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Window Film Quality

At Bee Cool “we don’t make window film, we make window film better”. As with all products there are different grades or qualities of product. Being a clear/transparent product it may be difficult for consumers to see the difference between high quality and low quality products. With low quality products, quite often it is not until 5 years down the road that the low quality can be seen. Bee Cool product lines are warrantied for up to 10 years and depending on conditions, may last up to 20 years. They will not peel, burn, lose their colour or diminish in effectiveness over time.

To give some perspective, following are some of the common problems that come with a cheap, low quality window film:

  • With low quality products you will start to see distortion when looking through the window film. Your exterior view will be blurry/hazy.
  • The 99% UV protection can degrade down to 40% UV rejection after only 3 years.
  • Heat rejection performance of the product significantly degrades with time.
  • The colour from roll to roll is inconsistent.
  • The colour may fade or turn a purple or yellow tinge.
  • Low quality products can off gas at unhealthy levels.
  • Warranties may be “too good to be true” and make false claims or hold extensive caveats.
  • No anti-scratch coating, or the low quality anti-scratch coating will break down. The window film will have a white powder look to its surface that looks like dry skin.
  • Bubbling and peeling is common in low quality products.
  • The cost of removing these low quality products can cost more than the original install. This is due to the adhesive “burning” to the glass becoming difficult to remove.

When choosing a window film solution we recommend going with the highest quality product you can get, which is what we offer with our Bee Cool product lines. Read some testimonials from satisfied customers, or browse through our Heat, Privacy & Glare Control Glass Coatings and/or give us a shout and we can help you make an informed decision about our high quality products.


Will window film stop my plants from growing?

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Our customers are quite often concerned that their plants may not grow or die because they had window film installed. This is fortunately not the case. While window film does block some of the light (depending on the product) it still lets in a healthy amount of light for your plants to live a happy life. In most cases you will find after the window film is installed your plants will actually be healthier because they are not getting burnt. You may also notice that you don’t have to water them as often because the soil is not getting dried out from the sun.

Bee Cool has installed window film on professional green houses and solariums throughout Calgary and Edmonton to improve year around growing conditions for plants. For more information please Contact Us.


Increase Privacy & Heat Rejection with Window Film

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This customer lived on a busy road with a bus stop just outside their house. People walking buy could see straight into their home. The bay window also faced south west causing several issues:

  • Front room would get excessively hot in the afternoon.
  • Glare from the sun made TV unwatchable.
  • Furniture was fading.

The window film installed to resolve all 4 problems was Bee Cool 15. The exterior of the windows now have a black chrome look giving full privacy.

Bee Cool 15 rejects 75% of the suns solar energy, has 83 % glare reduction and 99 % UV protection. After the window film was installed on this Calgary home you could instantly see and feel the difference.


Bee Cool Glass Coatings Expands to Calgary, Alberta

It’s only been 3 months but its nice to see the response we are getting in Calgary. We have always known Calgary to be a first class city, with a population that enjoys first class products and services. Bee cool seems to be fitting in just perfect.

After serving the Edmonton market for 9 years. Bee cool has expanded its operations. This expansion will see Bee Cool double in size and add some new key staff members.

Our first year in Calgary we will be offering our Bee Cool sun control and security coatings for residential and commercial applications. Our graphics team will also offer window frosting, custom window graphics and signs.

Bee cool looks forward to keeping you cool and comfortable.