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How Effective is Solar control Window Film?

Solar control window film reduces heat and glare from rooms and buildings; But how effective are they? 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. New from the 3M Company - Prestige Series Window Films - The first-ever clear solar control film to offer a 15-year warranty. Some of the additional benefits offered by the installation of specialist 3M Solar Control window film include but are not limited to: The ultimate in high technology, offering clear film technology with outstanding heat rejection to create the perfect film for your home Designed not to change the appearance of your home Clear to lightly tinted, allows up to 70% of the visible light through your windows Rejects up to 60% of the heat coming through your windows Reflectivity that's actually lower than glass For more information about the benefits offered by 3M's solar control range of window films, please click here. A Key Demonstration In the video below, Dave and Brian demonstrate 3 different window films using a heat lamp and a light meter. Discover the heat and light reduction from 3M Silver20, Metalised film, 3M prestige 70 Window film performance can vary on a variety of [...]

By | July 21st, 2019|Solar Control|Comments Off on How Effective is Solar control Window Film?

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

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

How To Increase Comfort Levels In Your Home

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 relate 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 | January 25th, 2019|Solar Control, Window Film|Comments Off on How To Increase Comfort Levels In Your Home

Reduce Fading with the Installation of Window Film

For the majority of people, seeing sunlight streaming through a window during the day is something that will always be viewed in a positive light. However, for some businesses, unfiltered sunlight can actually be something costly and damaging which needs to be avoided wherever possible. Fading caused by the sun can be an expensive problem for a huge variety of businesses. With UV rays, heat and light from the sun all contributing towards fading, stock, furniture and fabric can all fall victim to the damaging effects of unfiltered sunlight. Sun Damage Can Be a Costly, Yet Avoidable Expense Despite the effects of sun damage being common, they can be quite easily avoided in a method that is far cheaper than replacing the damaged stock! The installation of specialist sun control window film will allow you to: Maximise your window display without the fear of the sun Save yourself the time and hassle of constantly changing the display Our protective films significantly reduce fading by rejecting up to 99.9% of harmful UV rays and 97% of infra-red heat. Films that reject less than 99% of UV will not offer adequate levels of protection!!! There are a number of different types of window film available to help protect your stock against the threat of sun damage, with nearly all sharing one common trait, the fact that they are virtually clear. Allaying Common Concerns One of the primary concerns we hear from many of our customers relates to the fact that they are worried about altering the exterior look of their property or restricting the light that can come through the window, however there is no need to worry about these concerns when dealing with WF Glazing Protection. Our range [...]

By | December 20th, 2018|Solar Control|Comments Off on Reduce Fading with the Installation of Window Film

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

The Top 4 Benefits to Businesses Offered by Solar Control Window Film

Manage energy costs & improve occupant comfort with 3M Solar Window Film. 3M Solar Window Film can reduce solar heat gain and help to create a balanced environment in buildings, especially in the summer months, when the films can help to reduce the workload of cooling systems and save energy costs. Energy Conservation 3M Solar Window Films can help you to reduce your energy costs. These costs typically represent 30% of a building's annual budget. Rising energy bills and the introduction of carbon reduction targets, have focused building owners on finding ways to reduce their bills. Within commercial and public buildings, energy costs are often driven by high HVAC costs, as it costs 3 to 4 times more to cool a building by 1 degree Celsius than to heat it.* The installation of solar control window films can be highly beneficial to almost any business. These control window films are one of the most viable and cost effective strategy of making the offices and other premises cooler. How Do Solar Control Films Work? The films achieves the cooling power by reducing excess heat penetration to the buildings, which saves on the energy costs associated with air conditioning resulting into higher returns on investments. Benefit No. 1 – Protection From UV Rays During the hot sunny days, businesses are able to protect their employees and other perishable product within their premises using the solar control window films. The ordinary solar control films filters at least 95% of the solar infrared heat and rays, which may have a damaging effect on people and products within the buildings. At WF Glazing Protection, we add value to our control films to ensure they are able to filter the [...]

By | March 18th, 2018|Solar Control|Comments Off on The Top 4 Benefits to Businesses Offered by Solar Control Window Film

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. 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 [...]

By | June 25th, 2017|Solar Control|Comments Off on Combating Solar Glare – The Window Film Way

Solar Control Window Film – 4 Business Benefits Which Cannot Be Ignored

In the article below we have outlined 4 benefits offered to business through the installation of solar control window film from WF Glazing Protection: Benefit No. 1 - Effective UV Protection Solar control window films are extremely effective at blocking a significant amount of UV light. Our protective films significantly reduce fading by rejecting up to 99.9% of harmful UV rays and 97% of infra-red heat. Please Note - UV rays are widely accepted to dangerous for your health as they can cause skin cancer. Benefit No. 2 - Reduction in Solar Heat Gain Our window films can reduce solar heat gain by up to 82% creating a far more comfortable and productive working environment for your employees. With a wide range available, we can work with all window types to create a solution to meet your individual requirement. Benefit No. 3 - Reduce Bills Through Lower Energy Usage One of the biggest benefits of solar control window films is that can help to reduce energy costs throughout all times of the year. Keeping temperatures up during the winter and down during the summer, both heating and cooling bills can be reduced as a result. Benefit No. 4 - Effective Glare Reduction Our films can reduce solar glare and reflection by up to 92% creating more comfortable, productive working environments for you and your staff. This ensures that you will not have to close yourself away from the world by having blinds or curtains drawn throughout the day. Please Note - Increased comfort can be reflected in increased productivity. YES! I Want To Control The Effects Of The Sun In My Property Today! In Conclusion Solar control window films can offer a wide [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Solar Control|Comments Off on Solar Control Window Film – 4 Business Benefits Which Cannot Be Ignored

5 Ways Solar Control Window Film Can Benefit Your Business

Solar control window films are widely available and are an incredible choice for home and business use. The solar control window films are used to reflect the solar energy while it absorbs other parts of the solar energy emitted by the sun. Solar, as the name suggests, is great for business use and it can help them save a lot of money, time and energy. The top 5 reasons why solar control window film is great for your business are: Higher Savings Due To Lower Energy Costs One of the biggest benefits of solar control window films is that they result in higher savings due to lower energy costs. These can work to reduce the heat loss through the windows. They work on improving the glass insulating performance. Moreover, solar control window films work in both the hotter and colder climates. In both climates, they can help in saving a lot through lower energy costs. Enhanced Property Appearance Solar control window films can help in improving the overall appearance of your business as well. This can benefit your business directly because they work to improve the overall health and looks of your business. They are great for improving how you feel about your business in general and attract more clients, which will indefinitely lead to a better and well-established client base. Improved Safety and Security Solar control window films lead to improved safety and security. They help in enhancing control and lessening the overall dangers and damage that are caused by a broken glass. Therefore, they are good for maintaining your businesses’ overall safety and security. UV Protection On the other hand, solar control window films also help in providing important UV protection. They help [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|Solar Control|Comments Off on 5 Ways Solar Control Window Film Can Benefit Your Business