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Window Film

Adhesive Window Film

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Solar Solve can supply adhesive window films for glass cut to size or alternatively supplied on a roll.

Solar Solve's Adhesive Window Film Range:

Film Colour % Glare Reduction % Heat Rejection % U.V. Radiation Rejection
Silver Reflective908099
Bronze Non Reflective805699
Grey Non Reflective944599

Important Information

Adhesive window film should only be applied to flat glass. It should never be applied to polycarbonate (plastic). We do not recommend that metalised window film is applied to wired glass, double glazed units or highly tinted glass as thermal cracking can occur.

Adhesive window films are constructed from a multi-lamination of micro-thin polyester. They also have a scratch resistant coating to protect the film surface and enhance durability (except films for external application).

Reflective Films

Reflective films work on a ‘daylight privacy’ basis. Viewing through film is effective from the lower light level side of the film. This means, when these films are applied to windows facing outside people can see out of the room during normal daylight, but people cannot see in easily. The situation is reversed at night. A ‘mirror effect’ then occurs when looking out of the window so it is much easier to see into the room than out of it.

‘Curing Out’ Time

The performance of window film is not fully effective immediately. A ‘curing out’ period should always be allowed of up to 30 days after installation. During this period, as the film begins to dry out, there may also be minor water runs and some film distortion, but this is only temporary.

‘Clouding’

Firm ‘squeegying’ is vital in order to reduce or eliminate a ‘clouding’ effect caused by water condensation during ‘curing’. If clouding occurs it should only take a few days to clear completely. Drying conditions, however, should be satisfactory, including room temperature and ventilation, otherwise clouding can remain for a long time.

‘Light Lines’

A ‘light line’ is an edge gap left around the perimeter of the window film (approx. 2-3mm) after application to the glass. It ensures that the water used to apply the film can be more easily removed when ‘squeegying’, and avoids the potential for water and suspended dirt particles to move under the film by capillary action. It also ensures that the installed film does not touch the frame margin which could lead to lifting and peeling of the film.

Water Bubbles

Tiny water bubbles between the film and glass are normal. About 10-15% of the moisture stays between the glass and film immediately after installation. This moisture will disappear through condensation as the film is porous. Bubbles that do not disappear can be removed by bursting with a fine needle or sharp utility knife.

‘Inclusions’

‘Inclusions’ are dust particles trapped between the film and the glass and should be removed by peeling back the film from the glass and flushing out using water, before the adhesive begins to take effect.

Maintenance

Normal window cleaning with nonabrasive materials is suitable.

Guarantee

All films are covered by a manufacturer’s 5 year warranty against peeling, cracking, demetalisation and delamination.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements