Often, when most people think of window film or glass tinting, they think of car windows. With the amount of sunlight exposure that a car gets, it’s no big surprise that car windows are regularly tinted to provide shade and reduce the heat that the sun can cause to build up in a car. But car windows aren’t the only ones that benefit from window film installation. Window Products Management (WPM) also provides window film options as a one part of a full-service solution to commercial facility window treatments. Because WPM is able to provide for all of a facility’s window treatment needs, you will always get top-tier products to best provide for your specific needs. Keep reading to learn a bit more about several of the window films that WPM can provide for your project, and contact WPM today for more information as well.
Smart film is a unique invention that took inventors awhile to perfect the installation. Now that the installation of this film is spot on, anyone can benefit from it. Smart film is a film that is filled with a thin layer of liquid crystals. When these crystals are left alone, they make the material opaque, however, when you apply an AC current to the film through a simple, integrated switch, the film becomes transparent. This switchable film can be installed over a window or between two pieces of glass to make it seamlessly integrated into a window.
The main benefits of opting for a switchable film in your facility include the following:
- Provide Immediate Privacy
- Gain Solar Control
- Have an On-Demand Projection Screen
- Remove the Any Particulate from a Space
- Modern Interior Decoration
Much like the glass tinting on car windows we mentioned above, utilizing window films for solar control in commercial spaces provides exceptional results. Think of this type of window film a bit like permanent sunglasses. You place a type of film that has any number of tint colors and darkness percentages over the glass in order to reduce the amount of light coming in through a window. This film still allows for some daylight to enter the space, but at a reduced amount, therefore, reducing any solar heat gain and improving the thermal efficiency of a space. One word of caution: plan your desired colors in advance, because by changing the color of the light coming into the space, you can alter the colors of the design in the space.
If you’re a business in an area that struggles with harsh winds or rowdy crowds, or even if you’re a business that has to meet certain safety standards for certification, shatterproof window film could help you to further protect your windows. This film is transparent and goes on the window, making sure that if something happens to the glass, it is shatterproof. It makes sure any shards hold together, so that shards of glass don’t leave a safety hazard lying around if something happens.
Similar to shatterproof window film, graffiti-proof window film can help to protect your business investment. This transparent film can be added to the outside of a window in order to protect it from intentional damage. While this film can’t stop spray paint, it can stop any etching or similar damage from happening to your windows by adding an extra layer of resilient protection.
Sometimes decorative film is just the right product for your facility design and functionality needs. Decorative film can be customized to match your brand and interior design needs, while still providing custom advertising, privacy, and improving negative views. This customization can still allow for natural daylighting from exterior windows, or help create unique spaces on interior glass walls. Because WPM focuses on meeting customized needs, your imagination is the limit when it comes to decorative film for any facility.
Along with solar control options for window film, there are other options that can help to protect employees, especially in areas that allow in a lot of sunlight. Sunlight is made up of two different types of rays that can be harmful to humans: UVA and UVB. Glass naturally blocks UVB rays, especially a good double pane window. However, glass is unable to stop UVA rays on its own. Installing a UV protectant window film or laminate is able to reduce the UVA rays that can be problematic for employees and certain work processes.