Black Out

Black Out by Madico blocks 100% of light transmission and can be used to create privacy or for decorative applications in office buildings, restaurants, or retail environments.

 

Ideal for design applications in:

 

  • office buildings
  • bathrooms
  • restaurants
  • retail environments
  • spaces where you may want to alter the opacity of glass

 

Black Out is commonly used in retail storefronts to disguise undesirable views. The film also works great with film plotters such as MACS to create custom logos and designs.

   

White Out

White Out by Madico decorative film is the perfect way to create privacy or separation in a space.

 

Ideal for design applications in:

 

  • office buildings
  • bathrooms
  • glass doors
  • restaurants
  • retail environments
  • spaces where you may want to alter the opacity of glass

 

The film works great with film plotters such as MACS to create custom logos and designs.

   

Frost Matte

Frost Matte by Madico decorative film can be used to increase privacy or for decorative design applications. Its translucent appearance mimics etched glass for a fraction of the cost and is removable.

 

Ideal for design applications in:

 

  • office buildings
  • bathrooms
  • restaurants
  • glass doors
  • retail environments
  • spaces where you may want to alter the opacity of glass

 

Frost Matte is a popular product for use in conference rooms to allow daylight into the space while maintaining privacy. The film also works great with film plotters such as MACS to create custom logos and designs.

   

Solar Grey Exterior

Solar Grey Exterior architectural film provides a neutral tone that complements any décor while cutting annoying glare and managing energy costs.

Solar Grey Exterior is commonly used in situations where an interior installation is either not possible or too risky due to laminated or triple pane glass. As an exterior film, Solar Grey transforms the look of outdated windows by creating a sleek, uniform appearance.

  • Heat Reduction: blocks up to 80% of the sun’s heat saves on air conditioning costs.
  • Energy Savings: saves costs in winter too, as the same film retains interior heat.
  • Provides a uniform exterior appearance for buildings.
  • Rejects up to 99% of UV rays, slowing fading of furnishings and flooring.
  • Glass Breakage Protection: Should a window ever break, offers protection from flying glass fragments by holding the glass together.

   

Reflective Silver Exterior

Reflective Silver Exterior architectural film keeps buildings more comfortable while providing exterior reflectivity that offers privacy, cuts glare, and helps lower energy costs.

Reflective Silver Exterior is commonly used in situations where an interior installation is either not possible or too risky due to laminated or triple pane glass. As an exterior film, Reflective Silver transforms the look of outdated windows by creating a sleek, uniform appearance.

  • Heat Reduction: blocks up to 80% of the sun’s heat saves on air conditioning costs.
  • Energy Savings: saves costs in winter too, as the same film retains interior heat.
  • Provides a uniform exterior appearance for buildings.
  • Rejects up to 99% of UV rays, slowing fading of furnishings and flooring.
  • Glass Breakage Protection: Should a window ever break, offers protection from flying glass fragments by holding the glass together.

   

Solar Bronze Exterior

Solar Bronze Exterior architectural film offers the perfect combination of performance, fade protection, and visibility.

Solar Bronze Exterior is commonly used in situations where an interior installation is either not possible or too risky due to laminated or triple pane glass. As an exterior film, Solar Bronze transforms the look of outdated windows by creating a sleek, uniform appearance.

  • Heat Reduction: blocks up to 80% of the sun’s heat saves on air conditioning costs.
  • Energy Savings: saves costs in winter too, as the same film retains interior heat.
  • Provides a uniform exterior appearance for buildings.
  • Rejects up to 99% of UV rays, slowing fading of furnishings and flooring.
  • Glass Breakage Protection: Should a window ever break, offers protection from flying glass fragments by holding the glass together.

   

Nova 70 Protects English Wine Shop’s Fine Wines from Damage Due to Overheating

THE CHALLENGE


The Whalley Wine Shop is a wine merchant located in the picturesque village of Whalley in Lancashire, England. Established in 2010, this award-winning family-owned business offers over 1,000 different wines as well as a wide range of ports, sherries, malt whiskeys and other spirits. Since opening, the wine shop faced the challenge of the sun’s heat coming through the large storefront windows resulting in overheated and spoiled wines. In some cases the wines heated up so much that the corks actually popped out! The cost of damaged stock meant that the Whalley Wine Shop needed to find a solution.


“We’d looked at a number of ways to try and solve this problem,” explained Mr. Jones, owner of the Whalley Wine Shop. Initially we’d thought about blinds, but the last thing I wanted to do was stop customers from looking into the shop and seeing the products we offer. Another option was an awning; however, with the village’s strict codes we would have to get planning permission which is very expensive and involves a lot of work.” Mr. Jones finally decided to contact ARC Window Films in search of a more aesthetically pleasing and cost effective solution.

THE SOLUTION


After completing a site survey and overall assessment of the Whalley Wine Shop’s unique needs, ARC Window Films recommended that Madico Nova 70, a spectrally selective window film, be applied to the large windows at the front of the store. This specialized product rejects high levels of solar heat, yet also allows a lot of visible light through the windows, keeping the interior bright.


