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The Window Film For All Seasons

It's all too easy to assume that window film is only suited to either the summer or winter, depending on your chosen film However, whilst there can be no doubting the beneficial effects of certain window films during the hot summer months, the insulating qualities of 3M™ Thinsulate™ Window Film, the film that 'does it all' are also without question. 3M™ Thinsulate™ Window Film is an advanced Low-E. or "Low Emissivity" window film which is available at just a fraction of the cost of replacing your windows. Offering the ideal solution for anyone looking to keep the warmth inside during the winter and the cool conditioned air in during the summer -- keeping the weather out where it belongs – all season, every season. It helps reduce cold/hot spots, improving overall comfort throughout your space. Contact WF Glazing Protection Today Virtually Invisible Insulation!   Virtually invisible insulation. Enhance comfort and efficiency year round. This unique Low-Ewindow film helps retain warmth in the winter and cool air in the summer by increasing your windows’ insulation value. A single-pane performs close to a double-pane, a double-pane performs close to a triple-pane. By combining a Low-E coating with solar control properties at high visible light transmissions, 3M has developed an innovative window-insulating film technology that goes beyond the capabilities of standard solar films: Helps keep you warm during cold winter months. Good heat rejection provides additional comfort and energy savings in the summer months. The film offers high visible light transmission with a neutral appearance to help maintain a home's existing appearance. Significantly blocks the number of harmful UV rays that cause fading, helping to extend the life of furnishings. Includes a comprehensive warranty from 3M. [...]

By | February 20th, 2019|Energy Saving, Insulation, Solar Control, Window Film|Comments Off on The Window Film For All Seasons

Winter Is Coming – Keep The Cold Outside With Solar Control Window Film

Make no mistake about it, as Ned Stark would say (despite the fact it may be difficult to tell with the current temperatures!) winter is coming…… Keeping warm but cutting energy costs is not just for penny-pinchers, it's for anyone who wants to enter the New Year a step ahead rather than facing spiraling energy costs.   Did You Know? Anywhere from 35% - 40% of the energy you use to keep your home environment nice and warm during the winter is lost through the windows. The issue is complicated when considering the alternative; installing double pane glass windows in an attempt to control this heat loss can be costly in itself.  So either way you are looking at a major cost for warmth. The good news is that we can provide a solution... Introducing Solar Control Window Film and The Benefits it Can Offer! Many modern property and home owners have recently become aware of the many benefits that this remarkable budget-friendly innovation can have on their home investment. Not only by slashing the costs of their energy bills but doing so at a considerably lower price than other alternatives. Following are some of the most prominent advantages of solar control window film, in terms of energy saving solutions: An Easy Installation - This solar control film is a thin sheet of material that will be applied right onto your windows. Installation is a quick and easy affair, your home will be finished in a day or two at the most and energy savings commence immediately. Highly Efficient Energy Saving Solution - The paper thin material that will be retrofitted to the windows of the building will benefit your home in a similar [...]

By | September 27th, 2018|Energy Saving, Insulation, Solar Control|Comments Off on Winter Is Coming – Keep The Cold Outside With Solar Control Window Film

Window Film – The Environmentally Friendly, Cost Effective Alternative to Air Conditioning

With energy bills reaching an all time high, business owners throughout the UK are facing a constant battle to keep costs down to a minimum. The good news is that whether you are looking to keep your premises warm during the winter or cool during the summer, advances in window film technology have ensured that WF Glazing Protection are ideally positioned to help. Not only can we help, we can do so in an eminently affordable way. Increasing Comfort & Energy Efficiency Window film has the capacity to enhance thermal comfort and energy efficiency in interior spaces. Tinting the windows provides a sure-fire way of reducing a significant amount of heat generated by the sun. The approach also allows homeowners and business owners alike to protect against the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. In addition, it becomes easier to minimise glare filtering into the indoors. An Increase in Air-Conditioning Usage Over the years, the number of buildings using air conditioning in the United Kingdom has increased considerably. Air conditioning systems are widely acknowledged to use more energy for cooling buildings than alternative methods and therefore put an unnecessary financial strain on the businesses who use them. The Building Research Establishment (BRE) reported that much of the load heaped on AC units is due to direct solar gain through windows. Window film can help reduce the penetration, thus the solar gain. The film can be applied internally or externally. It enhances the overall performance of the windows. Advances in technology have expanded the range of films available on the market with the variety of options being designed to suit specific applications and requirements. The product not only improves a building's energy efficiency but can also [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Energy Saving|Comments Off on Window Film – The Environmentally Friendly, Cost Effective Alternative to Air Conditioning

