Frequently Asked Questions

Is Vista Window Film Safe To Install On Laminated Glass(Hurricane Windows)Or New Windows?

Absolutely, although there are many contractors, property managers and associations that are unaware of such a fact. Not only is most Vista window film's safe for your new windows, our 55 year old manufacturer will pick up the window manufacturer's warranty word for word and in some case extend coverage. With that being said, when one of our certified Vista sales associates come out for your free in-home consultation, they are equipped with the latest tools including a glass tester to make sure you get the right product for your glass.

Why Do You Need Window Film On Your Windows?

Vista Window Film helps combat the problems of fading, glare and damage to furniture. Most importantly, it helps make occupants feel more comfortable in the room.

Why Is Window Film Necessary If Other Window Treatments Are On The Windows?.

The sun will often damage window treatments such as draperies, curtains, blinds and shades. Window film helps protect furnishings, including window treatments.

Will Window Film Darken The Interior Of My Home?

No. Vista Window Film will maintain the natural colors of your interior spaces. With less need for draperies, curtains, blinds, and shades, rooms may actually brighten significantly.

Does Window Film Help Reduce The Heat In A Room When The Sun Comes Shining Through?

Yes. Up to 80% of the heat is rejected by Vista Window Film. You need not be afraid of installing beautiful windows for fear of too much heat.

Can Window Film Help Reduce The Glare On My Television And Computer Screens?

Absolutely. Window film reduces glare and helps eliminate eye fatigue.

What Happens When A Window Breaks?.

ItIf the window breaks, the window film should hold the glass in place, thus reducing an incidence of injury or damage to furnishings.

Can Window Film Be Installed On Odd-Shaped Windows?

Yes. Vista Window Film is professionally installed and can fit virtually any size and shape of flat-glass window.

How Long Does The Window Film Last?

Professionally installed Vista Window Film comes with a lifetime warranty against cracking, peeling, adhesive failure or demetallizing.(FILM AND LABOR IS COVERD)

How Much Money Can We Save On Power Costs?

Cut Your Home Cooling Costs Up to 50% According to the EPA Energy Star Buildings Manual in the United States, approximately half of a home's utility bills are wasted by loss of heat and heat gain through untreated windows. Home window tinting can significantly improve energy efficiency. With a thin, virtually invisible addition to your home's existing windows, Vista window film can help you save up to 50% on cooling costs.

Are your Installer Experienced.

At The Window Film Specialists we only employ installers with a minimum of 16 years of experience. And are professionally-trained and certified Vista window film installers and deliver the highest quality customer service and installation.

How Long Do Most Installations Take?

Because of or certified Vista window film installers most projects are completed in one day. With little to no disturbance.

Is Window Film Less Expensive Then New Window?

When your goal is to improve energy efficiency. In fact, the cost for quick, professional installation is about one-tenth the cost of replacement windows!(NO PERMITS NEEDED)

Can I Receive A Tax Credit For Installing Energy Efficient Window Films?

A tax credit directly reduces your income tax, unlike a deduction, which reduces the amount of income subject to tax. The credit then directly increases the tax refund you receive or decreases the amount you have to pay. A provision in the recent Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 has created a tax credit opportunity for window films installed in residential structures. Under the new policy, homeowners can receive a 10% credit on the costs of window film, up to $500. Installation charges do not apply. The new policy went into effect January 1, 2013 and expires December 31st of 2013. For more information visit

Can I Use Windex To Clean My Glass After Vista Window Film Has Been Installed?

Absolutely you can. Unlike standard window film, Vista window films adhesive is not affected by the ammonia in Windex. We just ask that you follow your care sheet provided after install and allow the film proper time to cure before any cleaning is done.

Need To Darken A Room Or Privacy At Night?

Professionally Installed Window Treatments May Be Your Answerer We Recommend Decorating SRQ For All Your Decorating Needs.


If you still have any unanswered questions please don't hesitate to call or e-mail us and and if we don't have the answer we will get it!

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The Window Film Specialists of Sarasota, FL is your source for Vista Window Tinting|Film, Home Window Tinting|Films, Residential Decorative Window Tinting, Residential, Commercial Window Films, Hi Rise, Condominium Window Tinting, Safety Film and more!

Our Florida service area includes Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Siesta Key FL, Longboat Key FL, Bird Key, Lido Beach, Osprey  FL, Casey Key, Lakewood Ranch FL, University Park FL, Bradenton FL, Parrish FL, Bradenton Beach FL, Snead Island, Anna Maria Island, Terra Ceia , Manasota Key FL, Tampa, Clearwater Beach FL and St. Petersburg FL.

Each of the Window Film Specialists' expertly-trained, fully insured and experienced installers are capable of handling any size project. Just click here to view our many testimonials from customers telling of how professional and courteous their installer was, and how smoothly their window film installation went!

The Window Film Specialists of Sarasota, FL Now never before has it been so easy to add protection, safety, value and longevity to your home. Whether you're interested in saving money on your energy bill, protecting your home from storm damage, protecting your furniture and loved ones from harmful UV rays, or simply helping secure your home against burglary, we provide our customers with top of the line service, from Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice, all the way to Tampa and beyond!

With over 25 years of experience, the Window Film Specialists has taken a unique approach to doing business. Ever searching for ways to add value, lower prices, speed up installation times, offer the best financing terms available, and generally "do more for more people, for less" has really paid off -- in fact, they're now Sarasota's only Vista Platinum Window Film Dealer!

So what are you waiting for? Pick up the phone today and call us at (941) 371-FILM [3456] , or use our online contact form available here to inquire about how our products can not only save you money every month, but add beauty, value, and safety to your home and loved ones. Whether you're in Sarasota, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Venice, Casey Key, North Port, Sanibel, Captiva, Englewood Beach, Naples, Palm Island, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Cape Haze, Boca Grande, Venice, Tampa or anywhere else on the Gulf Coast, you've come to the right place. We look forward to serving you!

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    I contacted the Window Film Specialists to install films on all the windows of my home. I have 5 sets of sliding doors that allowed the sun to heat up almost every room in the house. I had to keep the shades closed most of the day to keep the house cool. As soon as the Vista films were applied, the house began to cool off quickly. It was really an amazing difference. By the time the installer was finished I had to raise the AC temp because it was too cool in the house! The installer was very professional and did a fantastic job. I moved here from NJ where I had 3M window films installed. The Vista Films are a far superior product. The heat reduction of the Vista Films was almost immediate. I would highly recommend The Window Film Specialists and Vista Films to anyone. Thanks for a wonderful experience!


    Michelle D,
    Lakewood Ranch, FL


    Your company recently placed window film in our condo at Beachplace. Gabe was the installer. I want to let you know how pleased we were with Gabe, he was a meticulous installer and we were very pleased with his work. The change in the temperature and comfort level in our condo is dramatic. Our only regret is that we didn't do this years ago. Thanks for a great job.


    Charles M,
    Longboat Key, FL


    We are extremely happy with the Window Film Specialists, Inc. We called them out to put film on sliding doors and a large window. They were on time, very friendly, informative and their price was right. They also use some great technology to schedule installations and to make payments. When they came out to install the film they were again, on time, very friendly, and did the job quickly and it looks amazing. We are so glad we called them. They are a great company who uses a great product! We will be calling them again and highly recommend you give them a call too if you are looking for window film. You will not be sorry, we promise.


    Teresa & Dave,
    Lakewood Ranch, FL

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