The Ins and Outs of Anti-Graffiti Film

November 4, 2020

Know How Anti-Graffiti Film Can Benefit You

 

If you are a business owner or work in any type of commercial building, you, unfortunately, have probably come across anti-graffiti film before. High trafficked areas with lots of glass are prime targets for graffiti and other types of vandalism. With that being said, anti-graffiti film is a type of window film that protects your glass from these different types of vandalism. The anti-graffiti film installation process is easy and pain-free for you as the customer and works on any size building from large to small. Included in this blog are exclusive pro tips from our sales and installation team on anti-graffiti film. Keep on reading to learn more about:

  • How anti-graffiti film is installed
  • How anti-graffiti film works
  • How anti-graffiti film is removed
  • Benefits of anti-graffiti film 

How is anti-graffiti film installed?

Before we get into the specific details of anti-graffiti film and its different benefits, let’s talk about how it’s installed. When our installation crew gets onsite, they start by thoroughly cleaning the glass with soap and water. From there, they dry the glass with soft towels to get it ready for the window film. Once the anti-graffiti film is cut to fit the pane, it can be installed on the glass. Anti-graffiti film has an adhesive side that goes directly onto the glass surface. Once the anti-graffiti film has adhered to the glass, our team uses a squeegee and a hard card to squeeze out the excess water from under the window so it looks as clean as possible, and voila! Your anti-graffiti film installation is done and your building will experience immediate protection!  

Solar Art Pro Installation Tip #1: Gently push out some of the bubbles to remove excess water and quicken the drying process. Be careful not to push too much or too hard or you will ruin the anti-graffiti film.

Solar Art Pro Installation Tip #2: When it comes to the installation of anti-graffiti film, it’s good to leave a small space around the edges of the window. This makes it so the edge of the film isn’t exposed and harder to peel. 

Solar Art Pro Installation Tip #3: To ensure the most flawless installation, clean the glass twice before installing the anti-graffiti film.

How does anti-graffiti film work?

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Anti-graffiti film is optically clear, so people walking by the glass won’t be able to tell it’s there, and you will still have full views out of the glass, which is awesome! As a business owner or as someone who works in a business, you don’t want your views out of the glass to be obstructed or removed entirely. Just like standard solar film, anti-graffiti film has an adhesive side that is applied directly onto the glass surface. Once the anti-graffiti film adheres to the glass, the glass will immediately be protected from vandalism such as graffiti, etching, scratching, and more. In the case of vandalism, the anti-graffiti film is what gets the wrath of the damage, not your glass. 

When talking about how an anti-graffiti film works, talking about the warranty is very important for all of our customers to understand. The warranty on anti-graffiti films is one year. The warranty covers glass breakage due to thermal stress or seal failure on dual pane units. The warranty coverage is only extended to the original purchases and is not transferable. The warranty of anti-graffiti film does not cover vandalism done to the window film, such as tagging, etching, scratching, graffiti, etc. 

How is anti-graffiti film removed?

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If your windows do get tagged or damaged, that’s okay! That’s what the anti-graffiti film is there for. In the case of vandalism, all you have to do is call up Solar Art. We will send our installation crew on site to remove the damaged film and replace it with a new layer. It’s really that easy! It’s no work on your part and the installation process is quick and painless. You can have peace of mind knowing that your building glass will look fresh 24/7! To remove the damaged anti-graffiti film, our installation team uses a scraper blade and a hard card to remove the film and adhesive from the glass without damaging it. 

Benefits of anti-graffiti film

Anti-graffiti film is such a versatile window film in that it can be installed on a variety of different surfaces, offers 24/7 protection, and most importantly, is affordable. Keep on reading to learn more about the different anti-graffiti film benefits.

Anti-graffiti film provides a wide variety of protection on different surfaces

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One of the biggest benefits of anti-graffiti film is the wide variety of protection it offers. Anti-graffiti film can be installed on glass, aluminum, and stainless steel surfaces. Since anti-graffiti film is optically clear, it works perfectly for these different surface applications. For glass applications, Solar Art often installs anti-graffiti film to storefront windows and doors, mirrors, display cases, building entrances, restrooms, restaurants, sneeze guards, and more. When it comes to aluminum and steel surfaces, we frequently install anti-graffiti film to elevators, escalators, and vending machines to protect against different types of vandalism. 

Anti-graffiti film offers 24/7 protection

Since anti-graffiti film is typically installed in high trafficked areas where people are frequently coming and going, it gives you peace of mind knowing that you have 24/7 building protection against vandalism, etching, scratching, and graffiti, even when you can’t be there. Because let’s face it, you can’t be at the business all day every day and a lot of vandalism happens in the middle of the night when no one is at the building. 

Anti-graffiti film is affordable

One of the biggest perks of anti-graffiti film is the price. Replacing glass is expensive, replacing anti-graffiti film isn’t. As a business owner, it can be extremely frustrating and defeating to constantly have to replace glass because of repeated damage. If the anti-graffiti film does get tagged, our installation team can quickly go onsite and easily replace it with a fresh new layer for a fraction of the cost of replacing the glass itself.

Those Are The Ins And Outs of Anti-Graffiti Film

There you have it! The nitty-gritty on all things anti-graffiti film! If you take anything away from this blog, make it that anti-graffiti film is an affordable solution to graffiti and vandalism for any size building. To learn more about anti-graffiti film for your building, contact Solar Art today for a free quote!

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