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We have just the right reflective anti-glare window films for your needs

Excessive glare through a building’s windows is a menace for more than a few reasons. It is certainly not helpful in the workplace, given that it makes computer screens difficult to see, which is detrimental to productivity. This is quite aside from the issue of interiors being susceptible to overheating when sunlight comes into direct contact with glazing.

The good news is that when glare, but also to some extent overheating is a problem, we have various anti-glare window films to offer here at Stockfilms. Some of these films have a reflective outer appearance and many other features that may make them appealing for your building.

What external reflective window films can we presently offer?

The obvious difference between our external and internal reflective anti-glare window films is the additional UV protection that the former incorporate, as is needed to guard against degradation of the film due to sunshine exposure. Indeed, our external reflective films also have a strong waterproof adhesive to ensure they remain in place, whatever the conditions over time.

If it is these external, rather than internal reflective windows that you specify from us – perhaps because you are not able to access the glass from the inside to apply one of our internal films, or even due to the type of glazing involved – you have many appealing options.

The anti-glare properties of all of our films in this category are impressive. These films are from the Opalux brand, with the strongest glare reduction rate – 91% – being provided by the External Grey/Silver 10 film. Both the four-year and seven-year versions of the External Silver 20 film, meanwhile, provide 82% glare reduction, and for the External Silver 35 film, it is 66%.

Our internal films can be relied on to achieve similarly stellar results

If you are looking for the perfect reflective anti-glare window films to be applied within your building, you are sure to be delighted by the choice that we can bring you here at Stockfilms.

All of our window films in this category provide industry-leading levels of glare reduction – especially the Silver Blockout film, which lives up to its name by reducing glare by 99% and rejecting 98% of solar energy. This 50-micron film prevents all vision, daylight and artificial light through a window.

However, we can also supply various other reflective internal films – such as the acclaimed Grey/Silver 10, Grey/Silver 15, Matt Silver, Silver 35 and Silver 50 solutions – in accordance with your most specific heat rejection and glare reduction requirements.

There’s no need to accept anti-glare window films that are anything less than the most renowned in their industry. Get in touch with Stockfilms today, and we will swiftly issue you with a competitive quote.  

Which of our window films are best for reducing glare and heat?

The minimisation of heat and glare is one of the most popular reasons for end-users and specifiers alike to enquire to us about window film, and we have many options in our range of solar control film that will enable your organisation to achieve the right results at no cost to aesthetics.

Reflective film that excels, whether applied inside or outside

Such options include our internally applied reflective film, for instance, which can make a dramatic difference to the level of solar heat and glare that the occupants of your buildings experience. There are also many variants of this window film available, including the likes of Grey/Silver 10, Grey/Silver 15, Silver 20, Silver 35, Silver 50 and Silver Blockout.

However, you may desire reflective window film that can be applied even to glass that you are unable to access from the inside. Sure enough, our external version of this film boasts the necessary degree of weather resistance, with additional UV barriers to prevent the film becoming degraded by sun exposure. Meanwhile, the adhesive used for this external film is strong and waterproof. 

Alternatively, consider more neutral-looking low-mirror window film

There are certain settings in which it is not the mirrored appearance of reflective solar protection films, but instead a more understated, tinted look that is preferred. Thankfully, we have Low Mirror window film in stock that perfectly caters to this requirement, while still delivering a good level of solar heat and glare control.

Again, both internal and external versions are available, with this type of window film being an especially good choice for architecturally sensitive and listed buildings.

All of the options to address even the most specialised needs

The above are far from the only external window films of ours with an excellent reputation for glare and heat reduction. Indeed, we have non-metallised films available with an either dark tinted or clear appearance to suit more specialised applications.

On the subject of tinted window film, this is an option generally favoured for cosmetic reasons, and we are pleased to be able to offer internal tinted films in a variety of shades that not only help to control solar glare and UV radiation, but also give various levels of privacy during the day.

