Solar Blinds

Solar Screen Film Blinds

We are often asked if it is possible to combine the properties of Solar window film with a Blind which can be rolled up or pulled aside when not required.

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Solar Blinds

Advantages of SolarScreen© Blinds

  • Where only temporary Glare protection with good visibility is required
  • Protection from the sun while still allowing a view
  • Where it is felt a permanent film will reduce light levels in a room too much
  • Reduction of harmful UV rays
  • Reduction of heat build up and hot spots.
  • Protection from the sun while still allowing a view plus
  • A significant reduction in air conditioning costs in summer;
  • A glare reduction up to 97%, ideal for computer rooms;
  • Better distribution of the brightness in the exposed local;
  • A reduction of almost all the solar ultraviolet radiation, a major cause of fading & discoloration;
  • A perfect panorama view to the outside, and without being seen!

5Solar Screen® has developed a new generation of blinds using window film and its great power to control sunlight, thanks to its thin (so thin that you can see through) metal layer placed in between two polyesters,

Solar Screen Blinds can be fixed with either screws or adhesive to suit the situation.

The “SCREEN CLIP” system is distinguished by its many variants.

There are a large selection of flat or embossed fabrics, standard ball chain mechanisms and automatic systems with spring or motorized operation. They all allow easy, fast and precise positioning of your blind at the desired height. In addition, all profiles and options are available in different colours such as Grey-White-Black to match other fittings.

The “SMART E” system is compact and self-adhesive.

Smart E blindThe ingenuity of “one piece” profile, compact and with rounded edges, this new Shade Film blind “” requires no mounting hole.

With a hyper strong perimeter adhesive, the “SMART E” system can be installed easily and quickly. They can be fixed around the window or even inside the window recess.

Blinds or Film?

In most situations we believe that the advantages of glass applied window film outweighs the benefits of window blinds for the reasons below.

However there are some instances where some of the attributes of window film are required only on an intermittent basis and in this case a see through retractable blind made of Solar Window Film may be the solution.

As an example we have been requested for these to provide glare protection in Aircraft Control Towers where the reduction in light levels is only required on bright days and the option to roll up the window film on dull days is required for optimal vision. Other uses are for homes with low light levels or small windows where a solar film is only required on very bright days and would make the room too dark on other days.

These Window Film Blinds have been difficult to source over the years but Reflecta have teamed up with the only European manufacturer of such blinds, SolarScreen©, to bring these to the UK.

Benefits of Film

  • Elimination of 99% of harmful UV rays
  • Reduction of heat build up and hot spots by up to 75%
  • Protection from the sun while still allowing a view
  • Reduction of glare and reflection
  • Increase in safetyIncrease in security
  • No maintenance
  • No blinds to clean
  • Enhances appearance
  • Reduces heat escaping in winter
  • Reduces air conditioning or heating costs

Disadvantages of Blinds

  • While reducing Hot Spots they do not reduce overall heat build up in a room as the heat has already entered the room before hitting the blind. The blind then absorbs the heat and can act like a radiator
  • Standard Blinds block the view
  • Potential safety issues with dangling cords
  • No Increase in security other than privacy
  • Require repair & maintenance service
  • Require regular cleaning