How Window Film Can Make Your Home More Comfortable

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 related 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 windows.

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By | March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Window Film|Comments Off on How Window Film Can Make Your Home More Comfortable

The Top 3 Benefits of Window Graphics

Many businesses can benefit from the installation of attractive digital print window graphics. From highlighting your business details to promoting what’s available in store, we can help you to achieve your goal with our range of window graphics.

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.

Printed window graphics come in many different shapes, sizes and colours and offer a variety of benefits including:

  1. Enhance any glazed area with a design and print process that delivers the most outstanding, high impact graphics onto optically clear polyester film.
  2. Create the impression of direct to glass printing without the inherent cost and longer-term problems.
  3. When branding changes, the film can be easily removed and replaced with a new design.

The Form of Advertising That Keeps on Giving

One of the key benefits to businesses offered by digital print window graphics relates to advertising.

Whilst many forms of print advertising offer a ‘one-shot’ type deal, leaflets for example, window films can be fitted with well-placed messages and business-relevant information to help your business truly stand out amongst the competition.

Digital print window graphics are specifically designed to stand the test of time and will keep promoting your message until you choose to update or remove them from your window.

Creating 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.

Enhancing 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.

Perfect For Many Areas

Whether your goal is to target potential customers who are passing by, highlight the glass doors at your office entrance or just enhance your identity, the installation of window graphics offers the ideal solution for the many different areas including:

  • Reception entrances
  • Awnings and canopies
  • Windows
  • Doors

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, we will also be able to provide a fast and lasting installation upon completion of the design.

Please Note – You can find out more about window graphics via the following link – http://wfprotection.co.uk/retail-window-graphics.php

Whatever your needs are, we have the digital print window film solution for you here at WF Glazing Protection Ltd. Contact us today on telephone at 0345 337 4751 or the quick contact form to the right of your screen for a call back to talk to a member of our team about the best options for you.

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By | February 20th, 2020|Categories: Graphics|Comments Off on The Top 3 Benefits of Window Graphics

How Window Film Can Help To Enhance Security and Safety Window Film

How secure is your property? Security worries are increasing for many people and in particular for shop and business owners, as the costly ramifications of break-ins and criminal damage become apparent.

Taking preventative measures

A break-in can prove to be a severe blow to any business and has the potential to put a significant strain on operations and profit. It is, therefore, crucial to take preventative action by installing effective security equipment.

By offering a highly effective measure of security along with improved peace of mind, WF Glazing Protection provides a highly effective range of security films to create the perfect way of defending your windows whether at home or at work.

The great physical deterrent and barrier offered by the installation of security window films for your windows/doors make it easy to see why their popularity has never been greater.

Reduce your risk by reinforcing your windows

Whether you’re in a big city or a small town, thieves can victimize your business and go after easy smash-and-grab targets — making your glass doors and ground floor windows vulnerable. 3M™ Safety & Security Window Films and 3M™ Impact Protection Attachment Systems make it more difficult to get through your windows, helping to reduce your losses during smash-and-grab crimes.

  • Help protect people and property
  • Keep the welcoming appearance of your property without adding bars or other physical barriers
  • Thicker adhesive helps hold broken glass together, hindering break-and-enter crimes
  • Tear-resistance offers excellent performance over standard films
  • Help protect against broken glass shards and unlawful entry

Retaining broken glass is critical to enhancing safety

3M™ Safety Window Film lets you upgrade your glass to standard for a fraction of the cost of replacing the glass. Building standards may specify that glass near certain hazardous locations, such as wet surfaces, doors, floors, ramps and stairs, meet certain safety glazing requirements.

3M™ Safety Window Films can help you quickly and easily meet safety glazing impact requirements at a fraction of the cost of replacement windows.

  • Can upgrade glass to meet building standards at much lower costs than adding new glass.
  • Helps to quickly and easily meet safety glazing impact requirements.

Whatever your needs are, we have the safety and security window film solution for you here at WF Glazing Protection Ltd. Contact us today on telephone at 0345 337 4751 or the quick contact form to the right of your screen for a call back to talk to a member of our team about the best options for you.

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Increasing Glass Safety With Window Film

The safety window film available from WF Glazing Protection offers effective protection against breakage keeping you, your family or your staff and customers safe from the potential dangers of shattered glass.

3M™ Safety and Security Window Films, Safety Series is our series of interior transparent films designed to protect occupants from glass breakages and provide an economical and efficient way of upgrading glazing to meet building safety standards.

Add security to interior glass doors and windows with 3M™ Safety and Security Window Films, Safety Series. Our transparent window films help to protect tenants from glass breakages and provides an economical and efficient way of upgrading glazing to meet building safety standards.

They also offer superior protection against vandalism on glass, such as scratching and graffiti attacks. By blocking 99% of ultraviolet (UV) rays, which is equivalent to 1000 sun protection factor (SPF), these films protect people from harmful UV rays and furniture and interiors from fading.

