The front of our home faces the west.In the Summer the sun literally beats in the front window.When we first moved in, prior to the building of the front arbor for shade,the kids would burn their hands on the the front door knob!!The sun has melted several sets of mini blinds over the years.So when I say it beats in and heats up this portion of the house it's no exaggeration!
Good Bye Hot Sun
I used 2Rhodesy One Way Mirror Window Film, Anti UV Heat Control, StaticCling, Privacy Window Film, Decorative, Removable, Window Tint Sun Blocking, 35.4x 78.7 inch, Silver ~ which I picked up from Amazon.
You'll also need sharp scissors, a sharp razor, squeegee, dish soap, spray bottle and a cup of COFFEE!
Clean your glass thoroughly.
Measure and cut film, leaving an extra 1-2 inches around the edges.
Remove the plastic liner revealing the sticky side.
It worked perfectly
Trim away extra film on the edge of the window frame with your sharp razor.
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William on May 05, 2019
Been looking in doing this for a while on my front windows. Only problem I have read is that the window film should not be used on double pane glass as the heat build up can cause the seals to fail and even crack the glass. Will need to do more investigating and research.