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Window Film FAQ
Welcome to our Window Film FAQ page. Here, you’ll find the answers to the most commonly asked questions about our window film products. If your question isn’t answered, please contact us.
Window film is a coated polyester sheet that is applied to existing glass. Our window films use a very fine metal coating which filters out the sun’s radiation and over 98% of ultraviolet light.
Depending on which film is chosen, some film will reduce light entering through the glazing, which can then darken the room. There are many clear or lightly tinted films that have no or little effect on the light transmission.
No – we use and install each window film as per the standards set by the manufacturers to ensure their longevity.
Your window film will be warrantied up to 10 year manufacturer’s warranty however several have lifetime warranties.
Unfortunately no film will completely eliminate fading. However, our films can significantly reduce the speed in which vulnerable materials deteriorate which will prolong the life of your furnishings.
No, depending on which film is chosen, your view will not be obstructed or jeopardised if you opt for a film that is only very lightly tinted.
The coated finish reduces the need for cleaning and the risk of scratching. However, a damp cloth or a squeegee with detergent and water will remove marks when necessary.
Most our window films are applied to internal glazing however we do stock some which can be applied externally.
A clear adhesive is applied to the film during production which is then covered by a protective backing sheet, ready for application.
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ADS Window Films has been established in Plymouth since 2001, with their main offices conveniently located in the centre of Plymouth and a further presence in London. ADS Window Films cover the whole of Devon and Cornwall and the south west region, including: Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Newton Abbot, Penzance, Plymouth, St Austell, Taunton, Tiverton, Torquay and Truro. ADS Window Films have now acquired a presence in London to cover both London and the Home Counties and have carried out projects throughout the United Kingdom.
What our customers say...
ADS window films based in Plymouth, Devon have been exceptional in helping our family find a solution to provide privacy and maintain views from our first floor. We had a Vision Control film installed, many other window films were considered for our property to maintain privacy, solar/UV, smart window films, decorative, energy saving, films for safety and security. The vision control film was installed and solved the challenge we faced.
ADS window films are able to provide solutions for schools, hospitals, offices, residential, domestic, agricultural, factory and manufacturing properties, property development, new builds and self builds, motor and car window tinting, boats and naval, any window, any sector.
If you need a different view on the world outside, ADS window films can help you achieve it.
ADS window films have been professional, friendly and fantastic with communication and provide any information, photos and videos that may be useful to our property’s needs.
The team are lovely. Respectful, hardworking, timely and skilled. They communicated and responsibly installed the film during the COVID-19 corona virus pandemic. They even offered to supply, and provided our place of work in the NHS with PPE protective visors.
We have recommended ADS window films installer to friends and family to help them achieve a view through their window without compromising privacy or loss of scenery.
We contracted ADS to fit a series of different types of window films to our two story office. We could not recommend ADS highly enough. Their service, professionalism and efficiency in fitting was second to none. We are really pleased with the results and the switchable film particularly, is a real talking point.
Top firm, top guys, top product. Very impressed. 5*
Friendly professional service. Made us feel very welcome from start to finish! Our car looks amazing and will certainly make a difference. We would highly recommend to anyone! Thank you again!
A very efficient service with very friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Brilliant firm, they have now done 2 of my cars and a fantastic job on my house. Before you speak to anyone about getting your windows done speak to these guys.
I spent ages reviewing different companies to make sure I found the best place to tint my windows and ADS is definitely that!
They have done a superb job on my Ford Focus. Really professional service. The film quality is second to none. I went for the premium film and although it’s perfectly dark on the outside, inside I still have perfect visibility.
I would recommend ADS to anyone. Very impressed.
Fantastic service, professional and knowledgeable staff , nice clean waiting area with free wifi!!! And a lovely mug of coffee .This is the only place we go to have our vehicles window tinting done. So far they have done the tints on 4 of our cars!!
Professional from start to finish – Adam the installer rang to say he was running a little late and kept me informed. When arrived he was polite, professional, clean and tidy – sorry the access to the windows weren’t the easiest. When he left you’d never know he’d been in our offices except the excellent window films and no complaints from the staff – result!
ADS were quick to respond to my initial enquiry and were able to fit my work in between jobs. They kept me informed, met times advised and were professional and courteous.