Ask us about all things solar protective film

With the many other heat and glare reducing window films on offer from Stockfilms right now including solar reflective films for polycarbonate windows or rooflights, internal coloured window films, specialist internal films and low emissivity internal films, we are the company to which to turn for the right solution for your building.

It also couldn’t be more straightforward to contact us for a quote; simply call us now on 020 8441 0449 to discuss our complete range of options in this category.

Make a striking impression with our internally applied coloured window film

Of all of our solar control window films that are designed to be fitted to the inside of a building’s glazing, it is understandable that you may have overlooked our coloured films. After all, we have a vast and in-depth range of window film for all manner of requirements – but it also remains the case that our coloured internally applied solar control window film has much to commend it.

These are very striking window films, enabling you to give a building’s glass surfaces a high level of decorative appeal while still providing maximum heat and glare rejection.

Which options for such window film do we presently offer?

When you are contemplating this part of our extensive range of window film, it may be our Blue/Silver 15 film that most catches your eye, and it isn’t difficult to see why. This particular coloured film gives the impression of being a reflective silver film from the inside, while to external observers, it appears as a deep blue reflection to the glass.

This reflective Blue/Silver 15 window film offers so many of the features that you could want or expect from solar control film. These include the utmost ease of installation, excellent solar heat and glare rejection and a scratch-resistant surface that makes it suitable for most non-abrasive window cleaning methods.

It is an especially suitable solution for end users or specifiers that wish to combat severe solar heat gains and glare problems, while giving an appealing decorative blue external appearance. Much the same can be said of our Gold/Silver 15 film, except that this appears from the outside as a subtle gold reflection to the glass.

Give some thought, too, to our coloured low-mirror solutions

Also taking pride of place in our current selection of coloured solar control window film are Low Mirror Blue 20 and Lower Mirror Green 30, which have both been specially metallised to enable plenty of light to pass through the glass. However, they are also films with genuinely credible solar control capabilities.

You might order one of these films for a property when you do not desire the mirrored look of traditional solar films, due to a preference for a low reflective external appearance – as is often desirable for such architecturally sensitive applications as listed buildings. This film can also be a sound choice for when it is not viable to replace large-scale existing glazing, due to the costs or disruption that this would involve.

Whatever the window film or related products that you require for any project as an end user or specifier, there’s no need to look beyond the Stockfilms range. You can contact us for a quote today, by calling 020 8441 0449.

 

 

 

 

What options can we give you for internal low emissivity window film?

Of all of the reasons for our sustained popularity as a supplier of window film to specifiers and end users alike, one of the key ones is unquestionably our ability to source the ideal solar control film for a vast range of practical and aesthetic requirements.

It is to this end that you can order such sought-after and high-performing window films from us as external and internal reflective film, external and internal low mirror film, internal tinted film, internal coloured film and solar reflective film for polycarbonate windows.

However, in this particular blog post, our chief focus is on the low emissivity window film which, like many of the other options in our solar control film range, is applied internally.

An introduction to our low emissivity window films

The window films that we can provide in this category here at Stockfilms are largely from the renowned Opalux brand, and differ from other solar control films by virtue of a Low-E coating on their interior facing surface.

This Low-E coating is invaluable if you often have problems with a high level of heat escaping through your building’s glazed areas during the colder months. This helps to ensure that you don’t have to spend quite so much on heating to keep temperatures on your premises at an optimum level for workers, which also assists in minimising your organisation’s carbon footprint.

The right specialised window film for your specialised needs

It’s important to bear in mind that while our low emissivity window films make a lot of sense during the winter when as much heat as possible needs to be retained within your firm’s buildings, they are equally invaluable when it’s warmer, thanks to their strong solar heat and glare rejection properties.

