There are different types of blackout window films. The various models can be categorized depending on the uses and materials from which the window film is made. Despite the differences between these types of window films, the benefits of the film are mostly universal. They can also be used in different places such as car windows, buildings, houses, boats, and commercial spaces like conference rooms and private offices. How people use these window films depends on the place of use and the preferences of the user. One of the most common use is for privacy. That said, in this post, we discuss the window films based on the materials they are made from. reasons
- Polyester window films
These are the most common types of window films in the market. Window films are made from polyethylene terephthalate, which is a thermoplastic polymer resin. PET is one of the members of the polyester family. It is a common material because of its sturdiness. It also offers adequate clarity. Additionally, the content can adhere to a variety of surfaces and offers dimensional stability. This type of polyester window film is also quite easy to install.
- Dyed window films
Like other types of window films, dyed window films adhere well to glass windows. They, however, add an extra advantage of heat absorption. This feature is supported by the presence of the additional layer of dye. The dye also helps to keep light from penetrating through the window into the house or other places. When used on a car window, dyed window films help the inside of the car to warm up properly.
- Metalized window films
This type of window film is made of metal. This is a sturdy material that protects the windows from damage. The metal is also heat resistant, and it restricts the window planes from moving hence enhancing durability.
- Ceramic window films
Ceramic window films were initially established to block ultraviolet rays and heat from penetrating through the windows. This, therefore, means that ceramic window films are mostly used when we want to keep out the sun and its damaging effects. Other impressive features of ceramic window films are that it can block out infrared radiation almost wholly, and it is capable of reducing heat. When it comes to heat reduction, this type of window film keeps out up to seventy percent of the heat that is produced by the sun.
Secondly, ceramic window films are also known as nano window films. This is because of the ceramic features nano-particles. These particles enhance the durability of the window films. It also increases the protective benefit of the film.
Lastly, installing a window film made from ceramic may be a challenging task. Thus, for efficiency, users may benefit from hiring a professional to install the film.
Some specific tools and supplies are needed when installing window films such as apparatus include a window cleaner for removing dirt particles hence helping the film adhere to the glass. You may also need paper towels, measuring tools, and cutting tools.