Keeping your school well-lit with natural light is fantastic for the mood of your students and your teachers, but those glass panes can cause tangible issues with heat and glare, often simultaneously. These can impact concentration and disrupt class time, but we have a cost-effective solution.
We know your school budget is stringently controlled, and that you must spend each dollar wisely. Items such as staff costs and school materials are, of course, a higher priority, but the effects of extreme heat and glare can be just as problematic to the learning experience.
Heat build-up in schools
Schools are often built with heat efficiency in mind in order to reduce the costs of heating. Extreme heat is occurring with increasing frequency, and it can be challenging for school buildings to dissipate or moderate extreme temperatures.
Direct sunlight and rising external temperatures lead to glass absorbing much of the heat and passing it into your rooms. Usually, this leads to that all-too-common situation where teachers feel forced to pull blinds, reducing natural light and needing to use artificial lighting with its associated costs, even during our brighter months.
But blinds may not be enough to subdue rising temperatures, leading to more costs through air conditioning units and fans.
Solar window film is a smart investment for any school looking to moderate temperatures and keep its students and staff performing at their best. Productivity and comfort increase as direct sun fatigue diminishes along with the heat.
Need some science to validate your purchase?
- The Importance of Daylighting in Classrooms by UCL
- Too Much Direct Sunlight Obstructs Thinking by the European Commission
How to prevent glare from windows
Of course, direct sunlight doesn’t just ramp up the heat; it can also create a powerful glare. In a school environment, this can cause havoc, distracting students, making screens, projectors and boards hard to make out, and making it more difficult to concentrate.
Solar window film is an affordable solution here too. By reducing the sun’s intense glare, solar film improves comfort levels for students and staff by preventing eye strain and excessive glare-related light pollution.
Why struggle with blinds and moving furniture when professionally applied window film could be all your school needs? It really is that simple, and we are happy to talk you through how it works.
Budget-friendly, big on impact
We know schools have to watch their expenses, but solar window film has an average lifespan of 10-20 years and will help you save through moderating temperatures too. Our window films are guaranteed on installation, and we're happy to help with any follow-up questions as needed. Maritime Window Film Specialists have been the Maritimes' leader in window film for more than 40 years. We serve New Brunswick, PEI and Nova Scotia and are proud to serve schools throughout Atlantic Canada.
Think window film; think Maritime Window Film Specialists.