Calgary PPF is no longer recommending the use of Windshield Protection Film for Calgary consumers
Calgary PPF is no longer recommending the use of Windshield Protection Films as a viable method of protecting windshields for Calgary consumers.
Reason #1 - You will still get rock chips even if overall volume is diminished.
Reason #2 - The film prevents glass shops from being able to fix these before they spider.
Reason #3 - The process of removing the film to fix these chips often forces the chip to spider out, ruining the windshield.
Reason #4 - These films constantly de-laminate and become scuffed and scratched within less than a year of driving, obstructing vision and marring the appearance of the vehicle. These issues can create extremely dangerous driving conditions due to markedly poor visibility. This issue also presents extreme liability issues for the driver in the event of an accident.
Reason #5 - These films are prohibitively expensive both for the end consumer and installation shops.
Reason #6 - It is impossible to install these films to a high degree of aesthetic perfection. Burn marks and creases are common.
Reason #7 - These films are not legal within the province of Alberta.
These reasons apply to all current windshield protection film brands on the market today. All other coating or protection products are placebo products with zero provable efficacy.
The only viable protection for windshields currently on the market is windshield insurance. Get your chips fixed ASAP, before they spider.
Our crew members installed windshield protection films here in Calgary for the better part of the last 4 years. All existing brands on the market have shown abysmal build quality with very poor durability. Most shops in town have discontinued these products for the same reason. Buyer's remorse is exceedingly high with these products. Customers often end up upside down financially with these products due to expensive broken windshields. Windshield protection films can become extremely dangerous to drive with as the common delamination issue heavily diminishes visibility.
I drove down from Red Deer to have the "Gold" package installed on my new Nissan Altima. They were considerably cheaper than the shops in Red Deer and well worth my drive to Airdrie. Very professional from start to finish. Caleb drove me to a requested location in Airdrie, offered to get me a coffee and kept me informed on the progress.
Caleb's time estimate for completion of just over 3 hours was bang on and he came and picked me up. Very pleased with the job and they even added a strip of protective film on the bumper to protect it from luggage at no extra cost. Caleb took time to explain proper care and curing times and payment receipts emailed promptly along with care instructions. A great experience and easy recommendation to others.
In searching for a company to apply the 3M application and happened to call Calgary PPF.
My first contact was with Caleb. He went through the options available and confirmed that the pricing you see on their website is exactly what they quote and charge. It was a relaxed discussion with no pressure.
Based on this interation, we agreed on an option and they were able to come out the very next day (same day I picked up our new Nissan) even though they were busy. You pay in advance to confirm your appointment. What made me chose them is that they come to you and you don't go to them and the feel that I got talking to Caleb that they stood behind their service.
Right on time the next day Ed arrived at our house. He also reviewed his long-time installation experience to give me confidence. He confirmed the process and began the install in our garage. He said he would be there two hours and did a very professional installation and took just over two hours. I was very pleased with the meticulous work he did and how good the application was applied along with his attention to detail. He outlined what we could expect and what could happen going forward plus a short overview of how to care for the product in the near term. Good job, Ed!
After he packed up and went home with a happy customer left behind we got a follow-up from Caleb and an overview of their warranty and what to do if an issue arises. Sounds to me like if it isn't right they will make it right.
Don't be afraid to talk to these guys, they will do a good job for you. They may not be the cheapest but are much more reasonable than a dealer install (in fact they do installs for various dealers) and Ed does good work.
I would recommend Calgary PPF in a heartbeat. From the initial booking, Caleb laid out the options for 3M, Xpel and Suntek and once we found a package that worked booking was done for the very next day (I think I got lucky). The installers were great guys and really took care to install the PPF properly on my new car, including wrapping nearly all the edges so you can only tell it's wrapped
if you REALLY look. Fantastic job and the peace of mind knowing that when I hear gravel on the roads I don't have to wince is worth every penny.
CONVENIENT INSTALLATION OPTIONS