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We review the price and performance of the top sun control films

Similar solar control films are grouped together and we then compare performance and price

We give a GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE award to the 3 highest heat reduction films and award a smiley to the best performance against the following criteria

best performanceBest Low-E film for insulating the glass against heat loss in winter

best performanceLets in the most light

best performanceLeast reflective

best performanceLowest price

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We then choose a Best Value Film (ie the film with the highest overall performance at the lowest cost) 

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SOLAR WINDOW FILM CATEGORIES

 Compare Clear (untinted) Window Films
(Visible light Transmission - VLT over 60%)

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Clear Window Films - Visible Light Transmission (VLT) over 60%

BENEFITSHEAT Protection | FADING Protection | Almost INVISIBLE (when viewed internally and externally
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Performance AssessmentBest ValueBest ValueGold - heat blockedSilver - heat blockedBronze - heat blockedBronze - heat blocke
Good heat protection and low priceGold - Insulation
COMPANYJWFSumitomoSmart FilmsSolar Gard3MHanita3M
FILM3mm clear glassSun 70Refleshine TW36ClearView ICE 60LX 70®Prestige 60 PR 60e-Lite® 70Prestige® 70 PR70
Country of OriginUSAJapanUSAUSAUSAIsraelUSA
WERS rated (1)YesYesYes.YesYes
VLT % (2)89%67%66%64%best   72%61%66%68%
VLR - Internal (3)17%?na9%best    7%15%best    7%
VLR % - External(3)8%19%19%16%9%best    6%16%best    6%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99%99%99%99.999%99.9%
U-Value (5)5.95.6best    4.55.85.75.65.65.6
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%50%49%best    58%55%52%52%50%
Edge Sealing Required?YesNoYesYesNoNoNo
Sales Rep Price $M2$104.86$139.45$152.47$184.30$157.58$117.90$157.58
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(a) Due to the inclusion of compounds that can corrode when exposed to salty air, some films require edge sealing when installed within 16km (10 miles) of the sea, or within 16km (10 miles) of brackish rivers and estuaries. Edge sealing with clear silicone adhesive is a specialised glazing skill and will add to the installation cost, if required.
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These films are almost invisible when installed and are popular for:

Heat and fading proterotect stock from sun damage and fading without impeding showroom visibility

LOW-E FILMS

Low-E Clear Window Films

BENEFITS: HEAT Protection | FADING Protection | Almost INVISIBLE (when viewed internally and externally) PLUS insulating the window against heat loss in winter
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Silver - Heat BlockedGold - Heat BlockedBronze - Heat Blocked
Performance AssessmentGold - InsulationSilver - InsulationBronze - Insulation
COMPANYSmartFilmsSolar Gard3M
FILM3mm clear glassMirecool LU 74+Ecolux®  70Thinsulate CC75
Country of OriginEuropeUSAUSA
Independently tested? (1)European standards EN410 and EN673WERSWERS
VLT % (2)89%best   74%68%74%
VLR % (3)8%Internal 9%best   Internal 4%Internal 12%
best   External 13%External 15%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.9best   3.283.463.6
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%best   50%52%47%
Edge Sealing required? (see (a) below)NoYesNo
Sales Rep Price $M2$185.80$212.28$221.97
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(a) Due to the inclusion of compounds that can corrode when exposed to salty air, some films require edge sealing when installed within 16km (10 miles) of the sea, or within 16km (10 miles) of brackish rivers and estuaries. Edge sealing with clear silicone adhesive is a specialised glazing skill and will add to the installation cost, if required.
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Low-E window films insulate the glass to reduce heat loss in winter, while still offering the heat and UV protection benefits of clear window films 

EXTERNAL FILMS

Clear External Films - VLT over 60%

BENEFITS: HEAT Protection | FADING Protection | Film is not visible internally orexternally
 
