Last Updated Jun 20, 2011 · Written by Jaclyn Fitzgerald
Frosted films are an excellent choice for windows as they are extremely attractive but also provide privacy. Here’s what you wanted to know about frosted window films.
Frosted window films are special thin films that are applied to glass in order to change it from clear glass into glass that has a frosted or etched look. The films can be installed by a professional or you can do it yourself. If doing it yourself, it is imperative that the films are applied completely straight and that there is no air bubbles.
Frosted window films are available in a huge range of designs. Indeed, they can be custom made to the exact design that you want. This means you could have something as simple as a line of squares, or you could go for something as ornate as your company logo or even a frosted glass “artwork”. Install your frosted films on any windows you like but these films are also suitable for glass door panels, or even shower screens. They can be used on most types of clear glass.
As well as the decorative aspects, frosted window films serve other purposes. Because they are opaque, they are perfect for privacy, making it very difficult for neighbours or bystanders to see inside your home. They also let lots of light through, so you don’t have to put up with a dark home in the pursuit of privacy. The light that is let through is more diffuse meaning that you have fewer problems with sun glare. Because the film is applied to the glass, it makes the glass safer in the event of breakage as it helps to hold all the fragments together.