3M™ Thinsulate™ Window Film – The Key To Effective Insulation

Whether the business energy bills or keeping home fuel bills to a minimum are your responsibility, summer giving way to the autumn and winter can offer its fair share of concerns as the weather inevitably begins to cool

With ever increasing costs from energy companies in the UK resulting in rising winter 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.

3M™ Thinsulate™ Window Film Climate Control Series

3M™ Thinsulate™ Window Film Climate Control Series provides the traditional benefits of 3M™ Sun Control Window Film by rejecting heat and blocking harmful UV rays. But it also takes performance a step further to protect against heat loss during cold weather.

The film has a patented construction that helps reflect more interior heat back into the room, improving personal comfort by reducing cold drafts near windows, which can help save on energy costs. The high visible light transmission provides a neutral appearance that doesn’t change the look of your home or building.

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How Does This Innovative Insulation Actually Work?

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.

Key Details

  • Helps keep you warm during cold winter months.
  • Good heat rejection provides additional comfort and energy savings in the summer months.
  • Film offers high visible light transmission with a neutral appearance to help maintain a building’s existing appearance.
  • Significantly blocks the amount of harmful UV rays that cause fading, helping to extend the life of furnishings.
  • Includes a comprehensive warranty from 3M.

Increased Insulation Performance

Helps provide increased insulation performance, much like upgrading single pane to double pane and double pane to triple pane windows. Application of this film is much, much less expensive than actually replacing all that glass, and the results rival or match the performance, and appearance, of new glass.

Please Note – Historic registered buildings, newer office towers, and every sort of building in between can be improved by the addition of 3M™ Thinsulate™ Climate Control Window Film. It enhances sustainability, comfort, and helps to provide fade protection, while remaining virtually invisible, with a neutral appearance that will not dramatically change the look of your windows – inside or out.

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By | September 21st, 2017|Categories: Insulation|0 Comments

Letting In Light But Not The Heat With 3M Window Film

Would you like to let in the light without letting in the heat? Even in the Great British summer, excess heat can be an issue for many home and property owners but the good news is that it doesn’t have to be.

The Prestige Series films from 3M™ (The first ever clear solar control film) will ensure that your windows sill let in the light but keep out the heat and damaging UV rays without impacting your home’s aesthetics or your view.

How Does It Work?

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.

Please Note – You can view additional details of a recent installation by clicking here.

Let In The Light, Not The Heat

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.

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 lets 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. 

Details Prestige Series films from 3M™ 

  • 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 lets 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.
  • Significantly blocks the amount of harmful UV rays that cause fading, helping to extend the life of furnishings.
  • Prestige Series film can become carbon negative in as short as 6 months from install.
  • Includes a comprehensive warranty from 3M.

The Prestige Series of window films use non-metallised, multi-layer optical film and nano-technology to reject up to 97% of the sun’s infrared light and reject up to 60% of the heat coming through your windows.

These films also reject up to 99.9% of damaging UV rays to reduce fading of your furnishings. These industry-leading, spectrally-selective films are designed to keep you cool, comfortable and protected.

For more information on the 3M™ Solar Control range of window films, including case studies please visit their official website by clicking here.

Questions? We’re Here To Help

As a 3M™ certified installer, we are happy to answer any of your questions regarding window films, the installation process or any specific concerns.

One phone call or e-mail is all you need to schedule a complimentary consultation and receive a free survey and quotation. Simply e-mail info@wfprotection.co.uk or call 0345 337 4751 today.

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By | August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Window Film|0 Comments

WF Glazing Protection’s Green Award Renewed For 2017

We are delighted to have been awarded the Investors in the Environment Green Award for the third year running for our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and for continuous ongoing improvements.

Who Are iiE?

Investors in the Environment (iiE) are a nationwide environmental accreditation scheme which has been designed to help businesses save money and positively impact the environment by improving their energy efficiency and reducing their negative environmental footprint.

They provide all the help, support, promotion and networking needed to make your business greener whilst ensuring that you receive recognition for their green initiatives.

Accreditations Available

The iiE accreditation scheme has been created to help offer proof that a business has implemented an effective environmental management plan with the goal of reducing their environmental impact.

The step-by-step approach within each accreditation level allows businesses to set achievable targets and establish a pathway of continual improvement.

To help recognise and reward businesses for their efforts towards becoming more environmentally friendly, the iiE have created 3 different awards:

  • Green
  • Silver
  • Bronze

The ‘Green Award’ is the highest achievable level within the iiE and we are absolutely delighted to have achieved this standard for the third consecutive year.

