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What Makes Dual Reflective Window Film the Best Choice for Homeowners

If you are searching for a way to reduce the amount of heat entering your home from your windows – find out what makes dual reflective window film your best choice!

When it comes to enhancing your home’s windows, the choice of the right film can make all the difference. We’re excited to share a feature of our ComforTech™ Ceramic Series film – its dual-reflectivity – a revolutionary option that surpasses traditional plain window films in many aspects.

This post will explore why dual reflective film is a cut above the rest, ensuring you make an informed choice for your home.

Understanding Dual Reflective Window Film

Let’s begin by understanding what dual reflective window film is.

This advanced film type is designed with two levels of reflectivity. The outside of the film has a higher reflectivity to (1) reject the most solar energy and (2) create a one-way mirror during the day to provide privacy. The inside of the film, on the other hand, has less reflectivity to (1) prevent your windows from becoming giant mirrors inside the home, and (2) allow you to see outside more clearly at night.

You can see from the performance specifications of ComforTech™ Ceramic Series film below that the exterior reflectance on all shades is higher than the indoor reflectance:

ComforTech Ceramic Series Window Film Performance Specifications Chart for a post about glare and laptop eye strain

If you want to learn more about what all these performance specs mean you can read more here and here. Our ComforTech™ Ceramic Series film is rated by the National Fenestration Rating Council, the rating body for both the window and window film industries.

Advantages of Dual Reflective Tint

Enhanced Privacy

Privacy is a key advantage of dual reflective window film. The exterior reflective surface effectively obscures the view from the outside, offering superior daytime privacy compared to plain window films.

Meanwhile, the less reflective interior side maintains your view of the outside, ensuring you enjoy your surroundings without compromise.

Aesthetic Appeal of Dual Reflective Films

In terms of aesthetics, dual reflective window films offer a clear advantage. Their less reflective interior side provides a more natural view from inside your home, unlike plain window films which can sometimes alter the view with their consistent reflectivity.

For example, most metallic, mirrored, or silver films have the same shiny mirror appearance both inside and outside. So, they create great daytime privacy, but at night, your windows turn into giant indoor mirrors – like this unfortunate example below:

Photo of the inside of a window with silver film installed that looks like a giant mirror for a blog post on dual reflectivity

Additional Features of ComforTech™ Ceramic Series Dual Reflective Film

Our ComforTech™ Ceramic Series film is a dual reflective film that has the advantages listed above. ComforTech™ has additional benefits that upgrade your windows and get them working to improve your comfort and safety inside your home:

Superior Glare Reduction

Dual reflective window film is an excellent solution for reducing glare. Its external reflective layer combined with the shade effectively diminishes the intensity of incoming sunlight, cutting down on glare, which is particularly beneficial in rooms with screens or monitors. This feature is something that plain window films often struggle to balance effectively. Read more about controlling glare with window film here.

Energy Efficiency and UV Protection

Dual reflective window film is a champion of energy efficiency. By blocking a significant amount of solar heat, these films help maintain cooler indoor temperatures, reducing your air conditioning needs. This not only saves energy but also supports eco-friendly living practices.

Moreover, all ComforTech™ dual reflective films are excellent at blocking harmful UV rays, protecting your interiors from sun-induced fading. Our films block 99% of UV energy in the 300-380 nm range (industry standard). Read more about UV protection here.

Durability and Longevity

Our dual-reflective window films are built to last. Crafted with high-quality materials, they resist common issues like peeling, bubbling, and fading better than many plain window films. This durability translates into a longer lifespan and greater value for your investment. Read more about how long window film should last.

Dual Reflective Summary

Dual reflective window films outperform plain window films by providing superior privacy protection from outside eyes while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing interior that isn’t a giant mirror. At Concord Window Films, we are proud to offer these advanced solutions, helping you to enhance your home’s comfort and security.

Discover more about our dual reflective window films and other products at Choose Concord Window Films for innovative, high-quality window film solutions. Contact us if you have questions: [email protected], 1-888-206-1413, or chat with us on the site!

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