Along with heat reduction, solar film for windows can also help you protect your investments in Singapore. Curtains, furniture and even flooring can fall victim to the effects of the sun. One of the leading culprits in fading your valuables is ultraviolet light. To keep those home furnishings and decorations looking their best, a solar film for home and businesses with a high percentage of ultraviolet light rejection would be a good choice. Many films can now block almost 99 percent of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Ultraviolet light can not only fade your furniture, but too much of it can affect your health. Ultraviolet rays are the reason for sunburns and are also seen as one of the risk factors for cancer. According to the report on Carcinogens released by the Department of Health and Human Services, ultraviolet radiation is a known human carcinogen as stated by the National Institute of Health.
For working to prevent sun-induced skin damage, several types of window films have even been given the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation. Some window films offer another benefit in the area of safety: shatter resistance. The film’s shatter resistance comes from its ability to hold glass shards together and act as a barrier between the interior of the home and the glass. Along with the safety benefits, window films can also help to reduce the glare on your television when viewing the big game. The percentage of glare reduction is usually related to the visible light transmittance. The lower the amount of light transmitted through the film, the greater the glare reduction inside the home. While a darker film can offer more glare reduction and privacy, a clearer film offers a more natural view from the window. Darker films can also have higher values for reflectivity. Reflectivity can be beneficial when reflecting the sunlight, but it can be less desirable when the view out of your windows at night includes a shadowed version of the room’s interior.
While the type of film you choose will affect the price you pay, the application technique will also greatly influence the final total. The two basic application choices are do-it-yourself or professional installation. The application procedure will differ depending on the type of window the film is being applied to, along with the type of window film. The basic application procedure begins with a thorough cleaning of the window. After cleaning, measure the window, then cut the film to include an additional 3/4 to 1 inch (1.9 to 2.54 centimeters) of extra material on all sides. Exposing the adhesive coating is the next step in the process. For do-it-yourself application, it might be a good idea to have a friend help to separate the protective liner from the adhesive to ensure that the film does not attach to itself. Since most of the adhesives used on window films are water activated, the film and window are sprayed with a wetting solution. The films are then ready to be applied to the window with the adhesive side towards the window. To smooth out any bubbles or imperfections, it’s generally recommended to use a squeegee and possibly more wetting solution to get a consistent look. When the film is smooth, the excess film can be trimmed. The surface should then be blotted to remove any extra water.