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After Four Years, Peter Finally Let the Light Shine In

Four years ago, Peter Hoad-Owen closed the curtains in his house because of his solar urticaria, or sun allergy. Any exposure to UV rays would cause his skin to burn. It was the easy way to make him comfortable in his own home, even if it meant no natural light. That is, until Dave and Brian from WF Glazing Protection Ltd stepped in to help him let the light back into his life. What is Solar Urticaria? Solar urticaria is a skin condition that is relatively rare. People affected by solar urticaria break out in red itchy hives within minutes of sun exposure. The reaction may subside within a few minutes or it may persist for up to an hour or more where it can become very disabling. Only exposed areas of the skin are affected but welts can occur through some thin clothing. Some feel sick for hours afterwards. There is no cure for this condition, but it can be mitigated and treated. Mr. Hoad-Owen had kept his curtains closed for years, avoiding the UV rays that would cause him to break out in painful hives. He felt like a vampire and could only open his curtains while wearing a coat, hat, face mask and gloves. People with this condition may have to live their lives in relative darkness to avoid a reaction. Treating solar urticaria can be difficult, especially since it is UV light causing the problem. Sometimes the condition will spontaneously disappear but, when it does not, those affected can treat with antihistamines or other medications that can help prevent flare ups. Aloe vera and calamine lotion can also help with the symptoms. The Perfect Solution One of Mr. Hoad-Owen’s [...]

By | January 22nd, 2020|Window Film|Comments Off on After Four Years, Peter Finally Let the Light Shine In

The Top 5 Reasons Your Home MUST Have Window Film

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 so many different ways to enhance your home, the most difficult choice for many people is deciding which option to go with first! However, we believe (we are a little biased though!) that window film offers one of the most effective methods of improving your home without having to spend a fortune to do so. 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. Absolutely ideal for a variety of different uses, the installation of different varieties of window film can be used to improve privacy levels, reduce glare and even offer solar control properties. Best of all, this can all be done without sacrificing light levels or changing the aesthetics of your house too dramatically. If you are still a little unsure, please check out the following 5 reasons that we believe everyone should have window film installed into their home.   No. 1 – It is a great alternative to curtains or blinds   Whilst the installation of curtains or blinds are still the ‘old school’ choice for many, they can result in the increased need for cleaning within your home along with making the [...]

By | December 18th, 2019|Window Film|Comments Off on The Top 5 Reasons Your Home MUST Have Window Film

Brighten Your Property This Summer

The advantages of etched, cut, sandblasted, textured and other decorative glass patterns are clear: Privacy can be customised, light still pours from room to room, and even confined spaces can still feel fresh and open. Achieving these effects using glass surface used to be an expensive endeavour, but now it's possible to keep to your budget with 3M Fasara™, 3M Crystal and 3M Dichroic Glass Finishes. The Perfect Solution For........ Brand Identity - Use your windows to display your brand. Whether it's people passing by, or glass doors at the entrance to your office, 3M window graphic films give you the opportunity to enhance your corporate identity. Increased Privacy and Decoration - Making your glass windows look great isn't the only benefit of using 3M window films. They also give your office and meeting rooms an extra layer of privacy, while still remaining light, bright and open. Enhanced Safety - Flying glass from a broken window can have serious consequences. It's better not to think about the consequences, but to put in place protective measures instead. 3M Scotchshield™ Window Film keeps broken glass shards and splinters together. Working Closely With Customers WF Glazing Protection Ltd’s specialist digital print graphics team will work closely with you to help bring your ideas to life. Not only will we be able to create finished designs from your idea, but we will also be able to provide a fast and lasting installation upon completion of the design. The Benefits of Digital Print Window Graphics Printed window graphics come in many different shapes, sizes and colours and offer a variety of benefits including: Enhance any glazed area with a design and print [...]

By | June 26th, 2019|Digital Print, Window Film|Comments Off on Brighten Your Property This Summer

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

How To Redirect Sunlight Using Window Film

Reducing the amount of sun radiation entering a building allows you to keep the temperature of your office or home under control. This saves energy through reduced air conditioning costs, increases comfort by keeping glare under control, and protects interior furnishings from sun damage. 3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film sends direct sunlight up towards the ceiling, bouncing natural light deeper into a building. As well as dispersing extra light in a more uniform way throughout a room it also reduces glare, increasing comfort for people within the space. In addition, the energy used to light rooms is reduced making it an energy efficient choice. Time Lapse Video This Time Lapse demo video of 3M Daylight Redirecting Film demonstrates how micro-replicated film redirects light toward the ceiling, reducing the need for artificial lighting during the day in your commercial office building. 3M™ Daylight Redirecting Films 3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film is our window film designed to redirect sunlight from windows deeper into buildings to increase natural light. Bringing natural light deeper into buildings provides many benefits for the occupants, as well as helping to reduce the need for artificial lighting which can save energy. Get natural daylight further into your building and reduce glare from direct light with 3M™ Daylight Redirecting Films. Our window films provide a simple, effective daylighting solution that comfortably brings natural light deeper into buildings. Made of micro-structured prisms, the films redirect 80% of incoming daylight up towards the ceiling and diffuse the light to distribute it more evenly. Bringing natural light deeper into buildings helps to promote wellbeing for occupants, as well as helping to reduce the need for artificial lighting, saving energy. They’re easily integrated into [...]

