Reflective Silver Window Film – Which one is Right for You?
Here at MVM Window Films, a lot of our customer enquiries are based around “mirrored” (Reflective Silver) window film. Whether it’s for application to their home, conservatory or place of work; reflective silver films are by far one of the most popular window films on the market. So as you would expect, being a popular product there isn’t just one single type. Reflective Silver films vary and therefore we feel it is important that you are given the correct information, helping you to make the best decision whilst clearing up any confusion.
So, why would I need a Reflective Silver film?
You may have noticed when looking at certain commercial buildings that the windows quite often display a ‘mirrored effect’ making you unable to see through what would otherwise be clear glass. From the inside of the building however, the view to the outside is not obscured, producing a one way privacy effect. This is just one of the properties of Reflective Silver film; ideal for offices and commercial buildings with a lot of architectural glass or for your own residential privacy. It has to be noted that the one way privacy effect works only during the day, or when it is lighter outside then it is on the inside. Reflective Silver films work on light balance, so if it is lighter on the inside then the outside the effect is reversed.
Secondly, areas with a high proportion of structural glass (such as conservatories, offices, galleries, gyms etc.) are likely to experience uncomfortable temperature increases both in summer months and on hot days in general due to their exposure to the sun. Furthermore, having a lot of glass makes your belongings (Furniture, paintings etc.) vulnerable to UV fading and damage. The application of Reflective Silver window film is ideal for reducing these effects. With the ability to cut UV by 99% avoiding unsightly fading as well as potentially producing temperature reductions of between 20-40%, Reflective Silver window film has fantastic solar reduction properties.
What types of reflective silver film are there?
Here at MVM we offer a range of Reflective Silver films to suit your individual needs. The three main types are RS20, RS35 and RS50. In terms of colour and light transmission: RS20 is the darkest with a 20% light transmission (meaning 20% of the total visible sunlight passes through the glass) and RS50 is the lightest with a visible light transmission of 50% (meaning half of the total visible sunlight passes through the glass). As you would expect, RS50 has a weaker reflectivity meaning the temperature/solar reductions are not as high as RS20 which has a far greater reflectivity and therefore greater temperature/solar reductions. RS35 is somewhere between the two.
Which one is Right for Me?
So that’s it! There‘s the basic guide for choosing the right Reflective Silver window film. If you have any further questions, are still confused about which film to choose, or would like to place an order, feel free to contact us on 0845 270 3518. Alternatively you can email me at email@example.com with any queries.