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Anti-Glare Window Film
You might think that glare is an issue reserved for the bright sunlight of the summer, but it can have a negative effect on sunny days all year round. Anyone who has tried to focus on a computer or screen will know only too well how uncomfortable eye strain can be once sunlight is reflected off it.
While it may be possible to close curtains or blinds to block the sun’s glare, your colleagues might not be too pleased with working in a dark environment either. Fortunately, there are window films available that are specially designed to reduce glare while letting natural light pass through.
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What is Anti-Glare Window Film?
Anti glare film is a thin, self-adhesive material that filters out the harshest of the sunlight, which in turn helps to block glare.
It is easy to apply, long-lasting and cost-effective. All you need to do is apply it to your existing glass and window panes.
How do Anti-Glare Window Films Work?
These films work by filtering out the harshest parts of sunlight and preventing glare without completely blocking the natural light. Think of it as popping a pair of sunglasses on your windows.
They are a pleasant alternative to drawing curtains or blinds, especially as they still allow for excellent natural light transmission.
What are the Benefits of Using Anti-Glare Window Film in a Commercial Setting?
First of all, by using window film for glare reduction, you’ll instantly create a more comfortable space to work in. Reading, working on screens and even talking to colleagues without having to deal with the sun’s glare will make a huge difference.
They are also effective at blocking UV light, with window film such as the UltraGlare-G035 Light Shade able to block 99% of harmful UV rays from direct sunlight. UV is one of the main causes of your furnishings fading and can also be damaging to the skin, which could potentially cause a more serious issue down the line.
By providing a barrier, you’ll protect the health of your employees and colleagues and could save money on fixtures and furnishings in the future.
NEWUltraCool-S1560 15% VLT Silver Window FilmSelect optionsFrom £ 21.86 sq m
UltraCool-S1560 15% VLT Silver Window Film is a silver reflective window film that rejects 65% of solar heat and blocks 99% of harmful UV rays while allowing good light transmission. Recommended for application to interior glass and exterior glass (inside surface), this film is made of durable, transparent, silver metalized polyester and is supplied with an adhesive that is protected by a synthetic release liner. It is one of the best heat rejecting films available and provides excellent daytime privacy.
UltraGlare-G006 Dark ShadeSelect optionsFrom £ 21.86 sq m
UltraGlare-G006 Dark Shade is a non-reflective window film with maximum shading and glare reduction. Reduces visible light transmission by 94%, Rejects 47% Heat, and blocks 99% UV rays. This film is one of the best darkening privacy films available. Recommended for application to interior glass. This film is made of durable, transparent, chip dyed Polyester with a scratch resistant surface. The pressure sensitive adhesive is protected by a synthetic release liner. Excellent Daytime Privacy. Ideal for vehicle tinting as well as any interior applications.
UltraGlare-G014 Medium ShadeSelect optionsFrom £ 21.86 sq m
UltraGlare-G014 Medium Shade is a non-reflective window film with maximum shading and glare reduction. Reduces visible light transmission by 85%, Rejects 42% Heat, and blocks 99% UV rays. This film is one of the best shading films available. Recommended for application to interior glass. This film is made of durable, transparent, chip dyed Polyester with a scratch resistant surface. The pressure sensitive adhesive is protected by a synthetic release liner. Excellent Daytime Privacy. Ideal for vehicle tinting as well as any interior applications.
UltraGlare-G035 Light ShadeSelect optionsFrom £ 21.86 sq m
UltraGlare-G035 Light Shade is a non-reflective window film with maximum shading and glare reduction. Reduces visible light transmission by 67%, Rejects 35% Heat, and blocks 99% UV rays. This film is one of the best shading films available. Recommended for application to interior glass. This film is made of durable, transparent, chip dyed Polyester with a scratch resistant surface. The pressure sensitive adhesive is protected by a synthetic release liner. Excellent Daytime Privacy. Ideal for vehicle tinting as well as any interior applications.
Will Anti-Glare Window Film Affect the Visibility from Inside the Building?
Adding film to your windows or interior glass would obscure the view from both sides of the glass panes while still letting light pass through. Depending on the shade you choose, your windows would appear darker but not opaque. Browse our full range of anti-glare window film to find the right one for your premises.
If you have questions about what type of film you need, Make an Enquiry. We’re happy to offer advice, a free quote, or samples.
Can Anti-Glare Film be Applied to Any Type of Window?
Our window films are durable, versatile and can be used on any smooth glass surface to reduce glare. If you need a bit more guidance or have any queries about finding the right solar window films for your existing glazing, please get in touch.
Frequently asked questions about anti-glare window film
Is Anti-Glare Window Film Easy to Clean and Maintain?
Window films are generally low maintenance, saving valuable time on complicated cleaning routines.
Allow 30 days after installation for the film to adhere properly to the glass, then clean the film with non-abrasive cloths and mild soapy water.
It’s best to avoid industrial-strength cleaners or pads that could scratch the film surface as this will affect the overall appearance.
How Long Does Anti-Glare Film Typically Last?
You can expect anti glare film to last at least 5 years. That’s why we offer an industry-leading 5-year warranty.
Can Anti-Glare Window Film be Removed Without Damaging the Windows?
To remove the anti glare film from your windows, you can simply pull it from the glass.
This may leave a residue behind, but you can clean this with soapy water and a scraper without causing lasting damage.
Does Anti-Glare Window Film Offer any Privacy or Security Benefits?
You can use anti-glare window film to create visual barriers between desks, cubicles and offices while still letting light through. This helps to prevent private information from being shared and ensures that certain areas in your space can’t be seen.
Adding window film can also provide extra safety if the glass is smashed as it will hold the pieces together rather than it shattering.
Will Anti-Glare Window Film Affect the Appearance of the Building?
Adding window film can add privacy to your commercial building, partially obscuring the view of the interior from passers-by.
The UltraGlare-G006 Dark Shade not only provides glare reduction, but the darker finish can give your existing windows a chic, classic look.
Does Anti-Glare Window Film Require Professional Installation?
Fortunately, the DIY installation process is a doddle. Although, we would recommend asking someone to lend a hand (and that you have a good look at the instructions and our installation guide before you begin).
Does Anti-Glare Window Film Help to Reduce Heat and Improve Energy Efficiency?
Of course it can!
Window film can also help provide heat control. They prevent solar heat gain by reflecting away a percentage of the sun’s heat and energy while letting light through. This means excess heat is prevented from continually raising the temperature to uncomfortable levels.
And because you won’t need to crank up the air conditioning, you can save on your energy costs and become more efficient.