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The need to reduce glare isn’t the only great reason to purchase anti-glare window films

Are you likely to be particularly motivated to have anti-glare window films fitted at a property for which you have responsibility, if glare is only likely to be an occasional or seasonal problem for the building’s occupants?

You might have imagined not. However, the reality is that a need to lessen the amount of glare experienced in a given interior space is not the only good reason to arrange the installation of anti-glare window films from the Stockfilms range.

There’s so much more than glare control that our films can offer

If you’ve already been taking a look around our online selection of both interior-applied and external anti-glare window films, you might have noticed variances in the glare reduction percentages outlined in the specifications of these products.

Such differing levels of glare control can be largely attributed to the interaction of our products’ anti-glare capabilities with other qualities, such as their appearance.

If the effective reduction of glare is one of your prime priorities when you are in the market for window film, it is relatively unlikely, for instance, that you will be attracted to our Clear Heat Control offering, which only lessens glare by 24%. Instead, this is very much the kind of film you would specify if you were eager, above all else, to provide the given building’s windows with an almost invisible treatment, together with good solar heat rejection.

But on the other hand, we offer no shortage of window films that definitely do have strong anti-glare credentials. These include our both internal and external reflective films and low-mirror films, as well as such specialised products as our tinted, coloured and polycarbonate films.

We would always advise you, however, to carefully scrutinise the exact specifications of any particular window film in order to judge its suitability for your own intended application. When you then call us for a quote, on 020 8441 0449, we will be able to provide you with any further advice and guidance required, so that you can be sure of purchasing the right product.

Get in touch with our team to discuss your needs

Even if you are fairly confident as to which of our anti-glare window films represents the best match to your requirements, a conversation with us prior to placing your order will enable you to clarify your competing priorities for such a window film – such as privacy, safety and price – before you commit to any particular product.

As leading window film stockists and distributors since 1976, Stockfilms is the company best-placed to answer your most specialised needs, whether you are a specifier or end user.

 

This New Year, why not invest in the right heat control films for your property?

January may be the month in which many of us customarily head back to the office after a well-earned festive break, but it is also supposed to be a time of entirely new beginnings.

Indeed, one way in which your own New Year may turn out to be precisely that, is if you make steps to better regulate the changes of temperature at your premises that may otherwise threaten to make your workplace a less-than-hospitable one for many of your staff.

There are many potential solutions for controlling office temperatures

Anyone who has ever worked in an office or a similar workaday environment will probably be familiar with the frequent complaints among staff about the temperature at any one time.

There are, of course, potential cheap and ‘low-tech’ means of keeping temperatures in an office at an optimum level for workers.

Overly hot staffers, for instance, may consider investing in a fan to provide them with a cooling breeze at their desk, or wearing more breathable fabric such as silk or cotton. Those who feel cold, meanwhile, might be tempted to layer up or sip warm beverages.

Window films, however, can have a significant impact and versatility

The arrival of January means many things, but one thing that it certainly means for those with responsibility for office buildings – whether they are specifiers or end users – is the need to think ahead about what their building is likely to require over the months and year to come.

If you are such an individual, you may be surprised by the considerable versatility that our own heat control films offer.

With the options we present in this product category here at Stockfilms including the likes of internally and externally applied reflective window film, internally and externally applied low-mirror films, tinted and coloured films, and so many more, we can give you the solutions that cater to various aesthetic, practical and financial needs alike.

In particular, the heat control films that we offer are renowned for their effectiveness at rejecting solar glare and heat gain. This, then, could make them an invaluable purchase as temperatures around your office buildings creep up in the months ahead.

Stellar results, for a stellar price

You can learn more about the performance that can be expected from our various heat control films by perusing our relevant online product pages. If, after doing so, you find a product or two that you would like to investigate further and even perhaps request a quote for, you are welcome to do so, by calling the Stockfilms team on 020 8441 0449.

Don’t hesitate to place your order for the most appropriate heat control films for your needs at Stockfilms this month, before demand ‘heats up’ with the rising temperatures as we edge ever-closer to the spring and summer! 

 

Our solar heat and glare control film offers so much more than solar heat and glare control

If there's any time of year when end users and specifiers - or even just those with any level of responsibility for a building - can be at risk of underestimating the risk of excessive heat and troublesome glare, it is the winter months.

