Are you wondering what smart film for glass is and how it differs from switchglass and other products? Smart film for glass is a film that can be retroactively fitted to an existing surface, switchglass is on the other hand is a product that is ready to be glazed due to a liquid crystal film product which can be switched between – this is applied as a laminated between panes of glass. With the correct skills and experience, smart film for glass can be quickly and easily installed – there are a lot of resources and examples online for how this can be done.
It’s important to note that if you don’t have experience with installing smart film for glass that you must be careful and that a professional installer is advised and any creasing or damage of the smart film for glass could damage the crystal and will mean that it doesn’t work properly where the damaged happened. Many professional installers are giving proper training over the course of several months to learn how to properly handle smart film for glass. They know how to properly prepare the surface and will ensure that the best standards of installation are met.
There are a number of advantages and disadvantages to both smart film for glass and switchglass that you should consider.
Benefits and drawbacks for smart film for glass
The main benefits for many people when it comes to this product is that it can be self-installed and that it is relatively affordable. Some of the issues that arise can be that there is risk of damage during installation and that it doesn’t offer the same clarity and lifespan as other products might.
Many people like this product because it can be easily controlled, switching from clear to opaque in just second with a simple press of a button or smart phone command. For those who are worries about clarity there are options that offer additional clarity and can even be dimmed for more flexibility. Additionally they are often compatible with smart home automation technology and can help to block out UV rays, making them a great choice for existing windows and glass in the home. They are great for projecting on to and have many different applications, from providing privacy, to being use for projection or even as a white board. They are a great and affordable way for home owners to make their windows and doors high tech and are the next generation in window covering technology.
Another benefit of this project is that it comes in a range of colours and is hypoallergenic. It’s UV protection properties means that it can reduce your heating and cooling costs and can protect the furnishing and interior of your home from sun damage.
Most provider are able to trim and provide materials to you so that installation is relatively straightforward and simple, but you should keep in mind the limitations of the product and check what customers have said about the manufacturers you are looking to purchase your products from.
The biggest plus for this project is that it is only a tiny fraction of the cost of switchglass and that it can be installed without a professional. If you would prefer to choose an option that is not self-adhesive to avoid issues with bubbling then you might consider non-adhesive backed film as this can be fixed in place with double sided tape and will convert your windows and glass into a projection screen area or add extra privacy with less installation effort.