How To Keep Energy Costs Down With 3M™ Thinsulate™ Window Film

Do you feel at your most productive working in uncomfortable conditions? No? Don’t worry, we don’t either. With this is mind it is worth considering that if you feel this way, there is every chance that your workforce feels the exactly same. People are often prepared to go to great lengths and expense to stay warm or cool will go to great lengths to try to stay comfortable. This is even the case when it comes to turning a blind eye to future energy bills up by having either the heating or a/c cranked right up. Things can often be a little easier at home where we can add an extra layer or two of clothing in order to ensure that we feel comfortable. However, being at work means that even if this is possible, it may ultimately begin to impact their productivity and therefore cost you money. How Can We Help? WF Glazing Protection is a fully accredited installer for 3M and can supply and install an innoviatve new product called 3M™ Thinsulate™ Window Film. 3M™ Thinsulate™ climate control window film is a low cost insulation window film. It has been designed to help regulate building temperature and reduce heat loss by up to 38%. Both of these factors can play a significant role in controlling energy costs, and perhaps even better, once installed, will not negatively impact the appearance of your building. How Does It Work? 3M™ Thinsulate™ Climate Control Window Film helps keep the warmth in during the winter and the cool conditioned air in during the summer -- keeping the weather out where it belongs – all season, every season. It helps reduce cold/hot spots, improving overall comfort throughout your space. [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|Energy Saving|Comments Off on How To Keep Energy Costs Down With 3M™ Thinsulate™ Window Film

Why We Love Saving Energy (And You Should, Too)

Saving energy is great for the environment, for your health, and for your pocketbook. Some simple measures can make a noticeable difference, and applying insulation films to your windows is one of those steps. Window film protection will cut your heating and cooling bill, provide a more comfortable living and working environment, and reduce your overall carbon footprint. Lower Energy Costs Whether you install window film protection in your house, flat, or shop, you'll save money each month on the energy bill. It will help to prevent heat escape during the cold winter months, which often requires turning up the heater. Adding one of our energy saving window films will allow you to the heating system on a lower setting and still keep the indoors comfortably warm. A window film will also help to reduce cooling costs during the summer. For further information, visit our page on energy saving with window films: Better Indoor Comfort Window films will also provide protection from harmful ultraviolet rays glaring through your windows during the summer, lowering the risks of sun damage to occupants. They'll provide a more comfortable working environment in your office or shop by cutting glare on computer and mobile screens, thus reducing the chances of eyestrain, fatigue, or headaches. Our 3M Prestige Series consists of window films that will cut the sun's glare without sacrificing a comfortable level of lighting. In the past, most window films were only available in dark tints that often dimmed offices, shops, and homes too much. The Prestige Series includes different degrees of visible light transmission, while each still provides 99.9 percent protection from UV rays. Further details can be found on our Prestige Series page: Better for [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Energy Saving|Comments Off on Why We Love Saving Energy (And You Should, Too)

Embracing New Ways To Save Energy

How important is energy saving to you? The idea of energy saving, and even reducing our carbon footprint at the same time sounds great, however, it is only when people start to factor finances into the equation that energy saving takes on greater importance. Whilst many people’s idea of saving energy could be limited to turning off the TV when they leave the room, a recent study which was commissioned by the International Window Film Association (IWFA) has stated that the installation of window film should now be taking on a high priority. Commissioned Study In a study commissioned by the IWFA, and conducted by ConSol, the energy saving effect of installing window film was compared to several traditional energy saving techniques, such as updating HVAC systems, adding R-38 ceiling insulation, and air sealing and caulking.  The study took place in California and used the same variables the California Energy Commission uses in assessing energy savings. Although the study indicates that the installation of window film on new homes and businesses does not offer the most attractive energy efficiency measure (this is often due to the fact that many windows in new buildings are already using high performance glazing), the story changes completely when discussing older homes and buildings.  In this area, the savings per cost of adding film to windows out performed all other energy saving measures. For more on this story, please click on the following link - Reducing Commercial Energy Waste Each time we use energy to heat or cool our buildings, we will incur costs to do so. Therefore finding a cost effective, alternative method of heating and cooling buildings should be a high priority for businesses throughout the UK. Energy efficient [...]

By | August 25th, 2015|Energy Saving|Comments Off on Embracing New Ways To Save Energy