Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 38
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 GrizzledOldMan Avoid at all costs. You need a new plan
Avoid at all costs and get a new plan. I kniew there would be a problem when the Gila brain trust put the application instructions inside the roll. I did not discover them until after calling customer service as to how to get the liner off. (Put small pieces of tape on the corner on each side and allow them to adhere to each other, slightly and then pull apart. This sorta works. The liner readily grabs onto the film and the film readily grips itself. So while you are trying to get this separation started to the point that you can do something, the wetting solution on the window has dried. Simply put a bad idea, poorly executed. I will look for static cling that goes on the outside of the window. My previous installation of this type of film lasted 20 years and would still be good if the dog would bark instead of paw at the door.
May 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MRED4575 Poor product
I purchased the Gila Heat Control Window Film at the suggest of one of the Home Depot Associates. I was told of the ease of applying the film. Well it was easy to apply, however, the film refuses to stick on my windows. I have purchased products from Gila before and did not have a problem like this. I was told you did not have to peel the tint and is was reusable. After three days the film continues to roll up on the corners. I followed all the instructions, but it just refuses to stick. I'm sure the film does everything it says, however, it must stay on the window for it to be effective. With price tag of $40.00,plus additional for spray kit, I thought it would be easier to apply with the same performance of the peel off film which sticks to everything when mounting. Chances are I will have to purchase another type of window tinting as I am very dissatisfied and cannot recommend this at all.
April 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mudskipper Not a good product
Ugh, what a waste of time and money!! The boxes for the adhesive product were faded and a little dog-eared in the display, so I picked this static cling version instead because the boxes looked newer. I also bought the installation kit (spray, squeegee, blade) and followed the instructions exactly (and I'm good at following written instructions). No matter how hard I tried (and I tried a lot), the film WOULD NOT stay adhered to the top edge of the window. In the end, I stopped trying and watched the whole thing unpeel itself and slump to the floor in a heap. A big disappointment! Hopefully the adhesive-based product sticks better.
I also wonder if this product was previously used because the backing wasn't really attached to the film although they were rolled up together. If that's the case, then the product apparently isn't reusable either.
March 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KatyBug I love it!
I did research on what I should buy to install in my apartments long (3) patio windows. They are West facing and being in Texas heat of Spring and Summer I get SEVERAL hours of direct sun into the largest area. By the time I get home from work and lower the AC its been baking in there even with the blinds closed.
Directions were easy but you MUST follow them. Clean your windows first...use the solution on the window AND ON THE FILM afterwards to smooth out the bubbles. Definitely helps to have another person to help first put it on up at the top of the window. Also makes it easier if after you have it set, then cut along the tops and sides to remove the excess out of your way.
Getting the bubbles out CAN take some time, but by the second window, we had it down pat.
I would say the 3 windows measuring 2 FT w and 5 FT L took a couple of hours.
And the result for heat control? AMAZING! plus the dimmed light in the room just LOOKS better. Also from the outside it does NOT look like alum foil AT ALL. The windows appear darker than my neighbors but not so much that the complex will even say anything!
Now I want to do my bedroom window since it faces West too, but currently using the shades and a black out curtain which definitely helps!
April 4, 2016
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 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Don't waste your money
I'm fairly handy around the house and after an hour of trying to get a reasonable installation of the film on a storm door the two of us gave-up. No amount of wetting and smoothing gave close to a bubble free installation.
September 5, 2015