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Tired of Feeling The Heat?

Whilst being concerned with excess heat may seem a million miles away if the currently mediocre weather continues, the truth is that for many people, when the summer arrives, areas within their property such as conservatories can become almost no-go areas due to the heat. Commercial & Residential Benefits 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.   High Quality Installation Services WF Glazing Protection offer a high quality [...]

By | April 28th, 2016|Solar Control|Comments Off on Tired of Feeling The Heat?

The Top 5 Benefits of Solar Control Window Film

Windows in our properties play a very important role in our lives. Their ability to let in light and offer beautiful views ensure that life would be very difficult if we lived in homes without them. However, despite all the positivity associated with sunlight entering our homes, there are also a number of negative aspects inextricably linked to sunlight, including the creation of hot spots and severe fading of your furnishings. There can also be little doubt that windows are nearly always the most vulnerable part of our homes. During storms, or in the unfortunate event of a break in, windows are often the primary point of damage. Providing Protection Specially created solar window films are becoming increasingly popular in both domestic and commercial properties due to their ability to reject solar heat, reduce fading, and they can add a valuable layer of protection to your home. Perhaps best of all, these benefits are available without needing to change the look of your property. Elegant & Practical Solution Window films provide an elegant, yet practical means for solving many of the most challenging aspects of managing sun control and security issues surrounding the use of your home, car or business. Reduce Impact of Hotspots Many property owners feel the impact of hot spots when the summer begins to take hold. Whilst conservatories are particularly prone to become hot spots, the truth is that any part of your property which has windows facing the sun for a large part of the day has the ability to become a hot spot. Limit UV Damage Solar window films offer the ability to reduce up to 99.99 percent of the sun's ultraviolet rays whilst rejecting up to 85  percent [...]

By | June 17th, 2014|Solar Control|Comments Off on The Top 5 Benefits of Solar Control Window Film

What Actually Is Solar Control Window Film?

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 [...]

By | March 21st, 2014|Solar Control, Window Film|Comments Off on What Actually Is Solar Control Window Film?