As part of our Investors in the Environment accreditation process we have worked with the Woodland Trust to create 250m2 of new native woodland. In time this will absorb at least 10 tonnes of carbon dioxide, helping with our strategy to reduce our business carbon footprint.

Woodland Trust

The Accreditation Process

As part of the accreditation process, the iiE completed an onsite audit whilst requiring us to demonstrate an energy efficiency increase of 2% (minimum) over an agreed baseline.

How Did We Achieve This?

We worked tirelessly towards our green credentials for a number of months with activities ranging from implementing a sustainable procurement policy to eco-driver training and travel planning.  Everything that was implemented led to an overall reduction in carbon emissions of 13.51%.

After significant work, we were delighted when we were informed that we had reached the required level and we now plan to mitigate our remaining carbon footprint for the last financial year.

What Does This Mean?

Becoming a member of Investors in the Environment has provided us with a great framework for making environmental improvements, leading to cost savings, as well as offering a great platform for networking and sharing knowledge.

 

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Increase Home Privacy Through The Installation of Window Film

Whether to protect valuable assets within your property or maybe just to guard your personal modesty, glass tinting offers the modern day cost effective solution against prying eyes.

With stories hitting the press on a seemingly daily basis regarding home burglaries and stolen goods, it is little wonder that people are now looking for effective methods of protection for their flat screen TVs, computers and expensive possessions against the threat of theft.

With our wide range of Privacy and Decorative Films, we can supply you with a bespoke privacy solution for peace of mind or for your personal modesty.

Pros & Cons

Whilst windows are certainly a valuable source of light, they are often the weak point of a property which can lead to hot spots, damage to furnishings and a relatively easy entry point for burglars.Privacy Window Film

Large windows can also make privacy quite difficult as well, however, help is now at hand in the form of the range of privacy and safety window films which are available from the team at WF Glazing Protection.

With a full range of specialist privacy window film available directly from us, we offer the ideal method of increasing the privacy levels of your property at a price which will not break the bank.

Best of all, our available range can all be self-installed ensuring that costs can be kept even lower!

Offering benefits including:

  • 24 hour privacy of valuable assets,
  • Increased personal modesty
  • Hiding unattractive parts of a building
  • + much more

The installation of privacy window film can help to transform your property into something altogether more secure.

Are you worried that ‘would-be-criminals’ can see your family, pets and possessions?

With our wide range of Privacy and Decorative Films, we can supply you with a bespoke privacy solution for peace of mind or for your personal modesty.

One phone call or e-mail is all you need to schedule a complimentary consultation and receive a free survey and quotation. Simply e-mail info@wfprotection.co.uk or call 0345 337 4751 today.

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By | July 10th, 2017|Categories: Security|0 Comments

Combating Solar Glare – The Window Film Way

Throughout all times of the year, we may find our lives being impacted in one way or another by the sun’s glare.

Whilst the worst some people experience may be a difficultly in watching their TV at particular times of the day, others may be faced with a more costly problem. Businesses may find that their productivity takes a dip due to an inability of their staff to view computer screens and equipment.

Serious potential consequences

The potential consequences of solar glare can even have tragic consequences such as those highlighted in the article below. Reducing the harmful effects of solar glare

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Combating solar glare

The good news is that an affordable solution exists which has been designed to combat the effects of low lying sun. This is evidenced in a project that we completed at Walton High in Milton Keynes.

What was the issue?

Walton High has a number of high level windows in the I.T. classrooms. This was causing glare and reflection on the computer screens making their use uncomfortable for students.

As a result, plain paper was being taped on to the windows by teachers as a temporary fix, which made them unsightly.  Blinds were not a solution because of the controls needed to open and close at high level and cleaning would have been difficult as well.

Providing an effective solution

We made an informed recommendation of the installation of Titan05 dual reflective window film which would help to reduce up to 92% of the sun’s glare and then took the necessary steps to ensure that the installation ran smoothly with no disruptions whilst being carried out to a high professional standard at all times.

How effective were the results?

The film has been very effective in making the display screens easier to read and has achieved exactly what was required.

In addition, it has also helped to reduce the heat from the sun during the summer months. These additional benefits resulted in the installation of more film in other areas of the school for solar control and student privacy.

Additional Examples

Another high profile example of the negative effects of the sun’s glare and how they can be tackled are highlighted in a recent case study that was added to our blog.

For more details on this project, please visit our case study titled – A ‘Triumph’ For Solar Control Window Film!

One phone call or e-mail is all you need to schedule a complimentary consultation and receive a free survey and quotation. Simply e-mail info@wfprotection.co.uk or call 0345 337 4751 today.

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By | June 25th, 2017|Categories: Solar Control|0 Comments