "NOT TO BE USED ON SEALED WINDOWS" could have saved myself a lot of time and energy.
June 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mikens Window tint
This product was very disappointing. Installation was was straight forward, but defects in production quality rendered this product as a failure. There were two lines from production/packaging/storage that could not be removed. The ends continue to come loose from window, possibly because of being wrapped on card board core too long or too tight.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by clarity really works
LOVE IT. We really notice how much heat does not come through the windows. Also gives a great deal of privacy. I put it on all my windows. REALLY makes the house look a little more elegant. Neighbors really notice the change. Started out with the film. Ended up with the cling. The cling is much easier to handle.
July 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by clr Wonderful!
I chose the removable because in the winter months I prefer not to block the sunlight. Has made a huge difference in the heat coming into my rooms.
June 28, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by paul Easy to install, curls and does not stick
Product is easy to install after a little patience and work. It does take time and is easier with 2 people. Be sure to have a razor knife the one sold in the kit doesn't work that great in tight spaces. It looked great for about 4 hours then curling and bubbles from the corners. Some Windows work great the ones in full sun did not. No matter what I do the windows in full sun WILL NOT STICK. Maybe the adhesive ones work better but the static ones so far have been a waste of money.
June 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JenBlondie Disappointed
I gave two bars of quality and value as we were able to get one window pane done. Not knowing that the white paper in the box was the backing for the window film; I though nothing of it when it was sitting loose in the box. When I went through the instructions and saw that I was at the step to "remove the white backing" there was a little confusion. i then realized that the window film had become separated from the backing while in the box. I went back to the store to try to get another one and noticed that they were all like that. The cut pieces that I made from what was in my box will not stay on the windows at all except for the one. I have read up on the Titanium adhesive product and may switch to that instead.
May 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mh44 poor
Backing was loose and the film was kinked in two different locations. Would not stay on window. Installed as instructions. Waste of money
June 28, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Froghair Confusing video and paper instructions
I purchased item #10366483-50146358 and I installed it on four narrow windows on the southern exposure of my house. There are instructions wrapped around the film, one of which states if I am installing on a double pane insulated glass (that's me) to place the product on the exterior side of the glass. The instructions also stated to remove the liner from the film by putting scotch tape back to back on a corner and pull off the liner. I tried many times and there was no separation. I then looked at a Gila.com video on how to install Heat Control film and it shows the tape on the corners too and being installed on interior side. I called Gila customer service and advised that the liner was not coming off and the nice lady stated, "oh, your product doesn't have any liner, it is static cling, just cut and spray both surfaces and install. She also stated that it is to be installed on the inside surface. Duh, that is not in writing or video anywhere. I did get the windows covered but found it challenging to get some of the corners to stick, and the plastic film is thick so a new razor blade is important. Today I finished my windows with the adhesive version of the Heat Control film and I think it was easier to install even though it did have a film liner to remove.
June 10, 2016