4 big problems caused by Summer sun in the workplace

Posted on - August 2, 2018

We’re having a great summer — if you like it hot… 

But, at work it’s not so much fun.

Here are some big problems affecting the workplace environment during the height of summer…

1) Big drop in productivity

Research shows that productivity drops by 40% when temperatures reach 75ºF.

Heat and glare through windows causes discomfort, lowers productivity and and makes a hard day at the coalface downright miserable.

Window film can help to control the negative effects of the sun, filtering out up to 70% of transmitted heat and up to 99% of UV rays.

Energy costs can be reduced to, limiting the need for air conditioning and helping reduce your carbon footprint.

As an added bonus — Solar control window film can also help retain heat in winter!

2) Increased risk of accidents

Tens of thousands of accidents happen each year involving glass and people.

When temperatures soars accidents are 30% more likely to happen.

And that’s just at 23 degrees Celsius – it’s been way hotter than that recently!

A simple installation of Window Film by Durable can help protect and improve the safety and security of your environment.

Glass is fragile.

Durable Window Film can make glass stronger, so limits damage and injury if and when glass is broken.

The application of window film safeguards people and can save lives.

If an explosion occurs high specification products designed to withstand excessive pressure can limit the amount of flying glass — the cause of 90% of injuries.

The same technology can also be used to make glass more resilient in the event of an attempted break in and deter the potential for forced entry.

3) Extreme glare

The low angle of the sun at this time of year means it can come streaming in through your windows making your life hell.

Offices and workplaces can be rendered almost impractical due to the incessant glare on PC, TV and other screens.

It’s unpleasant and uncomfortable and – totally avoidable!

There is a simple and cost effective solution.

Solar control window film from Durable.

It’s hitech composition allows it to reduce heat and glare by up to 90%, whilst cutting out harmful UV rays too.

The answer was ‘glaringly’ obvious…

4) Air-conditioning

“AHH!” I hear you say — Air Con — that’s what you need. That’ll fix it.

But is it?

There is a big financial drawback with this approach – along with physical and cosmetic issues.

Even a small-scale installation of AirCon can cost a packet.

And then there’s the cost of running it — not very Eco-friendly. Some times pretty noisy too.

And it doesn’t address the issue of glare at all.

Yes — if you invest in decent AirCon you will be able to remain nice and cool whilst the sun beats down.

But it’s expensive, noisy, not eco-friendly, and intrusive.

Portable air conditioning is available.

Cheaper. No installation needed.

But where do you keep the big ugly box the rest of the year?

Or do you leave it lurking in the corner of your office like some weird objet d’art?

Once again – Window Film from Durable is the sensible solution.

Professionally installed, window film can fix a multitude of solar control problems and other glass-related issues.

Good with glass

Durable have nearly 50 years of experience in dealing with glass.

We are the oldest window film company in Europe.

We are an authority on glass issues, trusted by the likes of the MoD, English Heritage, National Trust and more.


0118 989 5201 | mail@durable.co.uk