TYPES OF WINDOW FILM
What types of window films can I choose for my home or commercial building?
Solar Window Film
Solar films are made with a vacuum coated metalizing process which deposits thin layers of aluminum on polyester which creates a transparent film with superior solar control. Another process called sputtering passes the polyester through large vacuum chambers that deposit metals such as copper, silver and titanium. Because of this process, Vista manufactures multi-layered films that offer high performance. These films are scratch resistant and stand up to repeated glass cleanings. In order to offer long- term durability, films are tested in weathering chambers.
Dual Reflective Window Film
Dual Reflective (D/R) window films offer superior energy savings through lower interior reflectivity and higher exterior reflectivity allowing a greater percentage of heat rejection. These films are traditionally installed on commercial buildings, but are also popular in homes that receive high levels of sunlight.
Spectral-Select Window Film
These films offer excellent heat rejection and energy savings with a virtually invisible appearance. They’re made with advanced technologies that single out regions of the solar spectrum resulting in a film that lets in more light than heat. Great for application where maintaining the look of existing glass is highly important.
Ceramic Window Film
Ceramic window films utilize proprietary metals and ceramic layers with extremely low interior and exterior reflectivity providing a superb, clear view.
Decorative Window Film
Decorative window films not only look good but they also serve a purpose. Sometimes it is referred to as privacy film. People can’t see in our out so in areas such as bathrooms, entry ways and offices it is the perfect application. The film, when applied, looks like a piece of glass that you spend hundreds on! Decorative window film also comes in patterns and can be used for graphic designs or logos.
Anti-Graffiti Window Film
Anti-graffiti films are available in 4 and 6 mil strengths which have an advanced scratch-resistant layer and it is easily cleaned with conventional glass cleaners. It is optically clear, distortion free and the installation is quick and easy. When vandals strike, the film is removed to reveal the unspoiled glass surface below!
Security Window Film
Security window film is made with heavy-duty polyester bonded by the industry’s strongest adhesives. Our security window films provide a powerful barrier that helps hold glass in place should impact occur. No matter what the impact is from natural disasters, crime, vandalism or everyday accidents you can rest assure that our security window films will help control and even eliminate the danger and damage caused by broken glass in new construction and retrofit projects.
(The window film industry has submitted itself to rigorous third-party testing to certify its products. More than 250 films have been certified by the NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council), verifying their energy performance. This is the same body that rates windows in terms of energy efficiency. There are many health and safety standards that window films adhere to, including human impact, glass fragment protection, burglary intrusion, bomb blast and fire safety.)
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