26 Aug

3M Daylight Redirecting Film: Naturally brighten your day

Window Film Depot offers a new energy efficient technology, 3M Daylight Redirecting Film (DRF).  DRF is a cost-effective solution to provide natural light into your buildings and work spaces by redirecting daylight that enters through the upper portion of windows to the ceiling.

There are many benefits to optimizing natural light into your work space and buildings including reduced sun glare on your computer screens, increase in employee productivity, lower energy bills (less need for artificial lighting) and overall well-being of occupants.

As illustrated in the following image, 3M Daylight Redirecting Film redirects natural light as much as 40 feet into the building.  Composed of micro-structured prisms, DRF has the potential to increase the daylighting zone in a perimeter space as much as threefold.

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The film is professionally installed onto new or existing windows and doesn’t require extra hardware or infrastructure.

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17 Aug

The proof is in the numbers!

A client of ours recently conducted an independent study to test the heat rejection of solar film vs. no solar film on their windows.  Windows with sun control window film resulted in significant energy rejection compared to those without.

The test was conducted with a temperature data logger (MX1101) placed in each of the three windows: one with no film, one with Silver Solar film and one with Bronze Solar film.

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After six days of testing, the windows with tint yielded up to 10 degrees more heat rejection than those without.

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Blue = No Tint * Brown = Silver Tint * Green = Bronze Tint

Employees in the area of the filmed windows also stated the temperature was much more comfortable and there was less glare on their computer screens.  Reducing the heat rejection will lower your operating costs while creating a more comfortable environment for your employees.

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Contact Window Film Depot for your installation needs to control excessive heat gain and sun glare through existing windows of office buildings, retail stores and commercial properties.

Email us at jeff@windowfilmdepot.com or call 1-866-933-3456 

 

 

 

03 Aug

Superior Clarity & Protection

Is your goal to protect your storefront from vandalism, scratches, or to reduce fading?  Do you need to reduce the interior glare into your restaurant establishment, yet maintain the exterior appearance?

Window Film Depot installed  Anti-Graffiti (AG6) at this storefront in San Francisco, CA.

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The AG6 protects against most scratches, acid etching, gouges and tagging.  If vandalism were to occur, glass replacement would be costly, while the AG film can be removed and replaced quickly without the need to remove your window.  Additionally, the Anti-Graffiti film has 99% UV rejection, helping to reduce fading of displayed merchandise.

Prestige 40 (PR40) from the Sun Control Series provides high visible light transmission at this restaurant in Roswell, GA.

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The PR40 lets in the light, not the heat, providing superior comfort and clarity.  Prestige spectrally-selective films reject up to 97% of the sun’s infrared heat to keep your property cool and lower energy bills.  The low interior and exterior reflectivity enhances views while maintaining exterior appearance.  Additionally, 99.9% of the suns damaging UV rays are rejected, protecting your furnishings from fading.

-Email us at jeff@windowfilmdepot.com or call 1-866-933-3456 to speak with one of our professional staff members to book your installation!

 

26 Jul

Back to School Safety

Times have changed and so have the security measures necessary for our schools.  Safety & Security window film offers greater security to your existing security initiatives.

A recent Window Film Depot install at this NJ school chose films from the 3M Safety and Security Window Film Ultra Series.  It is a micro-layered, tear-resistant film for enhanced protection of people and property. This film prevents glass fragments from falling from your windows, helping to protect you and potentially reducing injuries.  Additionally, the Ultra film deters breaking and entering, helping to delay or stop unwanted individuals from entering your building.

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 Window Film Depot offers a wide variety of Safety & Security film as well as Energy saving films to accommodate your school’s specific budget and goals.  A recent article states the California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved window film funding for energy efficiency upgrades to educational facilities, further acknowledging the benefits of window film for your school.

The right choice for this PA school was a combination of the Safety & Security NV Ultra series along with the Solar NV (Night Vision), offering great heat rejection, providing energy savings and improved comfort.

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Don’t delay in calling for an appointment as summer is ending and school is almost back in session!

Email us at jeff@windowfilmdepot.com or call 1-866-933-3456 to speak with one of our sales professionals for your next project.

18 Jul

Save Energy with Sun Control Films

Sun Control Films provide substantial heat rejection, creating energy savings for office buildings, retail stores, commercial and residential properties.  Additional benefits include increased privacy, improved exterior appearance and reduction of harmful UV rays, the largest cause of fading to interior furnishings.

The best film choice depends on your goal and building structure.  For this project at the Newark airport in NJ, Window Film Depot installed the 3M P-18, a classic silver reflective film with excellent solar protection.

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P-18 offers great heat rejection, providing energy savings and improved comfort.

 

 

 

 

The 3M Prestige Series will let in the light but not the heat, creating superior comfort and clarity.  The clear heat control films are designed for minimal aesthetic change to windows while providing maximum solar control performance.

This current Window Film Depot project with 3M Prestige film blocks 50% of the solar energy without altering the look of the building.

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*****Booking appointments now for summer 2016 installations!*****

-Email us at jeff@windowfilmdepot.com or call 1-866-933-3456 to speak with one of our professional staff members to choose the right solar film for you!