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Subject: Window films

Window films

From: Gregor Trinkaus-Randall <gregor.trinkaus-randall>
Date: Friday, August 20, 2004
Kory Berrett <kory [at] juno__com> writes

>I would be interested in hearing from anyone regarding their
>experience with window film treatments where transparent films to
>remove UV and/or tinted films that reduce light have been applied
>directly to the glass.

I would check with a UV-film supplier in your area.  When I
contacted New England Sun Control in Smithfield, RI, they were kind
enough to send me a list of references as well as samples of the
film in various opacities from clear to almost black.  They strongly
advise that the company do the installation since it is a heat
process.  (This way if the glass breaks, they are responsible.)
Also, they can they get it on smoothly.  The people in Massachusetts
that have had it installed have been quite happy.  Moreover, it also
helps with heat loss and heat gain (depending on the season).

Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, M.L.S., C.A.
Preservation Specialist
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
648 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215-2070
617-267-9400 x 236 or
800-952-7403 x 236 (in-state)
Fax: 617-421-9833

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