Ultimate Exterior Window Tint for Energy Savings

Total Protection Films offers a superior line of exterior window tint and when it comes to window tinting performance, certainly Exterior Window films are the best. Leading manufacturer of exterior window films-Solargard has made it an even more desirable solution for daylight and temperature control applications with its standard Solargard Sentinel plus series of films DX5, Stainless Steel 40, Stainless Steel 25, Stainless Steel 15, SX 80, SX50, Silver 35 and Silver 20.

Despite the growing popularity, many homeowners or office space bearers are having a common concern, with the question if outside weatherable films can be installed on a window exterior surface. Yes, there is no issue in applying films on the outer surface of the glass. Exterior window films were earlier overlooked, but it was because of poor durability and performance.

But Solargard chucked out all the ambiguity with its exceptionally durable and great performing Sentinel Plus line of films. This film provides maximum heat rejection by being the first line of defense against solar heat and glare.

The technology behind Outside Exterior Window Tint

Exterior Window Films are designed with an innovative hard coat that makes it withstand extreme weather elements. This particular film is equipped with the ability to reflect solar heat before even reaching the glass surface.  This film is a go to film for most home energy audit companies, looking to entice their client with window film rebates offered by their local energy provider, which in Arizona is usually SRP or APS. 

To meet customer expectations, we at Total Protection Films provides Sentinel Plus window tint lines of films in several variations. It could be optically transparent or reflective and comes in handy, maintaining the current aesthetics of a building or home with improved glass performance. Exterior films are also the ideal solution to improve the heat rejection properties of dual-pane windows. These are usually coated with a Low-E coating. The Low-E layer lowers the effectiveness of a material surface to emit energy as heat radiation. In simple words, we can say that it blocks heat.

Advantages of  Exterior Window Tint

The Exterior Window films take precision to install and are typically more beneficial than the internal solar specifications. These are UV blockers that protect people and property from any damage or health issues.

Other than this, there are four more advantages of applying films on the outer glass surface.

The top 4 advantages of installing exterior window films are…

1. Accessibility – Outer surface of the glass is easy to access, making exterior films ideal in some situations.

2. Longevity – Exterior films are designed using advanced materials with quality manufacturing. Furthermore, Total Protection Films offers fantastic warranties and well-trained installation technicians making them a viable solution when considering window film options.

3. Performance – Films for the outer window surface perform much better than interior applied films. Hence, these are outgrowing in demand.

4. Aesthetics – People want their building-whether home or office, to look aesthetically pleasing. Exterior beauty becomes equally important for this. Sentinel Plus Window Tint lines of film offer both performance and beauty to the building.


When do you need outer window films?

There are times when the interior film doesn’t fit the requirements, especially in terms of accessibility. It mainly happens in large commercial buildings, where the interior is filled with heavy machinery or office furniture that is not feasible to move. Reaching the window panes becomes really difficult. Hence the outer window surface film offers an excellent choice.

This is just scratching the service, below you will find some other top reasons individual property owners are deciding to use exterior window film. 

  • If you have south-facing windows. South-facing windows receive the most sunlight, so they can cause your home or office to overheat. Exterior window tint can help to block the heat and glare from these windows, making your space more comfortable and energy-efficient.
  • If you live in a hot climate. Exterior window film can help to keep your home or office cool and comfortable, even in the hottest weather. This can save you money on your energy bills and improve your overall comfort.
  • If you have laminated glass. Laminated glass is a type of safety glass that is made up of two layers of glass bonded together with a layer of plastic in between called the PVB layer which stands for Polyvinyl Butyral. Exterior window tint is safer to install on laminated glass than interior window film, as it is less likely to cause the glass to crack.
  • If you have hard-to-reach windows. Exterior window film can be installed on windows that are difficult to reach from the inside, such as skylights, atriums, and high-rise windows. This can be a good option if you have windows that are difficult or dangerous to clean from the inside.
  • If you need enhanced privacy or security. Exterior window tint can be used to enhance privacy and security, especially in commercial buildings or homes with street-facing windows.

Why choose Solargard’s Sentinel Plus weatherable window films?

Do you still have doubts about why you should go with exterior window tint for your home or commercial building? Basically, Sentinel Plus Window Tint from Solargard are weatherable and offer impressive heat rejection, glare control and UV protection. Eventually, it helps in saving money by reducing air conditioning costs. The best thing is that it provides a refreshed and uniform look for dated buildings.

If you are considering using exterior window tint, it is important to consult with a qualified window film installer. They can help you to choose the right type of film for your needs and ensure that it is installed properly.

Therefore, we at Total Protection Films also suggest and provide Solargard’s lines of window tint to architects, designers, building managers, and owners.  Submit an inquiry or call today to find out more.

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