Mirror window film, designed for daytime privacy so you can still see out but passers by can't see in. You can purchase our mirror window films by the metre, or cut to size. Choose the darker grades for a better privacy, medium grade to mitigate the loss of natural light, and light grade for UV and glare control.Read More
Purlfrost's mirror window film comes in 3 grades, a dark mirror window film for extra heat rejection, a medium mirror window film for better light level, and a light mirror window film which is better suited to UV and glare control. Window film can be applied to smooth glass on windows and doors, and the effects will be immediate. We also have a static cling mirror window film option for temporary use, in rented accommodations for example.
Mirror window film has 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. However, many people are realising the benefits of using these films at home thanks to their smart finish and the fact that they do not restrict the view out.
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 window 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.
Please check out our video installation tutorials.
Absolutely. You will need a spray bottle and some soapy water, and as wide a glass scraper as you can get. Find out more about 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.