Solar Control Films are designed to reduce the amount of solar heat transmission through window glass by:
- Increasing the solar reflection (not necessarily visible reflection)
- Increasing solar absorption through the glass.
Typical colored or dyed films work primarily through increased absorption. The color absorbs the solar energy at the glass, thus reducing the direct transmission into the room. These films are not as effective as reflective films for reducing heat. Reflective films are films that have been precision coated with metals. These metalized films are designed to increase the solar energy reflection of the glass. Newindow Reflective Films range from moderate to excellent in solar performance (heat gain reduction).
All Newindow Solar Control Films are made to be transparent and optically clear. The ultraviolet protection in the adhesive system is there to protect the adhesive, the metals, the polyester film, and the abrasion-resistant coating from UV degradation. This UV protection will also help protect home and office furnishings.