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Performance AssessmentGoldSilverBronze
COMPANY3MHanita3MHanita
FILM3mm clear glassPrestige 70 Externale-lite 70 XtraPrestige 90 ExternalOptiLite 75 Xtra
WERS rated (1)YesYesYesYes
VLT % (2)89%best   71%67%53%76%
VLR % (3)8%best   5% Interior
6% Exterior
Interior 17%
Exterior 18%
6% Interior
6% Exterior
Interior 9%
Exterior 9%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99.90%99.90%99.90%99%
U-Value (5)5.95.79na5.79na
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%best   61%53%50%46%
Sales Rep Price $M2$157.58best   =SUM(Sheet1!M278)$157.58$99.74
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Price 3M Prestige 40 External
Price 3M Prestige 70 External
Price 3M Prestige 90 External
Price Hanita e-lite 45 Xtra
Price Hanita e-lite 70 Xtra
Price Hanita OptiLite 75 Xtra

 These films are cost effective when internal installation is impractical


Compare Neutral (Grey) Films: Light Grey to Very Dark Films
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Top 5 Very Lightly Tinted Films

BENEFITS: HEAT Protection | FADING Protection | Some GLARE Reduction | Glass appears slightly darker externally
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Performance AssessmentSilverGoldSilverBronzeLeast Reflective
COMPANYASWFSolar GardSolar GardHanita ASWF
FILM 3mm clear glassLegacy 40Stirling 40Sterling 50 Optitune 40Legacy 50
WERS rated (1)YesYesYesYesYes
VLT % (2)89%45%41%49%41%best   51%
VLR % (3)8%Internal 12%
External 13%
Internal 30%
External 33%
Internal 24%
External 26%
Internal 18%
External 21%
best   Internal 10%
External 12%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99%99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.9nabest   5.45.55.9na
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%56%best   63%56%54%49%
Sales Rep Price $M2best   $54.22$70.73$70.73$61.03$54.22
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The 13 comparison films in this category - only the top 6 films (ranked by heat blocked) and the least reflective film is shown above
Price SolarGard Stainless Steel 50

Top 7 Lightly Tinted Films (VLT 30% - 40%) 

BENEFITS: HEAT Protection | FADING Protection | Some GLARE Reduction | Glass appears slightly darker externally
 
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Performance AssessmentGoldSilverSilverBronzeBronzeBronzeLeast Reflective
COMPANYASWFSolar GardHanita3MASWF Solar GardSolar Gard
FILM 3mm clear glassSky 30Slate 30OptiTune 30 Affinity 30 Nature 30TrueVue 30NightSky 30
WERS rated (1)YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
VLT % (2)89%30%30%32%
best   33%
30%31%32%
VLR % (3)8%Internal 26% External 34%Internal 14% External 24%Internal 26% External 32%Internal 19% External 29%Internal 20% External 25%Internal 13% External 22%
best  
Internal 9%<br />External 10%
 
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99%99%99%99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.95.75.95.8
best   5.3
6.05.66.0
SHGC (6)0.850.350.370.370.390.390.390.52
TSER % (7 (Heat)14%
best   65%
63%63%61%61%61%48%
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best   $50.32
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The 7 comparison films in this category - only the top 6 films (ranked by heat blocked) and the least reflective film is shown above
These films are very light in appearance and provide some heat, fading and glare protection
 
 

Top 7 Medium Tinted Films (VLT 20% - 30%)

BENEFITS: HEAT Protection | FADING Protection | PRIVACY | Control GLARE | Won't make room "feel" dark | Glass appears dark externally 
 
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Performance AssessmentSilverGoldSilverBronzeBronzeBronzeLeast Reflective
COMPANYASWFSolar GardSolar GardJohnson Window Films SuntekHanitaSolar Gard
FILM 3mm clear glassSky 20Stirling 20Slate 20Scenic View 25SYDS 25 OptiTune 22Quantum 20
WERS rated (1)YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
VLT % (2)89%23%23%23%27%27%21%22%
VLR % (3)8%Internal 16% External 33%Internal 42% External 45%Internal 17% External 31%Internal 25% External 38%Internal 20% External 35%Internal 15% External 32%best   Internal 6% External 8%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99%99%99%99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.95.7best    5.45.95.75.85.85.9
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%70%best   76%70%67%67%67%59%
Sales Rep Price $M2best    $50.32$70.73$72.42$55.32$60.35$63.91$70.73
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The 20 comparison films in this category - only the top 6 films (ranked by heat blocked) and the least reflective film is shown above 
These films are the most popular for living rooms - blocks just enough light to provide privacy without making the room "feel" dark

