Solar Control

Solar heat and glare make life uncomfortable in the office, home or on the workshop floor. Solar energy enters the buildings through ordinary glass windows as radiated heat, light and glare.

Auto Films Direct window films reject a high percentage of solar heat and glare whilst allowing light to pass through, making the installation of solar control films to existing glazing a highly cost efficient way to control temperatures and Solar Controlglare. It is the employer’s responsibility to provide a comfortable working environment according to current Health & Safety and Display Screen Equipment Regulations. The effectiveness and productivity of staff can be greatly affected when subjected to high temperature and glare. Heat fatigue, eye-strain, headaches and migraine are all symptoms of inadequate solar control and lead to increased absenteeism. The installation of solar control film can help to reduce this dramatically.

Over-exposure to direct sunlight can cause fading and deterioration of items behind glass. All of our solar films have a combined UV barrier in the adhesive, reducing fading and expensive damage to goods and furnishings in offices, shops, galleries and museums. Our ‘low-E’ films can also reduce winter heat loss through glass by up to 30%.

External solar control coatings
Auto Films Direct provides a range of external films which are particularly suitable for rooflights. The films transform glass or polycarbonate into an effective solar shield during the summer. The films are laminated direct to glazing, reducing solar heat gain and glare, providing privacy, security, safety, fade-reduction and microwave rejection to protect computer data. The latest generation of external film incorporates a revolutionary self-healing property to protect the film’s surface. Kynar polymer protects the film from UV degradation, extending the film’s life expectancy.

The film carries a 10 year warranty