window tint

EaglesInFloridaDecember 25, 2004

We will be moving into a south facing house in florida that has single glazed windows. I want to keep as much heat outside. Does anyone have a recomendation re the type of window tint to use to accomplish this? Thanks, in advance, for your help

Matt

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crackedearth

when we lived in our 50+ aged shotgun in new orleans, we got that GILA window film. you buy an 'installation kit' that included: a wipe pad to clean the windows (but we had so many i used newspaper), the spray that you use to clean and apply film (we used 2 bottles for 5 wide windows), a squeegie, a plastic corner doohicky (an aide in trimming), and an exacto to cut the film. you cut the film to approximate size (you buy the film in a box of roll, different sizes), clean window, spray the fluid back on, peel backing off film, apply to window, spray more fluid over film, squeegie film on, then trim excess. i did manage to do a lot by myself, but it may go easier if it is a two person job, especially for larger windows. it seemed to help a good 5 degrees or more! good luck!

    Bookmark   January 2, 2005 at 12:19PM
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pawprint1

I used the GILA tint on every window in the house. I don't have any developed trees around to block the heat from entering. I have noticed a huge difference already.

The only mistake I made was starting downstairs first. As I got better after each window, so I should have started with the windows that aren't seen much.

Live and learn! But I love it and it makes the house look sharp and energy efficient.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2005 at 7:45AM
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