Q&A How Long Does Window Film Last?
The advanced window films we use today will easily last 20 years, and probably much longer. At Sunshade, we have been installing Madico films for over 20 years in Victoria and the surrounding area, and we have never once had to return to a job site to replace a worn out piece of window film.
Any pervasive myths about window films not lasting very long comes from the use of very low grade window films, which Sunshade has never done.
Any pervasive myths about window films not lasting very long comes from the use of very low grade window films, which Sunshade has never done. The only reason a film would break down is if the manufacturer didn’t use high quality UV coatings. Ultraviolet light bombards the films – day-in and day-out for years – and eventually erodes the adhesive in a lesser product, and everything starts to break down. Worn out films would start to have distortion because the adhesive loses its integrity. The windows would start to look wavy or optically out of shape. From there you would see wrinkling and bubbling, and then you would have no option but to replace it.
Since we use only the highest quality films with the most advanced coatings, this will never happen with a Sunshade Window Film installation. You can retrofit your windows and rest assured that you will get many decades of enjoyment from your views.