CottonColors Heat Control Privacy Glass, 35×79-Inch

Last updated date: December 4, 2019

DWYM Score
9.0


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Overall Take

CottonColors Heat Control Privacy Glass, 35x79-Inch not only blocks 85 percent of the sun's harmful rays, but it also reduces heat loss by 30 percent. This will come in handy during those freezing winter months. The stained glass design will brighten any room, and to apply you just use water. In our analysis of 29 expert reviews, the CottonColors CottonColors Heat Control Privacy Glass, 35x79-Inch placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note December 4, 2019:
Checkout The Best Heat Control Window Film for a detailed review of all the top heat control window films.

Expert Summarized Score
0.0
1 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
1,346 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It will block out up to 85 percent Sunlight during the summer season and will reduce 30 percent warmness Lost during winter.
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What experts didn't like
I was not happy to see that parts of the film would not stay flat on the window and lifts up. Specifically as it neared the end of the roll. Because of that, I would recommend going with a different brand.
- HQ Review

From The Manufacturer

Main Pic Cottoncolors window film use glue-free materials, easy to install, gives privacy and decorate while allowing plenty of light in. Meanwhile, Cottoncolors window film will block 96% of UV-Rays,protect your skin and furniture. Privacy Effect for Different Distance This pattern of window film will provide you a good privacy. It is highly recommended for the privacy needed place, such as a washroom ,bedroom or basement window. You will love to have a DIY with it to decorate your kitchen, living room and front doors etc. Let’s go to dress up you windows! Enviromental Recyclability Reputably Enviromental All materials of Cottoncolors Window films are NON-TOXIC and pollution-free. Recyclability Self-sticker (No-glue) design makes the window film reusable.Keep the glass clean. Reputably Excellent texture provides you with privacy and beauty at the same time. Scene Tips for Installation: A clean and smooth glass surface without any dust, fiber or any kind of texture is needed. The transparent back cover must be peeled off; otherwise, the film will fall off when the water is dry. Do not apply to the window frame. Cut off excessive edges after application if needed. The film may be a little tough and its adhesive effect will be impacted in winter. Solution: use hair dryer or warm water to soft it. ( Heat resistance is under 176℉). clean and wet the window measure and trim the window film install the window film 1.Clean the window glass. 2.Wet the window glass with soapy water.( PS: Mix a little soap or detergent with a lot of water) 3.Measure windows and trim film. 4.Affix taps on both sides to remove the transparent backing film. (PS: It is a very important step that the window film cannot be stuck if it is ignored) 5.Install the film to the glass. 6.Squeeze out water and air bubbles with a smooth tool, such as a credit card or a spatula. (No spatula or squeegee is included in this item). mosaic bubble Tulip Pattern bamboo criss-cross Stripe Pattern Masaic Pattern Big Bubble Pattern Tulip Pattern Cute Bamboo Pattern Criss-cross Pattern Stripe Pattern Privacy Level 3.5-Star 4-Star 4-Star 4-Star 3.5-Star 5-Star Recommand for Bathroom? No No No No No ✓ Static ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

Overall Product Rankings

1. Rabbitgoo Privacy Window Film, 35×157-Inch
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 12
2. CottonColors Heat Control Privacy Glass, 35×79-Inch
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 1
3. HIDBEA UV Window Film, 35-Inch x 8-Feet
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 1
4. KESPEN One Way Window Film, 35-Inch x 8-Feet
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 1
5. Best Home Fashion Non-Adhesive Window Film, 3×6.5-Feet
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 2
6. WochiTV One Way Window Film, 24×7-Feet
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 3
7. HIDBEA Heat Control Window Film, 35×98-Inch
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 2
8. Gila Privacy Black Window Film, 36×78-Inch
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 4
9. FILMGOO Heat Control Window Film, 18-Inch x 8-Feet
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 0
10. LEMON CLOUD Decorative Window Film, 35×157-Inch
Overall Score: 7.1
Expert Reviews: 2

An Overview On Heat Control Window Films

Your windows do a great job of keeping the interior of your home comfortable. But no matter how well-sealed those windows are, most let at least a small amount of the great outdoors in. That means in the summertime those 90-degree temperatures battle it out with your home’s air conditioning. It also means that your utility bills are higher than they have to be for at least a few months out of the year.