THE RESULTS


The Whalley Wine Shop’s owners were able to achieve the results they desired through the application of the Nova 70 window film. The heat coming through the shop’s windows was reduced and a clear view through the windows was maintained. The shop owners are now able to prominently display their fine wines in the storefront and entice potential customers into the shop to make a purchase.


Mr. Jones commented, “The installation of the Nova 70 was inexpensive compared to the blinds and awnings we’d looked at and it completely satisfied our need to reduce the heat coming through the window, yet maintain visibility into the store for our customers.”

   

Madico® Window Film has Saved Money and Reduced Carbon Emissions at the Safeco Plaza in Seattle, Washington – For 14 Years Running

The Challenge

 

Where were you in 1996? The OJ Trial reached its dramatic conclusion, President Clinton was re-elected for his second term, Microsoft had just launched Windows 95…and Safeco Plaza in Seattle, Washington received a facelift with Madico®’s Silver 30 (SRS 330) window film. Since then, we’ve seen more OJ trials, presidential elections and Microsoft launches. But Madico’s film still keeps saving money for the 50-story, 754,455 ft2 landmark building’s ownership, who, incidentally, selected Madico after a competing film failed after only a short time “on the job.”

 

The Solution

 

Madico’s Silver 30 was chosen for several reasons. First and foremost, it provides energy savings through decreased demand on the air conditioning system. It delivers superior heat rejection – 70% of total energy rejected. The durable, scratch-resistant film also improves occupant comfort by blocking the sun’s heat and glare and reducing fading of interior furnishings by rejecting 99% of harmful UV rays. Other buildings in similar climates have had Madico window film installed for more than 20 years with minimal degradation in performance or appearance. Although this film was installed prior to the “green” movement, building owners who install solar control films often enjoy significant rebates from the state or federal government. These incentive programs are designed to motivate decision-makers to implement energy efficiency measures to reduce electricity consumption.

 

Results

 

The current building owners, Hines and CalPERS, are enjoying annual savings of around $200,000 from the decreased load on their HVAC equipment. Installing Silver 30 was a simple and sensible project in that it saves money, decreases energy usage and reduces carbon emissions. The project has paid for itself many times over and shows that the owners were thinking “green” before the trend became popular. The building aesthetics were improved significantly as well. Coleen Spratt, a general manager for Hines, said “The film looks great; I would have never known that the windows had film installed on them”… and for fourteen years running.

   

Madico® Window Film Saves Money by Reducing Energy Usage at Reunion Park Building in Austin, Texas.

The Challenge

 

The 32-year old Reunion Park building is located in Austin, Texas, where the sun shines 300 days per year and summer temperatures exceed 90º F over 80% of the time. Humidity is also a factor, with summer averages topping 67% due to the proximity of the Gulf of Mexico. In other words, Austin weather makes it difficult and costly for building owners to provide a comfortable environment for their occupants. Take Reunion Park, for example. Despite having installed light bronze tinted single pane glass, the building management team frequently received complaints of high temperatures and glare. A lack of privacy was also an issue, particularly for ground-floor tenants where pedestrians could easily see inside the building.

 

The Solution

 

Madico®’s Silver 20 (SRS 220) was installed in December 2009. This film was chosen for several reasons. First and foremost, it provides energy savings through lower air conditioning costs. It offers superior heat rejection – 81% of total solar energy rejected – while improving occupant comfort by blocking solar heat and reducing glare. The scratch-resistant film also reduces fading of interior furnishings by filtering 99% of harmful UV rays. Madico Silver 20 is backed by a 10-year warranty, though buildings in similar climates have had Madico window film installed for more than 20 years with minimal degradation in performance or appearance. Eager to support energy-efficient facilities, Austin Energy provided a 20% rebate to offset the initial investment. Similar rebates, designed to motivate facility owners and managers to reduce electricity consumption, are offered by many energy providers.

 

The Results

 

Madico’s Silver 20 window film significantly decreased the heat gained through Reunion Park’s windows. The property manager, Linda Kliarsky, anticipates about a 10% per year energy cost savings as well as a reduced cost for the maintenance of the building’s HVAC equipment. These benefits result from a dramatically decreased load on the HVAC system. Since the installation, comfort-related complaints have dropped by a staggering 98%, tenants have enjoyed greater privacy, and the building appearance has improved significantly. The project costs will be recovered in two years. Ms. Kliarsky also noted that the highly professional installation process was completed during the day with minimal interruption.

   

Optivision® Reflective

Optivision Reflective film is designed to minimize the interior reflectivity of glass providing you with a more natural view at night. Its exterior reflectivity provides privacy, cuts glare, and helps lower energy costs.

  • Heat Reduction: blocks up to 80% of the sun’s heat, save on air conditioning costs
  • Energy Savings: saves costs in winter too, as the same film retains interior heat.
  • Rejects up to 99% of UV rays, slowing fading of furnishings and flooring.
  • Glass Breakage Protection: Should a window ever break, Optivision Reflective offers protection from flying glass fragments by holding the glass together.