The preference for large glass windows and doors by homeowners can be attributed to the attractiveness the glass over other alternatives. However, sacrificing privacy for elegance does not sound like a good strategy. For instance, while curtain blinders will provide privacy, the room will lose its open space feeling. On the other hand, privacy window films achieve both—that is, maintaining privacy as well as open space. The reluctance by homeowners to use privacy films on their windows might be because of myths surrounding their usage. Learning about these myths is a good place to start if you are looking to replace your curtain blinders with privacy films.

Films Are Discolored Easily — One thing that makes privacy films a better alternative is that they come in different colors. For example, you can choose to apply different colored films to various windows in the house. Most importantly, however, is that the colors do not fade over a short period. In fact, certified window film manufacturers ensure that they incorporate ultraviolet inhibitors in the manufacturing process. The ultraviolet inhibitors ensure that the films maintain their color for at least ten years.

Films Obstruct Night Viewing — One of the advantages of having large windows in your home is a full field of view of the outside. However, most homeowners are afraid that applying a window film, especially reflective ones, will compromise this view at night. Most of the privacy films being manufactured today not only offer protection from ultraviolet rays, but also allow for better viewing, even at night.

Films Are A Short Term Privacy Solution — In case you are moving into a new house and cannot decide on the type of curtains and blinders you want, you might opt for privacy films temporarily. Notwithstanding, you should know that window films are not a band-aid solution. The abrasive coating and adhesion technology on high-quality coating guarantees excellent service for up to 20 years without the need for replacement. 

Films Promote Spontaneous Glass Breakage — Spontaneous breakage on windows can be caused by a myriad of reasons such as heat differences among others. For instance, the glass should expand and contract evenly to prevent any chances of thermal breakage. Privacy films can contribute to thermal damage, but not as a stand-alone causative agent. For example, the film can be a factor if the glass was not installed correctly or if it was not manufactured according to industry standards.