What about it?
Glazing is the Achilles Heel of every building. It just can’t compare to the insulating properties of most other materials. We’ve seen single glazing being replaced by double glazing and now we’re seeing a huge roll out of triple glazing. Each time we add a new pane of glass and an air gap. This gap can be as mentioned, an air gap, or it can be filled with special gases that help slow the passage of heat from the inside of our buildings to the outside and keep the cold from outside, well, outside. There’s only so far you can go when adopting this approach. Who knows, if technology wasn’t where it is we might be looking at 5, 6, 7 or more panes of glass in our glazing units in the future!
Luckily technology has come on leaps and bounds in recent years and we’ve seen the introduction of low-e coatings, gel laminations and internal film suspension units. These advanced windows seem space aged compared to those old single pane windows of the past. But…they come with a price and usually a hefty one at that.
The most modern of thermally insulating windows are incredible and incredibly pricey with some manufacturers claiming you will get an ROI of around 35 years! That’s not really a return on investment if you ask us! Maybe one day these windows will become more “affordable” and better value for money.
For now though, there’s not much to beat the most advanced window films we’ve ever seen. As glazing technology has moved forward so have window films. From the dark tinted films of the late 90’s to what we call optically clear, spectrally selective, low-e window films of today! These films are near invisible once installed on your existing glazing and offer value for money like nothing else with an ROI in as little as 2 years!
These films work by not only blocking heat from leaving the room but also reflecting it back in during cold days. In summer when the temperatures soar, these films work incredibly well at stopping almost 50% of the suns heat entering your property!
Winter heating savings to challenge those of high quality triple glazing, summer heat gain reductions that far out perform any blinds and a hue that actually enhances your views from the inside!
Benefits of Energy Saving Window Films.
- Up to 41% winter heat loss reduction.
- Up to 44% summer heat gain reduction.
- Rejects 99% of UV rays reducing the risk of skin cancer and the fading of furniture and furnishings.
- Promotes comfortable indoor temperatures in every season, day and night.
- Increases year round energy savings and reduces your carbon footprint.
- Allows maximum light into your home with minimal solar heat.
- Enhances your views from the inside out by lowering interior reflection.
- Can provide some added privacy from the outside.
- Helps prevent hot and cold spots near windows around your premises
Are the films for this service tinted/reflective?
Our most recommended film for energy savings has very high visible light transmittance with just enough “tint” to break harsh light, you can barely tell it’s on the window. Reflections are a common concern of a lot of our new customers. You’ll find that the interior light reflectance is marginally lower than that of glass without film and the exterior is marginally more reflective. This ensures that your view from the inside is close to perfect, by that we mean better than without film!
- Warranty Length: 16 Years (That’s a lot of years of savings)
All of our jobs are covered by a manufacturer backed warranty. You and your installer will complete a short warranty form on the day of your installation. This should be kept with a copy of your invoice from us. We will always be your first port of call if you experience any issues covered by warranty during the stated period. If, for some reason, you can’t get hold of us if there’s a problem, you can contact your nearest authorised installer for that film and the manufacturer will cover all the costs involved with rectifying the issue, as long as it’s covered in the warranty criteria.
Why choose Perthshire Window Films?
Because we’re the best! We’ve chosen our products not for ease of installation or because they’re cheap! We’ve chosen to supply our customers with some of the most superior products on the market right now. We continuously develop our knowledge, our staff skill sets and our understanding of what you, our customers expect. We do more than just install film. First we make sure that a window film will actually serve you well, will it solve the problem you have, in the way you need it solved? Then we determine if you’re glazing is suitable for the type of film you need to solve your problem, we come to your home, project site or place of work, wherever the glass in question is situated. We test your glass using specialised meters and detectors to determine its structure, is it monolithic, float, toughened, laminated etc… Your ideal film will be offered to you based on all the data we collect about your needs and your glazing structure. Only then will we discuss installation, there’s no point wasting your time. In the end, all we care about is making you happy! If we can give you years of problem free comfort in your home, you’ll almost certainly speak highly of us and what we do. We are fully insured to work on your glazing in your property. Don’t waste your time, speak to the professionals today.