In temperate climates and cold latitudes, window film not only serves as a light reflector, but is also characterized by high thermal insulation rates. Particularly, window film can have several layers, each of which will be an additional layer of insulation to ensure maximum indoor comfort during the cold season.
Materials for the production of window film
Window film is made from polyester or polyethylene terephthalate. Medium quality plastic film is made from the same material as plastic bottles. Specific window film company can supplement its production with additional plastic types to widen its quality design structure (like Solaris 979 model – it demonstrates exceptional chemical design within standard, elastic but tough, component scheme)..
The design of the film is simple – several layers of plastic containing pigments for tinting. A special protective film is supplemented with a layer of ceramic or metal to give the product additional reflective properties.
Modern window film helps keep windows’ heat retention efficiency at least 25%. When choosing specialized window film with thermal insulation properties, a comfortable temperature balance in the room and complete thermal insulation during the cold season are guaranteed.
Window film retains heat thanks to several separate layers, which are covered on the outer surface with an additional layer of ceramic or metal. The result is a sealed and elastic structure which doesn’t lose its properties for decades. Window film additionally blocks external heat during the warm season, creating a pleasant and fresh atmosphere even during the heat. Why choose light block window films? Temperature balance is the key to a cozy home atmosphere.
Window film types
Depending on the use purpose, assortment is divided into diverse types of window film:
- Standard reflective film. Allows you to maintain a comfortable atmosphere in your home in any climate. Particularly, reflective film has become very popular for installation on windows of office and residential buildings in big cities – due to alloying components, privacy is guaranteed and the temperature regime is not disturbed. A soft homely or strict work atmosphere is guaranteed;
- Double reflective film. Reflective film works in the same way as standard types of window coverings, only having two layers, it has broader thermal insulation characteristics. An ideal choice for temperate climates with unstable temperature conditions during the day;
- Neutral, transparent film. It is used to give the window glass additional strength and guarantees a balanced temperature regime throughout the day. The unique properties of transparent window film give windows a clean, shiny appearance while increasing their durability. Long service life is guaranteed – even the simplest and thinnest window films sufficiently alloy the window structure to resist mechanical loads, impacts and chipping;
- Spectral selective film. It differs from the standard window film format in its unique light scattering mechanism – the infrared radiation range and excess ultraviolet light are scattered by the texture of the film surface, and additional pigments allow you to darken the window to the level of complete personal privacy;
Anti-graffiti film deserves special mention. It has a unique speciality. Window films with almost unbreakable resistance to any type of paint. As an additional protective coating, it is suitable only for residential premises – large office windows will require a more standard, thin and transparent material. Anti-graffiti window film has an additional outer layer that prevents the paint from drying and makes the surface almost completely impervious to writing with markers or regular paint. An excellent choice for residential buildings in metropolitan areas located on busy streets closer to the city center – vandals may try to deface your home, but they are unlikely to succeed.