Solar Control films are the best at controlling the amount of solar energy that enters a building or office via light, radiation, and heat that can damage and effectively ruin everything from furniture to floors. They make up the largest category of films because they overlap on other categories. They are divided into the following types:
Non-reflective film absorbs heat and other energy that comes from the sun, rather than reflecting it.
Reflective films have a special coating that give the outside a mirror like finish that allows them to reflect the energy from the sun.
Non-reflective absorbs energy from the sun, it can reflect heat but not as efficiently as reflective film.
Dual Reflective Films are those that inside and outside surfaces have different light reflectance values. The outside helps reflect heat while the inside helps reduce reflection of artificial light at night.
Low Emissivity films (Low E) are those with improved far infrared reflection with the ability to reduce winter heat loss through windows
Ceramics are film that has proprietary metals and ceramic layers that provide superior heat rejection and moderate glare control. With extremely low reflectivity for both inside and outside.