Architectural Window Film
The trend towards more open floor plans and areas that bring the outdoors inside is unmistakable. Today’s homes and commercial buildings use more glass than ever before. As attractive as this is, it leads to a host of problems ranging from excessive glare, heat build-up and high energy costs to the premature fading of carpets, furniture and draperies. Professional Window Tint uses LLumar, Vista and 3M window films to block 99%-99.9% of UV rays. LLumar, Vista and 3M window film can alleviate these problems while providing increased comfort and lower overall costs. Window film is the perfect complement to any architectural glass.
Commercial & Residential Window Film Benefits
What is Window Film?
Window film is a laminate of high performance metallized polyester film that provides significant solar insulation when applied to glass surfaces. LLumar, Vista and 3M films are manufactured using a state of the art sputtering process that applies metal alloys to a base film. Layers are assembled and finished with a strong scratch-resistant coating.
Our films are available in reflective and non-reflective finishes and can be clear, colored, or patterned to blend with various design schemes. Depending on the film selected, window film can cut from 12 to 93 percent of incoming light, eliminate 99% of the harmful ultraviolet radiation to protect fabrics and finishes, block 92% of glare and cut up to 76% of solar heat gain through the glass.
Working in an office or relaxing at home in direct sunlight can result in fatigue, eyestrain and loss of concentration. Windowe film is a retrofit product installed directly to the interior side of the glass. It helps correct temperature imbalances between sunny and shady areas and it deflects harsh, uncomfortable glare. Employees are more comfortable and more productive.
Winter heat loss through windows can cause discomfort to building occupants and unnecessarily high energy bills. Low emissivity insulating film applied to the inside face of ordinary single-glazed windows decreases heat loss by up to 30%. In summer window films reduce the cost of cooling a building by rejecting up to 79% of the sun’s heat.
Over time, the rays of the sun fade whatever is in their path. But professionally installed LLumar, Vista and 3M film blocks out 99% of the damaging ultraviolet rays that ordinary windows allow in. That means that draperies, furniture, upholstery and carpeting will last longer.
Glass treatment films can add new style to buildings for a fraction of the cost of other refurbishments without the inconvenience of relocating tenants. Available in a wide variety of colors and patterns, tinted, semi-reflective or fully-reflective film enhances any architectural design. From the inside, window film has a pleasant, glare and distortion-free view and from the outside it has a uniform appearance that complements the building’s design.
Translucent or daylight reflection films applied to the inside of your windows will let in light but guard against prying eyes. Blackout (opaque) films are also available as well as a range of frosted decorative films can provide an attractive finish to internal partitions.
With the ongoing proliferation of wireless technologies – laptops, WiFi, WiMax, cell phones, Bluetooth, Blackberries – the amount of confidential information communicated through “free space” is exponentially greater than it was just a few years ago … However, necessary measures to secure and protect this information haven’t kept pace. LLumar Signal Defense Security Film – a patented clear window film – reduces signal leakage and helps prevent “wireless signal stealing” and “electronic eavesdropping.”
Already installed on more than 200 federal government buildings, it serves as a protective barrier or shield, effectively reducing wireless, RF and infrared signal leakage. The film helps prevent criminals with laptop antennas or laser microphones from stealing information through windows.
The advantages of etched, cut, sandblasted, textured and other decorative glass designs are clear: Privacy can be customized, while light still pours from room to room, creating an open feel even in confined spaces. Our decorative window films transform plain glass to texturized glass at a fraction of the price.
If you have any additional questions about the Commercial or Residential Architectural Window Film services that are offered by Professional Window Tinting, please contact us today by calling our office at 563.690.0057. We would be happy to answer all of your questions about your particular application.