Commercial Architecture February 2018 - 48
Window film reduces
heat and glare to offer
he Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC,
is said to be one of the best places to take in the NASCAR experience. The private club and its 57 suites offer exceptional views of
the famous racetrack through their 60-ft.-high windows.
The windows are the club's greatest assets, but the hot sun disrupted
race fan comfort during sporting events and other functions. The sun
brought in a great deal of heat and, during certain times of the day, cast a
terrible glare into the club. The glare interrupted race viewing and made it
Above. The Madico window film is energy efficient and blocks 99% of UV rays, alleviating sun damage.
difficult to enjoy a relaxing lunch.
The challenge was clear: get rid of the glare and heat coming through
the large expanse of windows.
Below. More than 1,200 sq. ft. of window film provides balanced solar performance with the natural appearance of glass and
has dramatically reduced the glare and heat inside the club at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Images: Charlotte Motor Speedway
The solution was also clear: window film.
Club management chose to professionally install film on 1,272 sq. ft.
of windows to ensure member comfort regardless of the weather. Madico
Window Films', St. Petersburg, FL (madico.com), Sunscape Purelite 60 film
was installed. An extremely light architectural window film that provides
balanced solar performance with the natural appearance of glass, the film
allows excellent solar protection and has dramatically reduced the glare
and heat inside the club.
The film creates a crisp, fresh view from the inside and outside. Once
the benefits were outlined, it was determined that the film would meet all
the needs of the members, while maintaining the exceptional aesthetics the
club has carried since its inception.
Although the club is open year-round for lunch, dinner, and events,
most of the NASCAR races take place at night. Management needed to
ensure their selection of Purelite 60 would also work well under the lights.
The film produces no reflection or distortion when the sun goes down.
Club members can view the afternoon trials from the climate-controlled
club without any glare, as well as the evening races with the best seat in the
house, reflection free.
"The new Purelite 60 film has really helped to reduce the heat coming
through the windows of our Speedway Club 'The Greatest Place to View
the Race,'" said the club's general manager George Kail. "Our fans can now
look out over the World's Greatest Speedway in even better comfort."
Along with member comfort, the window film also provides energy
efficiency and safety. Due to the reduction of heat and glare, the club's
HVAC unit works less. Blocking 99% of UV rays, the film also alleviates
All Pro Window Tinting, Canton, GA, installed the film on 24 windows. The job took a day to complete and began to show results as soon as
the installation was finished. CA
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