This should certainly be apparent with one glance at the specification sheet of our Low-E Neutral 50 film, which offers up to 99% ultraviolet light (UV) filtering and can be instrumental in alleviating the discomfort that excessive heat often causes. This film is joined in our range by the Low-E Reflective Silver 20 product, which also offers daytime one-way privacy and a uniform appearance.

Another acclaimed low emissivity window film that you may wish to consider is Penjerex Energy-Saving Film. This clear film can be installed on any window and delivers real insulation benefits, reducing energy loss through glass by up to 40%, retaining 94% of radiative heat inside during the winter and lowering the inside temperature by as much as 5 °C in warmer conditions.

For the highest-rated window film in almost every conceivable form and category, Stockfilms is the only supplier to which you should ever feel the need to turn. Give us a call on 020 8441 0449 now for a quick and reasonable quote. 

Emergency glazing film is a stress-free short-term solution

Not all window film is necessarily designed for months or years of use, and nor is that always desirable. Sometimes, it is convenient and cost-effective temporary film that best suits an end user’s requirements, as our trusted emergency glazing film here at Stockfilms demonstrates.

Why would you need emergency glazing film?

This is the term used for window film that is applied on a temporary basis to broken glass, to help to ensure no shards of glass fall out and pose a safety hazard to anyone nearby. Such film also prevents the glass from cracking any further when it is being removed from the frame and replaced. 

Our own Emergency Glazing 175 – so-named because of its 175-micron thickness – is a clear polyester window film that comes on a paper liner, meaning the user can trim the film to the necessary size before fitting it to the glass to ensure the neatest appearance.

The clear polyester nature of this film preserves visibility through the window and allows light to continue passing through. It also provides a certain amount of waterproofing, in addition to being a more visually appealing temporary solution than a boarded up window.

How to make the most of this easy-to-use film

One of the other key benefits of this window film is that no specialist training or tools are required to apply it to glass after breakage. However, it is vital to take care when fitting it, in recognition of the dangerous nature of broken glass.

To that end, users of this window film – whether they need to apply it in a school, office, shop, hospital or other public setting – should first ensure that the frame is clean. If the pane is small, they can pull the film off the roll, cut it to size and stick it directly over the breakage. For larger panes, however, the user is advised to peel a few centimetres off the roll and stick it to the top of the frame, before pulling down over the breakage and trimming off to the desired length.

While it is also important to smooth the film onto the glass so that it sticks, users are advised against applying too much pressure, especially where jagged breaks are involved.

Could this be the emergency window film that perfectly suits your own organisation’s requirements? If you suspect the answer is ‘yes’, get in touch with the Stockfilms team today – by calling 020 8441 0449 or emailing sales@stockfilms.co.uk – to request a competitive quote.

 

When might you prefer shade material to window film?

While we are principally known here at Stockfilms for the window film on which we have built our industry-leading reputation for more than 40 years, you may also be interested in our selection of shade material, which can represent an excellent window film alternative for certain needs.

Specifiers and end-users alike may opt for shade material instead of window film for applications where privacy is sometimes desirable, and sometimes not.

Our own shade material enables rooms to benefit from natural light, while still reducing the amount of unwanted heat and glare experienced by occupants, thereby also making it a potentially more suitable solution than fabric shades.

We offer different shade material options for different needs

When you are choosing between our shade material, you may be mainly attracted to our Bronze/Bronze option, due to its bronze appearance that helps to give a room a neutral colour, combined with an extra layer of silver metalised polyester between the films for superior heat rejection. Despite the latter feature, the overall appearance to the glass is still a low-impact one.

However, the very fact that silver reflects away more heat than a neutral appearance may mean that if you desire the very greatest solar control, it is our Bronze/Silver shade material that you purchase. The silver used on this product’s exterior face also provides enhanced privacy looking in.

Alternatively, why not consider our Grey/Grey shade material when you wish to minimise its visual impact in the room? Again, however, an additional layer of silver metalised polyester is used between the films to maximise the product’s heat rejection capabilities.

