Silver lining

Posted on - January 5, 2021

A silver lining is a sign of hope – a positive aspect in an otherwise negative situation. Taken from the proverb “Every cloud has a silver lining”, it infers that there’s something good to be found in every bad situation.

But could there be a reversed alternative to this?

Could it be that there may also be a bad aspect to any good situation?

Well – we can’t answer that for definite, but it’s our experience that when it comes to sunshine at least, there can actually be too much of a good thing.

After over 50 years of dealing with solar control issues with glass, we’ve seen enough problems to know too much sun can be a nightmare.

We all love sunshine of course – it makes everything nicer. 

But the glass used in buildings to make the most of this very same sunshine can turn your living or working environment into a sauna.

Take this client in East Sussex…

Their large conservatory was a beautiful addition to their home, allowing them to enjoy the most of the sunshine.

But they were struggling to use this lovely space due to a massive build-up of heat as the sun’s rays beamed in through the windows.

They had tried blinds – which clearly did not do the job – and looking at this picture taken prior to our installation, made the area quite dark and depressing.

Thankfully these blinds have now been removed.

Window Film

We applied a Solar Gard Silver 20 window film – it cuts down heat by up to 70% and also reduces glare by an astonishing 81%.

And – as you can see – the natural daylight still floods through the glass, opening up the area and providing an altogether calmer atmosphere. 

The conservatory now has no heat or glare problems and is a thoroughly nice place to sit and relax.

Durable are the oldest window film company in Europe.

There is not much we don’t know about glass.

We are trusted by the likes of English Heritage, the MoD and the National Trust.

If you have solar control issues [or any other problems] with your glass – why not call or email us today?


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