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4 Window Film Myths – Exposed!

The popularity of window film is increasing all of the time. With such a huge variety of film currently available, many offering their own unique benefits and properties, we strongly believe that it is only a matter of time before almost every property in the UK is benefiting from the positive impact offered by the installation of window film. However, with a little bit of misinformation still out in the public domain, we feel that it is important to clarify some of the facts and figures relating to window film. Snippet No. 1 - Window Film cannot stop the fading of interior furnishings Whilst it is true that window film cannot block 100% of the harmful UV rays which shine through your windows, the facts are that window film can block up to 99% of UV rays and up to 82% of solar heat (depending on the type of window film installed). Therefore window film offers a highly effective solution for anyone looking to reduce the risk of fading to their furnishings. Snippet No. 2 – The application of Window Film will reduce visibility from inside the property Although specific window film, such as privacy window film, is designed to ensure that people cannot see into a property from outside, a significant proportion of window film is barely visible from the outside and will not affect the view from inside at all. Snippet No. 3 – Security Window Film is no real deterrent Security window film is specifically designed to reduce the risk of injury and damage by holding the glass together after it breaks. It also significantly reduces the chances of criminals being able to gain access to your property through any window to [...]

By | June 3rd, 2020|Window Film|Comments Off on 4 Window Film Myths – Exposed!

Letting In Light Without The Heat

The Prestige Series films from 3M™ (The first-ever clear solar control film) will ensure that your windows let in the light but keep out the heat and damaging UV rays without impacting your home’s aesthetics or your view. Solar heat comes from two primary sources, the visible light you can see and the infrared light you can feel. Prestige Series films from 3M™ combine lower than glass reflectivity with film options that allow most of the light into your home. Prestige Series films allow 40% to 70% of the natural light into your home. The only thing you'll see day or night, inside or out, is a beautiful window. Key Facts Allows high transmission of natural light into your home to provide excellent aesthetics. Multi-layer film rejects up to 97% of infrared light so you can enjoy energy savings and enhanced comfort. Low interior and exterior reflectivity let you enjoy the views from inside while maintaining an attractive look from outside. Non-metallized window film lets you stay connected with mobile devices without interference and no chance for corrosion.  Please Note - You can view additional details of a recent installation by clicking here. Details Prestige Series films from 3M™  Superior comfort and clarity designed to maintain the appearance of your home. Glass windows help make your home beautiful and inviting. But sunlight can create excessive heat and expose your family and possessions to damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. Allows high transmission of natural light into your home to provide excellent aesthetics. Multi-layer film rejects up to 97% of infrared light so you can enjoy energy savings and enhanced comfort. Low interior and exterior reflectivity let you enjoy the views from inside while maintaining an attractive [...]

By | May 7th, 2020|Window Film|Comments Off on Letting In Light Without The Heat

Improve Heat Control and Privacy Levels For Your Home This Summer

Solar Gard® Sentinel™ Plus is Solar Gard’s range of exterior window films – which provide maximum heat rejection by being the first line of defence against solar heat and glare. Whilst window film has been used for many years in the commercial world to provide a more comfortable working environment, advances in technology now ensure that you can enjoy precisely the same benefits for your home – with the same high level of service, too. Perhaps you’ve had conservatory blinds fitted, or maybe you’re considering it. It’s one option. Blinds are not necessarily the answer though. Cleaning off dust and flies can be a hassle, plus blinds can block your view and cut out light. And, of course, when they’re pulled up, the sun still fades your furnishings. Designed to offer the best experience in terms of comfort, energy savings, and aesthetics, this range of solar control window films are customised to meet your needs. Key Benefits of Solar Gard® Sentinel™ Window Film Filming the exterior maximizes heat rejection with up to 82% Total Solar Energy Rejected Provides a refreshed and uniform look to dated buildings Maximum heat rejection also means maximum saving on air conditioning costs UV blockers protect people and property from damaging UV rays Recent Installation Absolutely ideal for a variety of different uses, the installation of different varieties of window film can be used to improve privacy levels, reduce glare and even offer solar control properties. We recently installed Solar Gard® Sentinel™ Silver20 OSW reflective window film to help reduce maximum levels of the sun’s heat for comfort and provide a mirror finish which we think compliments this beautiful home and garden. Not only [...]

