During this time of year, with sunnier skies and longer daylight hours, it’s natural to think about using heat control films in residential or commercial buildings to reduce indoor temperatures. The answer is yes, they are a great solution! Dedicated heat control films, like those provided by Shady Blinds, offer a more convenient option compared to curtains or blinds, which require manual adjustment throughout the day.

However, it’s important to note that there isn’t just one type of heat control film available. This is actually beneficial as it allows you to choose the window film that meets all your requirements at the right price. It means you need to consider factors beyond just temperature control.

Here are some factors to consider:

  1. Where will you be installing the window film? Shady Blinds offers heat control films for both residential and commercial settings. Additionally, our products can be highly specialized. For buildings where a uniform look is desired, our solar reflective films with a mirrored appearance work well. However, for architecturally sensitive or listed buildings, our low-mirror films with a more subtle aesthetic may be preferable. We also have specific window films suitable for reducing solar heat gains in domestic settings, such as our solar reflective films designed for polycarbonate windows, ideal for plastic conservatory windows or rooflights.
  2. Do you need glare control capability? While it’s often assumed that a heat control film will also reduce glare, this is not always the case for every product. Solar reflective and low-mirror heat control films typically provide effective glare reduction. However, it’s crucial to carefully compare the specifications of different window films and discuss your requirements with us before making a decision.
  3. Are there other visual or practical factors to consider? There are various window films available that go beyond heat control and can greatly improve internal temperatures and comfort for occupants. For instance, colored window films not only add an aesthetic touch but can also serve as effective heat control films, reduce glare, enhance daytime privacy, filter out harmful UV rays, and contribute to reducing a building’s carbon footprint.

Selecting the right window film for your building’s unique circumstances and requirements doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Shady Blinds provides specialised assistance to help you choose the most suitable product. Contact our team now to get your questions answered, request free samples, and receive a competitive quote.