SOLAR CONTROL FILMS
Solar control films
Solar control film is a film that enhances the value of the windows by increasing its functions
- Protecting the indoor climate of a building from excessive heat entering through windows
- Maintaining a suitable indoor temperature in the building
- Saving on heating and cooling costs
- Protecting against excessive solar radiation entering through windows
- Ensuring greater privacy
- Enhancing security
- Protection of the interior of the building against fading
- Changing the facade of the building
Solar control film working principle is simple as it decreases the absorption of solar thermal energy by refecting it back outdoors. As a result, unwanted additional heat and light do not penetrate into the interior of the building and the transparency of the window glass can be modified.
Why should I choose solar control films?
Regulating solar thermal energy is one of the main features of solar control film. The solar control film repels up to 79% of solar radiation, thus improving the interior conditions of the building, which has a favourable effect on working and living conditions. As newer buildings tend to have more and more window area, the more increasing the problem is becoming.
Solar control film can block UV radiation, infrared radiation and limit the amount of natural light indoors. By reducing the amount of radiation, the indoor climate and temperature of the building can be controlled much better. This plays a particularly important role in the spring-summer period, when long hours of sunlight raise the room temperature and can disturb the indoor environment. Employees lose their productivity, students have hard time focusing and toddlers get restless in the kindergarten rooms. No human is immune when it comes to unfavourable indoor conditions.
The phenomenon of solar control film lies in its insulating properties, which ensure efficiency all year around. Depending on the installation conditions, the film can be installed on both the inner and outer surface of the window. Each building is unique, so every project is. To ensure the most suitable choice of solar control film and installation method, we always recommend consulting our specialists to avoid the most common installation faults.
Fading furniture is an issue everywhere, where sun light has sufficient access indoors. This problem is encountered at home, in office buildings, but also public spaces such as museums, schools, hospitals, and commercials spaces where in addition to the furniture fading, the goods may face the same issue.
The biggest causes of fading are UV radiation with 40%, visible light with 25% and infrared radiation with 25%. This means that a solar control film that blocks these different radiations is a great way to prevent fading. Different solar control films can repel different types of radiation. For example, 3M Prestige 90EX film is perfectly suitable for shop windows as it is completely transparent and invisible to the eye, but at the same time repels 99.9% of UV radiation and a large part of infrared radiation.
Privacy and security
Privacy and security are often the matter of concern in densely populated areas, where buildings have large windows or where the windows are located at a street level, where passers-by can easily peek in. In such cases, a solar control film is suitable for ensuring privacy and hiding your home and property from unwanted glances. With solar control film, it is possible to darken the windows, reducing the possibility of seeing through the window or create a mirror effect on the glass. You can still see clearly outside, but not inside.
In addition, we have the Solargard LX70 film, which is able to reflect soundwaves, which means that this film prevents eavesdropping as well as reduces noise. This film is very light and almost invisible.
Potential window breakage is also a safety and security issue. If the glass breaks, broken glass can cause significant damage to property and occupants. If the window glass breaks, safety film holds broken glass shards together and the window in the frame. Broken window still works and is weatherproof until it can be replaced.
The facade of the house
The appearance of the house can be easily and successfully altered with different shades of solar control films. There may be various reasons to change the look of the building. When designing the exterior of the building, the architects have a clear vision in mind. However, once tenants move in and each choose different window covers, the look may become distoreted. Applying solar control film to all windows allows the tenants of the building to still design the windows according to their taste, while maintaining the exterior look of the building. If you film the entire facade with the same film, you can make all windows look the same.
Light pollution is a growing problem in urban areas as newer buildings tend to have large windows or even glass walls. Bright sunlight disturbes vision, can be harmful to eyes and can distort colors. Excessive sun light is often a problem in factories, where it reduces workers’ productivity and may disturb the work of machinery. It can also be a problem in hospitals. Different films help to adjust the amount of light coming through the windows.
Solar control films are a great tool that solves many different problems in one go. In many cases, multiple problems can be solved with a single film. Solar control film is a worthy investment!