Anyone use Geoshield clear window film (IR-70) for UV protection?

texasgal47August 25, 2012

I live in Houston in a 1500 sp.ft. patio home. My family room windows have a problem with direct sunlight in the winter months from morning until noon. The primary problem is UV protection of the furnishings. However, I want clear glass for the remainder of the time as that room needs as much light as possible. The windows are single pane and don't want window replacement for now. Today I called a company that installs Geoshield CLEAR window film (IR-70). Their quote was $10 sq.ft. for a total of about $1000 for my 2 windows and patio door. Solar shades are also an option but don't relish the idea of raising and lowering those babies on a daily basis, esp. on the patio door. Has anyone used this product or one similar to it? How does it look on the exterior, and does it look really clear from the inside? Does it darken the room much when the sun is not direct? The samples will help but would appreciate feedback. Also, I could move up from 2 ml. to 4 ml. and get some hurricane and security protection. Any thoughts regarding this aspect?

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Seems a bit high to me for an applied film but truth be told, I have no idea what people charge for this stuff.

3M makes a bunch of nice stuff so I would check out their offering first and then go from there.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2012 at 12:29PM
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texasgal47

Thanks for the follow-up. Those figures seemed somewhat high to me too. The consultant said clear film is more expensive than tinted. You're right, for that price I need to do further research.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2012 at 2:05PM
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