Why Are Heat Rejection Window Films Becoming Increasingly Important?

December 7, 2021

A heat rejection window film is a thin layer of plastic or polymer that is exclusively treated to control sunlight or heat. Popularly known as solar control window films or solar window films, these films are gaining huge demand in the Philippines as they help reduce the steady heat build-up by enhancing the reflecting and absorbing properties of window glass. Besides, these films also help improve the aesthetic appeal of building exteriors.

So, if you are going green in the office, then apart from placing a recycling box next to the copiers, also think about installing heat rejection window films.

Do you still need more reasons to get fully convinced about installing these solar window films? If yes, then take a good look at the following reasons that explain why solar window films are becoming more important for your commercial space these days.

Help Reduce Carbon Footprint

As sustainability is becoming more important, more developers, architects, and property managers are turning to innovative solutions to control the carbon footprint. For that, solar control window films are becoming a very popular option. How?

According to a new report of the United Nations’ environment agency, buildings currently account for about 40 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and 36 percent of all energy consumption, which point towards the huge need to cut down the carbon footprint with a significant margin.

While there are various ways to reduce energy consumption, treating commercial windows with heat rejection window films can greatly help reduce the energy demand. Since they help maintain the ambient temperature inside the buildings while allowing natural daylight, they cut down substantial energy consumption by air conditioners. 

In other words, heat rejection window films can help commercial spaces stick with their objective of “Sustainability” or “Go Green”.

Help Protect the Interior and Save Money

Even though the sun is around 93 million miles away from the earth, a significant portion of UV rays reaches the earth that is very harmful to not only living beings but also inanimate objects like furnishings, sofa, wall decal, flooring, furniture, and more.  

While ozone in the stratosphere absorbs most of the ultraviolet rays (especially UV-C rays), its continuous depletion means more UV rays are reaching the earth, entering homes, buildings, vehicles, and everywhere and causing huge damage. Even if holes would close in the future, you can’t rest assured because most UV-A rays and some of the UV-B rays can still pass right through the ozone layer.

So, it makes sense to install heat rejection window films to not only reduce carbon footprints but also to protect everything inside your building and save money on unnecessary expenses.

Heat rejection window films can:

  • Reject up to 97 percent or more of infrared light that contribute to heat buildup
  • Reduce heat gain up to 79 to 80 percent during bright sunny days
  • Protect against 99.9 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays that are known to damage and fade furnishings, upholstery, and furniture faster
  • Reduce glare and maintain the clear view with low interior and exterior reflectivity

As a result, a heat rejection window film can also lower utility bills and help create an ambient and comfortable environment for everyone inside commercial spaces.

So, installing solar window films in commercial places is a win-win solution – your employees get to work in a more comfortable environment and you enjoy higher energy savings and reduced carbon footprint. 

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