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Managing the Sun’s Heat with Window Film

While window films aren’t typically thought of as glamorous, these products perform an impressive array of functions. Security, aesthetics, privacy, safety in the event of shattering glass – all are jobs that window films do well.

It’s in controlling the effects of the sun’s energy, though, that window film’s most important work gets done. Heat and light from the sun benefit humankind tremendously, of course – and at the same time cause damage to skin and property, and require consumption of energy to manage, mainly in the form of electric kilowatts for cooling.

How does window film control the effects of heat on the interior of a building or automobile? Through reflection, absorption, or a combination of both. The sun’s rays are composed of three types of energy: visible light, and infrared and ultraviolet energy that we can’t see, but can only feel.

Depending on its construction, window film allows most or all visible light to pass through the glass to which it’s applied, while reflecting and/or absorbing most of the heat energy from the sun before it’s felt inside the building or car. Reflective window films bounce much of the sun’s infrared (IR) rays back into the atmosphere, while non-reflective or dyed films simply absorb or block the IR rays.

Controlling the amount of heat that passes through glass by installing window film slows fading of furnishings and carpet, and significantly reduces cooling costs. An experienced, reputable window film professional will help you determine which window film product is right for your home, building, or automobile.

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Comments - 5 Responses to “Managing the Sun’s Heat with Window Film”

  1. Beau Fintz says:

    I’d like to know, is there a window film that absorbs or reflects all UV and IR but transmits all or most visible light so not to appear tinted? I want to reduce heat build up in my conservatory, but the only window films I’m aware of slightly darken the glass, which would be a problem because the adjoining room is already too dark and I don’t want to starve it of any more light. Are there any non tinted glass films with good effective heat reduction?

    • Madico, Inc. Madico, Inc. says:

      Hello Beau,

      Yes, we do have a film that will meet your needs. I would recommend our Sunscape Purelite 60 window film. It is a practically clear film with good IR rejection (85%) and UV (99%). If you would like additional information on this product or if you would like to further discuss your needs, I can connect you with one of our dealers in your local area. Please just let me know. Thank you for your inquiry!

      Best Regards,
      Lauren Messing
      Marketing Specialist
      Madico Window Films
      2630 Fairfield Avenue South | St. Petersburg, FL 33712

  2. Dan Fields says:

    Does tint film have a negative effect on indoor house plants?

    thank you,

    Dan fields

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