Residential Window Tinting has taken a huge importance in the sustainability section of mankind. Solar control films have no low Carbon emission and in fact are one of the few products that save more energy when applied that it takes to manufacture the product, saving you money and the planet at the same time! Our Solar Control window films are proven to be one of the most safe and environmentally friendly in the field of home window tinting, our thousands of Melbourne customers agree.
House window tinting is critical for the reduction of fading inside your residence. With furniture, flooring and drapes all subject to damage to due to exposure of direct sunlight, it can be prevented by solar control films. And it has never been so safe or affordable!
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Solar Control Architectural Window Film
Modern Architecture sees light and bright designs enhancing the Australia lifestyle of merging indoor living with outdoor entertaining and leisure. What is often not considered is the need and cost associated with climate control in the extreme weather condition experienced in Victoria. From soaring heat in the summer to near freezing in the winter.
Appling Solar control window film to what is known as “thermal wounds” or windows will dramatically improve the effectiveness of your air conditioner, reducing your power consumption and that means lower electricity bills.
Many of our customers initially call to either increase their privacy or reduce the U.V. that fades their furniture and carpets. U.V.
that enters your home contributes up to 40% of the deterioration of your soft furnishings. The other contributing factors are heat, wear, age and internal lighting.
Solar control window film is one of the very few products that will save more carbon emissions “by reducing power consumption “that it takes to produce it. It looks good, assists with climate control and is now proven to be environmentally friendly.
With thousands of architectural solar control window films available, it is a mine field for the consumer. With that in mind you can fairly well break all those window films it to three categories, reflective, non-reflective and neutral or as we prefer to call them (after great designs in architecture) Ionic, Doric and Corinthian.
Protection from harmful UV rays is another benefit of window film, good news for those concerned about sun exposure and melanomas. Single pane window glass blocks less than 25% of UV rays that damage the skin and fade furniture, carpets and curtains; while modern films can block as much as 99% of UV rays.
Fabrics, furnishings, artwork and floor coverings can be damaged and fade simply by allowing daylight to pass through an untreated window. By blocking more than 99% of all UV rays, Solar Cotrol Window films will help preserve the color of your fabrics, furnishings and floor coverings and help protect fine antiques, woods and works of art from discoloration and fading.
Infra red heat or infra red (IR) energy reduction
Energy (or light) from the sun is divided into three wavelength categories – ultraviolet, visible and infra red. All sunlight brings heat, so to properly calculate how much solar heat a window film can reduce, the sun’s whole spectrum must be considered.
Infra red from the sun brings about half the heat, the other half comes mainly in the visible light wavelengths and a small amount in UV.
To report only a film’s infra red reduction is therefore only telling part of the story. A particular window film may have an infra red reduction of say 90%, but the actual net heat rejection may be only 50%.
The true indication of heat reduction through glazing is the film’s Total Solar Energy Rejection (TSER). This is calculated across all the sun’s wavelengths and even includes the portion of heat that is absorbed by the glass and reradiated inwards. Any WFAANZ member promoting an infra red performance value must also declare the film’s TSER.
Solar Control Window Films
Ionic Window Film
Ionic films often have high reflectivity, offer a high heat rejection and best possible privacy. The most popular by far is known as Silver Reflective or mirror film. It is popular because of it superior solar energy rejection and is hugely beneficial to offices and factories who spend perhaps tens of thousands of dollars maintaining a comfortable climate for their staff.
In residential applications Ionic films are generally still reflective however the harsh silver finish is toned down to a softer appearance. This is perfect for tinting house windows.
Summer/Winter or Low Emissivity window films are becoming quite popular due to their exceptional value. Low Emissivity films are designed to deflect the energy back in the direction of its source. Unlike conventional Ionic films that are designed to reject the suns harmful rays, Low Emissivity films can also retain heat in the winter providing considerable insulation for your windows.
Considering that Victorians spend far more money on heating rather than cooling it is a worthwhile consideration for the prudent environmental consumer.
Doric Window Films
Popular due to their pleasing dark appearance, Doric window films are often sought by consumers trying to maintain an acceptable level of vision at night. Unlike the Ionic range that becomes very reflective internally at night, the Doric range is designed to be non-reflective. Although the solar energy rejection is a little lower, Doric window films can offer almost the same level of privacy. Most often black in appearance Doric films enhance the modem home with style and elegance.
Corinthian Window Films
Advancement in Nano and Ceramic technology has enabled manufacturers to develop Solar Control Window film that is almost impossible to see when applied to glass. Many clients include golf club and hotels who seek to maintain a good climate control while maintaining the view of the spectacular surrounds.
It is vital that you consult only experienced tradesmen who can advise you on the best possible solution and maximum protection for your home.
WFAANZ affiliated businesses will provide you with good, unbiased advice using quality products and guarantee their workmanship.
Frosted and translucent films and popular in both residential and commercial applications. It is often used to provide privacy without blocking out too much light.
For peace of mind and guaranteed results, all our installers are experienced technicians are trained under the supervision of a Window Film Association of Australia and New Zealand (WFAANZ) accredited operator and within the guidelines and standards as dictated by the WFAANZ. As expected, only Window Energy Rating Scheme (WERS) accredited operators can provide a nationally recognized WERS certificate.
Window Energy Rating Scheme (WERS)
The WERS for films program is owned and operated by Australian Window Association (AWA) in conjunction with Window Film Association of Australia and New Zealand (WFAANZ). The aim of the program is to simplify the technical and complex energy properties of glazing systems in to a star rating system that is universally adopted by Architects, Designers and Energy Assessors. The system is extended to include Solar Control Window Film. To qualify, the film must be independently tested and rated. The installer or consultant must be accredited by the WFAANZ and trained and accredited in the WERS program.
Window Film Association of Australia (WFAANZ) Accredited Member # 174
International Window Film Association (IWFA) Technical and Installation
Window Energy Rating Scheme (WERS) Accredited Member # WWFA140
The film manufacturer warranties the film against failure and includes adhesion, bubbling and delaminating. For residential installations, warranty can extend to lifetime for internally installed film, but this depends on the film type and installation. The warranty is not transferable. The installer is required to carry the warranty for the quality of the installation. The extent of the warranty limited to the value of the installation and only members of the WFAANZ have agreed to comply with industry best practices.
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