Situation

At an elevation of more than 8,000 feet sits a majestic mansion that seamlessly renders the divide between the built and the natural worlds. Oversized glass windows, (which in this home become glass walls) dramatize the relationship between the house and its spectacular mountain surroundings. At such a high altitude, the sun’s glare, in tandem with destructive ultraviolet light, became an environmental impediment to the point that the interior living areas were decidedly uncomfortable. This was a particular challenge for the interior designer since the home abounds in valuable art, costly furnishings and an expanse of custom wide-board pine flooring, all of which are particularly sensitive to ultraviolet light, which is a contributing factor to fading.

Solution

Working with a local window film professional, the designer elected to install Vista™ by LLumar® Ambiance VE35, a low-e solar control film to tame the ultraviolet ravages and combat glare. The high-tech invisible film blocks more than 99 percent of ultraviolet rays, helping protect against premature fading* and helps reduce glare providing visually comfortable surroundings.

Result

In commenting on the film’s installation, the designer said, “Glare-free views can be enjoyed throughout the year and the fading of the furnishings, precious art and expansive wood floors are no longer a matter of concern. What’s more, the owners are quite oblivious to the presence of the film.”