Finally, we can also offer Grey/Silver shade material that significantly reduces glare, but which also still enables good visibility inside looking out. When you are seeking a product that will reflect a high amount of solar energy outside to save energy and make your buildings’ occupants more comfortable, it is difficult to envisage a better option than this.

Stockfilms can be your trusted window film specialists

Whether you are seeking window film or a similar solution for all manner of external and internal glass surfaces for which you have responsibility, there’s little need to look further than Stockfilms. Why not call our team today, on 020 8441 0449, to receive a quote better than you can expect to find anywhere else?

 

 

 

 

The ASWF Retro series automotive window film evokes a glorious past

There’s a lot that one might expect from a window film for the car, including good looks, durability and technological sophistication – and if there’s a brand to which one can turn and expect the highest standard of such window film, it has to be American Standard Window Film (ASWF).

Classic window film that is absolutely worth the hype

The headline benefit of the Retro range of automotive window film is that it celebrates the nostalgic style of the past, while incorporating the perfect advancements for today. In short, it’s an ideal solution for application to classic cars.

However, the advantages of investing in this acclaimed window film go so much further and deeper than this; it is, after all, the bestselling ASWF automotive film in the UK.

Manufactured in a state-of-the-art facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, the non-reflective Retro film is capable of 99% ultraviolet rejection and sports an extremely durable hard coat. Such is the high level of technology incorporated into this film, that it is installer friendly while also offering excellent heat shrink and back window adherence properties, saving both time and labour costs.

So many perks from our strongest-selling automotive window film

It’s difficult to know where to start – or end – in any discussion of the many characteristics that serve to make this popular window film a true industry leader.

This is a film that offers superb colour stability and clarity. It can be purchased in a variety of roll widths to minimise waste, and also comes with a comprehensive manufacturer’s warranty.

While all of the specifications of Retro window film that you can purchase here at Stockfilms – including 5, 15, 20, 35 and 50 – provide the same level of UV rejection, they do differ in terms of their light transmission and the percentage of solar energy that they reject. For the entry-level Retro 5, for instance, the latter measure is 50%, while for the Retro 50 film, it is 35%.

If there’s any automotive window film that ably demonstrates one can enjoy exceptional quality at an exceptional price, it is the ASWF Retro series! Nor is there any superior place to order it than Stockfilms – so call 020 8441 0449 today to learn more about the film and to complete your purchase.

 

 

Exploring the many possibilities of frosted window film

Frosted films are a significant subcategory of our privacy-oriented window film here at Stockfilms, with our present ranges including Opalux Frosted, MACal Frosted and 3M Frosted, carefully selected with the benefit of our more than four decades’ experience in window films.

So, which are the frosted films in our present selection that may best suit your current requirements as a specifier or end-user?

Industry-leading two-way privacy screening films

When you are seeking out translucent privacy screening film that can be depended on to provide two-way privacy while still permitting the passage through the window of a good level of natural light, you may never need to look beyond the Opalux Frosted range.

Popular options that we can presently offer here include Fine Acid Etch films in Bronze, Smoke and White, which are ideal for giving glass partitions a pleasingly uniform appearance, as well as Medium Sandblast film for when a more transparent look than standard frost film is desired.

Alternatively, look to the MACal Frosted range

MACal is one of the most respected names in window film, which should make it unsurprising that we can offer its translucent, high-performance frosted films for both indoor and outdoor settings.

One could barely choose a better type of film when an etched, frosted or sandblasted effect is sought for the decoration of windows and glass decor. MACal’s Frosted high-performance matt vinyl films can be ordered in such variants as Blue, Luxurious Gold, Romantic Rose, Silver Etch and Sparkling Yellow, although Dusted White is also available for those desiring an alternative finish.

Finally, for those more unique effects...

Various special effects are frequently requested by those looking for frosted window film, in which case, 3M’s Frosted films may well be ideal.

