Reflective Window Film – Internal
For the highest performing films within the solar control range, reflective films are the direction to go as they make a remarkable difference to the amount of solar heat and glare transmitted through the glass and can transform an area that is uncomfortable, even unusable to an area that is a pleasure to be in.
Also, to consider is the financial difference these films can make in reducing costs incurred through routine air conditioning use and so are a wise course of action in a commercial or manufacturing environment.
Reflective Window Film – External
External window films are constructed differently to withstand the varying climatic effects they are subjected to and this is done through additional UV barriers to help counteract the effects of sun exposure and the adhesive is both strong and water resistant.
In a situation where internal accessibility is difficult these external films can be especially useful. Certain types of glass that are not suitable for an internal film such as triple glazed glass, heavily tinted, laminated or even Georgian wired glass.
Solar Control – Polycarbonate Conservatory Roofs
Polycarbonate windows and roofs need to be treated with a different type of reflective film as the adhesive of a standard reflective film will result in the film bubbling up when it comes into contact with plastics. We use a film called Coolkote
Low Mirror Window Film – Internal
Low Mirror films are obviously less reflective but their performance with regard to solar heat and glare control is still good and their values vary depending on the density of the film used. They are considered a good all-round film as the winter heat (and cost) saving benefits, along with a good level of solar heat and glare control and a higher level of light transmission mean they have excellent properties throughout the year.
Tinted Window Film – Internal
Tinted films are especially sought after for their aesthetic properties and as well as helping to control solar glare and UV radiation, they can completely transform the appearance of the building or area they are used in.
These films are used to tint clear glass, are non-metallised and available in a wide range of different shades. Benefits of tinted films include a level of day time privacy and a low mirror, relatively subtle appearance from the exterior.
Coloured Window Film – Internal
In appearance these films can provide a bold, striking impact and this decorative appeal makes them a great choice where aesthetics are important or to provide a statement. They also offer maximum heat and glare rejection meaning there is no compromise in performance.
Specialist Window Film – Internal
Over a length of time the sun’s Ultra Violet (UV) rays can cause high degrees of colour fading to fabrics and furniture leading to deterioration and wood can warp and crack as well as fading and bleaching. As a highly effective preventative measure this can be avoided by the installation of a UV control, anti-fade window film.
Low Emissivity Window Film – Internal
Energy control window films are still solar control films but they are manufactured with a Low E Coating which is added to the interior facing side of the film. This Low E Coating can produce considerable reduction in winter heat loss through any glazed areas and therefore reduced heating costs – and in turn this has an environmental as well as financial benefit.
Clear Safety/Security – Internal
Safety and security window films are industry leaders with their long-standing reputation for the quality of the films they produce. These films make a significant increase in strength and safety by holding dangerous, broken shards of glass together. This makes them ideal in a wide variety of situations, both domestically or in a commercial setting
Clear Safety/Security – External
External Safety films are typically used where both an internal and external application has been indicated, where an exceptional level of strength and protection is needed. Glass with this film applied will hold together and avoid serious injury. This type of film is also an ideal choice where a certain level of security is requested. The strength and security these films give even have the added benefit of deterring break ins as they make the window physically much harder, and therefore take longer, to break through, often meaning an attempted burglary remains just that.
Translucent privacy screening films are used to give privacy in both directions but as they allow a decent amount of natural light to pass through, they do not lead to an unpleasant closed in effect.
Privacy – One Way
This type of film offers exceptional one-way privacy results, considerably over and above standard reflective solar control films. As added benefits it is of particularly helpful to counteract extreme solar heat gain and problematic glare issues.