|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 ›
First, there are a few things worth pointing out that make this job a little easier:
1. wear pants with pockets or a loop you can use. I found it easier to keep the bottle of solution with the trigger hanging in my pocket, and therefore always available when I was us in the window vice anything else.
2. keep your fingers moist with solution while handling the film.
3. realize that when the film comes out of the box it is rolled up with the plastic protection TO THE OUTSIDE. Do NOT lay anything heavy on the film side facing up when you unroll it, as the side facing up (i.e. the inside of the curl) is the film and it scratches VERY easily, even with a kink or fingernail (in fact, you should probably remove all jewelry and have short nails for this job, just a thought)
4. you CAN mark on the film with a standard ballpoint pen. No issue to do this if you cut the film larger than the frame as intended (the marks will come off in the refuse).
5. work top to bottom on the windows for both cleaning and applying the film. That way you aren't leaking down on recently applied film if you start on the bottom.
6. don't do this in bright sunlight, it dries the fluid too quickly.
7. don't fight the film. If it's wet and so is the window, it will pretty much stick itself... LET IT.
8. keeping the film wet is tantamount to success. use LOTS of fluid, or when it sticks to itself you'll never get it undone. The fluid is cheap and even cheaper to make.
9. same goes for the squeegee part... keep it wet on the outside, or you'll scratch the film.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Installed easy and overall it does help the temperature to go down a decent amount. Used to be able to put my hand near the windows and feel the heat just radiating of it. Read morePublished 5 hours ago by Chad Hester
Easy to apply bur does not keep out as much heat as I thought but still helps keep the room a bit cooler. I guess my room will require a darker, more solid panel.Published 21 hours ago by bb77
It was awkward trying to install it. Very hard to start peeling it apart and not a one man job. It looks good installed and it does function as advertised. Read morePublished 3 days ago by JESS REYNOLDS
One main thing to note: this item does not come with the recommended application formula kit.
As many other reviews had recommended, just spraying with non-ammonia... Read more
I installed this on my very large bedroom sliding doors and it definitely blocks the light and heat, but you have to be so cautious while affixing it to the glass because while ur... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Mikey
I first bought the 15" x 36" version of this product, and like many customers it was quite a challenge installing it. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Happy Amazon customer
Excellent product! It really helped with the heat coming into the house. Looking forward to the winter savings as well!Published 4 days ago by Wendy S. Topel
Difficult to install, and poorly packaged. The instructions were literally cut in half, so I only got the first 2-3 steps. The other half was missing. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Jim