Top 5 Neutral (Grey) Films - VLT 10% - 20%

BENEFITS: HEAT Protection | FADING Protection | PRIVACY Control GLARE | Room "feels" darker | Glass appears dark externally
 
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Performance AssessmentBronzeGoldSilverBronzeLeast Reflective
COMPANYJohnson Window FilmsSunTekSunTek3M ASWF
FILM3mm clear glass NightScape NS15SYDS15DRDS 15Night Vision 15 Moonlight 10
WERS rated (1)Yes Yes YesYes Yes
VLT % (2)89%14%11%15%15%10%
VLR % (3)8%Internal 11%
External 40%
Internal 24%
External 54%
Internal 13%
External 36%
Internal 11%
External 38%
best   Internal 13%
External 12%
UV block % (4)14%99%99%99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.45.8best   5.25.6na
TSER % (6) (Heat)25% Uva72%best   79%75%72%64%
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The 16 comparison films in this category - only the top 4 films (ranked by heat blocked) and the least reflective film is shown above 
These films are popular for bedrooms, particular for west-facing rooms - they will make a room "feel" darker but will block up to 70% heat - many people are happy to sacrifice some light in a bedroom during the day to achieve higher heat reduction.

Top 5 Neutral (Grey) Films - VLT VLT less than 10%

BENEFITS: HEAT Protection | FADING Protection | PRIVACY Control GLARE | Blocks Light and Darkens Room| Glass appears dark externally
 
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Performance AssessmentSilverGoldBronzeBronzeLeast Reflective
COMPANYASWFHanitaJohnson Window FilmsSolar GardSolar Gard
FILM3mm clear glassSky 10OptiTune 05Scenic View 10TrueVue 5Night Scene GSG 10
WERS rated (1)YesYesYesYes
VLT % (2)89%8%6%8%5%6%
VLR % (3)8%Internal 13%
External 54%
Internal 15%
External 63%
Internal 25%
External 58%
Internal 8%
External 45%
best   Internal 10%
External 10%
UV block % (4)14%99%99%99%99%99%
U-Value (5)best   5.6best   5.65.7best   5.65.7
TSER % (6) (Heat)25% Uva83%best   84%82%82%70%
Sales Rep Price $M2best   $50.32$63.91$55.32$64.54$65.10
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The 12 comparison films in this category - only the top 4 films (ranked by heat blocked) and the least reflective film is shown above 
These films will make a room "feel" dark and are a popular choice for thehome theatre or shift workers needing to sleep during the day

EXTERNAL FILMS

Neutral (Grey) External Films - VLT 30% - 60%

 BENEFITS: HEAT Protection | FADING Protection | PRIVACY Control GLARE | Glass appears grey or mirrored externally
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COMPANYHanita3MHanitaHanitaHanitaJWFSolarGardJWFSolarGard
FILM3mm clear glassTitan 35 XtraPrestige 40 Externale-lite 45 Xtra XTRM Titan 35AzuLite 35 Xtra Scenic View 50EXTSentinel Plus Stainless Steel 40 OSWDaylight Natural 35 EXTSentinel Plus SX80 OSW
WERS rated (1)YesYesNFRCNFRC
VLT % (2)89%36%25%44%36%33%45%39%37%78%
VLR % (3)8%Interior 14% Exterior 22%best   5% Interior 5% Exterior12% Interior 17% ExteriorInterior 14% Exterior 22%Interior 21% Exterior 15%Interior 13% Exterior 19%Interior 16% Exterior 18%Interior 18% Exterior 16%Exterior 8%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99.90%99.90%99.90%99%99%99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.95.91best   5.79na5.915.915.915.915.915.91
TSER % (6) (Heat)57%best   67%61%57%55%50%50%49%42%
Sales Rep Price $M2$73.94$157.58$99.74$83.50$77.64best   $58.40$76.26$56.09$76.26
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Price Hanita Titan 35 Xtra
Price Hanita XTRM Titan 35
Price Hanita Titan 50 Xtra 
Price Hanita AzuLite 35 Xtra 
Price Johnson Window Film Scenic View 50EXT