By | March 27th, 2019|UV Light, Window Film|Comments Off on How To Redirect Sunlight Using Window Film

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

The Top 3 Benefits of 3M™ Thinsulate™ Window Film For Business Owners

3M™ Thinsulate™ Climate Control Window Film is a cost-effective option for you to upgrade your windows to be more energy efficient with year round comfort. For decades, insulation has been used in the walls and ceilings of buildings 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 close to that of a double pane window, helping to keep the warmth in during the winter and the air-conditioned air in during the summer. Benefit No. 1 - Control Climate 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 in your buildings, improving overall comfort for you and your tenants. Benefit No. 2 - Increase Efficiency It is estimated that 34% of heating and cooling in commercial buildings is due to your windows. Manage your energy costs at a fraction of the cost of replacing your windows. 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. Benefit No. 3 - Maintain Appearance This innovative new film has been installed on historic registered buildings to enhance sustainability, comfort, and provide fade protection, while maintaining the existing windows and appearance. 3M™ Thinsulate™ Climate Control Window film is a virtually invisible film [...]

By | November 22nd, 2018|Window Film|Comments Off on The Top 3 Benefits of 3M™ Thinsulate™ Window Film For Business Owners

Keep Jack Frost Outside This Winter

Let WF Glazing Protection Ltd help turn your conservatory into a space that can be used comfortably during the summer & winter!   ✅ Temperature control to help reduce heat loss by up to 38% during the winter   ✅ Reduce annoying glare by up to 78% as the low winter sun begins to take effect   ✅ Increased protection of up to 99.9% against sun damage and UV fading   ✅ Cost effective and far cheaper than installing replacement windows   Get in touch today for a free no obligation quote. Reduce Heat Loss During Winter During the winter, there can be no escaping the fact that even the most energy efficient glazing will lose heat. As your heating gets cranked up, energy bills can become unnecessarily high as you battle to keep your rooms warm. Whatever your climate, 3M™ Thinsulate™ Window Film Climate Control 75 can help to keep you and your family comfortable all year round. The unique low emissivity, or “Low E”, coating 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. Virtually invisible, the look of your window barely changes, inside or out. Yet it still helps protect furniture, floors, upholstery and artwork from UV rays that are the main cause of fading. Easier and more affordable than replacing your windows, 3M™ Thinsulate™ Window Film is an efficient, cost-effective way to meet your window insulation needs. 3M Thinsulate Visible Light Transmission Heat Loss Reduction Total Solar Energy Rejection UV Reduction Climate Control 75 74% 38% 47% 99.9% [...]

By | September 13th, 2018|Window Film|Comments Off on Keep Jack Frost Outside This Winter

A Commitment To Excellence

Commercial and residential property owners throughout have turned to us for over 10 years and our reputation is one that ensures our customers can expect to receive the highest quality results as we will ensure the job is done right the first time, promptly.How Can Window Film Help You?There are a wide variety of reasons why people choose to have the windows of their property tinted. Aesthetics has always been a popular reason, however, energy savings, increased safety and privacy, comfort and UV protection are now very common choices amongst our customers.We guarantee total professionalism and service combined with a fair pricing policy that ensures our clients pay the right price every time. We strive to offer the most competitive quotation possible, our experienced and highly skilled team of staff ensure your expectations are met and indeed exceeded.Offering Wide-Ranging BenefitsThe application of window tinting for a commercial property is something that should be viewed as an investment due to its wide-ranging benefits. Alongside increasing the aesthetics of the building, increased energy efficiency will be achieved by the qualities of the window film helping to block out heat and cold.Specialist window tinting will also help to filter out the sun’s harmful UV (Ultra Violet) rays, thus reducing the fading of office furniture, carpets and curtains, stock etc, helping to increase their lifespan.Window tinting film provides a strong shield, designed to rebuff scratches. It will also help to keep the glass in place if it breaks. Our expert installation team apply the film to the glass so it is guaranteed not to flake or delaminate.By choosing WF Glazing Protection for your commercial or residential window tinting project, you will benefit from:Heat & Glare RejectionEnergy Cost ReductionUV & [...]

By | June 26th, 2018|Window Film|Comments Off on A Commitment To Excellence