Use this section to specify field-applied glazing surface films for solar control and privacy purposes. Films are also available for security purposes including resistance to physical attack and blast resistance.
Films are often used to improve the solar performance of existing glass where replacement of the glass and possibly the glazing framing system could exceed budget limits. While the installation of a glazing surface film will improve the performance of existing glass, it will not achieve the same results as sealed insulating glass units with reflective or Low-E coatings.
Shop-applied glass coatings are specified in Section 08 80 00 – Glazing.