Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 416
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by nlrn Did not work for my situation
I want to really like this product but it did not work for my situation. We applied the film, which took hours for large 8ft windows like ours. After application, the heat was reduced, yes but not as much as we would like it to be. Also it wasn't reflective on the outside so people can still look in, but I wasn't expecting it to. It's probably good for a residential setting but not a commercial setting. We ended up using thermal bubble wrap which cut down the heat by 80-90% but it would seal the view, which in our case is not needed so it's not an issue.
It's a good concept and would be ideal in cases where you needed to reduce a little glare and heat but not extreme situations.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NetworkTech It works! It works! It works!
I work in IT and share an office with two guys who don't mind working in caves and insisted on keeping the blinds closed to block the sun coming in our south-facing windows. I like light and can't stand having the blinds closed. One day, we nearly came to blows over this. I took a chance and ordered this film to see if it would make a difference, and it does! We immediately noticed the difference in side-by-side windows, one with film and one without. It's now mid-afternoon, the office is much cooler than it has been, and my coworkers blinds are all open! I put the film up myself, in ten 5' x 20" windows. It was pretty easy and quick, although it would be better if two people did it as twice the film curled on itself and crinkled a little bit. But, that film went on windows with screens, so you can't really see it after I smoothed all the crinkles out. I'm really happy with this product and highly recommend it!
July 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Lcamp Install aggravation
Easily damages or marks. Very disappointing! Would not recommend wasting money
July 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DP4life What a difference
I was having eye trouble from the extreme glare off the water from my west facing living room windows. My windows are 75"x45" so I had two girlfriends come help me install the film. It definitely took 3 sets of hands to handle these large sheets of film to hold, remove backing and spray the film. Once the film was on it was no trouble to finish alone. I found a YouTube video with instructions for this exact product that was VERY helpful. The three of us were able to complete 5 large windows in about 4-5 hours and we had fun doing it too. And what a difference it made. My eyes immediately felt relief from the glare and the interior had a calming effect! The film made my water and mountain view so defined it almost looked like HD :-) It's only been a day but so far I love it.
April 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gdieck GILA Titanium film great for sun & heat protection! But Home Depot delivery options...
The Titanium film is a great solution for extreme heat rooms where the west sun hits. It darkens the room for about 15% but what you have as exchange which is the fresher environment is unprecedented.... Love it!
October 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gahunter It Really Does Work!
An HD associate recommended using Gila Titanium Heat Control Window Film on my windows. Last winter, I lost some trees due to an ice storm. The result was more sun on the west facing side of my house. The hot southern sun penetrating through the windows and doors was rapidly heating up my living room. Thermostat was set at 76 and room temp was 86 by late afternoon. A digital thermometer on the floor where the sun was shining reached 100 degrees. My short term remedy was blinds and blankets over the windows and doors. After talking with an HD associate, I went with Gila Titanium Heat Control Window Film. He recommended watching the install videos several times and make sure to have all the tools necessary before starting. Make a plan and walk through everything in a dry run. Practice makes perfect. Installation was easy with two people since my windows were 3'x3' The results are beyond what I could have hoped for. The Gila Titanium Heat Control Window Film has reduced the room temp by 10 degrees and I no longer need blinds or blankets over the windows/doors. The sunlight that hits the floor is no longer 100 degrees. The other day with it being 102 outside, the floor (where the sun shined) was reading 78 and inside air temp was 76.8 degrees. I read some other reviews that said the film does not work and they followed directions. I don't believe it. I suspect they installed the clear liner instead of the actual window film. The only drawback is that depending on the suns angle and orientation to your windows, it may appear to have a blue hazy appearance. I've gotten used to it and It's well worth it for the comfort and reduced cooling costs in the summer.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYSuffolk Sunglasses for your window!
After mid-day the front of our house gets very sunny, we have many windows that heat up our kitchen and living room... and the brightness gets irritating. Our first thought was to install window awnings, we decided to try this film with new venetian blinds. We bought the 48” x 120” box [~$50], was enough to cover all our windows, and we also got the application kit with spray solution, squeegee, and razor [~$9]. After following the instructions on paper and video demos, we are amazed at how much it has improved the issues we had! The brightness and heat issues are gone… even when the sun is at highest point! Speechless! Plus an added bonus, the film increased privacy… from outside during daytime, windows look like a black mirrors! We are more than pleased and amazed! We don’t have to install awnings! Some tips to make installation better: have a large clean surface ready to lay out the film… it will be tough without this. SLOWLY open and move the film around, it can crease it bends too much. You can’t wet the window and film enough… more was better for us! With that have many towels ready to soak up solution. Don’t curt the film more than 2 inches bigger than window pane… it will be tough to manage when on the window. After installed, monitor the film to check for any bubbles… it you see any, spray solution on film and soothe out with squeegee. The squeegee the kit came with was perfect, no need for larger squeegee. There will be a slight haze on film, but it does go away… our started clearing up a day later, and not it’s pretty much gone. Good luck, take your time, and you will be amazed!
July 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shwump Better than advertised
We purchased this product as a last resort before completely replacing our windows with a much more expensive shaded window. It WORKS!!! Before installation our windows could not be touched because of how hot they were getting. The drapes were very hot to the touch. The difference is truly amazing. Our drapes are actually cool to the touch and the windows are ever so slightly warm. If we had not done this ourselves I would not have believed it was possible. I sound like a commercial. I am a regular person. It took a little experimenting to get it on right but once we did we were off to the races installing the film. Lots of solution on the wondows. And don't forget to peel off the extra coating to bring out the sticky side that goes onto the window. Didn't realize that until the second window. We had to go back and redo the first window but that was easy to fix. It is a two person job. We are sitting in the previous hot office smilling ear to ear. Great stuff at a great price. Good luck with yours.
June 1, 2016