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Gila LES481 Heat Control Residential Window Film, Platinum, 48-Inch by 15-Feet

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48-Inch by 15-Feet
  • Cuts cooling costs up to 50 Percent
  • Low E coating to help retain winter heat
  • Rejects up to 99 Percent of UV
  • Rejects up to 67 Percent glare
  • Reduces fading of interior furnishings
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Size Name: 48-Inch by 15-Feet
Technical Details
Item Weight1.3 pounds
Product Dimensions49 x 2.5 x 1.9 inches
Item model numberLES481
Size48-Inch by 15-Feet
ColorPlatinum
Item Package Quantity1
Warranty DescriptionLimited Warranty against manufacturing defects. Replacement at no charge with submission of valid warranty claim.
  
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ASINB000KKNZG6
Best Sellers Rank #47,518 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Shipping Advisory:This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
Date First AvailableSeptember 29, 2010
  
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Product Description

Size Name: 48-Inch by 15-Feet

Product Description

Reflects up to 70% of summer heat Low-e coating helps retain winter heat Blocks up to 99% of UV rays to reduce fading Light tint won't block the view Safe for dual panes

From the Manufacturer

Gila films are the brand leader in DIY (do it yourself) window films. Our best in class deep dyeing, coating, and adhesive technologies have helped design higher performing, longer lasting films that are among the best in the marketplace. We manufacture and package our films at our world class manufacturing facility located in Martinsville, VA USA in order to measure and ensure tight quality and performance standards from start to finish.

Customer Reviews

While the product works great, it can be a pain to install.
S. Vines
The film gives a slightly gray cast to what you see through the window, much like putting on lightly tinted sunglasses.
DD
Try not to make creases in the silver film-- they are permanent and show on your window.
New Yorker

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553 of 562 people found the following review helpful By L. Ward on June 14, 2006
Size Name: 36-Inch by 15-Feet
My wife and I have now installed this film on several windows and two patio doors in our home. In the process, we have messed up a couple of times, but managed to figure out why (see helpful hints below).

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.
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223 of 232 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 25, 2011
Size Name: 36-Inch by 15-Feet Verified Purchase
This is not a project for people who will not read and follow directions exactly and lack patience. If this is you do not buy. You'll waste your money, waste your time, be mad, and write a crummy review about a wonderful product.

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
Baby Shampoo
Squeegee
Wall knife
Utility knife
Scraping blade
Windex (optional)
Old cotton diaper
Yard Stick

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.
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262 of 276 people found the following review helpful By R. Oliver on July 20, 2006
Size Name: 36-Inch by 15-Feet
I'm sure it could very well be easier with a couple of people, but I can also see how two people could mess up just as easily, if not moreso :) I only messed up the first piece before coming up with this method, and then everything onward was flawless.

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.
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