Commercial & Residential Safety Window Film

By: Shadow Tinting  09-12-2011

Shadow Tinting’s Commercial window film is the one product that starts working for you the minute it's installed to your glass, offering benefits beyond your needs. It blocks 98 percent of damaging ultraviolet light and as much as 82 percent of uncomfortable solar heat.

Professionally installed, window film comes in a range of products to fit all your solar protection needs:

In addition, Shadow Tinting offers the protection of Armorcoat with a comprehensive line of safety films.

No matter what type of building you’re in - a home or office, corner store or corporate skyscraper - your glass and windows pose the biggest threat to your safety. Anything from a stray tree branch to a violent storm can send dangerous shards of glass flying, subjecting people and property to serious damage, injury or worse. That’s why so many home and business owners rely on the protection provided by durable Armorcoat safety window films.

The resilient layers of high-tensile polyester, aggressive adhesives, ultraviolet inhibitors and scratch-resistant coatings provide exceptional blast mitigation and impact resistant capabilities - with thicker films offering greater protection. Not only do these clear films help hold broken shards in place, the ultraviolet inhibitors help protect your merchandise and valuables against fade damage.

Improve Security with Window Films

Whether you are a small business or billion-dollar corporation, you do what it takes to reduce expenses and protect your bottom line. With Shadow Tinting’s window film installed on your office or you can save significantly on energy costs, maintain a more comfortable and productive environment, reduce interior fading and improve exterior appearance. Once it is installed, the benefits keep coming year after year with durable, long-lasting window films.

Shadow Tinting’s Window Films can dramatically improve your home or building in four specific ways:

Solar window film - Window films protect against solar energy for improved comfort

Our trained installers will professionally fit window film to the inside of your existing windows. Many films are optically clear, meaning they are virtually undetectable inside or out. Others offer a tint or reflectivity that increases your privacy and enhances the look of your home. Maintenance is worry-free. Simply clean windows as you normally would.

Nothing adds life to your home more than great natural light, but it’s also possible to have too much of a good thing. With natural sunlight comes unwanted heat and hotspots, which can really affect your overall comfort and make for a less inviting atmosphere. Our films can reject up to 79% of solar energy - providing you greater temperature stability and comfort while reducing solar heat gain and bothersome glare.

Solar Gard blocks harmful rays letting visible light through.

Practically invisible when installed onto glass, Solar Gard window films reject high levels of solar heat - offering you strong protection against bothersome glare, uncomfortable hot-spots, and uneven temperature fluctuations. You'll feel an immediate difference upon installation. Solar Gard window films allow you to work with your blinds wide open, without the excessive solar heat you'd expect.

Window tint provides impressive energy savings

More and more, homeowners are interested in helping our environment and preserving precious resources. You can make a difference everyday simply by reducing your air conditioning usage. Our films help you do that by rejecting heat and keeping interior temperatures more controllable and stable. By running your air conditioning less, you consume less energy, reduce your carbon footprint and save money on utilities.

Window Films Cut Carbon Emissions

Our architectural solar control window films, for residential and commercial applications, are the first building improvements product made to measure and report their carbon footprint and they are carbon negative.

On average they are carbon neutral within one year of installation. More efficient than low-e coatings at rejecting solar heat, our window films are both carbon-effective and cost-effective, reducing a building’s carbon footprint more effectively and for less money than new windows

Solar window tint protects against ultraviolet damage

Protect your home's interior from fading with ultraviolet-protection window film

Even inside the house, you and your valuables are more exposed to sun damage than you probably realize. Ultraviolet light and solar heat coming through any window can cause fading and irreparable damage to the things you value most. Everything from your expensive artwork and furnishings, to hardwood floors, carpets and custom draperies are at risk - and even more important, so is your skin. Our films help by filtering visible light, rejecting solar heat and blocking over 99% of harmful UV light - significantly reducing your potential for damage and protecting what you treasure most.

Many people do not realize that most windows offer little to no solar protection from UV radiation. The simple addition of window film can help reduce exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays.

Summertime is here, and along with the season’s good weather often comes an increased awareness of the dangers associated with catching too much sun. Many people think of sun damage only when they’re in the yard or at the beach. But the reality is we have to change how we think about skin cancer. The sun is harmful, whether exposure is at the beach, in the car, at work, or at home.