Neutral (Grey) External Films up to 30% VLT

 BENEFITS: HEAT Protection | FADING Protection | PRIVACY Control GLARE | Glass appears grey or mirrored externally
 
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COMPANYJWFHanitaHanitaSolarGardHanitaHanitaJWFJWFSolarGard
FILM3mm clear glassScenic View 10EXTXTRM Titan 07Titan 07 XtraSentinel Plus Stainless Steel 15 OSWXTRM Titan 20Titan 20 XtraDaylight Natural 20 EXTScenic View 25EXTSentinel Plus Stainless Steel 25 OSW
WERS rated (1)NFRCYesYesYesYesYesNFRCNFRCYes
VLT % (2)89%9%7%8%13%20%19%22%29%24%
VLR % (3)8%Interior 24% Exterior 56%Interior 20% Exterior 66%Internal 17% External 55%Interior 36% Exterior 40%Interior 17% Exterior 40%best   Interior 14% Exterior 34%Interior 26% Exterior 26%Interior 23% Exterior 36%Interior 26% Exterior 28%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99.90%99.90%99%99.90%99.00%99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.95.915.915.915.915.915.915.915.915.91
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%82%best   85%83%73%71%69%63%66%63%
Sales Rep Price $M2$58.40$90.58$79.67$76.26$85.84$73.94best   $56.09$58.40$76.26
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Neutral (Grey) External Films up to 30% VLT

Price Hanita Titan 07 Xtra
Price Hanita XTRM Titan 07
Price Hanita Titan 20 Xtra
Price Hanita XTRM Titan 20 
Price Johnson Window Film Scenic View 10EXT
Price Johnson Window Film Scenic View 25EXT

Compare Reflective Silver (Mirrored) Films

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Reflective Silver VLT 20

 BENEFITS: HEAT Protection | FADING Protection | PRIVACY Control GLARE | Glass appears mirrored externally
 
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Performance AssessmentGoldSilverSilverSilverBronze
COMPANYASWFSunTekMEPSolar GardHanitaJohnson Window Films3M
FILM3mm clear glassReflection 20Silver SDS20Silver R20Silver 20Silver 20Solar Silver SS20P18ARL Silver
WERS rated (1)YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
VLT % (2)89%14%15%16%16%18%best   19%10%
VLR % (3)8%64%60%62%58%61%best   57%60%/20%
UV block % (4)25% UVa99%99%99%99%99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.9best   5.55.35.3best   5.5best   5.55.45.3
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%best   84%79%79%79%78%77%74%
Sales Rep Price $M2best   $50.56$56.13$61.44$63.65$57.44$50.95$69.91
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Reflective Silver VLT 20%

Price 3M P18ARL Silver
Price Hanita Silver 20

These films are the most cost effective - block the most heat for the least cost - and are frequently used in commercial buildings

Reflective Silver - VLT 35

 BENEFITS: HEAT Protection | FADING Protection | PRIVACY Control GLARE | Glass appears mirrored externally
 
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COMPANYASWFSunTekJohnson Window FilmsHanitaSolar Gard
FILM3mm clear glassReflection 35Silver SDS35Solar Silver SS35Silver 35Silver 35
WERS rated (1)YesYesYesYesYes
VLT % (2)89%33%28%best   35%33%34%
VLR % (3)8%42%44%40%42%best   38%
UV block % (4)25% UVa99%99%99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.95.6best   5.45.55.65.6
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%65%best   68%65%65%64%
Sales Rep Price $M2best   $50.57$56.13$50.95$57.44$63.65
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Reflective Silver VLT 35%

Price Hanita Silver 35
Price Johnson Window Films Solar Silver 35 -SS35
SolarGard Silver 35
SunTek Silver 35 - SDS35

