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ComforTech Ceramic Series Sample Kit showing window film samples available

Window Film Samples: Critical for Choosing the Right Shade for You

Are you considering purchasing window film and wondering do I really need window film samples to make the decision?

In the world of home improvement, making the right choice in materials is crucial, and this is particularly true when selecting window films for your residence. Choosing the perfect window film for your home is an individual decision that depends on your personal preferences and aesthetic.

That’s why we think it’s a good idea to order window film samples before purchasing any film.

Why Window Film Samples Matter

Window films come in various types and shades, each designed to meet specific needs. Whether it’s for privacy, solar control, or UV protection, the right film can significantly enhance your home’s comfort and appearance. However, online images and descriptions can only convey so much.

Ordering window film samples will allow you to:

Visualize the Effect

We suggest getting window film samples and taping each piece of film you are considering to a window that’s causing an issue. Applying the sample pieces to your window helps you visualize how different films will look in your home’s unique lighting conditions, ensuring the final outcome aligns with your aesthetic preferences.

Everyone’s home has differing light so it’s difficult to get an accurate read on what film will look like in your home without actually seeing it. Factors like where in the country you live (latitude) what time of day it is and what direction the window is facing will all affect how the film looks in your unique space.

Remember to view the film from the exterior too!

Test Performance

Window film samples will give you a sense of the film’s effectiveness. If you’ve got a window (like I do) right next to your home office desk that blasts sunlight onto you and your computer screen, tape up the film to feel the difference it makes on the screen and on you.

And, while a small sample won’t show you the full benefit of a window that is totally filmed, it will enable you to assess the film’s effectiveness in controlling light, heat, or privacy before committing to a full purchase.

Don’t forget to review the film’s performance specifications as well.  Any window film that you consider purchasing should make their performance specifications available and the top films are NFRC rated.

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

Feel the Quality

Touching a sample gives you a sense of the film’s thickness, flexibility, and texture, assuring you of its quality and suitability for your DIY project. It will also give you a sense of what it will be like to work with the product. Can you handle the film without it crinkling or creasing?

Inside Our Window Film Samples Kit

Concord Window Film’s sample kit includes seven 5”X7” pieces of our tinted film (2Mil Clear UV and 4Mil Clear Safety are not included).

Concord Window Film Samples Kit:

Let’s take a closer look at which window film samples are included:

1. ComforTech™ Ceramic Series Window Film

Our flagship product, ComforTech™ Ceramic Series is an advanced film perfect for all residences. blend of efficiency and clarity. Ideal for reducing heat and glare without compromising on natural light, the solar control ceramic window film is the professional choice for maintaining a comfortable and energy-efficient home.

ComforTech™ Ceramic Series comes in five shades that correspond to the amount of visible light transmission (VLT) that the shade allows. As the numbers get lower, the film gets darker:

ComforTech™ 45

ComforTech™ 45 is our lightest film and looks almost invisible on the glass.

It is a great choice for people interested in blocking UV rays or the benefits of solar control film without changing the look of their home.

Our 45 film transmits 45% of visible light into the home, rejects 51% of solar energy hitting the window, and only allows 48% of the heat that hits the window into the home.

ComforTech™ 35

ComforTech™ 35 is our second lightest film and still has low exterior reflectivity (not considered a privacy film).

ComforTech™ 35 is great for folks who want a little more solar control but do not want a reflective exterior on the outside of their home.

Our 35 film transmits 35% of visible light into the home, rejects 58% of solar energy hitting the window, and only allows 41% of the heat that hits the window into the home.

ComforTech™ 25

ComforTech™ 25 is our middle shade of film and one of our most popular. It balances strong solar control with visible light transmission and also provides daytime privacy.

ComforTech™ 25 is a good choice for people who want strong heat rejection but don’t want a really dark film.

Our 25 film transmits 23% of visible light into the home, rejects 69% of solar energy hitting the window, and only allows 31% of the heat that hits the window into the home.

ComforTech™ 15

ComforTech™ 15 is our second darkest film that provides strong solar control and privacy.

ComforTech™ 15 is great for people serious about heat rejection or someone who is looking for daytime privacy.

Our 15 film transmits 15% of visible light into the home, rejects 75% of solar energy hitting the window, and only allows 25% of the heat that hits the window into the home.

ComforTech™ 05

ComforTech™ 05 is our darkest film and has the highest performance across all specifications.

ComforTech™ 05 is the choice to remedy serious heat issues and will also give terrific daytime privacy.

Our 05 film transmits 7% of visible light into the home, rejects 82% of solar energy hitting the window, and only allows 18% of the heat that hits the window into the home.

2. Matte White Privacy Film

Our Matte White Privacy film is an opaque privacy film designed to provide both day and nigh time privacy.

For those seeking privacy without sacrificing light, our matte white privacy film is the go-to option. It beautifully diffuses light while providing an elegant, frosted glass appearance, ensuring your personal spaces remain private and serene.

Our Matte White film transmits 68% of visible light, rejects 32% of solar energy hitting the window, and allows 69% of the heat that hits the window into the home.

3. Silver Reflective Film

Our Silver 15 Reflective film is a metallic film that provides maximum heat control and a modern, mirror-like aesthetic.

Silver 15 is a good choice for folks looking for strong solar control and privacy at a lower price point than ceramic film.

Our Silver 15 Reflective film transmits 16% of visible light into the home, rejects 79% of solar energy hitting the window, and only allows 21% of the heat that hits the window into the home.

Ordering a Concord Window Film Samples Kit

Our Concord Window Film Sample Kit can be ordered on our website:

The cost for the kit is $5.00 to cover the costs of the kit and shipping it. Each kit contains a code for $5.00 off your film order. So if you purchase film from us, the kit is effectively free.

Our kits are sent through the USPS as first-class mail from our Massachusetts headquarters or our California operations depending on which side of the country you live on. From experience, kits can take up to 10 days to arrive depending on how rural an area you live.

Window Film Samples Summary

Choosing the right window film is a decision that affects both the comfort and the style of your home.

With Concord Window Film’s sample kit, you have the opportunity to explore, touch, and test our range of high-quality films. This hands-on experience with the window film samples ensures you make an informed decision that aligns perfectly with your home’s needs and your personal style.

Remember, a little exploration goes a long way in achieving the perfect ambiance and functionality for your home. Purchase a sample kit today at Concord Window Film and take the first step towards a more comfortable and stylish living space.

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