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Privacy Window Film with Solar Control

Are you looking for a privacy window film with solar control for your home? We’ve got four options that fit the bill!

What is Privacy Window Film with Solar Control?

First, let’s define what each type of film does.

What is Privacy Film?

Privacy film is designed to obscure the view from outside, ensuring that prying eyes cannot see into your home. This type of film is particularly useful for areas where you want to maintain natural light while preventing outsiders from looking in.

Types of Privacy Film

We have two types of privacy film: obscure and transparent. When looking for a privacy window film with solar control, only the transparent films reject enough solar energy to be considered a solar control film in addition to a privacy film.

How Transparent Privacy Film Works

Transparent privacy film offers daytime privacy to homeowners (privacy during the day). This is because transparent privacy film works by creating a one-way mirror effect when conditions are brighter outside than they are inside the home.

The film does this by having a high external reflectivity. This means the reflectivity of the film that faces the outside is high.

Learn more about the different types of privacy film and how they work.

What is Solar Control Film?

Solar control film is specifically engineered to reduce the amount of solar energy entering your home. By blocking a significant portion of the sun’s rays, these films help maintain a comfortable indoor temperature, reduce energy costs by minimizing the need for air conditioning, and protect your furnishings from UV damage. Solar control films can also enhance the overall energy efficiency of your home.

The key performance measurements to look for with a solar control film are: total solar energy rejected (TSER) and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC). 

Total Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (TSER)

Total solar energy rejected is the percentage of incident solar energy rejected by a glazing system which is equal to solar reflectance plus the part of solar absorption which is re-radiated outward. The higher the number the better the solar control.

Read more about TSER here.

Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)

SHGC is the sum of incident solar energy that is transmitted inside through the glazing system. It includes solar energy directly transmitted and the part of absorbed solar energy that is released inwards. SHGC is the fraction of incident solar radiation that enters the building through window glass. SHGC is expressed as a number between 0 and 1. The lower a window’s solar heat gain coefficient, the less solar heat it transmits. 

Read more about SHGC here.

Privacy Window Film with Solar Control Options

We have four film options that offer both privacy and solar control. Three of the options are in our ComforTech™ Ceramic Series line of film, and the other is our Silver 15 Reflective film. Our films are rated by the National Fenestration Rating Council, the non-profit rating agency that creates standards for both window and window film performance.

ComforTech™ Ceramic Privacy Window Film with Solar Control

Our ComforTech™ Ceramic Series offers three excellent options for privacy and solar control. ComforTech™ is a ceramic film with a neutral charcoal look that is a favorite of homeowners. ComforTech™ is also a dual reflective film, which means it has lower reflectivity on the inside of the home, creating better night views and avoiding the strong mirror look inside the home. Finally, our ComforTech™ film is easy to install as it is a robust 2 ply and has a dry adhesive.

ComforTech™ Ceramic 25:

This film provides a moderate tint that balances privacy and visibility. It blocks up to 99% of UV rays and significantly reduces heat with a TSER of 69%, making it perfect for living rooms or kitchens where you want to maintain natural light without compromising on privacy or comfort.

ComforTech 25 Ceramic Window Film Product Performance Specifications

ComforTech™ Ceramic 15:

For enhanced privacy and better solar control, the Ceramic 15 film is a great choice. It offers a darker tint ideal for bedrooms and bathrooms. This film also blocks up to 99% of UV rays and reduces heat by 75%, helping you create a cool, private sanctuary in your home.

ComforTech 15 Ceramic Window Film Product Performance Specifications

ComforTech™ Ceramic 05:

The darkest option in our Ceramic Series, the Ceramic 05 film provides maximum privacy and solar control. It is perfect for areas that require the utmost privacy, such as home offices or nurseries. Like the other films in this series, it blocks up to 99% of UV rays and offers superior heat reduction rejecting 82% of solar energy that hits the window.

ComforTech 05 Ceramic Window Film Product Performance Specifications

Silver 15 Reflective Privacy Window Film with Solar Control

Our Silver 15 Reflective film is a metallic film that offers a unique combination of high reflectivity with privacy at an economical price point. This film features a mirrored exterior appearance that not only enhances privacy but also provides excellent solar control by reflecting a significant portion of solar heat. Note that Silver 15 is not a dual reflective film, so it will have the same reflectivity both inside and out.

Silver 15 Reflective window film product specifications

The Silver 15 film is perfect for areas where you need both strong privacy and optimal heat rejection, such as sunrooms or large windows facing the street.

Summary of Privacy Window Film with Solar Control Options

In summary, our privacy window film with solar control options offer various levels of privacy and heat reduction to suit your specific needs.

Whether you prefer the moderate tint of our ComforTech™ Ceramic 25, the enhanced privacy of ComforTech™ Ceramic 15, the maximum privacy of ComforTech™ Ceramic 05, or the high reflectivity of our Silver 15 Reflective film, you can enjoy enhanced privacy, reduced energy costs, and a more comfortable living environment.

For more information and to explore our full range of window film options, visit Protect your home, enhance your privacy, and control solar heat with Concord Window Film!

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