Silver/Grey (One-Way Vision) Films

BENEFITS: HEAT Protection | FADING Protection | PRIVACY | Eliminate On-Screen GLARE | Glass appears mirrored externally>
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Performance AssessmentGoldSilverBronzeLeast Reflective
COMPANYASWFSunTekJWFSolarGard
FILM3mm clear glassIllusionDRMDS 7Scenic View 10Silver/Grey 20
WERS rated (1)YesYesYes
VLT % (2)89%best   7%best   7%8%13%
VLR % (3)8%best   Internal 13%
External 54%
Internal 14%
External 60%
Internal 25% External 58%Internal 10%
External 33%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.9nabest   5.175.915.62
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%best   85%84%82%70%
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These films were developed to control heat and glare in the office - the films are mirrored externally for maximum heat reduction and are dark internally to eliminate glare on computer screen.

LOW-E FILMS

Low-E Reflective Silver Films

BENEFITS: HEAT Protection | FADING Protection | PRIVACY Control GLARE | Glass appears mirrored externally
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FILM3mm clear glassHeatMaster Low-E HM15Silver 20 Low-ELow-E 35 SilverLow-E 20 SilverSilver 35 Low-E
WERS rated (1)YesYesYesYesYes
VLT % (2)89%17%17%26%20%27%
VLR % (3)8%Internal 59%
External 56%
Internal 63%
External 56%
Internal 62%
External 58%
Internal 58%
External 53%
Internal 44%
External 49%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99%99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.9best   4.084.494.764.374.71
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%best   $80%best   $80%77%76%72%
Sales Rep Price $M2best   $$58.92$66.78$84.23$84.23$66.78
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Price 3M Low-E 35 Silver
Price Hanita Silver 35 Low-E
Price 3M Low-E 20 Silver
Price Hanita Silver 20 Low-E
Price Johnson Window Films HeatMaster Low-E - HM15

These films are the most cost effective - block the most heat for the least cost - and are frequently used in commercial buildings

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Reflective Silver External Window Films

BENEFITS: HEAT Protection | FADING Protection | PRIVACY Control GLARE | Glass appears mirrored externally

External Reflective Silver (Mirror Tint) 15% - 20% VLT
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COMPANY3M MEP (Llumar) Solar Gard Johnson Window Films Hanita
FILM3mm clear glassSiLVER 15 ExternalRHE-20 ER HPRSentinel Plus Silver 20 OSWSS20 EXTERNAL Silver 20 Xtra*
WERS rated (1)YesYesYesYes
VLT % (2)89%10%14%16%19%17%
VLR % (3)8%61%61%61%best   57%62%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99%99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.9best   5.8best   5.85.95.95.9
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%best   86%83%82%75%81%
Sales Rep Price $M2$99.04$72.70$68.16best   $53.52$70.35
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External Reflective Silver (Mirror Tint) 30% - 35% VLT
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COMPANYHanitaSolar Gard 3M
FILM3mm clear glass Silver 35 Xtra* Sentinel Plus Silver 35 OSW SiLVER 35 External
WERS rated (1)YesYesYes
VLT % (2)89%33%35%best   36%
VLR % (3)8%42%40%best   34%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.95.95.9best   5.2
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%best   66%64%63%
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Reflective Silver VLT 35%

Price 3M Silver 35 External
Price Hanita Silver 35 Xtra
SolarGard Sentinal Silver Plus Silver 35 OSW

Reflective Silver VLT 20%

Price 3M Silver 15 External
Price Hanita Silver 20 Xtra
Price Johnson Window Films Solar Silver 20 External
MEP (Llumar) RHE-29 ER HPR
Solar Gard Sentinal Olus Silver 20 OSW

These films are the most cost effective - block the most heat for the least cost - and are frequently used in commercial buildings


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Reflective Bronze Films - 20 and 35

 BENEFITS: HEAT Protection | FADING Protection | PRIVACY Control GLARE | Glass appears bronze externally

