Using removable window film means that you can change the texture or design at will, or simply remove it when you move, without having to replace the regular glass. Privacy window film has many applications for both business and residential environments.
Apex Window Films is your primary source for mirror window film, useful for privacy screening and for security applications. Reflective window film on exterior windows of buildings serves several purposes. It allows those inside the building to see out, giving them a sense of spaciousness, while it provides privacy during daylight hours and helps control hot spots and glare. The mirrored exterior is also aesthetically striking.
Do-It-Yourselfers seeking a one-way mirror effect (sometimes called two-way mirror or observation glass) should be aware that light conditions are an important factor in achieving this result. The 'observer' side of the glass must be darker than the side of the glass that is being observed, otherwise you will be able to see back in. You can also use window films to create a standard mirror on flat glass.
Reflective window film is one of several types of window privacy film we sell at Apex Window Films. In addition to mirror window film, we also offer a full range of tinted or textured film, in both metallic and nano ceramic technologies. We also offer graphic designs, and can help you design custom logos and other graphics. While all types of window film offer some protection against UV rays and many are designed to provide privacy, mirror window film has several specialized uses.
For many good reasons, glass is often the material of choice for interior office walls. It creates a sense of space and allows for the flow of light.Many businesses discover, however, that glass does not provide enough privacy for their staff.
Let Apex films help your business find the right balance between privacy and style with our wide selection of decorative films, and high tech graphic film cutting techniques.
Mirror Window FilmReflective window film is cost-effective and easy to install.
You can even convert regular glass into a mirrored surface to protect privacy or create an illusion of greater space. Be aware, however, that lighting conditions are paramount when utilizing mirror window film. A one way mirror is only effective when the private area is dark and the area being observed is brightly lit. Reflective film on an exterior window, for example, will allow those outside to see in when the room is lit at night.
Interior applications for reflective window film are varied. A one way mirror can allow supervisors to observe activities in a work space unobtrusively, and is often used for security observation as well as keeping an eye on productivity. Classrooms and labs often use a one-way mirror to allow observers to watch without distracting the students or participants. Nursery schools and preschools may also use mirror window film to allow parents to observe how their children function in the environment.
One Way Window FilmDo-It-Yourselfers seeking a one-way mirror effect (sometimes called two-way mirror or observation glass) should be aware that light conditions are an important factor in achieving this result. The 'observer' side of the glass must be darker than the side of the glass that is being observed, otherwise you will be able to see back in. You can also use window films to create a standard mirror on flat glass.
Apex Window Films recommends "Black Steel 5" as the optimal reflective film to create a one-way mirror effect. The '5' indicates the visual light transmission or "VLT" number for the film. The lower the number the less light that passes through, and in the case of the Black Steel line of solar films, the most reflective. Higher VLT number, in the case of Black Steel 15, 25 and 35, are progressively less reflective; the upside is that they permit more light transmission which may be preferred given that the observation side of the glass must be dark in order to achieve this effect.
Reflective Window FilmReflective window film creates what is often called a one way mirror. On one side of the window, people see a reflective surface like a regular mirror.
Anyone on the other side, however, can see through the mirror window film to observe an area while remaining out of sight, assuming lighting conditions are appropriate. You'll be familiar with the concept from the interrogation rooms in movies and TV, but reflective window film also serves many commercial uses.
It may serve as a window privacy film, protecting the privacy of office workers at sidewalk level, for instance, while allowing them an unrestricted view out. A one-way mirror in a classroom or lab allows observation without distracting the students. It is also often used for security purposes, to monitor work areas or to conceal cameras.
Window Privacy FilmAt Apex window films, you can choose from a wide variety of window privacy film to suit your business and residential needs. One of the most popular types of window film covering, window privacy film allows you to block unsightly views or maximize privacy without cutting off available light. You can choose from a range of tints, textures and graphics for great aesthetic appeal.
Residential uses for window privacy film often include bathroom windows, patio doors and sidelights on front doors. Window film covering can also be useful on regular windows, especially if there's not enough space between houses for a sense of privacy. Using a film rather than conventional window treatments such as blinds and curtains is especially appropriate for clean, modern lines, and requires far less maintenance. One way window film allows you to enjoy an unobstructed view while still maintaining your privacy.
Window privacy film is used in a wide range of non-residential applications as well. Board rooms and offices can be free of distractions from passing traffic and keep presentations private. Graphics such as logos can be incorporated into window film covering for an effect almost indistinguishable from etching, for a fraction of the price.
One way window film allows you to see out without allowing anyone to see in. It can be used on exterior windows or doors, or in applications where you want to be able to observe activities without being seen yourself, such as security observation or in labs or classrooms.