What Is Nano Window Film?
What Is Nano Window Film?
Nanotechnology window film embeds nanoparticles into multiple layers of film using cutting-edge technology. This technology produces a high-performance window tint that blocks up to 91% of infrared heat and 99% of harmful ultraviolet rays.
Generally, these films are made to block any UV rays that may be allowed through in a clear or transparent manner. One of the main reasons that these films have become so popular over the years is that they offer an effective solution against the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation.
Many of these films actually promise to work as well as sunblock lotions, however, such claims must be taken with a grain of salt because most window film is never truly tested for this purpose.
However, some brands have begun to tout their products as effective UV filters.
These are usually marketed as sunblock, while they should really be classed as UV filters. These do effectively block out the harmful UV rays that can trigger the formation of skin cancer, and it may be possible that they will also block out harmful UVA rays as well.
However, some users have reported that UV filters are able to hinder the benefits of any sunblock they contain. Any kind of UV element should not be present in a transparent or clear film without being entirely blocked out by other means because it can still potentially cause damage to your skin cells even though it cannot penetrate them.
What Is Active Window Film?
Active Window Film is a coating that is applied to the inside of your car windows to protect them from scratches and other damage.
Self-adhesive. Over 80% reduction in solar heat, glare, and UV. Heat rejection and glare reduction are excellent. Metalized film layer with mirrored appearance. Professional grade – used by the majority of professional tint shops. Clings well to the window without bubbles or gaps.
Active Window Film can be applied to existing windows and glass surfaces with a few simple steps. No water is needed! Removal is a breeze with just warm water and soap then gentle scrubbing. It is a great alternative to laminated or sun control window film. The film can be stored unused for up to 3 years.
Provides a higher level of glare reduction – up to 78% reduction. Also blocks UVA and UVB rays, which are responsible for premature skin aging, sunburns, skin cancer, and cataracts. Also provides protection against harmful infrared heat that can cause cabin heater problems in even the coldest climates.
Easy to install with no water needed! Leaves no glare or residue on the glass surface. Protected areas stay clear, while the rest of the window is tinted completely black. 90-day warranty, or as long as you own the vehicle. Solar control window film reduces the amount of sunlight your windows let through by about 85-95%.
What Is Cast Window Film?
Cast glass window tinting works in a very similar way to a mirror, creating the illusion of complete blackness. This kind of film is excellent for spaces that are hard to heat or cool, such as caravans, motorhomes, and garages.
The tint can be applied to all glass surfaces inside the windows – including mirrors, shutters, and even skylights. Such films are also good for conservatories and sunrooms where sunlight is required at all times of the year.
Cast Glass Tinting is made using an unreactive powder that reacts with the existing glass material in order to make it black. This makes this kind of film particularly effective against glare and heat reflective effects. Glass is not a very good reflective surface and so this kind of film often has excellent results.
Cast glass tinting can only be applied to glass surfaces that are completely clean and dry. This installation is different from normal types of window tint because the film must be applied to both sides of the glass in order to create the illusion of complete blackness.
Cast Glass Tinting is one of the most effective methods available for cutting out glare and heat in vehicles, especially in areas where temperatures can often soar to uncomfortable levels.
It works especially well on car windows because car engines can get extremely hot when they are kept running for a long time or are left running unattended. The heat inside the vehicle can also rise to uncomfortable levels for the passengers.
Is Window Film Polarized?
Polarized window tint is a type of film that provides an extra layer of UV protection. Polarization technology significantly reduces glare and radiation and heat exposure, making your ride more comfortable and safe.
Generally speaking, the term polarized refers to films that contain a special polymer that filters out polarized light and often also the UV spectrum. The film may also be designed to block out infrared rays, which are not polarized.
The main advantage of using polarizing films is that they often provide excellent glare reduction and ultraviolet protection. Also, due to the ability of the film to filter out some light, it may be possible to reduce the intensity of light in your room or space.
This kind of film should not be confused with polarized sunglasses, which are designed to provide protection from eye damage by allowing only specific wavelengths of light from reaching your eyes; these lenses are usually treated with special chemicals that allow them to filter out certain energy beams.
Polarized films are touted as being able to reduce glare and make distant objects appear closer, but this is often exaggerated or misunderstood. While polarized films will block some glare, they will not necessarily enable you to see things clearly that are up close and will still require good lighting at a distance.
Most window tint is only partially polarizing; it blocks both reflected and transmitted light (which includes UV), but blocks only some kinds of reflected light (usually red, green, and blue). However, some films have built-in polarization capability such as clear films manufactured by Arkenstone.
What Is VLT In Window Film?
A tint’s VLT is expressed as a percentage of the visible light that passes through the window; for example, a tint with a VLT of 40% means that 40% of the visible light that a window is exposed to will pass through. The darker the window, the lower the VLT percentage.
VLT is an extremely important measurement when it comes to tinted windows. Window film can reduce the amount of visible light that passes through the window by up to 90%. It is the most critical aspect for many darkening applications. For example, a dark auto window tint can block almost 100% of UV radiation in addition to reducing heat and glare.
Window film can also help to lower your electricity bill. With tinted windows, less heat is allowed into your home. In turn, your AC will run less often and for less time, reducing the amount of electricity you need to cool and heat your home or office.
Lower window VLT may help to reduce visible light, but it is also important to consider your VLT measurements in conjunction with your solar heat gain coefficient (SGGC). SGGC is a measurement that indicates how much solar energy can pass through a window.
For example, an average home with all south-facing windows in the shade might have an SGGC of 0.2-0.4, which means that about 20% of Solar Energy reaches the interior of the home.
This makes the window film on all south-facing windows critical for energy conservation, but also critical for insulating and reducing heat gain from solar radiation during summer months.
How Do You Remove Solyx Window Film?
Solyx window film is a popular product on the market that is used to protect windows from the sun and the elements. It comes in a variety of colors and can be difficult to remove. Here are some tips on how to remove Solyx window film:
- Using a Razor Blade, separate the Scratched Section
To avoid scratching the glass, proceed with caution. Cut through the tint, making sure to cut through all of the layers until you reach the glass.
- Moisten the Area That Was Removed
Wet the affected area with a spray bottle or a wet towel, but don’t overdo it. Make certain that all excess is absorbed. The idea is to moisten this section while preventing water from running down the window or into the existing tint.
- Clean Up the Affected Area
Use your razor as a prying tool now. Slip it under one of the corners of the affected area. Work the film slowly until it is loose enough to have a tab protruding from the window.
This may cause damage to the surrounding tint, which is in good condition. Furthermore, it may leave some of the old glue on the glass, which will be difficult to clean up.
- Get Rid of the Glue
Now that you’ve removed the damaged tint in a rectangular section, take the time to remove the old glue. Soak the glue in water, then scrape it off into small glue balls that you can remove with your fingers.
- Install New Window Tinting
Cut a piece of window tinting from a fresh sheet. Make sure this section matches the previous one with some room to spare. You want to be able to trim it later on until it fits.
After spraying the exposed area with water, peel the transparent plastic piece away from the adhesive.