Why use window film?

Why use window film?

Window film is a retrofit upgrade that is generally installed to flat glass in existing buildings.
Window film is clear or tinted and applied professionally to the glass surface of windows in vehicles and buildings to promote personal and property protection. Beyond its protective qualities, window films also come in many shades and colours to provide aesthetic enhancements, as well.

There are many types, grades, shades, colours and thicknesses of window films available today. Window films are a retrofit upgrade for existing glass that can be used to address a range of problems inherent to glazing, such as: Heat and Glare reduction, Thermal insulation, UV Filtration, Safety and Security, Privacy, Decoration, Graffiti protection
Window films are an extremely cost-effective method to reduce heating and cooling costs in existing buildings by reducing the amount of heat transfer through glazing.

Using window film in your home, commercial buildings, and vehicles helps to protect you and your property from the damaging effects of the sun. Over time, the sun’s heat and harmful UV rays contribute to the fading of interior furnishings, fabrics, artwork and flooring and can cause uneven or very warm temperatures within a building or vehicle. The sun can also damage your skin, and its glare can cause eyestrain. What’s more, window film can hold shards of broken glass together in the event of an accident, vandalism, or break-in.

What can be achieved through the use of window film?
• UV Reduction – meaning a reduction fading
• Solar Heat Control/Reduction
• Solar Glare Control/Reduction
• Privacy – one way or total privacy (from both sides)
• Light Reduction
• Increased Safety
• Health & Safety Compliance
• Increase Security
• Visual Security

So rather than suffering with irritating glare during Autumn Winter & Spring, or rather than changing your glass, why not consider the use of Window Film?

Our wide range Window Films means we can specify a solution to suit your needs.

Upgrade your existing glass with Sureguard Window Films® rather than changing it.

Upgrade your existing glass with Sureguard Window Films® rather than suffering.

Posted By Sureguard
September 28, 2013

Why it’s important to get your windows right – the Walkie Talkie building

In the past couple of days London has revealed its death ray, also known as “The Walkie Talkie Building” but its official name is 20 Fenchurch Street. The building has been acting as a giant mirror focusing the sun light to the street below. The 37 story tower reflects the light due to its shape to the street below. Canary Wharf group has cordoned off the three parking spaces that may have been affected by the car melting glare from the building.

The glare comes from the sun’s elevation and the phenomenon is only meant to appear around this time of year and will only last around two to three weeks, according to the computer model that’s been built. A man had parked his car in the reflection and came back to find parts of his car had melted. According to the City of London corporation the company behind the building has compensated the repair of the car.

20 Fenchurch Street AKA Walkie Talkie Building

20 Fenchurch Street AKA Walkie Talkie Building

This is really why it’s essential to get your windows right the first time when designing a building, whether its for your home or business. Curved windows can be great, if done correctly. However in this case it has caused problems for the street below the building. The company behind the London based Skyscraper is researching different ways to fix the problem. Could our solar film fix the Walkie Talkie buildings death ray problem? According to sources they’re working with local companies to find a solution.

The Corporation of London and Canary Wharf Group are taking it very seriously. One journalist also managed to fry an egg in the buildings reflection. They say their current priority is to find a way to make the building’s effects on the street below safe. Many have complained its very uncomfortable in the buildings reflection, and could impair motorists vision.

Posted By Sureguard
September 4, 2013

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