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Almost every car in Singapore is equipped with solar films to keep the heat out. However, quality can be vastly different, it is important to get the right one.

05 Jul 2019

With the blistering heat that we experience daily in Singapore, there is mandatory add-on that almost every single vehicle owner needs. What we are talking about here, is solar film.

These films are able to reduce the heat transmitted through the windows by deflecting infra-red and ultraviolet radiation. They also reduce glare from the sunlight, greatly improving visibility when driving in the day. Of course, not all solar films are the same - quality can vary greatly from one brand to another, which is why choosing the right solar film is important.

Solar Gard - trusted global leader in the window film industry

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, Solar Gard manufactures films of exceptional quality
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Solar Gard is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, a world leader in habitat and construction markets. Saint-Gobain manufactures automotive glass used on premium vehicles such as Rolls-Royce, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari and many others. A solar film works hand in hand with the glass to achieve the heat rejection ability. With a parent company that is highly experienced in the automotive glass industry, Solar Gard has developed a range of much more effective solar films.

Solar Gard films are of exceptional quality and will retain its colour and clarity throughout their life time, ensuring the best visibility without any distortion. Superior adhesive are used to ensure optimal performance while maximising the lifespan of the film. Solar Gard's quality assurance means that every roll of film is produced to the same flawless quality, and performs up to expectations in various conditions.

The best solar films in the market

Solar Gard offers a wide range of automotive films, including the top-of-the-line LX series with a special sputtered metallic and ceramic technology as well as Clearshield Pro, a high quality paint protection film. The entire range of solar films by Solar Gard is guaranteed against fading or colour change and is covered by a 10-year warranty for peace of mind.

Solar Gard's LX Series solar film offers the highest TSER value in the market!
LX Series - metallic and ceramic elements for best heat rejection

The Solar Gard LX series solar film offers the ultimate protection from the sun with not only excellent Infrared Rejection (IRR) and Ultraviolet Rejection (UVR), but also the highest Total Solar Energy Rejected (TSER) value in the market. TSER is a much more relevant and accurate test of heat rejection that takes the entire spectrum of light into consideration. A car's interior can get as hot as 90 degrees Celsius after being parked under the sun for extended hours. With Solar Gard's LX film, the temperature of a car that has been parked in the sun can be as low as 41 degrees Celsius.

Metallic materials are usually deposited onto polyester films by a technique called 'sputtering' to produce metallised solar films. SolarGard employs a patented sputtering technology that allows particles to be positioned such that just the right amount of coverage can be offered while still letting light through.

Created with both metallic and ceramic materials, the LX series offers the excellent heat rejection ability found in metallic films while being virtually invisible due to its exceptional clarity. Unlike lower grade metallic or dyed films, the LX film will not experience fading or discolouration over time.

Unlike the other film which absorbs the heat and got burnt out in the process, Solar Gard's film effectively reflects it away
The film reflects heat effectively instead of absorbing it, hence, the glass does not feel as hot to touch. Consequently, less heat will be transferred to the inside of the car. This property of the film was demonstrated by directing a strong light source over a sample piece of film, of which the LX film held up perfectly, while another flagship film burnt out within seconds. 

Clearshield Pro - invisible protection for your car

Clearshield Pro, Solar Gard's paint protection film, is also available here. It is applied to the painted surfaces of a car to protect them from debris such as rocks, bugs, salt and more. It is an extremely strong film that can withstand impacts by rocks, scissors and even knives without tearing, ensuring protection of your vehicle's paint. Unlike other products, Clearshield Pro can be stretched extensively without 'becoming matte', retaining the sheen of the glossy paintwork when it is stretched over the surface of your car during installation.

Additionally, Clearshield Pro also comes with five-year warranty for a peace of mind, and it will not damage your vehicle's paintwork when removed, even after it has been installed for years.

Solar Gard Singapore - local installer of Solar Gard’s premium films

With skilful, experienced and professional staff at Solar Gard Singapore, you can be sure that your vehicle is in good hands
Solar Gard Singapore is located at an accessible and easy-to-find location. Skilful, experienced and professional staff ensure high quality installation of solar films with close attention to details. A clean and controlled air-conditioned environment ensures proper installation of solar films with minimal dust particles to hinder the process. Customers can also kick back and relax in the comfortable and well-equipped customer lounge while their vehicles' solar films are being installed.

Solar Gard Singapore is located at 50 Serangoon North Ave 4 #01-11 First Centre, Singapore (555856)

It is open from 10:20am to 7:00pm from Monday to Saturday

For more information and enquiries you can contact Solar Gard at 6555 3560 or visit its facebook page here.
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