Project type: Superstore, Loughborough
Film type: Reflective Solar Control Film
Overhead glazing provides a good source of natural light into this superstore at Loughborough, Leicestershire. However, unwanted heat and glare from the sun through overhead glass had caused refrigeration units to heat up and become inefficient, made flowers on display wither and die, and dazzle customers and staff.
The problem was corrected by installing a solar control window film from Madico on the inside face of the glazing solved the problem. Working at night during weekends when the store was closed. Reflecto-shield silver mirrored finish film was installed on the overhead glass. The film rejects 79% of solar heat gain and reduces the solar glare by 83%. It cut down the heat and glare to an acceptable level and proved to be an economical and practical alternative to replacing the glazing.
The Madico film used at Loughborough was chosen specifically for its solar control properties. Madico also produces films, which fulfil other needs. These include safety and security anti-shatter films and those, which reduce fading on carpets, curtains and shops’ merchandise. Others give privacy and can change from transparent to translucent when the angle of vision is altered.