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation:

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer - more than 1 million skin cancers are diagnosed annually

One in 5 will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime

More than 90 percent of all skin cancers are caused by sun exposure

A person's risk for skin cancer doubles if he or she has had five or more sunburns

Skin Cancer Foundation Recommended window films include:

  • Automotive - Ultra Performance 75,
  • Automotive - Supreme 40, 28, 15, 8
  • Architectural - Silver 50, 35, 20
  • Architectural - Solar Bronze 50, 35, 20
Blast Mitigation Film
A common name for Armorcoat safety & security window film referring to the product’s ability to help hold glass intact during an explosion, minimizing deadly airborne shards.
Fragment Retention Film
A common name for Armorcoat safety & security window film, referring to the primary benefit of safety film: helping to hold glass intact in the event of it being broken.
Infrared (IR) Rejection
Infrared light form the sun is only a portion of the solar spectrum which provides heat through a window. It is important not to confuse IR Rejection with TSER (total solar energy rejection) which is the true indicator of how much energy will be blocked from entering your building.
Metallized
A process where metals are applied onto a clear, polyester film as an even layer. Different metals produce different hues and performance capabilities to meet the varying consumer needs.
MIL
Unit of length for 1/1000 of an inch (.001"). Used in expressing thickness of films. 1 MIL = 25 microns.
Safety Film
Safety film is composed of incredibly strong, optical-quality clear or metallized polyester, high-grade ultraviolet inhibitors, special laminating and mounting adhesives, and scratch-resistant coating. The product is retrofit to interior glass surfaces for glass breakage protection. When events such as natural disasters, vandalism or bomb blasts cause glass to break, the film’s flexible construction and pressure-sensitive mounting adhesive help hold the shards on the film. This reduces the potential for personal injury and property damage. Safety film is also referred to as anti-shatter film, glass fragment retention film, blast mitigation film and Mylar.

Bekaert’s safety film is available in thickness ranging from 4 Mil (.004") to 14 Mil (.014") - with thicker films offering greater protection. Armorcoat is available in all thickness, offered as either a clear or metallized safety film. Select Panorama films are offered as a 4 Mil and 8 Mil upgrade.

Solar Absorptance (A)
The amount of solar energy (visible, infrared and ultraviolet,) that is absorbed by the glazing system, expressed as percent.

When sunlight strikes glass, solar energy is either transmitted through the glass, absorbed by the glass or reflected away from the glass. The type of glass and window film applied causes varying absorptance results, expressed as a percent - this is the amount of solar energy that the glass and film retains. Always refer to a manufacturer’s film-to-glass installation recommendation.

Solar Reflectance (R)
The amount of solar energy (visible, infrared and ultraviolet) that is reflected by the glazing system, expressed as a percent.

When sunlight strikes glass solar energy is either transmitted through the pane of glass, absorbed by the glass or reflected away from the glass. The type of glass and window film applied causes varying reflectance results, shown as a percent - this is the amount of solar energy that the glass and film rejects away.

For maximum heat rejection, look for films with a high solar energy reflectance rating. Always refer to a manufacturer’s film-to-glass installation recommendation.

Solar Transmittance (T)
The amount of solar energy (visible, infrared and ultraviolet) that is reflected by the glazing system, expressed as a percent.

When sunlight strikes glass, solar energy is either transmitted through the pane of glass, absorbed by the glass or reflected away from the glass. The type of glass and window film applied causes varying transmittance results, shown as a percent - this is the amount of solar energy that entered through the glass and film. Always refer to a manufacturer’s film-to-glass installation recommendation.

Sputtering
A process that imbeds metal particles such as silver, stainless steel, copper, gold, titanium and chromium onto polyester film. Rolls of film are unwound and passed over target materials, depositing atoms evenly on the surface of the film through ion bombardment. This ensures long-lasting color and excellent solar performance. BSF was the first in the industry to sputter-coat window film.
Visible Light Absorptance (VLA)
The amount of visible light that is absorbed by the glazing system, expressed as a percent.
Visible Light Reflectance (VLR)
The amount of visible light that is reflected by the glazing system, expressed as a percent. A higher VLR rating offers better glare control. Films with higher ratings tend to be more reflective and/or darker.
Visible Light Transmittance (VLT)
The amount of visible light that passes through the glazing system, expressed as a percent. A lower VLT rating tends to be better for glare control, while a higher rating is preferred for maintaining natural light.


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