To consider whether Edge window film can provide solutions in schools and educational facilities, one must first consider the people impacted by theft, forced entry, high energy costs, and storm scenarios.

To be sure, the safety of students, staff, and faculty in forced entry and “shelter in place” scenarios is the primary concern. In addition, however, Edge window films can offer energy savings, and reduce the risk of smash-and-grab theft.

With these considerations in mind, the priorities in Educational Facilities anticipated by Edge window film are as follows:

  • Theft – Included in this first priority for schools and universities are theft and vandalism. Although there can be considerable financial cost when schools are broken into and vandalized, there is often a cost to the students’ progress once temporarily relocated to other schools during repair to their school. With the increasing budget expenditures on technology in our schools, Edge can offer protection. Unlike theft, vandals don’t need to actually get away with the school’s property but only destroy it.
  • Energy – as with other market segments, energy savings continues to be a main historical reason schools and universities consider window film. While offering energy savings and improved comfort with safety and security, schools and students benefit from the installation of energy-saving solar control window film from Edge.
  • Storm – school districts, universities, students, staff, and faculty are at high risk for property and personal loss due to high-energy storms. Whether the student loses irreplaceable records or the school is left to replace carpeting, drywall, and furnishings after a storm breaks out windows, these financial losses caused by water inside the building envelope can dwarf the cost of replacing the glass itself.

ProductSilver 20Silver 30Silver 40Cool Alloy 20Cool Alloy 35Cool Alloy 60UltraView 5UltraView 15UltraView 25UltraView 35Bronze 20Bronze 35
Visible Light Transmission19%30%44%20%35%60%6%14%27%38%17%34%
Visible Light Reflectance (Ext)56%43%28%29%17%9%56%48%27%13%37%23%
Visible Light Reflectance (Int)56%42%27%31%18%10%15%21%14%8%42%27%
Shading Coefficient0.260.370.50.410.560.750.230.290.470.630.220.39
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)0.230.320.440.350.480.650.
SHGC (30 ° Angle)0.220.320.440.350.480.650.
SHGC (60 ° Angle)
Total Solar Energy Rejected (TSER)78%68%56%65%52%35%80%75%60%45%81%66%
Relative Heat Gain (BTU/h/ft2)63841139412516558701051405590
Solar Transmission14%22%34%18%33%54%10%15%28%42%10%25%
Solar Reflectance (Ext)53%42%29%26%16%8%53%47%29%14%56%39%
Solar Reflectance (Int)66%45%32%30%18%10%44%43%28%15%62%44%
Solar Absorption34%36%37%56%52%37%37%39%44%44%34%36%
UV Rejection>99%>99%>99%>99%>99%>99%>99%>99%>99%>99%>99%>99%

Visible Light Transmission89%87%17%87%
Visible Light Reflectance (Ext)9%9%55%9%
Visible Light Reflectance (Int)10%9%55%9%
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)0.850.830.220.80
Total Solar Energy Rejected (TSER)15%17%78%20%
UV Rejection>99%>99%>99%>99%
Film Thickness0.004"0.008"0.008"0.013"
ConstructionSingle PlyMulti-PlyMulti-PlyMulti-Ply
Tensile Strength25,000 psi25,000 psi25,000 psi25,000 psi
Break100 p/inch200 p/inch200 p/inch300 p/inch
Peel5.5 p/inch5.5 p/inch5.5 p/inch5.5 p/inch
Puncture Strength68.2 pounds129 pounds129 pounds175 pounds
Puncture PropogationNT7.5 poundsNTNT
Tensile Strength at Yield14,000 psi15,000 psi15,000 psi15,000 psi
ANSI Z97.1Cat B (150 ft-lb)Cat A (400 ft-lb)Cat A (400 ft-lb)Cat A (400 ft-lb)
CPSC CFR 1201, Cat 1PassPassPassPass
CPSC CFR 1201, Cat 2Not TestedPassPassPass
ASTM E 84 Surface BurnPassPass - "A" RatedPass - "A" RatedPass - "A" Rated

ProductClear Defense™ 4Clear Defense™ 6
Visible Light Transmission89%89%
Visible Light Reflectance (Ext)9%10%
Visible Light Reflectance (Int)9%10%
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)0.840.83
Solar Absorption10%13%
Total Solar Energy Rejected (TSER)16%17%
UV Rejection>99%>99%
Film Thickness0.004"0.006"
Tensile Strength25,000 psi25,000 psi

ProductWhite FrostBlack OutWhite Out
Visible Light Transmission75%0%13%
Visible Light Reflectance (Ext)20%6%87%
Visible Light Reflectance (Int)22%6%84%
Shading Coefficient (SC)0.840.340.25
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)0.720.280.21
Solar Absorption11%90%38%
Total Solar Energy Rejected (TSER)28%72%79%
UV Rejection>99%>99%>99%
Solar Transmission69%0%17%
Solar Reflectance (Ext)20%8%45%