What Is The Best Heat Control Window Film?
There are a lot of heat control window films on the market. They work through different mechanisms like reflection and absorption and come in a variety of materials. Ceramic, polyester, and metal are the most common. Add to this the fact that every major brand has 2-6 selections in each of their numerous series and you get scores of options to choose from. So which ones are best? We looked at 5 premium brands and picked what we consider to be their best heat control films.
Window Films That Perform Best In The Heat
Enerlogic 35: While reflective films and EnerLogic window film provide cooling savings by blocking solar heat gain, EnerLogic window film goes far beyond. It does this by providing an additional reduction of radiant heat flow through the window from other sources of solar heat gain. This means you save even more on summer cooling bills.
3M Prestige: Many times window films that reject heat for interior temperature control are dark and used metals. The Prestige series films use no metals and are therefore clear. One of the first films to offer a variety of selections in clear non-metalized films–3M is a brand you can trust to be one of the most effective on your windows.
LLumar Dual-Reflective Series: These films are more reflective on the exterior than on the interior meaning you get clear views day and night. But that doesn’t mean these films aren’t tough on the solar heat gain! In fact, they are specifically suited for application on sunbelt homes.
Hanita OptiLite 75 Xtra: This film uses a subtle blue tint to filter 88% of heat-building IR radiation. This means your home stays cooler but still gets plenty of daylight. This “SolarZone Spectrally Selective Film” provides comfort style and blocks 99% of UV rays that cause fading and sun damage.
SolarGard ECOLUX 70: This is one of the most advanced solar heat reducing products on the market today. It is spectral selectivity so it lets in 68% of natural light while keeping out a whopping 52% of the sun’s energy. This all means more money in your pocket during warm and cold months from utility savings
Hüper Optik Therm-X Films: Using a proprietary blend of metals this high-performance film is one of the best in its class. It allows in a ton of visible but sill drastically reduces HVAC consumption.
Any of these fine films are a great choice to take care of your Austin homes solar heat gain issues. To find out which one is right for you schedule a free onsite window consultation and let Scottish Window Tinting help you find out.