Silver reflective window film - also known as one way mirror film - is by far the most effective film when it comes to reducing the effects of excess sunlight and glare. The film is available in different grades, by the metre or cut to size.Read More
Purlfrost's reflective film comes in 3 grades, and can be applied to smooth glass on windows and doors, and the effects will be immediate. We also have a static cling option for temporary use, or rented accomodations for example.
Reflective window film has for long been the chosen solar control option for commercial buildings, due to its smart appearance and exceptional heat and glare reduction properties. These films are often specified to reduce the amount of visible light and glare which can affect staff working on computers, causing headaches and loss of productivity. Another benefit is the added privacy it offers during daytime hours, keeping prying eyes at bay and confidential documents safe. This film is now often used in a residential setting as a privacy window film.
As a rule, we recommend the darker films for south facing windows, where the sun is harsher. East facing windows will be exposed in the morning, when the sun is low, and west facing windows in the afternoon when the sun is high, but brighter. North facing windows shouldn't be too affected by the sun.
Please note that the light reflective film has hardly any privacy quality.
The film is both tinted and reflective. The tint controls the amount of visible light and therefore mitigates the amount of glare, the reflective quality of the film controls helps control short wave infrared responsible for heat gain, and by making the glass reflective, adds daytime privacy. It also stops 99% of UV light, helping protect your art pieces and furnishings from fading.
Most of our tited and reflective films come with a 10 year warranty, but they will last much longer.
Most solar control tints are made of layers of different materials, and the reflective film is no different. This is what makes residential and commercial films different to car tints, as car tints are usually just dyed films.
Reflective film is made of the following layers:
1. "Hard" scratch resistant layer, for durability and ease of maintenance during window cleaning
2. High optical quality polyester, with anti IR metal particles deposit
3. Bonding adhesive
4. High optical quality polyester
5. Pressure Sensitive adhesive, glass polymerization within 15 days
6. Protection release liner, disposable after installation
The film is a self adhesive material applied using a soapy water solution and a squeegee, making bubbles a thing of the past.
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Mirror film is just another name for reflective window film. It is widely used on office windows to offer extra daytime privacy. The reflective quality of the film will also offer varying levels of privacy, when used on exterior facing windows. The darker the film, the more reflective it is, and the more privacy it will offer. However, the privacy effect will only work during day time hours.
Absolutely. You will need a spray bottle and some soapy water, and as wide a glass scraper as you can get. Click here to view our range of window film installation and removal tools.
Just clean with soapy water and a squeegee, that's all. Do not use anything abrasive on the film or it will scratch it. Wait for 4 weeks after installation before you clean the film.