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Window Film

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Window Film

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Postby EssDeeAitch » March 17th, 2019, 9:40 am

Has anybody got any experience of solar window film used to reduce glare?

My questions are the efficacy of the film in reducing glare and the degree of difficulty in applying it oneself.

I have had a look on a company called "The Window Film Company" so it's safe to assume they specicialise in the stuff :) and they have very handy videos that show just how easy it is for one of their people to apply it.

Not being one of their people it may not be as easy for me to apply so any feedback would be much appreciated.

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Re: Window Film

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Postby Slarti » March 17th, 2019, 10:45 am

No idea about the product, but I used to get lots of spam from them, so no the most ethical of companies, IMHO.

They only stopped after I reported them to the ICO under GDPR.

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Re: Window Film

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Postby EssDeeAitch » March 17th, 2019, 11:31 am

Slarti wrote:No idea about the product, but I used to get lots of spam from them, so no the most ethical of companies, IMHO.

They only stopped after I reported them to the ICO under GDPR.

Slarti


Oh that's disappointing and thanks for the feedback

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Re: Window Film

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Postby Redmires » March 17th, 2019, 6:50 pm

I've used it on my shed windows, but more as a security measure than for anti-glaring reasons. It was from Amazon, fulfilled by 'Windows Film R Us'. I covered 6 windows, each about 18 x 8 inches, and it went on easily and I was very pleased with the end result. I'm not sure about larger windows but it's cheap enough to try one and see how it goes before committing to it. There's lot's of decent reviews on Amazon as well.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Active-Film-Mi ... op?ie=UTF8

No connection, just a satisfied customer.

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Re: Window Film

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Postby ivahunch » March 17th, 2019, 8:36 pm

We used a film by "Banafix" on our patio door windows about 30 years ago when our children were very young as I wasn't sure if the glass was toughened. When the doors were replaced last year we found that they were just float glass. I am not convinced how much UV was attenuated as carpets tended to fade over time. But it certainly lasted well and seemed fairly easy to apply.

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Re: Window Film

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Postby PrincessB » March 19th, 2019, 2:48 pm

Has anybody got any experience of solar window film used to reduce glare?


Could you give some more detail regarding what the problem is?

I'm thinking

Overly hot due to sun facing windows
Too bright to see the TV on a sunny day
Privacy issues

All solvable.

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Re: Window Film

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Postby EssDeeAitch » March 19th, 2019, 3:36 pm

PrincessB wrote:
Has anybody got any experience of solar window film used to reduce glare?


Could you give some more detail regarding what the problem is?

I'm thinking

Overly hot due to sun facing windows
Too bright to see the TV on a sunny day
Privacy issues

All solvable.


It's the TV issue. The room is south facing and the glare is pretty bad so I am looking to solve that problem

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Re: Window Film

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Postby PrincessB » March 19th, 2019, 8:27 pm

It's the TV issue. The room is south facing and the glare is pretty bad so I am looking to solve that problem


I am a bit limited for time at the moment so excuse a short reply.

My initial though is plantation shutters or cheaper still a set of blackout curtains.

Light levels are a bit tricky as you can use film or special glass to block (for example) 90% of the light - Your eyes won't see this and you still won't be able to see the TV it might be a bit clearer, but it's not going to be a cinema.

I'd use curtains.


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