Whatever office you’re decorating, window films offer a chance to customize and transform your office space in a classy but subtle way. At Sunray® Window Films, we’re an experienced window film dealer that has helped a variety of businesses find the window film pattern that’s perfect for their needs. We’ve designed films that spruce up and add privacy to verandas, offices, glass partitions, conference rooms and more.
In this article, we’ll answer some of the frequently asked questions we get about window film: why it’s so popular, whether it’s see-through, whether it reduces heat, if it can damage windows, and how long it lasts.
By the end of the article, you should have a clear idea of whether or not window film is right for your office.
So let’s get started.
What is the Purpose of Office Window Film?
There are a myriad of reasons why a business would decide to go with window film. The most basic one is the decoration. Office spaces are notoriously difficult to decorate. You don’t want to pick too strong a style, since a variety of different people will be using the space and you would want it to stay professional. At the same time, these spaces are often too large to be sparsely decorated, since this can make the office look boring and bland.
Window film is the perfect solution. It’s stylish enough to catch the eye but professional enough to be appropriate for the workplace. Die-cut designs have also been used to promote a business brand.
Another reason is privacy. Frosted or etched window films can create visibility barriers between glass window offices or cubicles while allowing natural light to enter into the room.
A secondary but still important office benefit is that window film minimizes the need for frequent cleaning. Its antibacterial coating reduces fingerprints inherent on standard solid glass surfaces.
Can You See Through Window Film?
Well, the answer to this question is, it depends on the film selection. Generally speaking, in most office applications, the film selected will provide limited visibility, just enough to give privacy without a complete frosting block. In most cases, the goal of decorative film is to be decorative, with a subtle hint of privacy, without appearing totally obtrusive.
If additional privacy is required, the window film dealer has a variety of frosted and matte patterns to address those needs.
Do Window Films Reduce Heat?
Decorative window films are generally used on inside glass walls and partitions so heat reduction is not a factor. If you’re looking to reduce the heat in your office, you’ll want to put a film on your exterior windows.
Exterior window films are designed to help block the heat and sun that comes from outside. They have additional benefits that can also address sun damage and daylight redirecting, but we’ll cover this in our next article.
Can Window Film Damage Windows?
Film shouldn’t cause any damage to the windows, as long as it’s being installed by professionals. In fact, these films come with a five-year guaranteed warranty against cracking, creasing, peeling, and delamination. They’ll last years beyond the warranty period if one follows the proper cleaning instructions.
That means you can rest easy that the film won’t cause damage to your windows!
How Long Does Window Film Last?
Window film can last anywhere from 15-20 years, though ultimately its lifespan will depend on where it’s placed and how it’s maintained. Luckily, maintenance is simple, as this film requires less maintenance than normal film.
That said, one of the biggest advantages of 3M’s window film is its versatility and warranty. While it can last for more than 15 years, it’s also easily removable. So when you’re ready for a new look, window film can be removed easily and inexpensively.
Want Decorative Films For Your Interior Office Space?
Sunray® Window Films is Ohio’s window film supplier of choice. In fact, we’re a 3M-Authorized Window Film Dealer. For more than 25 years, we’ve been installing window film for a variety of different clients. That means you can trust us to have the expertise you need for your specific situation.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We also offer free quotes! You can call us now at 800.295.8468