After all, you might think that during seasons when it isn't especially sunny or hot most of the time, going out of your way to improve a premises' level of solar heat and glare control would be a waste of time, money and effort.

This can be an unfortunate misconception, however. Glare, for instance, can actually be a major problem at this time of year due to the low-lying winter sun, especially for office workers in taller buildings.

And while December and January are hardly months associated with escalating temperatures, it's still important to consider what solutions need to be in place for when temperatures do begin to climb as spring and summer come ever closer.

Won't the right curtains or blinds do the job?

Well, yes, in theory, you could simply fit some blinds or curtains in your premises for the purposes of solar heat and glare control. However, these products can bring their own issues.

Blinds and curtains, after all, take up space in a building, and can contribute to an interior space looking less roomy and more cluttered than needs to be the case.

Furthermore, curtains and blinds can be notorious for the dust that often accumulates on them - and that's before you consider their tendency to fade over time, due to the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays.

The right window film from Stockfilms really could tick every box

While the window films we can supply to you here at Stockfilms certainly look good - the available varieties including the likes of reflective film, low-mirror film, tinted film and coloured film - it's important to appreciate that all of these types of film can also deliver truly stellar solar heat and glare control.

That includes up to 99% filtering of UV rays, thereby helping to prevent the premature deterioration of furnishings like your office's curtains or blinds, in the event that you do choose to have some installed.

Plus, our window films are just so versatile that they often make great sense to purchase, even if better control over solar heat and glare is merely one of your priorities.

We offer dedicated safety window film, for instance, that can resist vandalism or other deliberate attempts at damage, while still delivering impressive solar heat and glare control results, and even perhaps enhancing the privacy of the users of your buildings, too.

Get in touch today for a great-value quote

In short, even if you turn to a supplier like Stockfilms with your top priority initially being the installation of window film for controlling solar heat and glare, it doesn't need to be your only priority - and nor should it be - for the simple reason that our window films really can 'do it all'.

Simply call our team now, on 020 8441 0449, for an in-depth discussion about your own exact requirements in relation to window film, as well as to request a competitive quote.

 

Be ready with the right solar control film for when the temperatures begin to rise

It may seem a strange priority for anyone with responsibility for a building where excessive heat gain and glare can be problems, to specifically seek out solar control film during the winter. Surely, the conditions that would necessitate the installation of such a product at almost any building, would rarely or never arise at this time of year?

That might well be an understandable observation to make. However, there are several very good reasons to turn to a supplier like Stockfilms for solar control film right now, and not merely the fact that this type of film is very easy to obtain at the height of the winter months.

Glare and heat gain can be issues during any and every season

As climate change continues to bring serious implications for our winters and summers alike, it is becoming harder and harder to be sure that high levels of solar energy and troubling glare won’t be problems during any given season.

In any case, even if the weather during the day in the winter is never especially sunny for the occupants of your building, glare can still happen. In fact, it might turn out to be an even greater inconvenience at this time of year than in the summer, thanks to the lower-lying sun.

This all means that whether you are a specifier or end user, if you are responsible for a particular building, you might not want to take the risk of simply waiting until the spring or summer before you enquire to a company like Stockfilms about solar control film.

Remember, too, that solar control film isn’t purely about solar control

Another convincing justification for purchasing solar control film for your building without delay, is the simple fact that the other reasons for buying such film – like the need to achieve certain aesthetic effects or maximise privacy for users of the rooms within – remain pertinent and pressing all year round.

You may be especially interested in ordering our reflective solar protection films, for example, due to their highly mirrored external appearance during the day that prevents observers from peering inside. Or perhaps you are instead most drawn to our understated tinted window film or even our striking coloured films, which have their own excellent track record of repelling solar heat gain and reducing glare?

All of these intriguing solutions, and many more, can be sourced at excellent prices from Stockfilms this festive season. So, why wait any longer to request a competitive quote for any of these renowned products, when you can do so right now, and give yourself invaluable peace of mind this winter as a conscientious and responsible end user or specifier?

Frosted window film can be used for various aesthetic and privacy effects

Window film is available from such a renowned supplier as Stockfilms for a wide range of sometimes complex purposes – and it is for such purposes that frosted window film might sometimes be the best choice. But what exact films do we offer in this category, and why might you choose them?

