Solar control window film is an excellent way to reduce heat and UV rays, and help keep the glare down. Over time, the sun's heat and damaging UV rays
contribute to the fading of interior furnishings and flooring, and
rising temperatures within a building.
Benefits of having window film installed:
up to 78% of heat to lower the interior temperature of your home or
office. Your air conditioner will run more efficiently, and you will see
the energy savings
Reduce annoying glare and make those unusable spaces usable again
up to 99% UV rays to help protect your skin and eyes from dangers such
as cancer, and slows fading of interior furnishings, flooring, artwork
privacy in a wide range of colours, shades and options. Window film can
provide privacy for the contents of your home or office without having
to obstruct your view
Decorative films can add style to your home or office while offering the privacy you require
Fully backed by the finest warranties in the industry
UV rays account for 40% of damage, 25% is caused from heat, 25% is
caused by visible light, with 10% caused by miscellaneous environmental
So while minimizing the UV rays that enter into your
space is a big part of controlling the sun’s damaging effects; reducing
heat and light is also an important consideration.
Don't Squint - Just Tint!
We also install privacy and decorative window films. With many decorative films to choose from, its fun
and easy to add style with privacy to glass windows or walls in your
Now offering static cling films!
It will last for years with the added benefit of easy removal and is completely reusable. This is ideal for renters who may have to remove the film when leaving or for someone who may want to change the style and design in their space down the road.
You can browse Solyx films to find just the right thing for your space!
How does window film work?
When window film is installed on a window, a percentage of solar energy is blocked. Solar energy (sunlight) is comprised of visible light (what we see), infrared (what we feel as heat) and invisible ultraviolet rays.
As the sun hits the glass, the window film blocks
the harmful UV and controls the levels of heat and light passing through
the glass. Some solar energy will be reflected, some will be absorbed
and some will pass through. The amount of heat and light rejected will
depend on the type of window film chosen.
What types of window film are there?
There are 3 main types of window film.
Reflective or metalized films reflect and absorb solar energy. These films are excellent at controlling heat, light and UV, and will be your "best bang for the buck". They can also provide daytime privacy.
Non-reflective (or tinted) films absorb solar energy with a low reflectivity.
Spectrally selective films are made with high tech materials that offer advanced solar performance by absorbing and reflecting heat, infrared and UV while being barely visible both inside and out.
Will having window film installed eliminate fading?
Window film will go a long way in reducing the amount of fading caused by sunlight, but it won't completely eliminate 100% of the damaging effects of the sun.
However, it is an effective solution to reducing fading in comparison to untreated glass.
Can I get privacy and still see out with window film?
You will get daytime privacy and still maintain your view to the outside.
If day and night privacy are important to you, there are other options like frosted or decorative films that you can consider.
How do I care for the windows after film is applied?
The best cleaner is a solution of water and a small
amount of dish soap (like Palmolive) and using a soft paper towel or
microfiber cloth. You can also use normal strength glass cleaner.
Products with amonia will not damage the film if used sparingly and not
allowed to soak in.
Do not use anything abrasive that may scratch the film. The film does have a scratch resistant coating but it is not scratch proof.
You want to wait to start cleaning the windows til after the film has fully cured. Once the film is applied, it is common to see small
water pockets and/or a slight haziness for a few days following. This is a normal part of the
bonding process and can take up to 30 days for the film to fully cure.