How does architectural window film work?
Helping to control the sun is just the beginning.
The concept is simple. The results are amazing.
Window film is a sheet of strong polyester laminate treated in variety of highly engineered ways to improve the look and performance of existing windows. One side has a scratch-resistant coating and the other has an adhesive that bonds the film to the glass surface.
Architectural window films work by controlling the passage of solar energy into room spaces, improving the insulating performance of windows, providing endless decorative opportunities, or substantially reducing the safety and security hazards associated with fragile, easily shattered glass.
Solar control window films for homes and commercial buildings help control the sun’s radiant energy, reducing the influx of heat, enhancing outward visibility by reducing harsh glare, and nearly eliminating the damaging and dangerous effects of ultraviolet light on our skin, eyes and interior furnishings.
Window films enhance the solar and insulating performance of a building’s windows, reducing excessive solar heat gain – reducing cooling loads and peak demand. They also provide year-round benefits, reducing heating costs by improving window insulating performance.
Safety and security window films are many times thicker than standard films and provide a tougher barrier against forced intrusion. And in the event of windstorms, earthquakes, and explosions, they work to help shield occupants and bystanders against flying glass fragments.
Decorative window films add privacy while making bold design statements.