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Solarfrosts Window Coatings Guide

Window coatings are thin layers of material placed to glass surfaces to improve its performance, functionality, and appearance. Depending on their precise qualities, these coatings can serve a variety of functions and provide numerous benefits. Below are some common types of window coatings and their applications:

commercial window coating application

Low-E (Low-Emissivity) Coatings:

An installation of reflective window film in Hull, Yorkshire

Low-E coatings are intended to limit heat transmission through windows while still allowing visible light to pass. They contribute to energy efficiency by reflecting infrared radiation (heat) back into the room in the winter and preventing it from entering in summer. Low-E coatings are widely utilised in energy-efficient windows to save heating and cooling costs.

solar control window coating being installed

Solar Control Coatings:

Solar control coatings are designed to minimise solar heat gain and reduce glare while maintaining visible light transmission. These coatings often have a high solar reflectance and low solar absorption, making interior spaces cooler and more comfortable, particularly in warm areas or buildings with extensive windows.

UV-Blocking Coatings:

UV protective window coating being installed on a storefront

UV-blocking coatings are intended to prevent a considerable amount of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from passing through windows. These coatings reduce UV transmission, which helps protect furnishings, artwork, and people from fading and sun damage. UV-blocking coatings are frequently used in residential and commercial settings to protect interior areas and increase occupant comfort.

Privacy Coatings:

A window coating for privacy being installed at a NHS hospital

Privacy coatings, such as frosted or opaque films, are installed to windows to block off external views while allowing natural light in. These coatings are often used in offices, conference rooms, lavatories, and other spaces that require privacy without sacrificing natural light.

Security and Safety Coatings:

safety window film being installed to help prevent glass breakage

Security and safety coatings, such as shatter-resistant or impact-resistant films, are intended to strengthen windows and prevent them from fracturing under impact. These coatings improve building safety and security by lowering the likelihood of break-ins, accidents, and damage from extreme weather occurrences.

Choosing The Right Window Coating.

Window coatings are a versatile and cost-effective solution for improving the performance, durability, and appearance of glass surfaces in a variety of applications. When selecting a window coating, consider intended functionality, environmental conditions, building orientation, and aesthetic preferences to choose the best solution for your needs.


Why Choose Solarfrost Window Films?

Choosing Solarfrost for your commercial or residential window film installations provides a number of compelling benefits, making us the right partner for your project:

A glare reduction coating being installed to a specsaver store in yorkshire

Proven Expertise:

With years of experience in the window film sector, Solarfrost delivers unrivalled expertise to each project. Our team is made up of highly skilled individuals who understand the complexities of commercial installations and are able to deliver remarkable outcomes.

Customized Solutions:

window film

At Solarfrost, we understand that each commercial space is unique. That is why we provide customised solutions based on your individual needs and objectives. Whether you require improved comfort, UV protection, glare reduction, or privacy enhancements, we have the experience to provide the best solution for your needs.

Premium Quality Products:

window coating

We work with leading manufacturers to provide an extensive range of premium quality window films. Our products have been thoroughly tested and confirmed to provide exceptional performance, durability, and aesthetics. You can rely on Solarfrost to supply high-quality films that meet the highest standards of excellence.

Comprehensive Services:

heat reduction window film installed at a sports stadium

Solarfrost offers comprehensive services from first consultation to expert installation and beyond, ensuring a hassle-free experience from beginning to end. Our staff will work closely with you to understand your requirements, offer appropriate solutions, and carry out the installation with precision and efficiency.

Industry-Leading Warranties:

Our window film installations come with industry-leading warranties for your piece of mind. You can count on Solarfrost to stand behind their work and offer continuing support and assistance as needed.


When you choose Solarfrost for a commercial or residential window film installation, you can expect outstanding quality, tailored solutions, outstanding customer service, and unparalleled value. Contact us today to find out how we can improve your commercial space with our industry-leading window coating solutions.



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