Myths About Window Film
A clear understanding about window film and recognizing what they can and cannot do is vital to making your installation decision. Read below about a few of the myths, and many of the real-world benefits of window films below. You might be surprised by what you find.
Looking into the Past
Window film was initially invented for use in space. This out-of-this-world fact actually makes sense when you consider the selective heat rejection properties of window film. In space, craft are subject to temperatures ranging from -240C to over 200C. Reflective tint was developed to help spacecraft tolerate these astronomical temperatures.
Commercial building applications of this type of window film began in 1966. Tint before ’66 had little heat reduction properties, and therefore couldn’t contribute meaningfully to energy savings. Tint was improved again in 1976 by the addition of reflective coatings.
Modern window film can provide nearly 80% heat gain reduction, and therefore significantly reduces energy costs.
Utilities are usually the single largest source of energy consumption in a household both in the summer and the winter months, and installing window film can greatly reduce this financial burden, no matter what season you are in.
Window Film Myths
Building managers and business owners often have concerns about window film that are not founded in fact, or are completely outdated. Here are a few common myths about window film, so we can all get on the same page.
Myth: Window film will cause seal failure in insulated units.
Myth: Window film will cause thermal glass breakage.
Myth: Window film is a short-term solution to a long-term problem.
Myth: Window film quickly discolour.
Myth: Reflective films inhibit viewing out of windows at night or during low light conditions.
There’s never been a better time to invest in high-quality window film. Our unbeatable products are guaranteed to make your building more comfortable and efficient and are infinitely customizable to suit your needs. If you have specific questions regarding how window tint can improve your building, or are just looking for additional information, please give us a call or send us a message.