Window film is a polymer-based material designed to enhance and modify the properties of glass. This ingenious material can transform regular glass to become opaque, shield against intense heat or bright sunlight, and more.
Essentially, window film enhances the functionality of existing glass, tailoring it to the specific needs of the client. Be it beautifying the glass, making it more secure, or strengthening it against break-ins – all these feats can be achieved using this specialised glass covering.
Benefits with Solaris 979’s Window Film Offerings
When you place an order for our window films, we ensure it comes packed with added value. Every order includes:
- A mounting concentrate for installation
- A 3M squeegee or another larger tool
- An additional free sample of films for window to familiarise yourself with the installation process.
- A vast and comprehensive range of professional-grade coverings
Plus, we pride ourselves on offering computerised cutting of window films. You can order pre-cut glass film pieces tailored to your specific dimensions.
The Science Behind Window Film Specifications
Every professional-grade window film boasts a standard set of technical characteristics. These specifications provide insights into the capabilities of a specific glass film. In layman’s terms, they inform users about the effect the film imparts. For instance:
- VLT: Light transmission capacity
- VLR: Light reflection rate
- IR rejection: Infrared reflection level
- UV rejection: Ability to reflect ultraviolet radiation
- TSER: Total solar energy repelled
- Thickness: Gauge of the film
These technical features enable customers to make informed comparisons between different types of window films. All our professional glass films come with these detailed technical descriptions. Their inclusion signifies our commitment to quality and underscores our meticulous approach as manufacturers.
Key Insights About Window Films
- Self-adhesive window film: The ease with which tints can be installed.
- The range of glass films: An extensive variety and complete array of covers at your disposal
- Buy window film online UK: Have window films delivered directly to any location within the UK.
Choosing the Ideal Window Film for Your Needs
Every type of window film possesses unique characteristics. According to these features, glass films can be categorised into several primary types:
- Privacy films: Shield against prying eyes at all hours.
- One way window film: Offers a unidirectional visibility effect.
- Mirror tint: Comes in varying degrees of reflectiveness.
- Solar glass film: Protect against the summer heat and glaring sun.
- Frosted glass films: Renders glass opaque but still allows light passage.
- Window protection film: Varying thicknesses to bolster glass strength and safeguard against shards.
- Decorative films: Available in an array of colours and patterns.
- Tint films: description of similar products and glass coatings
Each film type serves a unique purpose, addressing distinct requirements. While some films may share similar properties, unfortunately, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution in the market. It's crucial to consider the attributes and potential of each film type to achieve the desired outcome.
We offer an online purchasing option for window films in the UK, complete with hands-on courier delivery. Make an informed choice and transform your space today.
Recognising Quality in Window Films
What does it mean to have high-quality window films, and what do we offer to our UK clients? A premium glass film remains unchanged in appearance and retains its mechanical properties throughout its specified service life. The glass film we provide to our customers
- Do not blur or bubble up;
- Stay adhered without peeling or flapping;
- Maintain their original colour.
Indicators of inferior window film:
- Feels extremely thin – these cheaper films tend to crack easily and have a significantly shorter lifespan. Additionally, they lack a protective coating, leading to visible scratches and defects;
- Poor adhesive strength resulting in weak adherence to the surface;
- A cloudy appearance – some manufacturers cut costs by using recyclable resources like plastic bottles and cellulose packaging. As these materials aren’t adequately purified, the resultant window coverings lack clarity and appear murky.
- Dull reflection – low-quality mirror and sun-protective coverings often have insufficient metallization, yielding a weak mirror effect and ineffective heat reflection.
The Longevity of Glass Film
- Interior glass film typically lasts over nine years
- Exterior films can serve for over four years. If applied to horizontal or vertical surfaces like roof windows or glass domes, expect up to five years. However, this varies based on specific conditions.
The environment heavily influences the longevity of externally applied films. Elements like weather, temperature fluctuations, and even mechanical factors such as gusty winds or birds can play a role. While exterior coverings come with allowances for these influences, they generally have a shorter lifespan than interior ones
While films don't become non-functional immediately after their service life, they do start to show signs of wear. A natural decline of 10 to 20 per cent per year is standard.
The right choice of glass film ensures long-lasting performance in the UK climate and beyond.
Our online store offers professional-grade glass films. All our coverings come with a 2H protective layer, meaning they’re resistant to mechanical wear and standard household cleaning agents.
- Do not treat the glass covering with steam generators or high-rise pumps. Such treatments can weaken the adhesive layer and lead to the covering peeling off.
- It's essential to understand that the glass covering and its adhesive layer need adequate time to dry thoroughly. Depending on the region and season, this might be one to two weeks.
Service and Offerings for our UK Customers
Our clients can access films suitable for any glass type and form factor. We provide:
- Professional-grade film rolls in various widths;
- Extra-large glass films – a favourite for those not looking for DIY kits;
- Custom-cut window film – computer-aided precision cutting tailored to the client’s specifications.
- For more details on our services, visit the glass film store section and our individual offerings.