Mirror window

Windows fulfill important tasks. Therefore, they are usually also translucent. Many people are bothered and they feel uncomfortable. You can remedy the situation differently, among other things by mirroring windows. What should be noted, advantages and disadvantages, but also alternative solutions for mirrors from a window you can find here.

The traditional tasks of windows

Although windows are style-defining, the main attributes lie in the functions of a window:

  • Windows are translucent
  • Windows afford a view to the outside
  • Windows can be opened and closed to regulate the room climate

Not in every room is "insight" desired

Thus, the benefits are obvious. But just that one can look through windows disturbs under certain circumstances. Just think of bathroom, toilet, but sometimes also bedrooms or dressing rooms. But even in everyday life, some people feel uncomfortable, because they happen to be observed. In this case, only a privacy screen helps.

The mirroring as privacy

One possibility would be to mirror windows. If someone wants to look into a building from the outside in, that does not work. Rather, the environment is reflected in the window. Even if you approach very close to a mirrored window, you can not see through.

Now there are different ways you can mirror windows. One possibility would be to commission the glazier before the window construction, for example, to use for the toilet window to the outside reflecting glass. But most of the time, the desire for a window mirroring arises only after setting a window.

Use reflective films

In this case, only slides remain. These mirror films are either purchased custom-made or must be cut to size during filming. Most window films are so-called adhesive films. These are self-adhesive films. However, experience and skill is required to mount a window film. Otherwise, there is a high risk of air bubbles and bubbles.

Mirror foils must be attached to the outside

When choosing mirror foils, you must also take into account that these foils are mounted on the exterior glazing, ie on the outside of the window. It is therefore imperative to select a film that has a high-quality UV protection. You should, therefore, especially when mirroring windows exclusively on branded films.

The mirroring does not work around the clock

But mirroring windows also has a drawback that really matters. Thus, the mirroring effect only works as long as it is brighter outside than inside. In other words, the mirroring only works during the day. If the light is switched on in the building, you can look into a room just as well as before, at the latest with the onset of twilight.

Alternatives to mirrors

In this case, it makes sense to mount a frosted glass foil or a foil with a satin effect on the inside. Advantage: these films are applied from the inside and window glass does not let UV radiation through anyway. Thus, the life of such internally mounted films is significantly longer.

Tips & Tricks

In addition to mirroring windows, there are also window panes, where a mirroring effect occurs, but is undesirable. Under "window anti-glare" you will find a corresponding guide that deals with this opposite topic.

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