Opalux frosted films

Opalux is one of the go-to names in window film, so it should be no surprise that it is a highly regarded brand with regard to frosted privacy film, too.

We provide Opalux translucent privacy screening films that provide two-way privacy while still allowing a good level of natural light through the glass.

Fine Acid Etch White (PA-902) is the most common choice of window film in this range where there is a need for 24-hour privacy, although alternatives like Fine Acid Etch Bronze (BR-912) and Fine Acid Etch Smoke (SM-922) are also available.

MACal frosted films

Another highly rated translucent window film range is the MACal frosted one, these films being suited to both indoor and outdoor use, and enabling an etched, frosted or sandblasted effect to be achieved.

These films come in Frosted or Dusted matt finishes, with both of them able to be counted on to deliver uniformity and stability. It’s also quick and easy to cut them using most plotters, and it is even possible to screen print onto them.

3M frosted films

When you are looking to create unique, special-effect applications with your choice of frosted privacy window film, the 3M range could be well worth perusing.

This category of window film is actually divided into dusted and frosted varieties, with the dusted variants having the uniform appearance of etched glass, as opposed to the sandblasted look of the frosted films.

With window films in this range encompassing the likes of Dusted Crystal White
(7725-314), Frosted Crystal Blue (7725-327) and Frosted Crystal Rose (7725-323), there’s plenty of scope to create precisely the look that you’re interested in.

Whether you are an end user or specifier, Stockfilms can be your go-to source of frosted, privacy and other window film that enables you to meet all manner of specialised requirements for the windows at a given site. Simply call 020 8441 0449 or send us an email today to receive a competitive quote.

There’s a wide range of ways in which window films can bolster safety and security

Such is the astounding versatility of the leading window films, that you may not have even fully appreciated – whether as a specifier or end user – just how many functions these products can serve.

Our broad selection of safety and security-oriented window films is an excellent case in point – so, what products do we offer in these category, and for what purposes?

Clear Safety films can provide invaluable protection

A logical place to start in our exploration of the window films in our range that are geared around safety and security, is our complement of Clear Safety films. Variants of these films are available that are specifically designed to be installed on internal and external surfaces of a building’s glass.

If it is the internally applied version of this window film that most interests you, it may be such a product as our 100-micron clear product that you select. This film is a sound choice as a minimum specification for a safety film, and offers such benefits as high optical clarity, a scratch-resistant coating, and protection against interior furnishings fading prematurely.

Such internally applied Clear Safety film can also be sourced in 175-micron, 200-micron and 300-micron guises, with the latter routinely specified for ground-floor windows and other high-security areas of a building considered to be at particular risk.

As aforementioned, though, externally applied versions of these Clear Safety films are available, too. In fact, they can be combined with interior films to maximise the level of protection given to a building, including by guarding against vandalism of the glass through graffiti.

Or consider Combined Safety film for resolving multiple problems at once

However, it isn’t even just safety and security that our window films in this category can help to provide. You may have reason to look at our multi-laminate Combined Safety films, for example, the ‘combined’ element a reference to the usefulness that these products can have as solar protection films.

This functionality, in turn, translates into such advantages as superb heat and glare control, the filtering of harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, and improved privacy due to the reduced vision possible through the glass.

Allow us to guide you towards the most suitable window film

With all of the above products collectively representing just one of our many categories of window films, it’s fair to say that you may appreciate some help when on the lookout for the most appropriate product for your own setting.

Call the Stockfilms customer service team on 020 8441 0449 today, and we will provide you with the tailored information, advice and competitive quote that you would expect from one of the most renowned and trusted distributors of window films since our establishment in 1976.

 

Our internal low-mirror films make as much sense in the winter as they do in the summer

It would probably not be overly bold a statement to suggest that heat control films are largely associated with the task of repelling excessive solar glare and heat gain at the height of the summer months, rather than necessarily reducing heat loss from a building during colder periods.

It is important, however, to acknowledge that such window films can be genuinely invaluable right through the year.

Furthermore, when you are a specifier or end user on the lookout for heat control films that do make sense during every season, you could hardly hope to make a finer choice than our internal low-mirror window films here at Stockfilms.

