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Frequently Asked Questions About Smart Shade Film

Updated: May 31

Frequently Asked Questions About Smart Shade Film


What is Smart Shade Film?

Smart Shade Film utilizes PDLC (Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal) technology to offer switchable window films that can toggle between transparent and opaque states. This allows for instant privacy and light control at the flick of a switch, making it ideal for both residential and commercial applications.





How much does Smart Shade Film cost?

The cost of Smart Shade Film can vary based on the size of the windows, the type of film selected, and installation costs. Once we receive the specifics about your project, we will send a quote. Smart Shade Film prices start at $35 + USD per square foot. Click here to receive a detailed quote.



How does Smart Shade Film work?

Smart Shade Film contains liquid crystals embedded in a polymer matrix. When electricity is applied, the liquid crystals align, allowing light to pass through and the film becomes clear. When the electricity is turned off, the crystals scatter light, turning the film opaque and providing privacy.






What are the main benefits of using Smart Shade Film?

The primary benefits include:

  • Instant Privacy: Switch from clear to opaque on demand.

  • Energy Efficiency: Helps reduce heating and cooling costs by insulating and controlling solar heat gain.

  • UV Protection: Blocks harmful UV rays, protecting furniture and reducing sun damage.

  • Enhanced Aesthetics: Provides a sleek, modern look to any property.



Can Smart Shade Film be installed on any glass?

Yes, Smart Shade Film can be applied to any glass surface, making it a versatile solution for existing windows and new constructions without the need for replacing the entire pane.



Is the installation process complicated?

The installation process is straightforward but could also be performed by a professional to ensure it is done correctly. It involves cleaning the glass, applying it to the window, and connecting it to an electrical power source. We provide a detailed instructional video for smooth installation.





How is Smart Shade Film controlled?

Smart Shade Film can be controlled through various means such as a wall switch, remote control, or even smart home systems that can integrate with other home automation features for ease of use.



What maintenance is required for Smart Shade Film?

Smart Shade Film is designed to be low maintenance. Regular cleaning with a soft cloth and non-abrasive cleaner will keep the film in good condition. It does not require any special maintenance beyond keeping it clean and ensuring the electrical components are functioning properly.



Are there different types of Smart Shade Film available?

Yes, Smart Shade Film is available in various tints and opacities to suit different aesthetic and functional needs. Customizations can also be made to fit specific size requirements or design preferences.



What is the lifespan of Smart Shade Film?

The lifespan of Smart Shade Film can vary depending on usage and environmental factors but typically lasts 10-20+ years. Most Smart Shade Films come with a warranty that covers potential defects and performance issues.



Can Smart Shade Film save money?

Yes, by reducing the need for artificial lighting and helping to insulate rooms, Smart Shade Film can lead to significant energy savings over time. Additionally, by protecting interiors from UV damage, it helps prolong the lifespan of furnishings and flooring, saving money on replacements.




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