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Before you invest in special windows, there’s a much more affordable option. Window film easily applies to the glass of your windows, providing privacy and blocking the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. But as Vicki Liston, writer, host, and producer of home improvement show “On The Fly…DIY,” points out, not all window films insulate your home against those scorching summers.

“Look for a film that advertises ‘UV,’ ‘heat control,’ or ‘solar control’ features, as they are specifically designed to keep the heat out,” Liston says. “Metallic film or ceramic film will provide the best heat-controlling results.”

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While both metallic and ceramic film is effective, Liston has found that some consumers don’t like the mirrored look metallic film brings to their windows. Ceramic film is better in those cases. She also recommends ceramic film for those who live near seawater since salty air tends to gradually corrode metallic film.

Beyond all of those features, though, there’s the simple fact that different films provide a different look to your windows. You’ll have the option of simply shading your window or creating a decorative look. Stained glass is very popular in window films, so that could be something to give your room a little pizzazz.

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In addition to cutting down glare and keeping your home better insulated, window films also protect your belongings. Instead of the sun shining in on your furniture day after day, your window film will block UV rays, keeping your upholstery and other items like new for as long as possible.

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Even if your home is well-insulated, heat loss is bound to be a problem. When you look at the surface area of each wall, pay close attention to how much real estate each window consumes. Single-pane windows have the most heat loss, although a tint can cut down on some of that. Most homes today have double-pane windows, which cut down on heating costs significantly when compared to their single-pane counterparts. A wood and vinyl frame is also an improvement over aluminum frames, and you can also buy windows that are energy-efficient, meaning they reduce the amount of solar radiation allowed to pass through the glass.

The Heat Control Window Film Buying Guide

  • Before you start shopping, it’s important to know the difference between the light-blocking properties of each type of film. This is essential because it determines how much of the outdoor heat your privacy film can keep out. You’ll get the most insulation from Gila Privacy Black Window Film, 36×78-Inch, which blocks 99 percent of all UV rays and 94 percent of glare. You’ll get 85-percent sunlight blocking with the CottonColors Heat Control Privacy Glass, 35×79-Inch.
  • However, there can be a downside to all that sunlight reduction. As Liston points out, you’ll lose some natural light when your insulating film is too strong.

“A film with a total solar energy rejection number in the 70-percentile range will make your home feel much cooler while not inhibiting too much natural light,” Liston says. “UV rejection in the 90-percentile range is common and will minimize damaging rays and contribute to the heat reduction.  If you want more natural light in your room, go with a film that denotes 60-70% light transmission. However, many people find a 49% light transmission to be a good compromise between allowing some natural light in while keeping the glare to a minimum.”

  • If natural light is a priority for you, you might prefer HIDBEA UV Window Film, 35-Inch x 8-Feet in silver, which reduces sunlight only by up to 71 percent.
  • CottonColors Heat Control Privacy Glass, 35×79-Inch also helps out in the wintertime, reducing heat loss from your home by 30 percent.
  • One side benefit of privacy film is the actual privacy it provides. It’s important to note that some movements and shadows can still be seen, particularly with films that let in some natural light. Check to ensure your chosen film offers maximum privacy before choosing it for an area like a bathroom or bedroom.
  • Installing your window film should be fairly easy, as long as you choose a film that doesn’t require glue or adhesive to install. Rabbitgoo Privacy Window Film, 35×157-Inch, CottonColors Heat Control Privacy Glass, 35×79-Inch and HIDBEA UV Window Film, 35-Inch x 8-Feet install using water. Gila Privacy Black Window Film, 36×78-Inch uses static cling, and static cling applications can be less durable than those that apply using water.
  • The Rabbitgoo Privacy Window Film, 35×157-Inch comes in seven different sizes. With other privacy films, make sure you buy a size that’s larger than what you need so that you can cut it to fit during install.
  • Technicalities aside, your choice will probably come down to how the film itself looks when installed. Rabbitgoo Privacy Window Film, 35×157-Inch and CottonColors Heat Control Privacy Glass, 35×79-Inch have a stained glass look that makes them more ideal for bathrooms and smaller windows. If you’re covering a large sliding glass door or you just want something less obvious, HIDBEA UV Window Film, 35-Inch x 8-Feet is a great option. It gives your window a subtle tint in black, blue, brown or silver, depending on the color you choose. Gila Privacy Black Window Film, 36×78-Inch tints your window in a shade of black to darken the room.