Glare, Glare, Glare!
SituationThe Ruby Tuesday Restaurant of Branson, Missouri was designed with five feet by five feet glass windows to bring light, views and an outdoor ambiance to the restaurant. However, intense glare, heat and reflections from parked automobiles made dining uncomfortable and, at times, next to impossible. Fabric shades were installed but darkened the dining area and were a constant source of problems to the staff, who had to raise and lower them according to the position of the sun and the requests of the customers.
After considerable research, manager Kevin O’Connell consulted with a Vista by LLumar Window Film dealer who recommended the installation of Vista high-tech solar control window films. Vista Window Film is a laminate of polyester and metallized coatings. The film is constructed with an exclusive, clear, distortion free adhesive system and a special scratch-resistant face coating that allows for easy maintenance. The specific film selected was Vista by LLumar Dayview, a neutral film that when installed is virtually invisible from both sides of the window. Vista cut the glare and heat to the point that dining was truly in a comfortable and trouble-free environment without shades. Furthermore, the Vista film blocked more than 99 percent of ultraviolet rays, helping protect against premature fading.*
When the filming was completed, Mr. O’Connell said, “Our customers, who could not detect the Vista Window Film, asked what we had done to create such a light and cheery interior. I explained that we just entered the twenty-first century and added high-tech solar control window film throughout!”