|Item Weight||7.8 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||39 x 5.5 x 5 inches|
|Item model number||EGSG536|
|Size||36-Inch by 100-Feet|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||Limited Warranty against manufacturing defects. Replacement at no charge with submission of valid warranty claim.|
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Gila EGSG536 Heat Control Residential Window Film, Platinum, 36-Inch by 100-Feet
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I don't know how effective the heat control film is at keeping out the heat. Only time will tell.
But here are three recommendations for "frustration free" installation:
1) ALWAYS have someone helping you. Don't even think about instalilng this without at least two people.
2) Before peeling the film (very sticky) from the liner, spray both sides generously. This helps cut down on the static electricity, which causes the film to curl and stick to itself--often resulting in ruined film and frustrated installers.
3) Gila does not suggest this, but it worked like a charm with us (after we had messed up, unfortunately). Before you peel the liner from the film, have your helper clip two clothespins to the bottom two corners while you hold the top corners (this will prevent the corners from curling and sticking). As your partner begins to peel the liner from the film (slowly!), have him/her spray the sticky side generously. When there is about an inch of liner left to peel, go ahead and apply the film to the window. Before squeegeeing to the window, remove the clothespins and the last inch or two of liner. If you follow this important step, you should not have problems with the film curling. I don't know why Gila does not suggest this. Maybe they have not thought of it yet.
BTW: I just sprayed regular water on the non-sticky side when squeegeeing the film to the window. I also did this when spraying both sides to ward off static electricity. I did use the Gila stuff, however, on the sticky side of the film and on the window.
First, the installation kit is junk. Fortunately for me I got a good look at one locally before I purchased. Get a spray bottle, add a cap of baby shampoo and fill with water. Get a good quality utility knife with a new blade. Plastic 4" wall knife. Long handled squeegee. Squeegee was 2.50 @ sam waltons house of discounts, wall knife was 98 cents at the hardware store, if you lack a utility knife one up to the job is 3 bucks including a few blades. Enough baby shampoo can be had to make gallons and gallons and gallons and gallons of solution can be had at the dollar store for, you guessed it, a buck. You should also have a few single edged blades for scraping the window. You could use the excess blades in your new utility knife but I would recommend a decent quality scraper handle and the associated blades which is a couple of bucks. If you have to purchase everything on my list the bill will be less than 15 dollars and you will have a MUCH better time with your installation.
One spray bottle
Old cotton diaper
Read the directions. Go to Gila's website and watch the how to video. It has tricks that you will be very grateful for.
CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN.
I used windex first and then followed up with solution. Your new squeegee will be very handy. Then I sprayed with solution again and meticulously scraped every inch of window with a single edged blade.Read more ›
So here's what I did. I took each of my rolls and rolled them in the opposite direction on some wrapping paper tubes while I cleaned the windows. This is suggested in the instructions and seemed to work well. I put the re-rolled film outside in the heat while I did the prep work of cleaning windows, and that seemed to help. If it is Winter I guess you can just leave them inside for longer, just re-roll them ahead of time. As I was ready to use the film, I just layed it out flat on the floor to measure and cut to size.
Cut a piece to size as recommended by the instructions. Lay the cut film on a large table clear side up. A long folding table that you can adhere tape to works well. Also, you might have to pull a corner of the film apart to figure out which side of the film is in fact the clear side. Get four (or more) pieces of tape ready (Scotch tape works) each up to about an inch long. I didn't bother spraying the film with solution before this point, because that can intefere with the adhesion of the tape about to be applied. Plus it is Summer and humid here. I'm not sure if you can get away with not spraying in the Winter.
Now that you have the film on the table (clear side up!)and tape at the ready, start pulling the clear side off and down from one corner. Yes, getting the corner started can be difficult. All I can say is be patient and persistent. Once you have a couple of inches of the adhesive surface exposed, tape the exposed corner down to the table.Read more ›
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We are pretty handy, I will say but this stuff is hard. We messed up the whole roll trying to install it.Published 1 day ago by Tricia Slade
This has really cut down on our cooling bills in the summer. It still allows some light in but seems to block out the warmth. Read morePublished 5 days ago by ChristinaR
* Super hard to apply.
* Instructions are misleading; It illustrates one person can do the job, but you need three people
* I tried doing smaller sections (16X16in. sq. Read more
I just installed these yesterday,with a helping hand of my girlfriend, and let me start by saying that it's definitely a two people job,unless you've done it before.. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Nedzad Mehic
Had this for over two years and it works nicely. However, if you mess up like me and get wrinkles all over the window, it'll look like the window is cracked from outside. Read morePublished 18 days ago by No Just No