It’s worth spending a few quid on SquidPosted on - November 29, 2019
Q: When is a Squid not a Sea Creature?
A: When it’s the latest privacy film from Durable.
Squid is a new woven technology film that offers day and night time privacy whilst allowing the occupants of the room to see out at all times.
Until now the options were a daytime privacy film as can be seen in the
photo which would normally be a Mirror type film however film does not work at night or a complete frosted film which you cannot see through either way at any time.
Squid is ideal for the home or for any commercial building where privacy is
required from the outside and there is a need or wish to be able to see out
at all times.
Transparency and privacy
Squid is a transparent fabric which enables you to see out during the day, but largely restricts people outside from being able to look in. So Squid helps you keep your privacy while still enjoying your view.
You can compare the effect of Squid on your window to that of frosted glass or a net curtain. Passers-by can’t glare inside even though you’re still letting lots of natural light in and can enjoy looking out. This is unlike plastic window-covering film, which blocks your natural light and you can’t see through at all.
Lights on in the evening
Squid also ensures you can enjoy being in a cosy cocoon in the evening. But it gets easier for people outside to see in as it gets darker outside, so it’s best to close your curtains or blinds.
Squid is the only window covering that can be used with any type and shape of window. The fabric is both moisture and heat resistant, and very easy to tailor to your exact specifications.
Moisture and heat resistant
Squid works fine at temperatures up to 60°C and is fire retardant (M1/B1), so you can use it in areas with strict fire safety requirements. Moisture is no problem for the window fabric’s adhesive strength either; you can install Squid in your bathroom, garage, kitchen or laundry room with complete peace of mind. And Squid’s woven structure means it can be used on HR++(+) glass / high-performance glass too.
Have you got round, triangular or diamond-shaped windows? Do you want to use Squid on a skylight, glass dome or conservatory? As long as your window is made of glass, Squid fits. Squid can easily be cut to fit any size or shape. Ideal for small windows next to your front door, but also for large windows, which cab be covered with Squid with the necessary precision without any visible seams.
Squid is a fabric with a beautiful, natural feel. Its unique texture makes it easy to care for and suitable for any interior or type of architecture. There are six colours to perfectly complement your existing décor.
Beautiful and practical
Squid’s unique texture is a result of its production technique. The fabric is woven with polyester threads to give it a soft, warm feel. And it’s easy to clean! You can remove stains from yoghurt, jam, chocolate, mayonnaise and others without any problems. Squid is also moisture and heat resistant, and suitable for HR++(+) glass / high-performance
Only the black version (Coal) may not be used on this type of glass.
For any interior
Squid’s minimalist style means this window decoration suits any interior and type of architecture. The Squid effect is available in Chalk, Bone, Oak, Ash Rock and Coal.
The simple installation method also means there’s no need for any fixtures or fittings. Cover your window with fabric in the easiest way possible.
Squid keeps a lot of the sun’s heat out, so it’s an ideal solution on windows that are exposed to strong sunshine, and it can withstand extreme humidity too. It’s also breathable, unlike plastic window-covering film, so it’s even suitable for HR++(+) glass / high-performance glass. Only the black version (Coal) may not be used on this type of glass.
36% less heat from the sun
Heat from the sun is blocked twice when you use Squid: firstly because there’s no air gap between your sun-resistant material and the glass, and secondly because the fabric reflects some of the sunlight. So you can stay cool inside. Depending on which colour you choose, 25%–36% of the sun’s energy is reflected. Tests have shown that it reduces the temperature by at least 3°C.
You can use Squid on roof windows such as Velux skylights, south-facing sliding windows, glass roofs, domes, conservatories, etc. And unlike plastic window-covering film, you can use Squid on HR++(+) glass / high-performance glass, too. Neither the glue nor the fabric suffer any adverse effects from strong UV rays.
Squid is quick and easy to install. You can do it yourself or get one of our installers to do it for you. You don’t need any professional equipment, and the installation won’t damage your walls or interior.
Squid is just one of a range of simple, innovative and effective window films available from durable.
We can help with all kinds of issues with glass, from privacy and security to safety and solar control. High-tech, high performance – functional products that really work and look good too.
Durable have been in the window film game for over 50 years.
We are the oldest window film company in Europe.
We are the experts when it comes to solving problems with glass.
Why not call us today and find out we can help you?
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