Mirror window film is a clear film which once applied gives your windows an external reflective appearance. It is mainly designed for solar control, but thanks to the mirror like finish it provides daytime privacy allowing you to still see out whilst passers by can't see in. You can purchase our mirror window films by the metre, or cut to size to measure. It is very easy to apply using soapy water and the free tool provided.Read More
The film is both tinted and reflective. The tint controls the amount of visible light and therefore reduces excess glare. The reflective quality of the film helps control short wave infrared making the room cooler, 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.
Unlike curtains, blinds and nets, mirror effect the film is completely clear and therefore doesn't impinge the view out. The slight loss of natural light is the only price to pay for this stylish, affordable and durable privacy solution.
Mirror window film has long been a popular option for commercial buildings, due to its smart appearance and exceptional solar control 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.
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 visible light level, and a light mirror window film which is better suited to UV and glare control than privacy. We also have a static cling mirror window film option for temporary use, in rented accommodations for example.
Please note that the light reflective film has hardly any privacy quality.
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. Window film can be applied to smooth glass on windows and doors, and the effect will be immediate.
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's reflective quality works on the balance of light between the outside and the inside. So during the day when the sun shines on the glass, you will be able to clearly see out and passers by won't be able to see in. At night, when it's dark outside and with the lights on inside, the effect is reversed people on the outside will be able to see inside the room.