Solar Control Window Film

Solar Control Window Film

If the sun

is penetrating your building’s glass, making it uncomfortable for your employees and causing your utility bills to spin out of control, consider installing solar control film on your windows. Your problem will be solved and your investment eventually will pay for itself through energy savings.

An example of a solar control window film project can been seen in the video to your left.


Solar Control Films

How Solar Control Films Work

  • Solar control films are coated with materials that reflect away the sun’s heat.
  • They reduce the brightness of the sun and virtually eliminate ultraviolet light.
  • There are two types of sun control products: exterior and interior.
  • Exterior products, which include films, are effective on sloped and other uniquely shaped glass and on atriums, as shown in this video.
  • Interior solar control films are more common. They are clear and don’t impact outside viewing. And they are very effective in their reduction of energy consumption and utility bills while increasing the comfort of building occupants.

Solar Film FAQ

This film prevents glaring sun rays to enter buildings unfiltered, making it more comfortable for office employees sitting at desks near windows. The film can also significantly reduce building energy costs by balancing the building’s HVAC system that can be thrown out of whack by unfiltered sun rays.

The film is installed on the interior of the glass with an adhesive that secures the film to the glass.

Solar control window film can significantly reduce a building’s energy consumption, providing building owners with savings that can eventually pay for the film.

Solar control window film was developed to counteract or even out solar heat gain. The scientific aspect of this relates to Solar Heat Gain Coefficient. This measures the solar heat that enters a window and becomes heat. There is a measurement between 0 and 1 that accurately measures the solar heat gain. The lower the number, the less heat is being transferred.

A key component of the analytic process I determining the impact of solar control window installation on a building is the Shading Coefficient. This a comparison analysis of an untreated window and window that has solar control film attached. The lower the shading coefficient, the better the shading performance. Once this information is obtained the proper solar control window film can be decided upon to produce the best results in controlling solar heat gain.

Yes. By filtering out dangerous UV rays, sun control window film keeps the harsh light from damaging artwork, rugs, furnishings and rare books. Libraries and art museums are popular venues for installing solar control window films for this purpose.