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Window Film Works Well On Its Own - But Even Better In Combination With Window Treatments

Glare

 

Heat

Glare realated problems areas that window film & window treatment combinations will accomodate.   These are heat related problems that window film can eliminate.
  • Flat large screen T.V.'s
  • Kitchen table
  • Computer monitor screens
  • Mirrors
 
  • Reduces heat load
  • Prevents drying of wood
  • Excessive heat builds up between window treatments
  • Prevents drying & rotting of fabrics
  • Eliminates hot spots

Lumar film has been awarded a patent on their film. This patented film can prevent penetration of 99.9% of ultraviolet radiation in the UVA and UVB wave length.

Extra Facts:
Low E windows as a rule do not have any UV absorbers in them, the major factor in fading.

Late fall, winter & early spring are great time for film for the following reasons:

  1. There is no tree cover
  2. We are closer to the sun & UV light is more intense and is persistant throughout the entire day (sun shines through the same window all day).
  3. Heat loss: 70% of all heat loss is through glass. Window film can help retain heat in the home.
 

Film Selection

N 1065

  • Lightest shade possible
  • Offers 99.9% UV protection
  • Clearest appearance

N 1050

  • Light shade
  • Offers a lot of protection from fading
  • Good heat and glare rejection
  • Most popular customer choice

N 1040

  • Medium shade
  • Reduces more glare and heat than N 1050
  • Greatest protection from fading & heat

R 30 Silver

  • Offers greatest protection from fading & heat
  • 97% UV rejection
  • Noticable appearance on window
  • May give a mirror like appearance

The lighter films (N 1050) will solve UV heat and glare problems. However darker films (N 1040) are available. we are always available to assist with customers with film selection.

  1. Western exposure is more intense heat, we recommend N 1050 or N 1040.
  2. Eastern exposure is morning sun, where heat/glare concerns are over by 11:30 a.m., we recommend lighter films, N 1050 or N 1065.
  3. Southern exposure is the winter sun, where sun is lower in the sky & more direct through the windows, we recommend N 1050 (if excessive heat N 1040)
  4. Nothern windows do not have direct sun light however may experience UV concerns, we recommend N 1065 or N 1050.
  5. Skylights & Sunrooms usually experience more of a heat load, where heavier film will be more beneficial, we recommend N 1040 or any stronger R 30.
  6. True divided lights in any exposure should be filmed with the lightest film possible, we recommend N 1065. The lighter films will be less noticeable & have a more pleasing appearance.

 

Window Film Installation

Window films must be installed by a professional installer using highly specialized equipment and techniques. Call or  to schedule an appointment for an estimate at your home or business.

 

 
   

Window Film Maintenance

  1. Do not wash the film for 30 days after the installation. Visual changes during this time period are a natural part of the bonding process.
  2. The patent scratch resistant coating in LLumar films is extremely durable. With proper care, your windows will look beautiful for many years to come. For best results, clean your windows with a soft/cotton cloth and avoid using any abrasive or ammonia cleaners.
  3. Depending on the product, it may take up to 60 days for the film to fully cure. Small water spots will diminish and eventually disappear.

If you have any further questions, please call.

 

   

Flat Glass Warranties

LLumar Lifetime residential
N1065 SR CDF
N1050 SR CDF
N1040 SR CDF
R35 SR CDF
DR 15
DR 25
DR 35

LLumar 10 year
NRM PS2

LLumar glass and seal failure
The film manufacturer warrants against failure of the glass and seal, for a period of 24 months from origional date of film istallation (if covered by original glass manufacturers warranty).

 

 

Definitions for Solar Engineering Parameters

Total Solar Tranmittance
The fraction of incident solar radiation to be directly passed through a glazing system.
Total Solar Reflectance
The fraction of incident solar radiation to be reflected by a glazing system.
Visible Light Tranmittance
The fraction of solar radiation to be passed through a glazing system that can be seen visually.
Visable Light Reflectance
The fraction of solar radiation to be reflected by a glazing system that can be seen visually.
U Factor
The overall coefficient of heat transfer.
Percent Ultraviolet Transmittance
Percent of solar ultraviolet light to pass through the glazing system.
Shading Coefficient
The ratio of solar heat gain through a glazing system to the solar heat gain of a single light double strength glass.
Percent of Total Solar Energy Rejected
The percent of incident solar energy rejected by a glazing system.

 

See why LLumar is the film more people choose to protect their homes...and to capture new energy efficiencies as well.