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Heat Reflecting Window Film
When the sun shines, is it a welcome occurrence? Or does it mean that your commercial building will be too hot, too bright and just more than a little miserable to work in?
If the latter feels all too relatable, then heat reflecting window film may well be the ideal solution. This versatile self adhesive film helps to control glare and significantly reduce heat, minimise harmful UV rays and create an altogether much more comfortable environment.
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What is heat reflecting window film?
These self-adhesive films (also known as solar control films) have the potential to transform a space from a stuffy no-go area, to a comfortable workplace with a consistent and bearable temperature.
Simply apply it to your windows as you would any other type of window film and it will reduce the gradual build up of heat that can potentially make a workspace unusable. Or at least very unpleasant for whoever is trying to work in it.
How do heat-reflective window films work?
As the name suggests, these films are very successful at reducing the heat in your commercial space. The science behind it is surprisingly simple.
Once applied to your windows, solar control window films reflect away a percentage of the sun’s heat and energy. This means the heat is stopped from entering the room and therefore prevented from continually raising the temperature to uncomfortable levels.
It’s a pleasant alternative to drawing curtains or blinds entirely on a sunny day. Especially as it still allows for excellent natural light transmission.
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.
NEWUltraCool-S3560 35% VLT Silver Window FilmSelect optionsFrom £ 21.86 sq m
UltraCool-S3560 35% VLT Silver Window Film is a neutral appearance 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 metalised polyester and is supplied with an adhesive that is protected by a synthetic release liner. It is ideal for providing daytime privacy and rejecting heat.
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.
What are the benefits of using heat reflecting window films in a commercial building?
Your commercial building may be the most contemporary, stylish or well-branded premises around, but if the people inside are lethargic because of the heat or are squinting at the glare on their screens, something needs to change.
That change? Adding heat reflecting window film.
Aside from the increased heat control, you can also save money on your energy bills (through not having to crank up the air conditioning).
Additionally, you can also lower levels of glare and also let in fewer harmful UV rays that can potentially fade your furnishings.
Will heat reflecting window film affect the appearance of my windows?
Many solar control films also offer a level of privacy. For example, the UltraGlare-G014 Medium Shade is black in colour but still translucent. It would obscure the view from both sides of the window while still letting natural light pass through.
Depending on the shade you choose, your windows would appear darker in appearance but not opaque
Frequently asked questions about heat reflecting window film
Does heat reflecting window film provide privacy during the daytime?
Yes! Window films are great for providing extra privacy during the day and help prevent prying eyes from seeing into your premises.
However, it won’t work as well as night, but the other benefits may outway this when choosing the right film for your business.
Can heat reflective films be applied to different types of windows?
Solar control window films are durable, versatile and can be used on any flat glass surface.
If you need a bit more guidance or have any queries about finding the right film for your existing glazing, please get in touch.
How long does solar reflecting window film last?
You can expect solar control film to last at least 5 years. That’s why we offer an industry-leading 5-year warranty.
Is it difficult to install heat reflecting window film?
The 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).
Can heat reflecting window film be removed without damaging the windows?
You can remove solar control window films quite easily if you decide to replace them. Just remember that you can’t reuse the same film over and over.
Simply peel it off the glass pane and make sure you clean away any residue with soapy water.
Will heat reflecting window film eliminate hot spots in my commercial building?
One added benefit of heat control window film is you can say goodbye to ‘hot spots’ and extreme peaks in air conditioning demands at certain times of day.
With the interior temperature being more stable, it means your cooling system can work more efficiently and consume less energy. And that means reduced energy costs.
How do you maintain heat reflecting window film?
Solar control window film is generally low maintenance, saving you valuable time on complicated cleaning routines.
Allow 30 days after installation for it to adhere properly to the glass, and 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 however, as this will affect the overall appearance.
Does heat reflecting window film come in different shades or colours?
Are there any restrictions or regulations for using heat reflecting window film in commercial buildings?
Adding solar control film to a window doesn’t normally need planning permission.
But, we should state that it is your responsibility to check that you’re complying with all local planning rules before the installation of your new film.