Due to the fact that the heat from the sun generally builds throughout the day, rooms can often become uncomfortable at best, and at worse unusable. By applying solar control window film to your glass, property owners can exert a high degree of control over the amount of heat which builds up to create a more acceptable and productive temperature.
Creating Temperature Stability
Solar control window films have actually been in existence for decades and have been specifically designed to reflect heat from the sun.
By providing greater temperature stability and comfort whilst, reducing solar heat gain and bothersome glare, they are proven to be particularly effective during the summer months, when their properties can help to reduce the workload of cooling systems and save energy costs.
How Do They Work?
Applied to a window through the use of an optically clear pressure sensitive adhesive, solar control window film will restrict 99% of damaging UV rays from passing through the window whilst not reducing the transparency of the glass. The various metallic, carbon or ceramic coatings will reject various levels of solar energy depending upon specification.
Solar control window film will also help to reduce glare from the sun. This can be an issue all year round, and can be a particular problem for people watching television or working at a computer. The application of specialist window film can help to reduce glare by up to 81%.
Where Are They Used?
Solar control window film is widely used in the commercial and public sector built environment and is proven to be highly effective at reducing energy bills.
Typically representing 30% of a building’s annual budget, energy bills can be reduced due to the ability of window film to keep both the heat in during the winter and out during the summer, therefore reducing the need for both additional heating and air conditioning.
Ideal For Domestic Projects
As popular as solar window film is for commercial projects, it is also an ideal solution for domestic use.
Few things add life to your home more than great natural light, but sadly it is possible to have a little too much of a good thing. With natural sunlight comes unwanted heat and hotspots, both of which can significantly impact your overall levels of home comfort.
The excess heat and direct sunlight can also fade valuable furnishings but through the installation of solar control window film you will be able to retain the beneficial qualities offered by natural light without generating unwanted heat and sun damage.
It’s important to note that in delivering these benefits, solar control window film will not make your room or conservatory feel cold or dark. They have been specifically manufactured and engineered to provide the best possible performance, helping homeowners to make the most of their homes and conservatories.
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