What is an Obscure Window?

Obscure glass window film information and options.

What is an Obscure Window

An obscure window is used when privacy is required in the home or workplace. Obscure windows can be created by using special glass, but a more cost efficient and effective method is an application of privacy window film from The Window Film Company. 

It’s probably easier to use window film to obscure a window than you might think. Designed to be retro fitted to existing glass, the installation process is straightforward, while there are a number of different types of film available, meaning that there is certain to be a window film product to meet your requirements.

1. How do I obscure windows with window film?

Using window film to provide privacy couldn’t be easier. Window film has been designed and developed to be a long lasting and durable solution that can be retro-fitted to existing glass. This means that if you discover you are in need of a privacy solution, you don’t need to invest in expensive new glazing.

Privacy window film is usually applied to the internal face of the glass; this ensures the longest possible working life for the window film, but for occasions when an internal application isn’t possible, The Window Film Company offers a range of external grade films to obscure your window.

2. What are my options for obscuring a window?

Just as there are a wide variety of glass ranges manufactured and available to buy, such as textured glass and frosted glass, there is also an equally good range of window films to help you achieve a non see-through or obscure window.

Using window film is a great solution that doesn't involve having to have a special glass manufactured. Two main film choices exist when it comes to creating an obscure window situation. Window films will deliver either two-way, permanent privacy or one-way daytime privacy. Both are effective, both deliver an aesthetically pleasing finish and both are long lasting and easy to fit. The choice is entirely dependent on your preference and requirement.

3. One-way privacy film for obscuring windows

Reflective window film from The Window Film Company is an effective way of delivering a daytime one-way privacy solution. The window film works on the light balance, with the side of the film that is exposed to the most light taking on a reflective appearance. This means that those on the outside will see a mirrored effect instead of being able to see inside your property.

The beauty of this method of delivering an obscure window is that it maintains your view from the inside out, while also allowing for excellent levels of natural light to pass through the glass. One-way privacy film also delivers additional benefits such as glare reduction and UV filtering – for more details, information or samples on the full range of benefits that one-way privacy film from The Window Film Company can deliver, please contact a member of the team by calling 01494 794477 or email info@windowfilm.co.uk.

4. Two-way privacy film for obscuring windows

The most popular way of achieving two-way privacy for glass is by using Frostbrite frosted window film. As the name suggests, once installed, this film will give your glass the appearance of acid etched glass or frosted glass. In turn, this blocks the view from both sides of the glass while giving glazing a contemporary and stylish new look.

Frostbrite has been specially developed to allow excellent levels of natural light to pass through the glass, so although you will be assured of a long lasting and good looking privacy solution, there is no need to sacrifice light to achieve it.

Frosted window film from The Window Film Company can also be printed onto to deliver custom created printed graphics, providing the ideal way of adding a new decorative effect or delivering a branding project for tour commercial premises. The Window Film Company also offers a host of beautiful cut or printed patterns for use in the home.

5. Installing window film to obscure windows

All of the window films offered by The Window Film Company are available to purchase for DIY installation online, with the full range available to browse at www.windowfilm.co.uk/buy-online.

The Window Film Company also offers a nationwide window film fitting service, with our teams of fully qualified and vastly experienced fitting teams on hand to carry out a flawless fitting at your home or workplace. For more details on this service or any of the window films supplied and installed by The Window Film Company, please call 01494 794477 to speak to a member of our friendly team, or email info@windowfilm.co.uk.