What are the benefits of window film?
Solar-control films can block as much as 80 percent of the solar heat coming through glass into a building, thus decreasing the heat load on the air-conditioning system and reduc i ng energy costs. Professionally installed window film can reduce cooling costs by up to 30 percent.
Films can be darker for glare control or privacy purposes or appear almost totally clear, depending on the required building and customer needs. More than 250 solar-control films are 1
-certified, so users can be assured of the energy-performance potential of the window
film. Safety/security films and solar-control films offer up to 99 percent UY protection as a standard feature.
Does window film prevent fading of fabrics?
It is estimated 40 to 60 percent of fade is caused by exposure to ultraviolet energy; the use of window film with its UV-blocking ability can prevent up to 99 percent of that contribution to fading. Other factors that contribute to fading arc visible light and heat so the glare reduction and energy-savings properties of window film can further reduce the rate of fading that might otherwise occur.
How is window film installed?
Would a facility need to be offline for a length of time? Although window film can be installed as a do-it-yourself product, to achieve the best results and obtain the maximum manufacturer's warranty coverage, a skilled professional window tilm company should install it. Installation of the film can be done on a room-by-room basis or after regular facility hours with little to no disruption to normal operations.
How long will window film last?
Window films typically have at least a five-year manufacturer 's warranty , hut products today generally have 10 to 20 years of warranty coverage from the manufacturer. dependent on the specific tilm and intended use. The 's software uses a IS-year life expectancy for low- to medium-price window films on windows in older buildings. Ultimately, the actual lite of quality window films may greatly exceed the warranty period.
Does window film require special care/maintenance/cleaning methods?
Installed window tilms can be cleaned with nom1al non-abrasive. non-corrosive cleaning liquids and soft paper towels just as you would clean glass. The films have a scratch-resistant surface Iike the scratch-resistant lenses found in many eyeglasses today.
Is there still a benefit to window films when a building already has high-performance glass'! The newer the building, generally, the greater the energy-control capability of the window system. so there may be less energy savings potential for the usc of window films.
Is there still a benefit to window films when a building already has high-performance glass?
The newer the building, generally, the greater the energy-control capability of the window system. so there may be less energy savings potential for the usc of window films.
However, normal glass stops little ultraviolet energy, so even the addition of clear UV -block ing window film offers benefits. In addition, some newer windows have extremely high visible-light transmission and may create areas of excess glare. Therefore, window film may be desirable to make an area more comfortable.
Safety/security window film
Safety/security window film works when glass breaks, controlling the post-break behavior of the broken fragments, generally by holding the pieces together attached to the tilm. This may greatly enhance the safety of building occupants and protection of furnishings/interiors from damage caused by broken and/or flying glass pieces. These products can be used to bring unprotected glass up to certified safety standards for impact by objects and humans; enhanced blast protection, such as from a chemical explosion; and other events that create hazards from broken glass.!