Balanced year-round performance from these renowned heat control films

Our present range of highly rated, internally-applied low-mirror window films encompasses such options as Bronze 20, Bronze 35, Neutral Grey 20, Neutral Grey 35 and Neutral Grey 50. While these films each slightly vary in terms of their advantages, they can be depended on to deliver formidable, balanced performance all year round.

After all, when you are seeking out heat control films that lend themselves to winter conditions as well as they do to warmer ones, you will probably wish to achieve a certain level of heat and glare rejection, while also not overly reducing how much heat and light are allowed to pass through the window.

Sure enough, in the case of the Neutral Grey 50 film, some 48% of visible light is allowed to be transmitted through the glass, while 39% of solar energy is transmitted and glare can be reduced by 45%. If, however, higher levels of solar energy rejection and glare reduction are desired, such alternatives exist in the same range as the Neutral Grey 50 product, which transmits just 14% of solar energy and 18% of visible light.

Bear in mind that amid the ongoing unpredictability of the seasons, effective heat and glare reduction are both likely to be appreciated at times by users of the buildings where these heat control films are installed. Low-lying winter sun, for instance, can be a highly unwelcome source of glare that could compromise the comfort and productivity of a building’s occupants.

Enquire now about your next window film

One benefit of our low-mirror window films that we haven’t touched on yet in this piece is, of course, the characteristic that defines them; their much more muted and neutral appearance compared to the reflective solar films you might have otherwise considered.

The aesthetic advantages that such heat control films bring to a relatively architecturally sensitive setting is a further all-year-round reason to make them your choice.

As for if you would like to discuss that choice in more detail, including the specific low-mirror window film that may best suit the application you have in mind, it couldn’t be more straightforward to give the Stockfilms team a call today, on 020 8441 0449.

 

Heat and glare control and a reduced carbon footprint can all be achieved with just one window film

During this era when the news is constantly alight with troubling headlines about the consequences that our day-to-day activities could be having for the environment, you may understandably feel a certain urgency to adopt the measures that will help to make your organisation part of the solution, rather than part of the problem. Could something as simple as heat and glare reduction window film play a part in making this possible for your firm?

The short answer is: yes, especially when you choose to have low-emissivity window film installed at your company’s buildings. We offer this type of window film for internal application, incorporating a Low-E coating that will help to keep heat within your buildings during colder times of year. However, this film is also capable of rejecting excessive heat from entering your rooms once the sun returns.

So many more benefits than just greater social responsibility

Yes, the fitting of some of our low emissivity window film at your own organisation’s premises could be invaluable for demonstrating to staff, clients, customers and other stakeholders that your firm cares about ‘doing the right thing’. However, such film can also bring a wealth of benefits that are not simply about better protecting the only planet we have.

Purchase our Low-E Neutral 50 film (SO-50LEN-iSR), for instance, and you will be assured of a solution that allows for the transmission of 48% of visible light through your building’s glass, while also reducing glare by 45% and rejecting 57% of solar energy. Such qualities, in turn, will help to make your firm’s buildings much pleasanter places for occupants.

Alternatively, if you would prefer a product that is even more effective as heat and glare reduction window film, we can also offer you a Low-E Reflective Silver 20 film (SO-20LERS-iSR) that delivers a remarkable 82% glare reduction and rejects 78% of solar energy. This particular film transmits 16% of visible light.

Finally, another product that we are delighted to be able to offer is Penjerex Energy-Saving Film (PX7060S). This film is clear in appearance but still provides a degree of heat and glare reduction, in the process giving you considerable savings on your heating and air conditioning bills.

Ask us now for a competitive quote  

There may be a wide range of reasons why you initially consider our Low-E products when you are in the market for heat and glare reduction window film as an end-user or specifier. However, there’s only one company that you should consistently turn to for such window film: Stockfilms.

Call our team now on 020 8441 0449 or email sales@stockfilms.co.uk, and our professional and friendly customer service team will be able to discuss your specific needs with you, followed by a quote that answers all of your requirements for your next window film.

What’s the best way to reduce heat from windows?

