Open plan home with bi-fold doors overheating
Modern insulation and lots of glass meant that this customer had an unbearably hot home. The absence of small opening windows on the ground floor meant a bi-fold door had to be left open to ventilate, which wasn’t ideal for security.
The owner, a major airline captain, looked at many options such as awnings and air conditioning. After careful research, he decided solar control glass coatings were going to be the best option and turned to us for advice.
We approached this in two halves. We specfied an external Solar Gard Silver 35 (medium) for a 64% reduction in solar heat gain for the hot south-facing rear of the home. For the front of the property, an internal Solar Gard Silver 50 (light) film was used to give increased privacy, fade reduction and kerb appeal to the home.
There has been an instant temperature difference throughout the home, increased privacy and increased sun damage protection have made this home usable with zero running and maintenance costs. The customer also loved the look of the home and felt reassured that their children couldn’t be seen from the road.
Mark was extremely professional in his appraisal of our needs, and did not just try to sell us the most expensive product, but the one most suitable to our individual requirements.
The quote was competitive, and the standard of fitting was excellent, with Mark and his colleague being pedantic in ensuring each window was perfect before completion. The difference it has made to the internal temperature of our modern house is astonishing. Being south facing at the rear, the internal temperature in the open-plan living area was reaching 33-34 degrees on a 28-degree day before the film was fitted. On the first comparable day after fitting, we saw a highest internal temperature of 23 degrees. This has made a dramatic improvement to our house, and at a fraction of the cost of the other alternative we investigated.
I would not hesitate in recommending Mark and CoolGlass if you are looking at trying to reduce glare/temperature/fading and increase privacy in your home
Rear: Solar Gard Sentinel Plus Silver 35 OSW (outside weatherable)
Front: Solar Gard Silver 50