By | April 15th, 2020|Window Film|Comments Off on Improve Heat Control and Privacy Levels For Your Home This Summer

Improving Wellbeing At Home

In a previous article, we focused upon the importance of taking steps to help improve wellbeing in the workplace. With the current situation facing the world, many people are now having to work from home. This does not mean that taking positive steps to improve your mental wellbeing should be put on the backburner, in fact, quite the opposite. From effectively dealing with issues such as overheating and glare to privacy, safety and even anti-vandalism, the installation of window film to almost any property offers cost-effective, low maintenance and long-term solution. What Actually is Wellbeing? Before discussing how the wellbeing of individuals can be improved, we must first provide a little background information. The general term "wellbeing" covers a number of aspects of the way people feel about their lives, including their jobs, and their relationships with the people around them. Whilst it is true that the wellbeing of anyone concerns areas of their life including their own character along with their home/social life, research has concluded that employers can have a significant influence on the sense of wellbeing of their employees by helping to improve the overall working conditions of the workplace. Maximising Performance The individual wellbeing of your employees is now widely acknowledged to play a crucial role in helping to improve workplace performance. A recent and comprehensive study* has suggested that working to achieve an improvement in wellbeing will result in improved workplace performance in a number of areas. These include: Profitability (financial performance of your business) Labour Productivity Output/Service Improvements. Job satisfaction - including key aspects such as satisfaction with training, skills development opportunities, how much autonomy employees have in their role are also acknowledged to be positively impacted by improving [...]

By | March 25th, 2020|Window Film|Comments Off on Improving Wellbeing At Home

How Window Film Can Make Your Home More Comfortable

The ability to live comfortably in every room of your home shouldn't be too much to ask and thanks to the range of 3M™ Window Films available from WF Glazing Protection Ltd, this is now possible. Whether your issues related to excessive heat and glare, faded furnishings, security or privacy, we have a window film to help you enhance the comfort of your home. Choosing The Right Dealer When you contact WF Glazing Protection Ltd, a 3M™ Authorised Dealer, you can be certain that you will deal with a company that will work quickly to gain a full understanding of your needs, schedule an onsite consultation, recommend a product or products, take measurements and discuss installation logistics. Insulation For Your Windows For decades, insulation has been used in the walls and ceilings of our homes to control the flow of heat between inside and out. 3M Thinsulate Climate Control Window Film works much in the same way. It improves the insulation value of a typical single pane window to that of a double pane window and a double pane window to a triple pane window. This helps keep the warmth in during the winter and the heat out in the summer. Increase The Energy Efficiency Of Your Property 3M Thinsulate Climate Control Window Film is a low emissivity or “low-e” window film which improves the insulation value of a typical single pane window close to that of a double pane window and the insulation value of a typical double pane window close to a triple pane window. This film will make your windows more efficient and save you money on energy costs at a fraction of the cost of replacing your [...]

By | March 23rd, 2020|Window Film|Comments Off on How Window Film Can Make Your Home More Comfortable

How Window Film Can Help To Enhance Security and Safety Window Film

How secure is your property? Security worries are increasing for many people and in particular for shop and business owners, as the costly ramifications of break-ins and criminal damage become apparent. Taking preventative measures A break-in can prove to be a severe blow to any business and has the potential to put a significant strain on operations and profit. It is, therefore, crucial to take preventative action by installing effective security equipment. By offering a highly effective measure of security along with improved peace of mind, WF Glazing Protection provides a highly effective range of security films to create the perfect way of defending your windows whether at home or at work. The great physical deterrent and barrier offered by the installation of security window films for your windows/doors make it easy to see why their popularity has never been greater. Reduce your risk by reinforcing your windows Whether you’re in a big city or a small town, thieves can victimize your business and go after easy smash-and-grab targets — making your glass doors and ground floor windows vulnerable. 3M™ Safety & Security Window Films and 3M™ Impact Protection Attachment Systems make it more difficult to get through your windows, helping to reduce your losses during smash-and-grab crimes. Help protect people and property Keep the welcoming appearance of your property without adding bars or other physical barriers Thicker adhesive helps hold broken glass together, hindering break-and-enter crimes Tear-resistance offers excellent performance over standard films Help protect against broken glass shards and unlawful entry Retaining broken glass is critical to enhancing safety 3M™ Safety Window Film lets you upgrade your glass to standard for a fraction of the cost of replacing the glass. Building standards may specify [...]

By | February 13th, 2020|Safety Window Film, Security, Window Film|Comments Off on How Window Film Can Help To Enhance Security and Safety Window Film

After Four Years, Peter Finally Let the Light Shine In

Four years ago, Peter Hoad-Owen closed the curtains in his house because of his solar urticaria, or sun allergy. Any exposure to UV rays would cause his skin to burn. It was the easy way to make him comfortable in his own home, even if it meant no natural light. That is, until Dave and Brian from WF Glazing Protection Ltd stepped in to help him let the light back into his life. What is Solar Urticaria? Solar urticaria is a skin condition that is relatively rare. People affected by solar urticaria break out in red itchy hives within minutes of sun exposure. The reaction may subside within a few minutes or it may persist for up to an hour or more where it can become very disabling. Only exposed areas of the skin are affected but welts can occur through some thin clothing. Some feel sick for hours afterwards. There is no cure for this condition, but it can be mitigated and treated. Mr. Hoad-Owen had kept his curtains closed for years, avoiding the UV rays that would cause him to break out in painful hives. He felt like a vampire and could only open his curtains while wearing a coat, hat, face mask and gloves. People with this condition may have to live their lives in relative darkness to avoid a reaction. Treating solar urticaria can be difficult, especially since it is UV light causing the problem. Sometimes the condition will spontaneously disappear but, when it does not, those affected can treat with antihistamines or other medications that can help prevent flare ups. Aloe vera and calamine lotion can also help with the symptoms. The Perfect Solution One of Mr. Hoad-Owen’s [...]