Reflective Bronze 35
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COMPANYASWFSunTek Solar GardJWF
FILM3mm clear glassHorizon 20 BronzeIDS20 BronzeSolar Bronze 20Sunset Bronze SB20
WERS rated (1)YesYesYesYes
VLT % (2)89%18%best   25%22%20%
VLR % (3)8%Internal 39%
External 35%
best   Internal 34%
External 37%
Internal 36%
External 37%
best   Internal 34%
External 37%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.95.56.0best   5.35.5
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%best   80%78%78%77%
Sales Rep Price $M2best   $50.04$62.03$70.73$54.29
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Reflective Bronze 35
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COMPANYASWFSolar GardJWFSunTek
FILM3mm clear glassHorizon 35 BronzeSolar Bronze 35Sunset Bronze SB30IDS35 Bronze
WERS rated (1)YesYesYesYes
VLT % (2)89%33%35%33%best   37%
VLR % (3)8%Internal 27%
External 23%
Internal 27%
External 29%
Internal 27%
External 24%
best   Internal 22%
External 25%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.95.65.395.6best   5.2
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%66%best   70%66%61%
Sales Rep Price $M2best   $50.04$70.73$54.29$62.03
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Reflective Bronze 20
 
Reflective Bronze 35
Price ASWF Horizon 35 Bronze
Price SolarGard Solar Bronze 35
Price JWF Sunset Bronze SB30
Price Suntek IDS35 Bronze
 
 
 

These films are very cost effective and are frequently used in commercial buildings

 
 
 

Compare External Films

Clear External Films

 BENEFITS: HEAT Protection | FADING Protection | PRIVACY |  Glass appears grey or mirrored externally
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COMPANY3MHanita3MHanita
FILM3mm clear glassPrestige 70 Externale-lite 70 XtraPrestige 90 ExternalOptiLite 75 Xtra
WERS rated (1)YesYesYesYes
VLT % (2)89%best   71%67%53%76%
VLR % (3)8%best   5% Interior
6% Exterior
Interior 17%
Exterior 18%
6% Interior
6% Exterior
Interior 9%
Exterior 9%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99.90%99.90%99.90%99%
U-Value (5)5.95.79na5.79na
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%best   61%53%50%46%
Sales Rep Price $M2$157.58best   =SUM(Sheet1!M278)$157.58$99.74
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Neutral (Grey) External Films - VLT 30% - 60%

BENEFITS: HEAT Protection | FADING Protection | PRIVACY Control GLARE | Glass appears grey or mirrored externally

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COMPANYHanita3MHanitaHanitaHanitaJWFSolarGardJWFSolarGard
FILM3mm clear glassTitan 35 XtraPrestige 40 Externale-lite 45 Xtra XTRM Titan 35AzuLite 35 Xtra Scenic View 50EXTSentinel Plus Stainless Steel 40 OSWDaylight Natural 35 EXTSentinel Plus SX80 OSW
WERS rated (1)YesYesNFRCNFRC
VLT % (2)89%36%25%44%36%33%45%39%37%78%
VLR % (3)8%Interior 14% Exterior 22%best   5% Interior 5% Exterior12% Interior 17% ExteriorInterior 14% Exterior 22%Interior 21% Exterior 15%Interior 13% Exterior 19%Interior 16% Exterior 18%Interior 18% Exterior 16%Exterior 8%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99.90%99.90%99.90%99%99%99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.95.91best   5.79na5.915.915.915.915.915.91
TSER % (6) (Heat)57%best   67%61%57%55%50%50%49%42%
Sales Rep Price $M2$73.94$157.58$99.74$83.50$77.64best   $58.40$76.26$56.09$76.26
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WebQuote Price$62.85$133.96$84.79$70.98$66.00$49.65$64.83$47.68$64.83
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Neutral (Grey) External Films - VLT up to 30%

