Edge Government Window Film

While considering both product and procurement technicalities, the priorities in Government Buildings anticipated by Edge window film are as follows:

  • Energy – energy savings continues to be the primary historical reason government buildings consider window film. With governmental leadership offering continued energy efficiency, Edge window films often come in as the next best return on investment (ROI) after a lighting retrofit. Since most, if not all, governmental buildings have undergone lighting retrofit in the last five (5) years, Edge window films can be the energy efficiency technology with the best ROI available. While offering energy savings and improved comfort with safety and security, government procurement agencies can turn multifaceted Edge window film solutions into several different agencies for solutions-based funding.
  • Storm – governmental tenants and records are at high risk for property and personal loss due to high-energy storms. Whether the loss of irreplaceable records or the governmental tenant 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.
  • Blast – while the probability of storm damage is quite high in certain geographies, the probability of bomb blast is relatively remote. However, the cost in a blast scenario is typically in lives rather than dollars and cents. Couple this fact with the expectation that bomb blast threats will be focused in areas of dense population and you can see why Government Buildings continue to be a prime target for terrorism. Although many buildings do not consider themselves targets of terrorism, the attack on the Oklahoma City Federal Building in 1995 left buildings as far away as 10 city blocks with broken and flying glass. U.S. Representative (Texas) John Culbertson stated “The Murrah building lacked a simple security measure, safety window film…This film acts like a barrier between an explosion and a victim…it contains the glass — holding it together…you don’t have the sharp-edge projectiles that caused massive loss of life. Measures like this would have saved countless lives.”


    • Industry Leading Energy Modeling
    • Solar Control Film Value
    • Neutral Dual Reflective
    • Technologically Advanced 70% Low-E Film
    • Residential Limited Lifetime Warranty
    • Extended Commercial Warranty


    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%

    • Clear Safety and Security Films
    • National Account Assistance Program
    • Attachment Systems Available
    • Safety and Security Training Available
    • Protection against debris in natural and man-made disasters
    • Secure the safety of people and protection of property


    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

    • Storefronts, Transportation Stations, Menu Boards, Buses, and Trains
    • Protect Against Etching, Acid, Paints, and Markers
    • Improve Appearance of Public Spaces
    • Removable Sacrificial Film Layer
    • Approximately 5%-10% of the Cost of Glass Replacement
    • Apply to Many Smooth Surfaces such as Glass, Mirrors, and Stainless


    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

    • Privacy with Openness using White Frost
    • Decorative White Opaque (WhiteOut)
    • Popular Black Opaque (BlackOut) with Extreme Privacy
    • Durable Scratch-Resistant Coating for Long Life
    • Blocks over 99% of UV Rays


    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%

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