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Can you recommend a source for a solar reflecting film?

Jonathan Gorham | Posted in Green Products and Materials on

Advanced Energy Panel (AEP) Specifications (Currently designed for energy savings in cold climates – 5,000 DD and more)
See: http://www.windotherm.com/Replacement-windows-howitworks.htm

Question:
Is there a durable, shrinkable film that can be applied on the outside portion of the extrusion (that which would be facing towards the outside of the house) that can serve as a solar block for hot climates? Are there any anticipated problems that need to be examined in regards to this proposed configuration (e.g. excessive heat build up, condensation, etc.)

The window insulation panel is for application to the interior side of an existing window.

See attached document for architectural specifications and diagrams.

Please contact: Jon Gorham
[email protected]
203.376.2871
Woodbridge, CT

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    Martin Holladay | | #1

    Jonathan,
    Several manufacturer make window films to reduce solar gain. These films are designed to be applied to existing window glass, so their intended use is different from what you are suggesting. Still, these films may be of interest to you.

    I'm not recommending them -- in general, low-SHGC double-pane windows are better than plastic window films -- but, for your information, here are some manufacturers:

    3M Center
    Building 304-1-01
    St. Paul, MN 55144-1000
    http://www.3M.com/US
    800-480-1704

    Bekaert Specialty Films
    4540 Viewridge Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92123
    858-576-0200
    http://www.solargard.com
    [email protected]

    Gila Film Products
    CPFilms Inc.
    P.O. Box 5068
    Martinsville, VA 24115
    800-528-4481
    Fax:  276-627-3011
    http://www.gilafilms.com

    V-Kool Inc.
    17356B Northwest Freeway
    Houston, TX 77040
    713-856-8333
    Fax: 713-856-8998
    http://www.v-kool-usa.com
    [email protected]

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