Are Smart Glass and Smart Film Waterproof?
Are smart glass products fully waterproof? That's a question we get asked often, and in this article, we aim to provide an in-depth answer. Keep reading to find out how to protect your privacy glass or window film from water damage.
As the demand for advanced technology grows, smart glass and smart film have become increasingly popular for homes and commercial spaces alike.. Their versatility as a window treatment solution knows no bounds, with their switchable capabilities providing privacy, security, and energy efficiency. However, one question that often comes to mind is whether smart glass and smart film are waterproof.
The answer is that neither smart glass nor smart film is completely waterproof. However, they are both water-resistant to varying degrees and can function in areas with high humidity. Smart glass is the more water resistant option of the two and can withstand splashes and moisture, making it ideal for shower doors or other applications where the glass will come into direct contact with water.
In the case of Smart Glass, the switchable PDLC film layer is sandwiched between two pieces of laminated and tempered glass. This protects the film from water. When the glass is installed and the edges are sealed with a non-acetic silicone gel you have a solution that is practically waterproof. This configuration of the glass provides complete protection against direct water contact and humidity, making it a perfect option for humid areas like bathrooms, spas, and boats.
While smart film is less water-resistant, it can become more water resistant with proper installation. By sealing the edges of smart film with a non acetic silicone gel, you can protect the film from water damage, making it suitable for bathroom windows and doors and glass walls in pool areas. This process makes smart film more durable in humid areas but still less water-resistant than smart glass. Smart film is not recommended for direct water contact and should not be installed outdoors where it may be exposed to rain. This process makes smart film more durable in humid areas but still less water-resistant than smart glass.
Privacy glass and privacy film have a clear advantage over conventional window treatments when it comes to resistance against humidity. It is a long-lasting and reliable option that provides superior performance in challenging environments. It is also much easier to clean than conventional curtains and blinds.
In conclusion, smart glass and smart film are water-resistant, but they are not waterproof. Smart glass is the more durable option of the two. Smart film can be used in humid areas, but extra care must be taken to make it water-resistant. If you are unsure about which option to choose for your window treatments, speak to an expert who can advise you based on your specific needs.
Our switchable glass products have been installed in bathrooms, showers, spas, pool areas and other areas with exposure to water. With proper consultation and installation water damaqge is a rare issue with our privacy glass and window film. Contact Smart Glass Country today to get started and get a free quote for your project.
While smart glass and smart film are an excellent options for window treatment solutions, offering energy-saving, privacy control, and convenience, even in humid areas. With the proper installation and maintenance, smart glass and smart film can provide long-lasting performance while giving your home or office a modern and sleek look.
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