The all-too-frequent problem of excessive heat gain in homes and workplaces that serves to make many interior spaces less-than-pleasant places to be, has long led many specifiers and end users alike to try out a wide range of solutions. Among the most obvious of them are curtains, shutters and blinds – but are any of those arrangements quite as effective as window films?

After all, when you wish to reduce heat from windows, there’s an extremely wide range of such films available to address all manner of specific needs – by no means restricted to heat reduction.

Regardless of your exact requirements, we have the films that do the job

If you are looking for a window film squarely with the intention of lessening the amount of heat that passes through your building’s windows into the rooms inside, you certainly have lots of choices in our own product range here at Stockfilms.

Presuming it is sheer performance that you desire from such films above all else, though, our reflective window films may be of particular appeal. As their name indicates, these films are notable for their reflective external appearance that provides a uniform look and enhances privacy by preventing outside observers from easily seeing inside.

However, the most impressive aspect of our solar reflective films is arguably the amount of heat they can repel from a building. The internally applied Grey/Silver 10 film (SO-10RGS-iSR) is a great case in point, as it only transmits 8% of solar energy, reflecting a further 54% and absorbing the remaining 38%.

But even the Silver 50 solar reflective film (SO-50RS-iSR), which allows much more light through the glass, still reflects a very useful 30% of solar energy and absorbs a further 37%, thereby permitting a mere 33% to reach the space inside.

Nor are we just about solar reflective window films

You aren’t limited to solar reflective films – whether fitted to the interior or exterior surface of the glass – when you are looking for a proven way to reduce heat from windows. Such other products as our low mirror, External Clear Heat Control (SO-70IR-eSR), tinted and coloured window films all provide varying degrees of heat control as well.

Alongside such other advantages as glare reduction and improved aesthetics, these products can help to ensure all requirements you have for your building’s glass can be met by a single window film.

Call the Stockfilms customer service team today, on 020 8441 0449, to discuss your full set of needs from window film so that we can guide you to the most suitable choice. In the process, we will also be able to present you with the best possible quote for the film you ultimately choose. 

 

 

Yes, both heat reduction and colour can be provided by one window film

If you’ve ever wondered – as a specifier or end-user – whether our selection of glare and heat reduction window film here at Stockfilms really does need to be as broad as it is, we would draw attention to the fact that our customers often have similarly wide-ranging preferences and requirements.

Indeed, you may be one of those customers, with an interest in imbuing a building’s windows with a certain colour while also providing an effective solution for repelling potential heat gain.

Sure enough, we are pleased to be able to supply proven glare and heat reduction window film in colours that also enable this product to provide a high level of decoration to the glass.

What options for coloured window film do we presently give you?

You don’t have to make undesirable compromises when you take your pick from our extensive selection of aesthetically appealing and high-performing coloured window films.

Consider the example of our Reflective – Blue/Silver 15 (SO-15BL-iSR) product; from the outside, it offers a deep blue reflective appearance, while from the perspective of the occupants inside the building, it sports a much less noticeable light reflective tint. But it also delivers genuinely formidable performance, reflecting or absorbing a high proportion of solar energy and reducing glare by 85%.

Another reflective coloured window film of ours is Gold/Silver 15 (SO-15GD-iSR), and again, it offers the best of both cosmetic and practical appeal. It can be counted on to lower glare by a whopping 82%, yet offers a gold reflective outside appearance and a light reflective tint from the inside.

Even low-mirrored coloured films are available

Of course, you might want to inject some colour into the windows of the premises for which you are responsible, while avoiding the highly mirrored look that reflective films like the above are known to provide. In that case, our low-mirror solutions could be just the right ones for you.

These products in our current range include a Blue 20 (SO-20LMBL-iSR) and Green 30 (SO-30LMGN-iSR) film, which lessen glare by 75% and 66% respectively, at the same time as transmitting less than 30% of solar energy. Naturally, all four of the films we have mentioned in this piece also filter out ultraviolet (UV) rays by as much as 99%.

Combine these qualities with the two lower-mirror films’ more subtle external look compared to their reflective counterparts, as well as a light tint from the inside, and you have what may well be the ideal glare and heat reduction window film for the needs of your project.

Call 020 8441 0449 today, and the Stockfilms team will be able to answer any of your queries in relation to window film, followed by presenting you with the very best quote.