Window film has become an increasingly popular solution in both commercial and residential properties. With summer already here and temperatures rising, there has been a growing demand for window film products that improve comfort and reduce excess heat. However, the wide range of options readily available on the market makes it harder to choose the right window film. We take a look at the 3 best window films for the warmer season.
1. Solar Window Film
The most popular solution for the summer, solar control window film tops the list as one of the most efficient window films out there. With numerous benefits such as UV protection, minimised solar heat and glare reduction, solar window film is specifically designed to control heat gain and increase comfort during the warmer months.
How does solar control window film work?
Solar window film deflects a good percentage of the sunlight and heat before passing through the glass. It can be fitted on conservatory roofs, corporate buildings and on any existing glazing where excessive heat can cause issues.
A high quality solar control film can decrease excess solar heat by up to 85%, meaning that you no longer need to worry about running additional equipment like fans and air conditioning to cope with the temperature. This makes it a lot easier for you to reduce energy costs and your environmental carbon footprint.
Something to bear in mind is that despite common belief, solar control window film provides optical clarity and doesn’t affect your property’s visual appearance, unless you want to customise it. Depending on your preferences, you can choose from a wide range of options, including reflective and non-reflective window tints which can help improve both privacy and overall aesthetics.
For commercial properties, solar window film can also include digital features, allowing you to display your brand message or striking corporate images in a functional way.
2. Anti Glare Window Film
As the name suggests it, anti glare film reduces glare and, unlike curtains or blinds, it doesn’t obstruct natural light or compromise normal view. Sun glare can be a source of real discomfort in the summer and has been proven to cause eye strain, fatigue and migraines.
How does anti glare film work?
Anti glare window film reflects the sun glare when hitting your windows, TV or computer screen, by evenly distributing the sun rays and reducing the “dazzle” effect. Its anti reflective properties also significantly reduce the amount of UVA rays, helping to slow down the process of fading of your furniture.
Just like solar film, anti glare window film can be applied anywhere in your home or office, including on doors and other reflective surfaces. When looking for the right anti glare film, you should always check the manufacturer’s specifications. Some window films can reduce sun glare by up to 90%.
3. UV Window Film
UV protection window film offers a great solution against the harmful effects of UV sun rays, especially in the summer months when radiation levels are higher. Although unlimited exposure to UV rays has a damaging effect on our skin, we often forget to consider the impact it can have on our belongings. UV rays are one of the main contributors to furniture fading, shape deformation, damage to art pieces and electronic devices.
How does UV window film work?
UV protection film reduces visible light and infra-red heat transmittance by delivering a filtering performance of at least 99%. This long-lasting solution is applied on existing glass with minimal disruption and doesn’t require much maintenance. Remember that UV window film is equally beneficial during both summer and winter months, as UV rays are present all year round and can penetrate through clouds and fog.
Most commonly used in museums, art galleries and retail spaces, UV protection window film works just as well in residential properties. Like solar and anti glare window film, it doesn’t block natural light, meaning that you can still enjoy the sun without the additional damage incurred.
Guardian Window Film has been supplying and installing window film in the UK in residential and commercial buildings for over 20 years. We have all the industry accreditations required to deliver the best window film solutions on the market and quality is our top priority. For a free quote, contact with our experts today.