Your Privacy Window Film Selection Is Here, Tampa! 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 generate all the effects of privacy without compromising your view. In fact, the Solar Gard window film line filters in natural lighting while eliminating glare. In addition, it preserves the color of your flooring and furnishings by blocking 99% of UV rays. Based on the film, Solar Gard rejects up to 87% of all solar heat. This makes the climate of your home more comfortable – and it saves you dollars on your energy bills, which is even more so true when paired with Polywood shutters. Where solar and reflective films are concerned, Solar Gard window films give you an array of choices in energy efficiency. During your in-home consultation, we walk you through all your options and make sure the kind of film you select meets your needs. Here are the performance criteria we use to compare 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 impacted 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 desirable 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 chief root of fading and discoloration in furnishings and materials. What’s more, our window films are designed to hold the glass onto the film – which comes in handy when your window breaks. Without this capability, harmful glass shards would fall into the room when the glass is broken. Now you don’t have to worry about the neighborhood kid’s line drive! Whether you want to preserve your interior furnishings from sunlight damage, sustain a cooler climate in your home, or lessen the risk of broken glass, the benefits of your skillfully installed Solar Gard window film are clear. Call 813-580-7288 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!