For conservatories and similar settings that use polycarbonate windows or rooflights instead of glass, a solution may be desired for reducing the amount of solar heat and glare transmitted and exposed to the occupants of the building. Standard reflective window film, however, tends to bubble up if applied to plastic instead of glass.
It is for this reason that you may take much interest in Opalux’s extensive solar reflective films that are specifically designed for polycarbonate windows and rooflights – but what else do you need to know about them?
The perfect solution for providing relief from the sun’s rays
As with so much of the other window film that Opalux manufactures, when one comes to choose between our solar reflective films for polycarbonate windows or rooflights, they will need to consider whether the interior or exterior version is the right choice for them.
Our internal solar reflective film in this range takes the form of a translucent metallised film – bearing the name of the widely recognised Opalux Suncool brand – that is usually applied to conservatory polycarbonate rooflights. Such film can be relied on to provide immediate shading and relief from the direct rays of the sun.
Alternatively, it may be the exterior version of this film that you prefer. It is a metallised silver solar reflective film that provides not only maximum solar heat and glare reduction, but also daytime one-way privacy. This solution is equivalent to the exterior solar reflective window film that you may have seen advertised for glass, except that it incorporates a polycarbonate-friendly adhesive enabling its application to almost any polycarbonate glazing.
You can expect such window film to produce a silver reflective outside appearance during the day, while from the inside, the visual effect is not as obvious, simply taking the form of a light tint.
We can help you to make the right choice of window film
Whichever of these window films you purchase, you can look forward to significant reductions in both glare and the harmful effects of UV rays, such as the premature fading of furniture and furnishings.
However, you will first need to ensure you choose the right film for your requirements. The Opalux technical department can assist you in selecting the film that is best suited to your intended application, whether you are a specifier or end user.
Feel free to call our team for advice today, on 0845 026 1125, or contact us via the Opalux website.