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Gila Window Film

By: Jodi Marks

Windows are a great way to let light into a room, but they can also bring in unwanted heat and harmful UV rays from the sun. Gila Window Film is DIY friendly product that blocks UV rays and reduces solar heat gain. It comes in several tints and is available at The Home Depot stores.


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  • Robert Says:
    October 15th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Fair warning though, “Gila” film isn’t known for being a good choice in window films. You’d be lucky to see a few years out of the material. It’s about the same as using cans of spray paint to paint your car. It’s paint… but not exactly what you’re supposed to use. Window film isn’t a very DIY product neither.

  • Kay Says:
    June 14th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Why can’t Gila heat reducing window films be used on windows more than 40 years old? What might happen if I used it on them anyway? Do you know of another heat reducing film that would work on old windows?

  • karla sammons Says:
    January 11th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Does this (Gila or Titamium) or another similar product for windows prevent heat loss? I have old metal sliding doors that make my office very cold. I live in Spokane, WA. I cannot afford to replace the doors.
    I want a simple solution. I don’t care if the ‘view’ is obscured.


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