WASHINGTON – Commercial Window Shield, one of the country’s leaders in the installation of solar control window films at museums to protect fine art, has been contracted by The Kreeger Museum in Washington, D.C. for a second project in two years.
The project involves removing old solar film from windows in the museum’s Great Hall. Commercial Window Film will then install a spectrally selective solar control film on the same windows. Spectrally selective solar control film is a specialty product with a very high visible light transmittance. It allows light into the museum but blocks UV rays and diminishes solar heat gain to protect the art displayed in the Hall.
The museum will close for two days in late August for the solar control film removal and installation work and other renovations.
In 2021, the museum hired Commercial Window Shield to remove old existing solar control film from windows other areas, including the main lobby. The same spectrally selective solar control window film was then installed. As with a number of museum projects, Commercial Window Shield devised innovative methods to complete the solar window film installation under challenging circumstances.
The company’s major focus in its nearly 40 years has been security and solar control window film installation. But it is also expert in the installation of decorative/privacy, radio frequency [RF], switchable smart and bird safety window films.
Its clients have included the U.S. Capitol, FBI headquarters, the Pentagon, all House of Representative and Library of Congress buildings, Grand Central Terminal, Merrill Lynch headquarters, the United Nations, the Willis [former Sears] Tower, O’Hare and Seattle international airports, and the Philadelphia and Denver mints.