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Why Window Film is An Effective Alternative To Blinds

Often thought of as more suitable for commercial use, window film is rapidly becoming a more popular domestic choice for people throughout the UK who are looking for similar benefits without breaking the bank to get them. Cost Effective Solution Absolutely ideal for a variety of residential building issues such as minimising cooling costs, reducing glare and heat build-up, upgrading windows to safety standards, increasing privacy levels and improving insulation, window film offers a highly cost effective solution when compared to alternatives including blinds and curtains. If you have had blinds installed within your home or are considering it, we certainly wouldn’t wish to tell you that it is a bad idea but whilst it is one option, it is not necessarily the best one. Why Is That? Cleaning dust and flies from blinds can be a real pain, along with the fact that blinds will block your view and cut out light when closed. And, of course, when they’re pulled up, the sun still fades your furnishings. However, window film can be a very cost-effective alternative and can be visibly clear or nearly impossible to see through from the outside even when those inside can see out. Where Can it be Installed? Window film can be fitted almost anywhere that you find glass, subject to its specification and condition. This may be down to a choice of architectural aesthetics and style or be done for many of the practical reasons from safety, privacy and security, to those inherent characteristics that are common to all window film types: Features Significant UV Light Reduction Variety of Different Tints Available, inc Frosted, Clear or Tinted Increased Safety Resistance Benefits Fade protection for furnishings Energy savings and cost [...]

By | May 22nd, 2014|Window Film|Comments Off on Why Window Film is An Effective Alternative To Blinds

How To Use Window Film For Effective Advertising

Shop fronts offer one of the most effective methods of advertising for retailers up and down the country. After all, no matter how imaginative and innovative you are with your marketing strategies, the truth is that few methods offer the same potential as letting customers look in to see what you have to offer. The large expanse of glass on shop fronts offers the ideal way of attracting the attention of customers through the implementation of effective displays but why not look to take advantage of the space you already have by utilising window graphics. Promotional window graphics are the ideal, low-cost solution when you need to expand your company signage without taking up floor or wall space. Typically, window graphics for shop fronts fall into two distinct sections; permanent graphics and temporary graphics. Permanent Graphics Would you like to add some eye catching decoration to your shop front? Permanent shop front window graphics offer the opportunity to add your own logo or brand identity into the pattern. We have the ability to use vinyl lettering or digital print, in colour or frosted effects, to offer an outstanding method of advertising your company name and the list of services you offer or products you sell. Make it eye-catching to ensure your future customers know you are there. Alternatively, would you like to move in the other direction and obtain an element of privacy to your shop front? Is there a section of glass you are looking to obscure? Frosted window film, with or without cut outs, can do this for you. Temporary Graphics If you would like to promote a particular aspect of your business for a limited period of time, a sale or a [...]

By | April 24th, 2014|Window Film|Comments Off on How To Use Window Film For Effective Advertising

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?