Reflective window film, also known as Mirror Film is by far the most effective window film when it comes to excess sunlight and glare. Purlfrost's reflective film comes in 3 grades, can be applied to most glass surfaces and the effects will be immediate.
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. This film is often specified to reduce the amount of visible light and glare which can affect staff working on computers, and cause 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 film.
Which grade of reflective film should I choose?
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.
How does reflective film works?
The clue is in the name. The film reflects excess sunlight away from the glass, which makes it super efficient. It also stops 99% of UV light, saving your art pieces and furnishings from fading.
Is there a warranty?
Our reflective films come with a 10 year warranty, but they will last much longer.
How is reflective window film manufactured?
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
How is reflective window film applied?
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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What is mirror film?
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.
Can I remove the reflective film at a later stage?
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.
How do I clean reflective film?
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.