BENEFITS: HEAT Protection | FADING Protection | PRIVACY Control GLARE | Glass appears grey or mirrored externally
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COMPANYJWFHanitaHanitaSolarGardHanitaHanitaJWFJWFSolarGard
FILM3mm clear glassScenic View 10EXTXTRM Titan 07Titan 07 XtraSentinel Plus Stainless Steel 15 OSWXTRM Titan 20Titan 20 XtraDaylight Natural 20 EXTScenic View 25EXTSentinel Plus Stainless Steel 25 OSW
WERS rated (1)NFRCYesYesYesYesYesNFRCNFRCYes
VLT % (2)89%9%7%8%13%20%19%22%29%24%
VLR % (3)8%Interior 24% Exterior 56%Interior 20% Exterior 66%Internal 17% External 55%Interior 36% Exterior 40%Interior 17% Exterior 40%best   Interior 14% Exterior 34%Interior 26% Exterior 26%Interior 23% Exterior 36%Interior 26% Exterior 28%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99.90%99.90%99%99.90%99.00%99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.95.915.915.915.915.915.915.915.915.91
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%82%best   85%83%73%71%69%63%66%63%
Sales Rep Price $M2$58.40$90.58$79.67$76.26$85.84$73.94best   $56.09$58.40$76.26
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External Silver Films

External Reflective Silver (Mirror Tint) 15% - 20% VLT
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COMPANY3M MEP (Llumar) Solar Gard Johnson Window Films Hanita
FILM3mm clear glassSiLVER 15 ExternalRHE-20 ER HPRSentinel Plus Silver 20 OSWSS20 EXTERNAL Silver 20 Xtra*
WERS rated (1)YesYesYesYes
VLT % (2)89%10%14%16%19%17%
VLR % (3)8%61%61%61%best   57%62%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99%99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.9best   5.8best   5.85.95.95.9
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%best   86%83%82%75%81%
Sales Rep Price $M2$99.04$72.70$68.16best   $53.52$70.35
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WebQuote Price$84.20$61.81$57.95$45.50$59.81
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External Reflective Silver (Mirror Tint) 30% - 35% VLT
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COMPANYHanitaSolar Gard 3M
FILM3mm clear glass Silver 35 Xtra* Sentinel Plus Silver 35 OSW SiLVER 35 External
WERS rated (1)YesYesYes
VLT % (2)89%33%35%best   36%
VLR % (3)8%42%40%best   34%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.95.95.9best   5.2
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%best   66%64%63%
Sales Rep Price $M2$70.35best   $68.16$99.04
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WebQuote Price$59.81$57.95$84.20
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Ceramic Window Films

This is a list of ceramic films

Clear Ceramic Films - VLT over 60%
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COMPANYSolar GardASWFASWFSolar GardHanita
FILM3mm clear glassULR80 CeramicFirewall 70Legacy 60CX60 CeramicPerLite 70
WERS rated (1)YesYesYesYesYes
VLT % (2)89%best   78%68%66%61%68%
VLR % (3)8%best   Internal 8%
External 8%
Internal 9%
External 8%
best   Internal 8%
External 8%
Internal 9%
External 11%
Internal 9%
External 10%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99%99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.95.9nana5.9na
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%best   42%39%38%38%31%
Sales Rep Price $M2$70.20$90.75best   $54.22$76.77$56.12
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WebQuote Price$59.68$77.15$46.09$65.26$47.71
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Light Ceramic Films - VLT 30% - 60%
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COMPANYSolar GardASWFHanitaSolar GardHanitaASWFSolar Gard
FILM3mm clear glassCX35 CeramicLegacy 40PerLite 35CM50 CeramicPerLite 50Legacy 50CX50 Ceramic
WERS rated (1)YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
VLT % (2)89%37%45%40%53%51%51%51%
VLR % (3)8%Internal 15%
External 17%
Internal 12%
External 13%
Internal 15%
External 17%
best   Internal 9%
External 7%
Internal 16%
External 18%
Internal 10% External 12%Internal 11% External 13%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99%99%99%99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.95.7nana5.8nana5.8
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%best   58%56%55%47%49%49%47%
Sales Rep Price $M2$76.77best   $54.22$61.04$94.66$61.03$54.22$76.77
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WebQuote Price$65.26$46.09$51.89$80.47$51.89$46.09$65.26
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Medium Ceramic Films - VLT 20% - 30%
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COMPANYHanita3M3M
FILM3mm clear glassPerLite 20CM30 CeramicCM40 Ceramic
WERS rated (1)YesYesYes
VLT % (2)89%22%21%27%
VLR % (3)8%Internal 24%
External 25%
Internal 15%
External 9%
best   Internal 11%
External 8%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.9na5.85.8
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%best   70%63%59%
Sales Rep Price $M2best   $61.03$94.66$94.66
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WebQuote Price$51.89$80.47$80.47
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Compare Low-E Films

