Your Privacy Window Film Options Are Here, San Antonio! The best window film gives you peace of mind and the sense of security that comes from knowing your private life is kept … well … private. Our window film products create all the effects of privacy without sacrificing your view. As a matter of fact, the Solar Gard window film line lets in natural lighting while minimizing glare. In addition, it guards the color of your flooring and furnishings by blocking 99% of UV rays. Depending on the film, Solar Gard repels up to 87% of all solar heat. This enhances the climate and comfort of your home – and it saves you money on your energy bills, which is particularly when combined with Polywood shutters. When considering solar and reflective films, Solar Gard window films give you an assortment of choices in energy efficiency. During your in-home consultation, we’ll be there as you browse through all your options and make sure the type of film you choose meets your needs. Here are the performance criteria we look at when comparing window films: Solar energy transmittance: the amount of solar energy – visible, infrared, and ultraviolet – that passes through the film. The lower the percentage, the less heat passes through into your home.Solar energy absorbance: the amount of solar energy that is absorbed by the film. The higher the number, the more heat the glass absorbs and the less your room is influenced by external temperature fluctuations.Emissivity: a measure of a surface’s ability to emit/reflect long-wave infrared radiant heat energy (thermal heat, room temperature). Emissivity varies from 0 to 1 (0 = no emittance, 1 = 100% emittance). The lower the emissivity, the lower the U-value.U-value: a measure of thermal, room temperature heat transfer through film attributable to the difference between indoor and outdoor temperatures. The lower the U-value, the less heat passes through the film and glass. A lower U-value is what you want to prevent heat loss.Shading coefficient: the ratio between solar energy transmittance through clear, unshaded double-strength glass under the same conditions. The lower the value, the better the solar control efficiency of the glazing system.Solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC): the percentage of solar energy directly transmitted through the window and absorbed by the glass and re-radiated inside. The lower the SHGC, the better the solar control properties of the film.Ultraviolet rejection: the percent of invisible, high-energy wavelengths emitted by the sun, which is the main agent in fading and discoloration in furnishings and materials. Not only that, but our window films are made to hold the glass onto the film – particularly when your window breaks. Without this capability, sharp glass shards would fall into the room when the glass is broken. You no longer need to fear the neighborhood kid’s line drive! Whether you want to guard your interior furnishings from sunlight damage, keep a cooler climate in your home, or minimize the risk of broken glass, the benefits of your professionally installed Solar Gard window film are clear. Call 210-876-0377 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!