Overall performance of 3M™ Safety & Security Window Films can be improved by using 3M™ Impact Protection Attachment Systems. They can be used for internal applications only.

  • Reduces hazards from shattered glass during natural disasters, vandalism and other impacts
  • An efficient solution to upgrade glazing to meet building safety standards
  • Blocks 99% of harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays that cause fading, helping to extend the life of furnishings
  • Increases security and provides added protection against smash and grab burglaries
  • Resistant to graffiti, vandalism, scratches and abrasions
  • Combine with 3M™ Impact Protection Attachment Systems for additional safety and security

Suggested Applications

  • Interior surfaces of windows in commercial, public and residential buildings

At-Risk of Damage

The majority of glazing is at constant risk of damage, and if the glass isn’t toughened or laminated, there is a far greater chance of it breaking. By applying the specialist safety window film, you have the ability to upgrade glass, making it much tougher to break whilst ensuring that even if it does, the glass will break in a way less likely to cause harm.

Once applied, the range of safety film available from WFGP works by placing an additional barrier on the glass helping to provide an additional level of protection against accidental breakage. In the event that the glass does break, the safety window film makes sure it does so in a safe way – holding the broken pieces in place, not allowing them to fall from the frame in jagged pieces; the dangers of which are self-explanatory.

Easy Application

Specifically designed to deliver a swift acting and cost-effective short term solution to the problem of broken windows, glass doors, partitions and panels, the WFGP GlasStop Repair Film is available from WF Glazing Protection and can be easily applied in a matter of minutes.

Features:

  • Holds glass in position until replaced
  • Eliminates unsightly and costly boarding-up
  • Transparency ensures no loss of natural light

Cost-Effective Relief

Our emergency repair window film offers a proven method of holding shattered glass in place whilst awaiting repairs. Qualities including strength and durability will ensure that damaged glazing will remain in place, whilst significantly reducing any further health and safety risk to you, your staff or your customers that may be caused by the glass breaking.

Whilst the other common option of ‘boarding-up’ is often viewed as the traditional short term solution, it comes with a number of negative side effects including expense, potential damage to frames, darkened rooms and it can be unsightly.

Our safety window films are certified to BS EN12600 in accordance with current UK Health & Safety legislation and can upgrade existing glazing to the appropriate standards.

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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 greatest sadness’s was that he couldn’t even watch his son play in the garden. Taking measures to avoid sunlight exposure is important to prevent its occurrence and can require major adjustments to a person’s lifestyle. There is special clothing designed as a solar urticaria solution, along with UV umbrellas that help block the sun when you are out and about.

One solar urticaria solution for the home is to glaze your windows with a product that will block both UVA and UVB rays. DermaGard UV Window Film is a clear polyester coating applied to your windows that rejects 99.8% of UV light, while still allowing daylight through and a clear view for you. It has a scratch resistant coating that requires little to no maintenance and can make your life a little brighter. DermaGard provides one of the highest protections from UVA and UVB light in window film today.

Working With Nottingham City Homes

Luckily, Mr. Hoad-Owen’s housing association, Nottingham City Homes, heard his story and knew where to turn. They reached out to WF Glazing Protection Ltd about options for window glazing solar urticaria solutions. After DermaGard UV film was recommended, Peter got a sample approved by his consultant and then Dave, Brian, and the team got to work, at no cost to Mr. Hoad-Owen. Within one day, Peter had UV protected windows and was able to open his curtains for the first time in four years.

A Company You Trust

WF Glazing Protection Ltd is a company that is approved by Trading Standards and have been awarded membership to their ‘Buy With Confidence’ programme for the legal, honest, and fair way they do business. They are also winners of the ‘Investors in the Environment’ Green Award. This is a nationwide scheme giving accreditation to businesses who have been able to reduce their carbon footprint alongside other continual improvements such as fuel reduction, travel planning, recycling and a procurement policy to utilise suppliers with sustainable active commitments to the environment of their own such as the 3M Company, Saint Gobain SolarGard and Hanita Coatings.

Window films can look very similar, yet have very different properties. At WF Glazing Protection Ltd only the most trusted and tested films on the market are used as part of their sustainable procurement policy and environmental commitment. Most of these films have warranties of at least 10 years against bubbling and peeling. With a combined 40 years of industry experience, directors Dave Faulconbridge and Brian Wong are 3M Trained Applicators and a 3M Master Dealer as well as an approved Saint Gobain SolarGard Dealer. Their track record, solid expertise and manufacturer backing mean that they guarantee both films and workmanship on every job.

As for Mr Hoad-Owen, he now gets up at 7am every day and opens the curtains.  He is so happy walking around the house in a t-shirt and he can look out of his window and watch his son without worrying. Thanks to Dave, Brian, and the team at WF Glazing Protection Ltd, he no longer feels like a vampire and is looking forward to having a home filled with light once again.

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