Solar Control Architectural Window Film
Modern Architecture sees light and bright designs enhancing the Australia lifestyle of merging indoor living with outdoor entertaining and leisure. What is often not considered is the need and cost associated with climate control in the extreme weather condition experienced in Victoria.
Applying Solar control window film to what is known as “thermal wounds” or windows will dramatically improve the effectiveness of your air conditioner, reducing your power consumption and that means lower electricity bills.
Many of our customers initially call to either increase their privacy or reduce the U.V. that fades their furniture and carpets. U.V.
that enters your home contributes up to 40% of the deterioration of your soft furnishings. The other contributing factors are heat, wear, age and internal lighting.
Solar control window film is one of the very few products that will save more carbon emissions “by reducing the power consumption “that it takes to produce it. It looks good, assists with climate control and is now proven to be environmentally friendly.
With thousands of architectural solar control window films available, it is a minefield for the consumer. With that in mind, you can fairly divide residential window tinting films into three categories- reflective, non-reflective and neutral or as we prefer to call them (after great designs in architecture) Ionic, Doric and Corinthian.
If you’re concerned about sun exposure and melanomas, then you’ll be happy to know that window tinting protects from harmful UV rays. Tinting will protect your family from UV rays and keep expensive furniture well-protected. Single pane window glass blocks less than 25% of UV rays that damage the skin and fade furniture, carpets and curtains; while modern films can block as much as 99% of UV rays.
Fabrics, furnishings, artwork and floor coverings can be damaged and fade simply by allowing daylight to pass through an untreated window. By blocking more than 99% of all UV rays, Solar Control Window films will help preserve the colour of your fabrics, furnishings and floor coverings and help protect fine antiques, woods and works of art from discolouration and fading.
Infra red heat or infra red (IR) energy reduction
Energy (or light) from the sun is divided into three wavelength categories – ultraviolet, visible and infra red. All sunlight brings heat, so to properly calculate how much solar heat a window film can reduce, the sun’s whole spectrum must be considered.
Infra red from the sun brings about half the heat, the other half comes mainly in the visible light wavelengths and a small amount in UV.
To report only a film’s infra red reduction is therefore only telling part of the story. A particular window film may have an infra red reduction of say 90%, but the actual net heat rejection may be only 50%.
The true indication of heat reduction through glazing is the film’s Total Solar Energy Rejection (TSER). This is calculated across all the sun’s wavelengths and even includes the portion of heat that is absorbed by the glass and re-radiated inwards. Any WFAANZ member promoting an infra red performance value must also declare the film’s TSER.
Solar Control Window Films
Ionic Window Film
Ionic films often have high reflectivity, offer a high heat rejection and the best possible privacy. The most popular by far is known as Silver Reflective or mirror film. It is popular because of its superior solar energy rejection and is hugely beneficial to offices and factories that spend perhaps tens of thousands of dollars maintaining a comfortable climate for their staff.
In residential applications, Ionic films are generally still reflective however the harsh silver finish is toned down to a softer appearance. This is the perfect solution for residential window tinting.
Summer/Winter or Low Emissivity window films are becoming quite popular due to their exceptional value. Low Emissivity films are designed to deflect the energy in the direction of its source. Unlike conventional Ionic films that are designed to reject the sun’s harmful rays, Low Emissivity films can also retain heat in the winter providing considerable insulation for your windows.
Considering that Victorians spend far more money on heating rather than cooling it is a worthwhile consideration for the prudent environmental consumer.
Doric Window Films
Popular due to their pleasing dark appearance, Doric window films are often sought by consumers trying to maintain an acceptable level of vision at night. Unlike the Ionic range that becomes very reflective internally at night, the Doric range is designed to be non-reflective. Although the solar energy rejection is a little lower, Doric window films can offer almost the same level of privacy. Most often black in appearance Doric films enhance the modem home with style and elegance.
Corinthian Window Films
Advancement in Nano and Ceramic technology has enabled manufacturers to develop Solar Control Window film that is almost impossible to see when applied to glass. Many clients include golf clubs and hotels that seek to maintain good climate control while maintaining the view of the spectacular surroundings.
It is vital that you consult only experienced tradesmen who can advise you on the best possible solution and maximum protection for your home.
You should only consult experienced tradesmen who can advise you on the best possible solution for residential window tinting. WFAANZ affiliated businesses will provide you with good, unbiased advice using quality products and guarantee their workmanship.
We also supply high quality security window films to protect your family and belongings against break-ins.
Low E “Summer/Winter” Window Film
Home and building owners now have a new tool at their disposal to help make their environment as comfortable and sustainable as possible, thanks to Low-E window film.
Low E window film Ecolux™ 70 has an innovative dual-action technology combining a Low-E coating and its unique solar control properties. Ecolux™ 70 Low E window film ensures indoor comfort in all seasons. Installed internally on windows, it helps significantly reduce both summer and winter energy consumption and creates a comfortable and cosy environment. In winter, it retains heat and reflects it into the room. Lower heating bills. In summer, it reflects the solar heat that strikes windows, which means lower energy consumption for air conditioning. Energy savings are achieved by reducing heat transfer and slowing ultraviolet and infra-red rays. The very moment it is installed, Low E Window Film goes to work for you.
Low E Window Film:
Helping to save money on utility bills by lowering heating and cooling costs
Helping you to consume less energy
Providing solar heat and glare protection for improved comfort
Protecting people and property from damaging ultraviolet rays
Enhancing the curb appeal and privacy of your home or building