What are window films?
Window film is a sheet of polyester laminate treated to enhance the look and performance of existing window and door glass. Solar radiation from the sun is composed of three elements: visible light we see, infrared light we feel as heat, and ultraviolet or UV rays which are invisible but can cause fading to interior surfaces such as furniture and hardwood floors.
How do window films work?
Window film can be applied to the exterior and/or interior to provide protection by controlling the solar energy allowed through the windows. As solar radiation strikes a piece of glass, window film acts as a ‘sunscreen’ to block harmful UV rays, regulate light and heat passing though the glass, and improve the insulating performance of windows. Additionally, many window films are treated to provide added security and safety by making glass harder to penetrate and hold shattered pieces in place.
What are the benefits of window films?
- Reduce up to 78% of the sun’s infrared heat
- Lower heating and cooling costs
- Eliminate hot spots
- Reduce harsh glare
- Block up to 99% of harmful UV rays
- Provide added safety and security
- Let natural visible light through
- Provide privacy and decorative enhancements