Conservatory Window Film
Development in the industry has for the first time, created an effective solution to cutting temperatures in your conservatory when it is hot especially during the spring and summer, whilst also creating the opposite effect by keeping the heat in during the winter.
By applying window film to your conservatory, you will be able to use the room during periods of the day when the sun would normally make it very uncomfortable to occupy, and also at times when it is cold during the winter months.
The metalised surface of the film creates a dramatic reduction in the incoming solar heat by reflecting it away from the conservatory. It works in the same way by retaining heat which is generated internally by not allowing it all to escape through the windows.
It is installed by our network of highly trained fitters and usually takes no more then one day to install, dependant on the size of the building, with minimum of disruption. It is usually more cost effective than blinds and is much more efficient at reducing temperatures. Blinds will provide shade, but they can attract dust and insects and can be difficult to keep clean.
The film is virtually maintenance free and also deflects glare from your property, as well as reducing UV rays, helping to reduce fading.
Fitted from only £995 (including VAT!)
How does it work?
Window films typically consist of a thin 0.025mm polyester substrate that has a micro-thin, transparent metal coating applied to one side that reflects and absorbs the sun’s energy before it can be transmitted into a building space.
The low-e coating on these films help reduce the loss of room heat during the heating season. One way that heat is lost through the windows during the heating season, is that objects within a room are warmer than the surrounding outdoors and the objects in the room will then radiate heat towards the cooler outdoors. For windows that are non low-e, much of this absorbed heat is still radiated to the outdoors. The low-e film coating does not absorb a significant portion of this radiant heat and reflects much of it back into the room. The degree to which percentage of heat is reflected back into the room in the manner (and how much of this radiant heat is absorbed and lost to the outdoors) is associated with the film’s emissivity(Loe-e)
When it is hot in the summer our films can reflect the heat and reduce glare. When it is cold in the winter it can reduce the amount of heat lost through windows by improving efficiency by upto 66%.
BENEFITS OF SOLAR PROTECT 365
Excessive heat from the sun can be a major problem to occupants, leading to discomfort, lethargy and even dangerous levels of heat. Solar films reject up to 79% of the sun’s energy, whilst still allowing clear vision out of a building. Energy costs are hugely reduced with less of air-conditioning units in the summer and heat-retention in the winter.
With an ever increasing number of pc’s and television screens, glare is another major problem in the modern world. Installing a solar film can reduce this glare by up to 86%, improving productivity and reducing discomfort and eye strain for users.
HEAT RETENTION IN THE WINTER
Solar film also works really well in the winter. When you switch the heaters on a lot of the heat just filters out through your windows. Our products can reduce this waste by upto 66% creating both a warmer environment and also a much more cost efficient process at the same time.
UV FADE REDUCTION
Solar films significantly reduce the incidence of fading by blocking around 99% of Ultra Violet light which is the main cause of fading. Heat and visible light are also major factors with regard to fading- both of which are reduced by the application of a solar control film.
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The vast majority of window films are made up of several layers, which will nearly always include a polyester ‘base’ sandwiched between a scratch-resistant coating (SR) and adhesive systems, which adheres the film to glass. Depending on the film type, there may also be metalized and dyed laminates.
Films can broadly be divided into 4 types: solar control, safety/security, automotive and privacy. Advances in manufacturing techniques now allows for 2 or more of these types to be combined into one film.
Films are designed to reduce incoming solar heat, glare and ultra violet (UV). They are available in many colours and tend to have 3 or 4 ‘strengths’ per range- from high-reflective to very light. Solar films can totally transform a building by giving it a uniform colour and hiding untidy looking office environments- such as the backs of work desks, wiring, etc. Many buildings can benefit financially from an application of solar control film in the form of reduced air-conditioning costs.
Films range from 50 microns to 350 microns and more. They are extremely tough and hold glass together in the event of accidental or malicious impact. Safety/security films are used extensively in commercial buildings to bring glazing up to current British and European safety standards. The heavier gauge films are often specified in high-risk areas such as banks and government buildings. They resist unwanted entry and protect occupants from terrorist and accidental explosions.
From totally opaque to a light sand-blasted appearance and available in every colour imaginable, Privacy films offer an attractive, cost effective solution for creating privacy or hiding areas of a building. Typical applications include cloakroom privacy, hiding curtain-walling behind large panes of glass and creating private areas within office environments.
Films are applied with a mild soap/water solution and squeegeed onto glass after removing the backing sheet. Whilst small applications are possible by any keen DIYer or tradesman, we would certainly recommend employing a professional company for larger applications or areas where a quality finish is vital- such as retail or modern office areas.
Whilst a silver solar film can make a building look very modern it would not suit a domestic application or an old, historic building. However, there are several neutral films available which can give maximum protection yet are hardly noticeable. Also, sputtering technology has led to several high-performance films which are extremely light.
Window films are extremely durable and typically last 5-10 years and more, depending on where they are applied. There are documented cases of films lasting 22 years.
No problem. The film itself can be pulled from the glass which will generally leave adhesive residue on the glass. This is removed by spraying with soapy water and using a razor-scraper. No need for any over-powering adhesive removers.
Yes, using a soft, clean cloth or paper towel to clean and the same or a rubber squeegee to dry. Use mild detergent or every-day glass cleaning solutions. Basically, avoid using abrasive tools and chemicals.