residential

When considering the largest investment in most people’s lives, the priorities in Residential Buildings including single-family and multi-family scenarios anticipated by Edge window film are as follows:

  • Energy – As you pursue natural daylighting in your home, the daylight brings with it unwanted solar heat gain which then needs to be removed through air conditioning systems which are probably the largest energy user in your home. Edge window films reduce the unwanted infrared portions of the solar heat while allowing the desired natural daylight to stream through.
  • Comfort – Not only does unwanted solar heat gain cost you money, it can make your favorite chair by the window uncomfortable to sit in during much of the day. With Edge window films, you can enjoy the daylight and your favorite chair. If however, your favorite chair is in the family room and you need some glare reduction while you watch TV after work, we’ve got you covered.
  • Skin Cancer –  Not everyone wears sunscreen when they go out but almost nobody would consider wearing sunscreen indoors. However, consider that of two types of UV rays (UVA and UVB), UVB is nearly entirely absorbed by glass and doesn’t make it into your home. UVA, on the other hand, penetrates glass. But how dangerous is UVA? Work done by the Clinical Interventions in Aging[1] showed in graphic, side-by-side fashion that people exposed to daily sun exposure through glass exhibited increased signs of aging and sun damage from UVA rays. Edge window films block nearly 100% of all UVA and UVB rays.
  • Fading – Whether you live in Chicago or Phoenix, the suburbs or a loft, you know that rain or shine the sun’s damaging UV rays cause your furnishings to fade. The questions are “What causes fading?” and “What can I do about it?” Although fading has several causes, Edge window films can help you by virtually eliminating UV rays, and dramatically reducing both heat and/or visible light. Don’t replace expensive furnishings due to fading, protect them with Edge window film.

[1] Assessment of cumulative exposure to UVA through the study of asymmetrical facial skin aging, [1] Clinical Interventions in Aging, Saint-Jacques Hospital, University of Franche-Comté, Sept. 2010

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)0.230.320.440.350.480.650.200.250.40.550.190.34
SHGC (30 ° Angle)0.220.320.440.350.480.650.200.250.40.550.190.34
SHGC (60 ° Angle)0.20.280.390.320.430.580.180.230.360.490.170.3
Total Solar Energy Rejected (TSER)78%68%56%65%52%35%80%75%60%45%81%66%
U-Value0.90.920.951.031.051.070.960.960.991.020.90.91
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%

ProductGUARDIAN 4GUARDIAN 8GUARDIAN SILVER 8GUARDIAN 12
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
Elongation150%150%150%150%
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
LABCCompliantNTNTNT
EN126002B21A11A11A1
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%
U-Value1.031.031.03
UV Rejection>99%>99%>99%
Solar Transmission69%0%17%
Solar Reflectance (Ext)20%8%45%