Designers Recommend Huper Optik
As a designer, I need to create
interiors that not only express my client's individual
style, but have the power to endure time. When we go
through the effort to create original furniture, custom
upholstered pieces and custom hand tied floor coverings,
we have to ensure that damage and fading from the sun are
kept to an absolute minimum. I recommend Huper Optik Window Film
as an investment for my clients. We recognize that comparative
to the cost of replacing furnishings and materials damaged
by the sun, the cost of Huper Optik Window Film is a very economical
As a given in current architecture,
windows play a large role in forming the feeling and
style of a home. The increase in wall space given over
to windows has created the need to control the amount and
quality of light entering the home. Although a client may
want the aesthetic appeal of a wall of windows, they don't
want the accompanying harsh glare and heat transfer.
We have used Huper Optik Window Film on a variety
of projects: Residential Homes, High Rise Condominiums, Corporate
In addition to providing a more comfortable
environment by cutting glare and heat, the product
has an enormous benefit for clients with art collections.
The need to reduce fading is a given, and we have found
the product exemplary in protecting art pieces where
light damage is a concern.
Controlling The Hot Sun
intensity of the California sun is always a challenge
for builders and designers when it comes to determining
the type and treatment of glass installed in a building.
The problem is, when mistakes are made, its the property
manager's responsibility to correct it, which is
exactly what happened to David Parsons at the Peri
Executive Center in Walnut Creek, California.
"Because our windows were not properly treated,
there were big fluctuations in the building's temperature
depending on where the sun was shining during the
day, and our energy costs were going through the
roof", said Parsons. "And, as if this weren't
enough, the reflection from the windows during the
night was so intense that our tenants couldn't enjoy
the view, which was one of our big selling points
in soliciting tenants."
To solve the problem David Parsons
called his local Huper Optik dealer who installed a total
of 30,000 square feet at the site in just 6 weeks.
And because the sunlight was consistently more
intense on one side of the building, a complete
energy analysis determined that it would be more
efficient to use two different types of Huper Optik Window Film. "The benefits were
immediate," said Parsons, "We were able
to equalize the building's micro-climates and the
view at night was preserved. The film has given the
building an improved and more uniform exterior appearance.
There is a dramatic decrease
in utility costs (approximately 12-15 percent)
and more balance between hot and cold spots within
tenant's suites. We received a 10 year warranty
and though two types of Huper Optik Window Film were
used, they match perfectly."