Window Film Architectural Specification
for Building Project
SB 20 Window Film
PART 1 GENERAL
A. Solar control film applied
to existing glass.
American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM)
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
International Standards Organization (ISO)
International Window Film Association (IWFA)
A. Product Data: Manufacturer's
data sheets on each product to be used, including:
1 Physical properties and independent testing agency reports showing compliance
with specified tests.
Preparation instructions and recommendations.
3 Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
4 Installation methods.
Verification Samples: For each finish product specified, two samples, minimum size 6 inches (150
mm) square, representing actual product, color, and patterns.
A. Manufacturer Qualifications: Solar film manufacturer shall be the standard product
of a manufacturer regularly engaged in the manufacture and distribution of such products in satisfactory use for a minimum
of 2 years.
B. Installer Qualifications: Documented experience in the application of self adhesive
window films with at least 10 applications of similar size and complexity, and approved by the solar film manufacturer and
C. Mock-Up: Provide a mock-up for evaluation of surface preparation
techniques and application workmanship.
Apply film to one window designated by Architect.
2 Do not proceed with remaining work until workmanship and color, is approved
1.5 DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND
A. Store products indoors in manufacturer's unopened packaging until ready for
1.6 PROJECT CONDITIONS
environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results.
Do not install products under environmental conditions outside manufacturer's absolute limits.
A. Provide film manufacturer's limited
warranty against failure of film, including change of color, peeling, bubbling, rippling, cracking, delamination and demetalization;
include cost of material and labor for removal and reinstallation. Duration of warranty shall be as follows:
15 Year Limited Warranty for the following products:
a. ASWF Horizon 20
A. Acceptable Manufacturer
& Distributor: Solar Control Films Inc., which is located at: 6100 Chapman Street; Toll Free Tel: 877.989.3456; Tel: 713.681.3000;
Email: request info (email@example.com); Web: www.sctinting.com
SOLAR CONTROL FILM
A. SB 20 solar control
film shall have the following properties when applied to 1/4 inch (6 mm) clear float glass.
Film Performance Results, Nominal
Solar Transmittance 11 percent
Solar Absorptance 41 percent
Solar Reflectance 48 percent
Visible Light Transmittance 18 percent
e. Visible Light Reflectance (Exterior) 35 percent
f. Visible Light Reflectance
(Interior) 39 percent
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient .22
Ultraviolet Light Blocked (300-380 nanometers) greater than 99 percent
j. Total Solar Energy Rejected 78
2 Physical and Thermal Properties, Nominal
a. Film Thickness: 1.5 mils (38
Tensile Strength 30,000 lbs/sq in (2,110 kg/cm sq)
c. Combustion Rate Negligible
d. Melting Point 260-265 degrees
PART 3 EXECUTION
A. Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly prepared.
substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.
A. Clean surfaces thoroughly prior to installation.
surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project
in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. Installation must be accomplished by a recognized professional installer
of film for energy control purposes. Completed work must meet IWFA visual acceptance standard.
without bubbles, ripples, drips, dirt, cuts, tears or gaps between film and frame.
newly installed film and window frames after installation.
D. Clean up cleaning solutions,
run-off cleaning water and adhesive mounting solution.
A. Protect installed products
until completion of project.
B. Where installed film
could be damaged by subsequent construction provide tape warning strips or barricades to prevent contact.