This penthouse in a luxury apartment building in Manhattan provides panoramic cityscape views, including a spectacular look at the Empire State Building. Massive glass windows and skylights make the unique skyscraper views possible.
A city lover is in seventh heaven at night but in the mid-day sun is reminded of the heat of Hades, as the sun’s damaging rays stream in. Furthermore, besides allowing discomforting heat and glare in, ultraviolet sunrays cause rapid fading of furnishings and woodwork.
“How to enjoy the views, protect the interiors and live in comfort?” becomes the question of the day. And the answer is – tactical use of solar control window film. Huper Optik Ultima, fitted on the 40 sixteen square-foot skylights, reduces solar heat within the area by 75% and the sun’s glare by 87%. And, the Huper Optik Nuance film installed on the more than 50 window panels cuts the heat and glare by approximately half without impairing the unique city views.
Both solar control window films totally (99.9%) block UV rays from penetrating the glass thereby delivering protection against interior fading. The sun’s UV rays are primarily responsible for the fading of furnishings, carpets, wallpaper, wood and artwork.
In addition to heat and glare reduction and UV protection, the installed films provide the corollary benefit of lower utility costs for air-conditioning and wintertime home heat.