Low-E Window Films

Low-E window films insulate the glass to reduce heat loss in winter, while still offering the benefits of clear window films
 
BENEFITS: HEAT Protection | FADING Protection |  Film is not visible internally or externally

Clear Low-E Films

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COMPANYSmartFilmsSolar Gard3M
FILM3mm clear glassMirecool LU 74+Ecolux®  70Thinsulate CC75
Country of OriginEuropeUSAUSA
Independently tested? (1)European standards EN410 and EN673WERSWERS
VLT % (2)89%best   74%68%74%
VLR % (3)8%Internal 9%best   Internal 4%Internal 12%
best   External 13%External 15%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.9best   3.283.463.6
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%best   50%52%47%
Edge Sealing required? (see (a) below)NoYesNo
Sales Rep Price $M2$185.80$212.28$221.97
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WebQuote Price$157.95$180.47$188.70
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(a) Due to the inclusion of compounds that can corrode when exposed to salty air, some films require edge sealing when installed within 16km (10 miles) of the sea, or within 16km (10 miles) of brackish rivers and estuaries. Edge sealing with clear silicone adhesive is a specialised glazing skill and will add to the installation cost, if required.
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BENEFITS: HEAT Protection | FADING Protection | PRIVACY |Control GLARE| Glass appears mirrored externally

Reflective Silver Low-E Films

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COMPANYJWFHanita3M3MHanita
FILM3mm clear glassHeatMaster Low-E HM15Silver 20 Low-ELow-E 35 SilverLow-E 20 SilverSilver 35 Low-E
WERS rated (1)YesYesYesYesYes
VLT % (2)89%17%17%26%20%27%
VLR % (3)8%Internal 59%
External 56%
Internal 63%
External 56%
Internal 62%
External 58%
Internal 58%
External 53%
Internal 44%
External 49%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99%99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.9best   4.084.494.764.374.71
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%best   $80%best   $80%77%76%72%
Sales Rep Price $M2best   $$58.92$66.78$84.23$84.23$66.78
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WebQuote Price$50.09$56.77$71.61$71.61$56.77
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3M Low-E 35 Silver
Hanita Silver 35 Low-E
3M Low-E 20 Silver
Hanita Silver 20 Low-E
Johnson Window FilmsHeatMaster Low-E - HM15

Compare Films for Skylites - Polycarbonate, Acrylic or Glass 
skylight
Internal Installation
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COMPANYSmart FilmsSilver
FILM3mm clear glassPermasunJWF
Country of OriginEuropeSS20AB
Independently tested? (1)USA
VLT % (2)89%10%best   19%
VLR % (3)8%naInternal 57%
best   External 25%External 57%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99%
U-Value (5)5.9nabest   5.39
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%best   78%77%
Edge Sealing required? (see (a) below)NoNo
Sales Rep Price $M2$58.87best   $55.06
WebQuote Price$50.05$46.81
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External Installation
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COMPANYHanita HanitaJWFHanita
FILM3mm clear glassPolyZone Silver 20 XTRM (Skylite)PolyZone Silver 20 XtraSS20AB EXTPolyZone 35 XTRM (Skylite)
Country of OriginIsraelIsraelUSAIsrael
VLT % (2)89%15%16%19%best   30%
VLR % (3)8%Interior 63%Internal 63% Internal 57%Internal 46%
External 66%External 74%External 57%External 49%
UV block % (4)25% Uva99%99%99%99%
U-Value (5)5.95.915.91best   5.395.91
TSER % (6) (Heat)14%best   83%82%77%71%
Edge Sealing required? (see (a) below)YesYesNoYes
Sales Rep Price $M2$103.33$88.27best   $55.06$103.33
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(a) Due to the inclusion of compounds that may corrode when exposed to salty air, some films require edge sealing when installed within 10km of the sea, or within 10km of brackish rivers and estuaries. Edge sealing with clear silicone adhesive is a specialised glazing skill and will add to the installation cost, if required.
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