I live on the 28th floor in Manhattan and have double-glazed windows that face south. Which film would best preserve view, cut heat/glare?

Asked by Vera
New York, NY

i do have a solar blind.


Jason Kliwinski

Answered by Jason Kliwinski

Lambertville, NJ

The Green Living and Building Center

April 4, 2011

There is a product on the market called Enerlogic which is extremely effective at reducing heat gain and glare while adding insulation value to the double-glazed window to make it perform like a triple-glazed.

We recently installed this film on several large windows in our office to test it, and it has performed well.

You should check and make sure the building owner/manager will not have an issue with you adding a film, as most will change the appearance of the glass tint or color from the outside.


For more information:

Read "We're considering having a window film applied as a low-cost way to save energy. How effective is this?" a Q&A answered by Andrea Foss.

Also, read "I am trying to research, compare and decide the most energy efficient product for all my windows: solar screens vs. solar film?" a Q&A answered by Florian Speier.

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