Window film reduces heat and glare to offer exceptional vantage point.
The 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 fans’ 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 difficult to enjoy a relaxing lunch.
The challenge was clear: get rid of the glare and heat coming through the large expanse of windows.
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 sun damage.
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.