A major problem in offices that have large or many windows, is both heat and glare; heat that can create discomfort, especially for employees stationed near windows, and glare on the computer screens which can impact employee productivity.
So what is the solution?
As business owners, we have a duty of care to our employees and we know that creating a comfortable and functional workplace is essential for productivity. One of the ways you can do this is by installing Solar Control Window Film.
Solar Control Window Film is a simple and effective solution to fixing problems associated with heat and glare, as it reduces up to 85% of heat build-up from the sun and up to 95% of the glare from the sun. What many employers don’t know, however, is the many other benefits that it can give you.
Benefits of Solar Control Window Film
Window Film Improves Office Productivity
Put simply, comfortable workers are more productive workers, so creating a comfortable working environment should be at the top of your priority list. In an office space where there are lots of windows, using window film can help to reduce glare, hotspots and fluctuating temperatures, as well as reducing the glare to soften the lighting of the space. By balancing the temperature of the office and creating a light that is easier on the eyes, you’ll find that you can maintain a comfortable (and productive!) work environment all year-round.
Window Film Improves Workplace Health and Safety
As said previously, as employers, we have a duty of care to our employees. You can ensure that you protect the health of your workers when you install window film. Why? Because of many reasons! Firstly, window film protects your workers more from harmful UVA and UVB rays, which reduces their risk of developing skin cancer and other serious health issues in the future. Secondly, by reducing the heat build-up and glare on computers, you can prevent the exacerbation of illnesses such as asthma and reduce headaches from working on a dimly lit screen.
Window Film Provides the Office with Privacy and Security
Your duty of care also extends to the safety of your employees, so window film provides you with the privacy and security in order to do this. As glass and windows can be one of the most vulnerable parts of a commercial building, you can opt for a darker tinted film to reduce the risk of break-ins or you could choose a thick, security window film that is shatter-resistant. Whichever you choose, window film is a simple and cost-effective solution to reduce the risk of burglary or personal injury, as well as reducing distractions to increase productivity!
Window Film Saves You Money
Yes, window film can save you money! In offices spaces that have many windows, the costs of maintaining a consistent balanced climate (e.g using the heating in the winter and the air conditioning in the summer) are very high. With window film, you can reduce heat in the summer by 15 degrees, eliminating the need for air conditioning and therefore saving you money on energy, whilst in the winter, it also helps to keep the heat in, again saving you money.
As well as lowering your energy and operating costs, window film protects everything in your interior space. How many times have you had to replace merchandise, carpets or draperies that have faded? How many times have you had to replace equipment that has overheated or even melted slightly? By using window films on your windows, you can protect your assets to ensure that your investments last longer.
Lastly, if you’re creating an environment that is comfortable, you will find that fewer employees will be off sick and more will be working and working productively!
So, it is as simple as that. Something as simple as a Solar Control Window Film can prevent heat gain, heat loss and glare to create a comfortable environment for your workers, increasing both productivity and reducing running costs. That way, you can put more money back into your workers and your company so it is a win-win situation for everybody!
Window films come in varying degrees of light transmission, so you can pick the ones that best meet your individual needs…
If you need any help or advice on what types of window films are best for your company or office, don’t hesitate to get in touch; we’d love to help! Applied Products has a large range of specialist window films, so we can help you transform your office into a comfortable and productive space.