Solar Window Film Options

Selecting the right solar film

Solar window film does exactly as the name suggests – and provides a simple way to cut down on unwanted heat and ultra violet light (UV light). Apart from a selection of specialist films, all of the window film Tinting Express fits can be classified as ‘solar’ window film.

Solar window films offer a range of finishes that provide maximum visibility for occupants, whilst maintaining a safe and secure environment. For those who want to keep good amounts of light in the room, the latest ‘spectrally selective’ films provide very high light levels without changing the look of the window. These practically invisible window films keep uncomfortable heat at bay and block 99% of the damaging UV light.

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All of the window film Tinting Express fits can be classified as ‘solar’ window film.
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The benefits of fitting solar window film

Solar control films can help even out high and low temperatures in most glazed buildings, thereby reducing the workload on expensive to run air conditioning units

In the winter, low-e (low emissivity) window films reflect interior generated heat back into the room, preventing and reducing expensive heat loss through glass to the outside. This helps the environment and compliance towards the revised Document ‘L’ of the Building Regulations. These films work in reverse in the summer, by rejecting unwanted glare, heat gain and ultra violet light


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Additional Benefits of Solar Film

In the summer, window films reject solar energy (heat) and reduce annoying glare caused by direct sunlight

Heat and Glare in the workplace or at home can result in a poor working environment, unusable rooms or offices – resulting in low productivity and discomfort for personnel.

Solar window films can reject over 80% of the sun’s total solar energy and block out almost 100% of harmful and damaging ultra violet light rays. At the same time window film significantly enhances the aesthetic appeal of large glazed areas and provides a clean, modern and consistent visual appearance to your windows.


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SILVER

MIRRORED WINDOW FILM


An architectural window film used primarily for commercial applications and occasionally for residential properties. Silver 20 provides a high level of privacy and restricts viewing to one-way-only.

Silver 20

77% of total solar energy rejected
17% of visible light transmitted
99% of ultra violet light rejected
81% glare reduction
Scratch coating
10 year warranty

Silver 35

67% of total solar energy rejected
31% of visible light transmitted
99% of ultra violet light rejected
65% glare reduction
Scratch coating
10 year warranty

Bronze

MIRRORED WINDOW FILM


A variation on the Silver range of window films, but displaying a warm copper / bronze ‘hue’ or colour characteristic that gives rise to its name.

Bronze 20

77% of total solar energy rejected
20% of visible light transmitted
99% of ultra violet light rejected
77% glare reduction
Scratch coating
10 year warranty

NEUTRAL

Tinted window film (smoked glass)


A brown-toned, earthy coloured window film with a low reflective quality ideally suited to complement a wide variety of interior and exterior colour schemes. Pleasing on the eye. High performance, durable and long lasting.

Neutral 20

50% of total solar energy rejected
22% of visible light transmitted
99% of ultra violet light rejected
73% glare reduction
Scratch coating
10 year warranty

Neutral 30

44% of total solar energy rejected
31% of visible light transmitted
99% of ultra violet light rejected
62% glare reduction
Scratch coating
10 year warranty

NATURAL

Tinted (natural shimmer)


A metallised film that preceded the latest spectrally selective films with acceptable solar rejection levels for the light it transmits. Once installed, Natural 20 looks yellowy gold when viewed from the outside.

Natural 20

65% of total solar energy rejected
21% of visible light transmitted
99% of ultra violet light rejected
74% glare reduction
Scratch coating
10 year warranty

Natural 40

56% of total solar energy rejected
38% of visible light transmitted
99% of ultra violet light rejected
53% glare reduction
Scratch coating
10 year warranty

Natural 50

51% of total solar energy rejected
45% of visible light transmitted
99% of ultra violet light rejected
44% glare reduction
Scratch coating
10 year warranty

DUAL PURPOSE

smoked finish inside and reflective silver outside


A premium architectural film that offers high levels of solar energy (heat) rejection and importantly very low levels of internal reflectance. Suited to home and office installations. One way privacy film with a warm, neutral appearance. A silver finish when viewed from the outside.

Dual 05

86% of total solar energy rejected
5% of visible light transmitted
99% of ultra violet light rejected
94% glare reduction
Scratch coating
10 year warranty

Dual 15

80% of total solar energy rejected
12% of visible light transmitted
99% of ultra violet light rejected
86% glare reduction
Scratch coating
10 year warranty

Dual 22

70% of total solar energy rejected
22% of visible light transmitted
99% of ultra violet light rejected
75% glare reduction
Scratch coating
10 year warranty

Dual 30

64% of total solar energy rejected
31% of visible light transmitted
99% of ultra violet light rejected
65% glare reduction
Scratch coating
10 year warranty

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SPECTRUM 70

Infra Red (IR)


A spectrally selective window film that will control the sun’s solar energies from entering your room. Rejects up to 90% of infrared solar radiation across the whole range (760 to 2500nm), yet still has the ability to allow 68% of visible light to pass through. A subtle tint that rejects up to 99% of ultra violet light.

59% of total solar energy rejected
68% of visible light transmitted
99% of ultra violet light rejected
29% glare reduction
Scratch coating
10 year warranty

UV PROTECT

SPECIALIST (very high UV rejection)


A specialist ultra violet light (UV) film that offers over 99% UV protection at 380nm. Approved and extensively used in a medical context, UV Protect is aimed at individuals who suffer from acute sensitivity to UV light. Can also be used as an effective barrier to fading in well ventilated areas; for example, museums, historic buildings. Ideal for those who are only worried about the effects of UV light. If you are worried about fading you may also want to consider a slightly tinted film.

19% of total solar energy rejected
87% of visible light transmitted
99.8% of ultra violet light rejected
1% glare reduction
Scratch coating
7 year warranty

COOLKOTE

polycarbonate / conservatory roof, opaque


The industry-standard for conservatories. A high-performance window film that can be applied to polycarbonate or glass roofs (usually inside) that prevents heat build-up. The sun’s energy being reflected away before it can be transmitted inside - greatly increasing the viability of one of the favourite rooms in the house.

80% of total solar energy rejected
22% of visible light transmitted
99% of ultra violet light rejected
76% glare reduction
Scratch coating
8 year warranty (internal application)

FROSTED

privacy tint


Our biggest selling privacy window film, high quality and translucent which adds a ‘frosted’ or ‘sand-blasted’ appearance to windows. Improves functionality, can be used creatively (computer cut graphics for visual impact) and more specifically to create areas of privacy, which is its primary objective. Standard 2 mil film. Good visible light transmission.

29% of total solar energy rejected
69% of visible light transmitted
88% of ultra violet light rejected
22% glare reduction
5 year warranty

BLACKOUT

total light rejection, black opaque

As the name suggests, this window film provides absolute screening for areas that require total privacy or zero light transmission. Two way privacy with 99% UV light rejection qualities.

84% of total solar energy rejected
No visible light transmitted
99% of ultra violet light rejected
100% glare reduction
5 year warranty

WHITEOUT

Opaque with some light transmission

Allowing some light to pass through, this otherwise opaque film can be applied to areas where a lighter opaque film is needed to complement surrounding areas or colour schemes. Two way privacy with 99% UV light rejection qualities.

70% of total solar energy rejected
13% of visible light transmitted
95% of ultra violet light rejected
86% glare reduction
5 year warranty