Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 33
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Roberts Go with the adhesive version instead.
Unless you absolutely have to use the static cling version of this product (because you're renting, or you need the winter sun to help warm your home) I'd recommend using the adhesive version instead.
Despite following the installation directions exactly, and using a few tips I'd read on-line, getting the edges to stick to the glass was a big issue for me. One corner peeled back immediately, and I couldn't get it to stick despite repeated installation attempts. On the vertical edges of the film there were also other spots where the film started to peel back.
Luckily I discovered this problem on the first window. I was able to exchange my unopened boxes for the adhesive version.
July 26, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by alexyon2 Very difficult to install
Very difficult to install to look good...almost sorry I bought it!
Install can be done easy but it looks ugly if not very careful or without lots of experience and to fix the air bubbles took me hours...yes...hours for only 1 window (big and the first one I installed). Second one was smaller so it was easier+I had experience from the first one. So start with a small one if you can!
When fixing and peeling it off to remove big bubbles soap leftover started to show up...had to clean those first from glass and film.
Top and bottom edges (shorter edges of window) curl up and it is a mess...the only way was for me to use adhesive tape to keep them in place!!!
For areas the look does not count (air bubbles) I will buy the adhesive one ... the windows from second floor.
This way the adhesive will keep the film in place forever!
June 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HandeeDandee Amazing Difference
I put this film on a very large south-facing window. It made an immediate improvement in heat control. Before, on a sunny summer day, this window was too hot to be near so I would cover it on the inside with a curtain, drape, and a blanket! After I put on the film, I could stand in front of the window without even a sheer! I have never been able to do that before. It just felt like a pleasant warmth.
I also enjoy the privacy aspect. When inside, one can see clearly out, but no one can see in. Due to lack of time, I wasn't concerned about perfection so the installation didn't bother me ... the immediate benefits of the product were more important to me than a few "bubbles"
January 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cindy Gila Window Film - Peel & Cling Titanium is GREAT!!!
Gila Window Film - Peel & Cling Titanium is a GREAT product!!! It is well worth the price$$. I have NEVER installed a window film and this was quite easy to install. We immediately felt the room temperature decrease. We also purchased the Gila Complete Window Film Application Tool Kit - The blade is useless, I used my own box cutter to trim excess material, however the Squeegee is a necessity. The bubbling is easiest to smooth out if the film is SLIGHTLY (1mm) smaller than the window space. Overall very easy to install and IMMEDIATE results!!!
March 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pamcolo Great product
Wish I used this last year. Installed on 1 window so far, the sunniest in the house. Works amazing and easy to apply using the application kit. Can't wait to apply on my other 5 windows.
April 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rivetrose so far, very good!
We have the type of storm door with full length window or screen. We can't use the screen, however, because of neighborhood (tom)cats which drive our (indoor spayed female) cat into a frenzy when they invade her territory. The door faces west; the accumulated heat was oppressive, and this product provided the perfect solution. It provides UV protection and privacy without distorting our view outside. Both my husband and I have checked at different times of day and are pleased with how much the accumulated heat has been reduced--especially during a recent heat wave. This does require two people to install if applying to a large area and take care that hair or fibers don't cling to the surface placed against the glass because they will be visible.
June 21, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lynnmary product works but need time an patience to apply
Product works to keep out UVA rays but if you DO NOT have time and patience then this product is not for you.
It took about 45 minutes to apply to one side of our patio window. The product is easy to work with and is thick for a film. The hard part is getting the bubbles out, no creases and getting it smooth. That is where the patience comes in.
You need to use the Gila application solution first, directly on the window, before applying the film but use sparingly under the film or you will have more bubbles to remove...I started at the top and worked down. When using the squeegee work from top to bottom and use small strokes. Once you get the film or part of the film down you need to use the solution over the film before you squeegee. When you get to some bubbles that won't seem to move spray solution and then use slow very small strokes and the bubbles will move. If there are bubbles on the edges you might have to lift the edge and squeegee and then use your fingers to smooth them. Don't be afraid to use the solution over the film to smooth it out. If you don't the bubbles won't move well and you could rip the film.
Don't bother to buy the Window Film Application Kit by Gila as the cutter doesn't work well....your better off just buying the solution and using your own utility knife and saving $4.00. We still had to use the utility knife so we wasted the money. However, the product DOES NOT come with the plastic squeegee.
I think the product is a little expensive but it is more economical than having it professionally done.
June 9, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Melvin63 Preparation is key to quality installation
I had used the thin outdoor film on some windows that get direct sun and it discolored and became brittle. Replacing it with "peel and cling" (interior surface) film is probably a better solution. Make sure you get glass surfaces absolutely clean(use a flat razor blade to scrape with cleaning solution-especially corners and edges)for best results. The view may be a bit milky looking at first, clarity improves as the moisture dries from under the film.
November 4, 2012