Vista Platinum dealers are ‘hand picked’ by CPFilms to be the Best of the Best. Future Tint & Stripe has been a Platinum dealer since 2002. It is our promise to help guide you, not sell you, the best possible product for your requirement. If we are unable to satisfy your requirement, hopefully we have helped in some way to put you on the right path. Listed below are the Vista products available with some suggested uses. As each application and situation is unique, please feel free to consult with us on your particular need. Some films will be compatible with single or dual pane windows that are not recommended on a triple pane window. We will work with you to determine the best film for your individual situation.

All Vista films are UV stabilized with 99.9% UV Protection. It is the recommended product for any installation where maximum UV protection is required and has the stamp of approval from the Skin Cancer Foundation as a recommended product, especially for people with sensitivity to direct sunlight.

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Neutrals
Neutral Films

These films are designed to be neutral, or almost invisible. While providing good Fade Protection, they do not detract from the original intent of the window, which is to let the natural light in, while filtering 99.9% of the UV rays out. They are a natural selection for homes, showrooms and display windows. When viewing the product specification chart, notice the low interior reflectivity and maximum UV protection.
Product Specifications
Typical Solar Properties with Film Applied to 1/8" Clear Glass
Crystal Elegance
(V-58 SR CDF)
58 13 11 99.9 0.74 26 36 35 67%
Dayview (V-45 SR CDF) 45 17 14 99.9 0.62 38 55 46 63%
 
*NOTE: All data has been measured in accordance with AIMCAL standards. All values averaged from routinely accumulated quality control data. VISTA® is a registered trademark of CPFilms Inc. © 2001 CPFilms Inc., Martinsville, VA (276) 637-3000. The nature of certain delicate fabrics and dyes will lead to premature fading regardless of the application of any window film protective treatment.
 
Dual Reflective Films

The Dual Reflective Series are designed to have a reflective exterior to maximize heat protection, while having a substantially less reflective interior to provide a crisp, clear view to the outside, without interior reflection. There is a wide range of densities from light (Nuance, V-48) to very dark and reflective (Ultima V-14). A light to medium film is typically used on homes. The darker, more reflective films are used primarily for commercial or industrial applications. The highly reflective Vista Ultima is used quite often to provide a one-way-glass situation. This is dependant on the lighting situation of course. When viewing the product specification chart, compare the Interior Reflectance to the Exterior Reflectance. Heat and glare reduction are important values as well.

Vista Safety/Security Films

VISTA now offers the same Dual Reflective Films (V-28 and V-38) with the added protection of being a Safety Film. The film is an overall 6-mil thickness and will provide additional protection from broken glass fragments. This can be beneficial to homeowners with ground level windows or shops where added safety and security is required. While this film may slow entry into the premises during a break-and-enter, it needs to be used with a proper alarm system to be effective. These films also offer the same fade, heat and glare reduction values as the regular film. (See also the Magnum Security Film section)

Vista Sunrise Bronze

This unique film belongs with the Dual Reflective group with the exception of having a soft bronze tone, instead of neutral or grey. It has tremendous performance to reflect heat and UV, while still maintaining a very natural look, especially in a home with natural wood or earth tone décor. When viewing the product specification chart, take note of the high ‘Solar Heat Reduction’. This film is used extensively on homes with large windows and serious heat problems. It is the strongest heat protection film that can be applied to triple pane windows on the interior side (on-site evaluation required).
Product Specifications
Typical Solar Properties with Film Applied to 1/8" Clear Glass
Nuance (V-48 SR CDF) 47 16 12 99.9 .60 40 48 48 66%
Mirage (V-38 SR CDF) 37 27 18 99.9 .50 50 59 56 71%
Mirage Safety 6 Mil (V-38 S SR PS6) 37 27 18 99.9 .50 50 58 56 71%
Luminance (V-28 SR CDF) 27 34 20 99.9 .39 61 70 65 75%
Luminance Safety 6 Mil (V-28 S SR PS6) 27 34 20 99.9 .39 61 70 65 75%
Ultima (V-14 SR CDF) 12 54 25 99.9 .25 75 87 78 82%
Sunrise Bronze (V-33 BR SR CDF) 33 25 19 99.9 .38 62 63 68 74%
 
*NOTE: All data has been measured in accordance with AIMCAL standards. All values averaged from routinely accumulated quality control data. VISTA® is a registered trademark of CPFilms Inc. © 2001 CPFilms Inc., Martinsville, VA (276) 637-3000. The nature of certain delicate fabrics and dyes will lead to premature fading regardless of the application of any window film protective treatment.
 
