“Preserve Views – While Reducing Heat and Glare”
he beautiful Blenheim Vineyard tasting room bars were right in front of the windows, giving patrons a spectacular view. The extreme heat and glare from the sun made it difficult for everyone to truly get the experience the owners wanted. The owners wanted to make the space comfortable without disrupting the view.
Clear View determined that the upper windows, because of the sun’s angle, received the most heat and glare and with the views being mostly sky, recommended the darker shaded 3M Night Vision 15. For the lower windows with the view of the vineyard, we recommended the lighter shaded 3M Night Vision 25. Choosing two different shades were the right balance, permitting the perfect amount of natural daylight, reducing heat, while improving the views. When comparing the background view of the sky in the upper windows to the background of the lower window earth tones, the 10% shading difference between films could not be noticed.
The combination of the two films worked perfectly. The owners were very pleased with the enhanced views and the added comfort for their patrons and employees. And the two different films – they were never noticed.