Which films last the longest? Dyed films without UV inhibitors in the polyester tend to fade faster than films with UV inhibitors. Metalized films with dye and metal deposits provide increased heat rejection with increased longevity. However, as stated at the outset, the duration of window film can be determined by both the climate and the maintenance and handling provided to the film. Although consumers cannot control the weather film is exposed to, it is in the consumers control to properly care for the film. Window films have a scratch resistant coat. However, this does not make the film scratch-proof. Sharp objects or hard edges can still damage the film. Examples of this would be a seat belt buckle or car keys hitting the glass hard resulting in a knick in the film. Caution is recommended when getting in and out of your vehicle.
In conclusion, how long a window film lasts cannot be determined precisely but we can form a pretty accurate picture based on the type of film, handling and weather conditions. Tall City Tint provides high quality film so that each consumer gets the most out of their long-term window tinting investment!