Low 'E' Films

Low ‘E’ Solar Control Films, such as or Radiance or Ambiance enables the windows to reflect interior heat back into the home or building rather than absorbing it into the glass. If heat is absorbed into the glass, it is cycled thru the glass to the cooler outside, thus heat loss. A Low ‘E’ film reduces this significantly. When viewing the product specification chart, the Emissivity value should be as low as possible. These films have excellent Fade Reduction as well as they reject 99.9% of the UV rays, and reduce substantial amounts of incoming heat from the sun.
Product Specifications
Typical Solar Properties with Film Applied to 1/8" Clear Glass
Radiance
(VE-50 SR CDF)
49 27 27 99.9 .49 51 46 57 68% .36 1.00
Ambiance
(VE-35 SR CDF)
32 35 35 99.9 .35 65 64 69 75% .33 .91
 
*NOTE: All data has been measured in accordance with AIMCAL standards. All values averaged from routinely accumulated quality control data. VISTA® is a registered trademark of CPFilms Inc. © 2001 CPFilms Inc., Martinsville, VA (276) 637-3000. The nature of certain delicate fabrics and dyes will lead to premature fading regardless of the application of any window film protective treatment.
 
Harmony Films

This product was designed for areas with excessive heat and glare problems, where a “flat”, neutral appearance is required. In other words, you want the benefit; you just don’t want to know it’s there. These films add no more reflectivity than normal glass, but still give optimum heat, glare and UV protection. When viewing the product specification chart, notice how the film is 8-9% exterior reflectance (the same as clear glass) while the heat rejection is still quite high. This is excellent for home or storefront.
Product Specifications
Typical Solar Properties with Film Applied to 1/8" Clear Glass
Harmony
( V-50 SR CDF)
50 9 8 99.9 .58 42 44 50 66%
 
*NOTE: All data has been measured in accordance with AIMCAL standards. All values averaged from routinely accumulated quality control data. VISTA® is a registered trademark of CPFilms Inc. © 2001 CPFilms Inc., Martinsville, VA (276) 637-3000. The nature of certain delicate fabrics and dyes will lead to premature fading regardless of the application of any window film protective treatment.
 
Spectrally Selective

These virtually invisible films offer excellent heat protection while letting in a high percentage of light and visibility into the space. Fade Reduction is maximized by reducing UV by 99.9%, while minimizing the interior heat gain. These films are ideal for storefronts and homes that want optimum view in and out of the window, while providing the necessary fade reduction. When viewing the product specification chart, the Luminous Efficacy must be over 1.00 to qualify as a Spectrally Selective Film.
Product Specifications
Typical Solar Properties with Film Applied to 1/8" Clear Glass
Spectra Select
(VS-70 SR CDF)
70 8 8 99.9 .51 49 22 55 62% 1.37
Spectra Select
(VS-60 SR CDF)
58 8 8 99.9 .49 51 36 58 65% 1.18
Spectra Select
(VS-75 SR CDF)
74 8 8 99.9 .70 30 18 40 67% 1.06
Spectra Select
( VS-61 SR CDF)
61 20 20 99.9 .58 45 31 50 63% 1.05
 
*NOTE: All data has been measured in accordance with AIMCAL standards. All values averaged from routinely accumulated quality control data. VISTA® is a registered trademark of CPFilms Inc. © 2001 CPFilms Inc., Martinsville, VA (276) 637-3000. The nature of certain delicate fabrics and dyes will lead to premature fading regardless of the application of any window film protective treatment.
 