By | January 22nd, 2020|Window Film|Comments Off on After Four Years, Peter Finally Let the Light Shine In

The Top 5 Reasons Your Home MUST Have Window Film

With so many different ways to enhance your home, the most difficult choice for many people is deciding which option to go with first! However, we believe (we are a little biased though!) that window film offers one of the most effective methods of improving your home without having to spend a fortune to do so. With ever increasing costs from energy companies in the UK resulting in rising fuel bills, it is all too easy to find that your finances are being put under significant strain. Maximising the effectiveness of your heating system is essential if you would like to keep energy costs down during the cold winter months. Thankfully however, an effective option is now available. Absolutely ideal for a variety of different uses, the installation of different varieties of window film can be used to improve privacy levels, reduce glare and even offer solar control properties. Best of all, this can all be done without sacrificing light levels or changing the aesthetics of your house too dramatically. If you are still a little unsure, please check out the following 5 reasons that we believe everyone should have window film installed into their home. No. 1 – It is a great alternative to curtains or blinds   Whilst the installation of curtains or blinds are still the ‘old school’ choice for many, they can result in the increased need for cleaning within your home along with making the room seem a little smaller. However, the installation of window film can help to make a huge difference to your chosen rooms often resulting in them feeling both bigger and brighter.   No. 2 – It offers increased privacy [...]

By | December 18th, 2019|Window Film|Comments Off on The Top 5 Reasons Your Home MUST Have Window Film

Brighten Your Property This Summer

The advantages of etched, cut, sandblasted, textured and other decorative glass patterns are clear: Privacy can be customised, light still pours from room to room, and even confined spaces can still feel fresh and open. Achieving these effects using glass surface used to be an expensive endeavour, but now it's possible to keep to your budget with 3M Fasara™, 3M Crystal and 3M Dichroic Glass Finishes. The Perfect Solution For........ Brand Identity - Use your windows to display your brand. Whether it's people passing by, or glass doors at the entrance to your office, 3M window graphic films give you the opportunity to enhance your corporate identity. Increased Privacy and Decoration - Making your glass windows look great isn't the only benefit of using 3M window films. They also give your office and meeting rooms an extra layer of privacy, while still remaining light, bright and open. Enhanced Safety - Flying glass from a broken window can have serious consequences. It's better not to think about the consequences, but to put in place protective measures instead. 3M Scotchshield™ Window Film keeps broken glass shards and splinters together. Working Closely With Customers WF Glazing Protection Ltd’s specialist digital print graphics team will work closely with you to help bring your ideas to life. Not only will we be able to create finished designs from your idea, but we will also be able to provide a fast and lasting installation upon completion of the design. The Benefits of Digital Print Window Graphics Printed window graphics come in many different shapes, sizes and colours and offer a variety of benefits including: Enhance any glazed area with a design and print [...]

By | June 26th, 2019|Digital Print, Window Film|Comments Off on Brighten Your Property This Summer

Effective Sun Control For The Summer

3M™ Sun Control Window Film, Silver Series reduces glare and provides good sun control, protecting buildings from heat gain. Our films offer insulative properties to help reduce heat loss. Protect homes and offices from heat gain with 3M™ Sun Control Window Film, Silver Series. 3M's metallised window film rejects heat and excess light to reduce glare while maintaining optical clarity. The reflective film construction gives buildings a fresh and modern appearance and, depending on lighting conditions, increases privacy. Heat gain is significantly reduced creating a comfortable environment, especially in warmer months, as well as helping to reduce energy costs by decreasing the use of air conditioners. A significant amount of damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays are blocked reducing fading in fabrics and furnishings. For external use only. Reduces heat gain with metallised technology Keeps occupants cool and comfortable Reduces heating and cooling costs Helps to reduce glare Changes building’s appearance to a reflective, modern look Extends the life and vibrancy in furniture, fittings and fabrics A Sound Investment The installation of solar control window film is something that should be viewed as an investment as opposed to an expense due to the wide-ranging benefits that it offers. Along with helping to increase the energy efficiency of the building in which it is installed by blocking summer solar gain and retaining winter heat, our window film will filter the sun’s UV rays, reducing the fading of office furniture, carpets and curtains.  The office environment will also be a far more comfortable place by reducing eye strain caused by glare and eliminating temperature imbalances. Our window films can reduce solar heat gain by up to 82% creating a far [...]

By | June 18th, 2019|Solar Control, Uncategorized, Window Film|Comments Off on Effective Sun Control For The Summer