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Solar Control Windows

Maximising the light transmission through buildings has led to an increased use of glass in buildings and vehicles. The potential downside of extensive glazing is that it can make the interior of buildings, conservatories or vehicles uncomfortably warm and expensive to keep cool. Contra Vision® products enable you to achieve a permanent and instant reduction in solar heat gain, glare and UV absorption, while maintaining both the daylight in and the view out for the occupants inside.

The opportunity:

  • Reduce glare, UV absorption and solar heat gain within buildings by creating a tinted window effect.
  • Decrease the energy needs for air conditioning.
  • More comfortable working and living environments in offices, shops and the home.
  • Contra Vision® Window Films™ provide a solution for 3-5years.
  • We also offer more durable architectural products including Contra Vision® Printed Interlayers™ for laminated glass and ceramic frit printed glass.

 

Solar Glazing and Privacy

An iconic building in Europe was covered in over 20,000m2 of Contra Vision® Laminated Glass™ which was built into a louvre system. White dots provide privacy to people inside the building as well as solar control benefits.

Solar Control Glass

Contra Vision® Laminated Glass™ was used to help preserve the antiquities within the Arts and Industries Building (Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC, USA). 99.5% of UV solar radiation is blocked to prevent colour fading and other damage inside.

Solar Control Window Films

Contra Vision® Perforated and Non-perforated window films are ideal when retro-fitting existing glazing. Use on Conservatory windows is a very popular application for temporary shading in the summer months to prevent the inside from overheating.

Our comprehensive range of self-adhesive materials deliver an instant reduction in solar glare and heat gain. In addition to the obvious environmental benefits, our products can be printed with graphics to support corporate branding or a design brief.

Only the upper part of the window needs to be covered to dramatically reduce solar glare at eye level within buildings.