 
Fade reduction chart
(¼” Single Pane, Clear)
Neutrals Fade Reduction
Crystal Elegance (V-58 SR CDF) 67%
Dayview (V-45 SR CDF) 61%
Dual Reflectives  
V14 Ultima 82%
V18 Luminance 80%
V28 Luminance 75%
V38 Mirage 71%
V48 Nuance 66%
Dual Reflectives (Bronze)  
V33 Sunrise 74%
Low Reflective  
V40 (Harmony) 69%
V50 (Harmony) 66%
Low E  
VE35 Ambiance 75%
VE50 Radiance 68%
Spectrally Selective  
VS60 Spectra Select 65%
VS61 Spectra Select 63%
VS70 Spectra Select 62%
VS75 Spectra Select 67%
 
*NOTE: All data has been measured in accordance with AIMCAL standards. All values averaged from routinely accumulated quality control data. VISTA® is a registered trademark of CPFilms Inc. © 2001 CPFilms Inc., Martinsville, VA (276) 637-3000. The nature of certain delicate fabrics and dyes will lead to premature fading regardless of the application of any window film protective treatment.
 


There are three main contributors to the Fading Process that Vista Window Film can help to reduce the damaging effects of the sun. While window film will not stop fading, you can review the chart below to see how the right film will significantly reduce the amount of premature fading.

Ultraviolet Rays (A and B)
By far the single largest contributor to the fading process, UV rays are still only 40% of the problem. All Vista films reject 99.9% of incoming UV rays. Vista is the only film to presently have the approval from the Skin Cancer Foundation as being an approved product where the ultimate UV protection is required.

Visible Light (Glare)
Visible light is 25% of the problem. So the darker the film, the better the protection. This must be balanced to your situation as the windows were put into the design of the building for a reason. For example, a darker film may be suitable for a commercial application, but may not be acceptable in your home where more natural light is needed.

Heat
Heat is also 25% of the fading problem. Vista film can help with this in three very different ways.

Reflection
The obvious way is to reflect the heat by using a highly reflective film such as Vista Ultima (V-14). The highly reflective layer reflect over 70% of the incoming heat back out thru the window. While very effective, this film may not be desirable on a home.

Absorption
The Harmony Series offer heat reduction thru absorption of heat with very little reflection.

Reflection Without Reflectivity
The most complex is the Spectrally Selective series. These films are very light, non-reflective and yet reduce a substantial amount of the incoming heat. This is achieved by multiple layers of reflective precious metals bonded to non-reflective oxide layers.

Ultimately, there maybe some compromise to come up with the right film for your situation. This is where we can help guide you to the right film.

 

All Vista films are UV stabilized with 99.9% UV protection. It is the recommended product for any installation where maximum UV protection is required and has the stamp of approval from the Skin Cancer Foundation as a recommended product.
Vista Window Film Warranties

All VISTA film installations carry an excellent factory-backed warranty against crazing, cracking, peeling, demetalization, and adhesive failure, when the film is properly installed by an authorized dealer. This covers replacement film and labour.
  • Lifetime warranty on all residential applications, except VE-35, which carries a seven-year warranty.
  • Ten-year warranty on all commercial applications, except VE-35 and VE-50, which carry a five-year warranty.
  • Five-year limited warranty against thermal shock fracture and up to three-year warranty against seal failure if the sealed unit is warranted by the original manufacturer when the film is installed.

Note: This is a summary only; some limitations apply. For complete information, refer to the warranty form issued by VISTA. We’ll be happy to supply a copy if you wish.

TIPS

To check if your windows are dual or triple pane, hold a lighter or flashlight close to the glass. Count the reflections of light. For dual-pane you will see two distinct reflections, for triple-pane you will see three. As each side of the glass gives a reflection, don’t be concerned if you see a shadow reflection (for example four for a dual or six for a triple). This is valuable information to us if we have not come out to site visit, as it will guide us to which types of films can be used on your windows.

For the Do-It-Yourself installer, please Do Not apply the darkest film available on your dual or triple-pane windows. Many films available at a local retailer are designed for automotive use on tempered glass. Applying such a film could cause your glass to fail prematurely. Ask a professional when selecting your film.





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