With so many heat control window films on the market–it is hard to choose. Since they work through different mechanisms like reflection and absorption, they come in a variety of materials. Ceramic, polyester, and metal are the three most common. Also, every major brand has 2-6 selections in each of their series, so that adds even more options to choose from. So which ones are best? Below we picked what we consider to be their best heat control films.
Window Films That Perform Best In The Heat
Enerlogic 35: While reflective films and EnerLogic window films provide saving on cooling by blocking solar heat gain, EnerLogic window film goes a step further. It provides an additional reduction of radiant heat flow through the window from other external sources of solar heat gain. So you save even more on summer cooling bills.
3M Prestige: Many times window films that reject heat for interior temperature control are dark. The Prestige series films are non-metallic and clear. One of the first films to offer clear non-metalized film selections–3M is a brand you can trust to be an effective heat reducer for your windows.
LLumar Dual-Reflective Series: These films are more reflective on the exterior than on the interior giving you clearer views day and night. But that doesn’t mean these films aren’t tough on the heat that hits your windows. Rather, they are specifically suited for application on sunbelt homes.
Hanita OptiLite 75 Xtra: This film uses a subtle blue-colored tint to filter 88% of heat-building IR radiation. Keeping your Dallas home cooler but still letting in plenty of daylight. This “SolarZone Spectrally Selective Film” provides comfort style and blocks 99% of UV rays that cause your furniture and floors to fade.
SolarGard ECOLUX 70: One of the most advanced solar heat reducing products on the market today, ECOLUX 70 lets in 68% of natural light while keeping out a whopping 52% of the sun’s energy. This keeps more money in your pocket during warm and cold months from utility savings
Hüper Optik Therm-X Films: Using a proprietary blend of metals this high-tech film is one of the best on the market for reducing solar heat gain. It allows in a ton of visible but also dramatically reduces HVAC consumption.
Any of these fine films would make a fine choice for your Dallas home to reduce heat gain. To find out which one is best for you, schedule a free on-site window consultation and let Window Film Dallas help you find out.