Opt for Dusted Crystal film if you would like to achieve the uniform appearance of etched glass, or consider the many Frosted Crystal films we can offer if a sandblasted look is preferred. The latter films can be bought in such shades as Blue, Gold, Mint, Rose and White, and are known for their unique glittery sparkle and a transparent synthetic liner that enables the easy cutting of designs.

Request your quote for any of the aforementioned frosted window film from the Stockfilms team today, by calling 020 8441 0449.

Temporary Protection film can be invaluable during building and restoration work

No building or site remains the same forever, and it may be that construction or restoration work is required, potentially putting nearby windows at risk of scratching or dirt.

It is with the aim of shielding such glass from harm that you may order the Temporary Protection film of the Opalux brand, with this solution also a good form of protection when panels of glass need to be handled, transported and installed.

What makes this window film such a wise investment?

The Temporary Protection film that we can provide here at Stockfilms is a special kind of window film, consisting of thin polyester with a low tac and an easy peel. This enables the film to be cleanly removed with no glue residue. It is also a clear film, which means vision through the glass is not compromised during the building or restoration work.

The film of this nature that we supply is Opalux’s TPWF-40CL Clear Temporary Protection Film, which is a self wound polyethylene film with an acrylic adhesive. All in all, it is an ideal solution for the protection of delicate glass surfaces against dirt and damage.

Bear the following in mind when using this product

As useful as our Temporary Protection film can be, there are also various important caveats about its use. The film must be stored at a temperature of less than 40°c and in the original packaging. It must also be used within six months after the date of receipt, with its period of exposure to light and air not exceeding six weeks.

A good application is also only achievable when the surface is free from fat, oils, solvents, dust and/or other extraneous substances. It is also vital to avoid excessive tension and the formation of folds or bubbles in the film, which should only be applied in temperatures of between 10°c and 40°c.

Window film that you can rely on

This highly specialised form of window film can be purchased in rolls measuring 1200mm (47”) wide by 100m long. However, you are advised to always contact the Stockfilms team first to discuss with us which film is best suited to the needs of your given application.

Contact our customer service team now on 020 8441 0449, and we will help to ensure that you make the right choice of window film.

 

Why should you be interested in our UV digital printable film?

Having been a key player in the window film industry for more than four decades, here at Stockfilms, we are always seeking out new and useful forms of window film to cater to the extremely wide-ranging needs of our customers.

This is why, within our extensive selection of privacy film, we are pleased to be able to provide UV digital printable film that represents an excellent solution for ensuring images applied to glass surfaces clearly stand out.

How does our UV printable film work?

The UV printable film that we offer in both 50 and 100-micron forms from Opalux is distortion-free, so you can be assured that whatever glass surfaces you install it on, your images will be clear. Those images can be printed onto the film by most wide-format UV cured inkjet printers.

Whichever film of these two options you choose, you can look forward to an easy installation process, high optical clarity and the effective screening of harmful UV rays. All of the UV digital printable film in our stock is also PVC-free.

Both of these films are internally applied, use removable acrylic adhesive and incorporate a 20-micron silicone coated PET liner. However, there are also key differences – for example, while the 50-micron film transmits 72% of visible light, this rises to 86% for the 100-micron version. In addition, the 100-micron film is provided with a scratch-resistant coating that is suitable for most non-abrasive window-cleaning methods.

The complete solution, from the complete window film specialists

Whether your greatest priority for UV printable film is environmental friendliness, the reduced fading of interior furnishings, quick and convenient installation or simply a genuinely clear, non-tinted appearance on glass, you can be assured that our window film in this category will live up to your highest expectations.

It is certainly the least that you should expect from Stockfilms, which takes pride in distributing the highest standard of architectural window film on a wholesale basis.

Where there is a need within an organisation’s premises to apply a bespoke design onto glass to incorporate the company’s branding or simply improve the appearance of the surrounding space, there can be no superior solution to our present selection of UV printable window film.