Before we dive into the future let’s look at some of the past breakthroughs in the window film industry. In the beginning all window film was silver. Silver worked great in controlling the amount of heat and light entering a space. It has limitations of course too reflective and too dark being the major complaints. So then came lighter films and they were not as reflective and worked well. Now the innovations started coming rapidly these are listed in no certain order, we have dual reflective films (films more reflective on the outside than the inside) Ceramic films that offer low reflectivity and high clarity. Luminous efficacy films have been developed with high heat rejection by all but eliminating the IR rays while allowing very high light transmission through your windows. Low E films that help you stay warm in the winter by keeping the heat in your home or office and in the summer keeps the heat from the sun out.
Now that we have glanced in the rear view mirror let’s look at some the new developments ready to take off. One of the new products set to explode is transitional window film. This is window film that goes from light to dark tint when needed and back to a light tint providing a better view and natural light through your windows. Never dark window film, think about that! Along the same lines are films that can go from clear to obscure providing privacy when called for and openness when desired. Then we have high tech cloaking film a film built to protect sensitive information. The cloaking film is a clear film applied to the glass of interior office glass or conference room glass the film is designed to “blackout” monitors when looking through the film at the screen thus protecting your data from prying eyes. Decorative films are now coming in multiple patterns, designs and shades so much so that the choices can be overwhelming. We must not forget about safety and security film, safety and security films are being developed for any number of events. Anything from deterring a smash and grab theft to protecting people and property from weather events. Another vital use for safety and security window film is to slow down intruders attempting to break through the glass to gain entry.
Window film enhances glass by protecting people and property, saving money by reducing energy cost and providing privacy and beauty. With so many new products for glass enhancement could there be a better time than now to start improving your view?