Windscreen Treatment By Ultrashield

Winter not only brings cold wet weather but it increases the chances of you experiencing difficult driving conditions. Unless you have a magic wand, when the low winter sun hits your windscreen you can be blinded by any array of dust, dirt or film on your glass. This can put both yourself and your passengers and the vehicles around you traveling on the road at serious danger of accidents occurring.

Winter driving can be marred by foggy conditions – both those that you drive through and having your windscreen fog up making it difficult to see. Many cars have forceful air conditioning units installed which can help burn the fog away but this is subject to many factors and still isn’t 100% guaranteed.

So what can you do? Ultrashield is a revolutionary product that can provide you with added protection against foggy windscreens, stone chips, pitting and cracks and ensures that your vehicles glass stays in pristine condition.

When you are fighting traffic and struggling to see due to the downpours that are common throughout our winters, having Ultrashield applied to your windscreen will make the water bead and slide away. This beading helps to increase your visibility as a driver and increases the safety of both you and your passengers.

Ultrashield uses nano technology (think smaller than micro) to form a water repellent molecular bonded layer on glass. It is abrasion resistant so it can withstand the use of cleaning agents, wiping, car wash and other chemical cleaning.

Living in New Zealand, UV rays from our sun are a real issue and products can degrade over time and need to be reapplied. Ultrashield is UV resistant and so is not affected by sunlight.

Unlike silicone or wax products that are applied in layers and then wear off, Ultrashield creates a molecular bond with the glass – this ensures a long life span for the Ultrashield application.

Don’t let winter driving conditions take you by surprise. Put yourself and your passenger’s safety in good hands and get Ultrashield glass treatment applied to your windscreen today. You won’t regret your decision to do so – you will just wonder what took you so long to do it in the first place!

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Ultrasheild – Protecting Yourself Against Graffiti

Very few people have an appreciation for graffiti. Although forms of graffiti have existed since ancient times it is generally viewed as vandalism and associated with a part of society that disregard the property of others.

Some would argue that graffiti is a way of artistically expressing themselves however if it is your property that has been targeted with graffiti it is unlikely you will be appreciating the artistic value of what has been scribbled, scratched or spray painted.

It has been found that one of the best ways to deter recurrent graffiti from appearing on your property is to remove it as quickly as possible. If you have ever had the “pleasure” of trying to remove spray paint from a surface without damaging the original surface or coating, you will know that this is no easy task.

What if graffiti has been etched into your glass? Without the right tools, and usually a lot of time and effort, you are left with an insurance claim and lengthy wait to get your glass replaced.

What if Ultrashield could make this nightmare go away?

Ultrashield has a product that is specifically used in the prevention and easy clean-up of graffiti. Called Graffiti Film, it will protect your surfaces against most scratches, acid, etching, gouges and tagging.

Graffiti glass protection film can be used on vehicle windows, bus shelters, glass walls in office buildings and around your home. Because the film uses nano-technology, it is hard to see and in most cases vandals will not notice that it is in place. Without it being seen, there is minimal attempts to peel it off in order to scratch the underlying surface.

Due to the tensile strength of Graffiti Film, it can be used both on interior and exterior applications.

An added bonus to the Graffiti Film is that once it has been installed, it rejects 99% of UV rays that cause fading, and this helps to extend the life of your display merchandise or furnishings.

Overall, with Ultrashield Graffiti Film applied to your glass surfaces you will save yourself time and money. You will be able to remove graffiti with minimal disruption and have your property looking its best at all times.

If you find that your property is being targeted by vandals with graffiti, call Ultrashield and talk to us about our Graffiti Film. We will advise you on the best way to apply the Graffiti film and you can then get back to doing what you do best, and not worry about graffiti in the future!

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All Surface Protection Available

If you have just stumbled across our blog, or perhaps have found our website you will see that Ultrashield provides surface protection for a range of applications. In fact, you name the surface, we will have a protective coating solution to suit.

Nano technology has been in existence for many decades but with the latest technological advances being applied it is fast becoming the answer turned to for increasing the lifespan of residential and commercial products the world over.

We are contacted most often because people are looking for protection options for glass, tile, metal treatment, splashbacks, concrete, or on marine assets. Did you know that we also can help you with surface restoration, and window tinting for both commercial and residential areas which helps to reduce fading, glare, heat and UV rays?

Our surface protection is a form of liquid glass sealant that is applied to your surfaces to give a long lasting, dust and rust repellent “over surface” to your items. It is applied in a very thin – but super strong – layer. On a nano level (think incredibly microscopic) it fills in all irregularities in the surface and creates a barrier to dirt, grime and moisture. This allows your protected surfaces to experience a longer life span and to look like new for longer.

Not only can you protect your glass and metal surfaces around your home, office or boat but Ultrashield can also be applied to areas that may be prone to attracting graffiti. Once Ultrashield has been applied, the removal of graffiti paints and inks will be a breeze. This is an especially good deterrent to the vandals as they get bored when their work is removed and will stop targeting your property.

If you are looking for a brand you can trust and products that will protect your investments for longer and make them look better, Ultrashield is what you need. When you choose Ultrashield you have the reassurance of our quality and service as we are New Zealand based. This means that we have a close relationship with our suppliers, and we choose to work with suppliers who are innovative in creating new products and services.

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Insulation Your Windows With Penjerex Film

Does your house feel too cold in winter? Maybe you’ve insulated your roof but you still feel the chill? The Penjerex window insulation film could be your solution.

Double glazed windows are now the standard, but often it can be very costly to retrofit them into an older home or building. Sometimes it is not even possible to do the retrofit, due to the frames not being designed to take the extra weight of the double glazing. So if you are in this situation, what can you do?

Insulation window film is your answer! Penjerex glass insulation film is 95% as effective as double glazed windows, but at around half the cost. BRANZ research shows that your rate of heating loss can be as high as 48% through single pane windows during winter periods. This means that you can save more than 20% on heating just by insulating your windows.

It also blocks 99% of UV light, keeping your furnishings protected against fading. It also keeps the glass together in the case of a broken window, making your home even safer.

Another benefit of Penjerex insulation film is that it is very easy to install, and it’s virtually transparent, so it won’t effect the look of your windows or sliders. You won’t even notice it’s there.

Because it’s visually undetectable from normal windows without film, you can pick to insulate only hot or cold areas in your home, saving you a great deal in cost. No need to do the lot if it won’t benefit you.

Penjerex insulation film is manufactured by Nitto Denko in Japan who is a global manufacturer of advanced film and adhesive products with almost 100 years’ experience.
Penjerex is the highest performing window insulation film available on the market today and comes with a 10 year replacement warranty so you can be sure you’re installing the best product in your home. To read more about the Penjerex window insulation film, see our insulation films page.

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How To Clean Windows

Washing windows is no ones idea of fun. In fact, if you’re like most home owners, its the last thing on the housework list you ever look at. First of all it always seems to take forever, and secondly it’s a bit of a messy job. It’s also has a short lived appreciation time for, as soon as you have cleaned the windows, undoubtedly a child will want to touch them, or lick them! A pet will put their nose on them or there’ll be some snap storm that sends dust, dirt and debris to stick to your once clean windows.how_to_clean_windows

Ideally, windows should be washed twice a year, but it’s a task most people don’t look forward to. Part of what makes window washing such a chore is that homeowners insist on doing it with wadded-up paper towels or newspaper, spray cleaner, and a ton of elbow grease.

But, all that rubbing isn’t a good idea. You jhow_to_clean_car_windowsust end up moving dirt around from one spot to another and putting a static charge on the glass, which attracts yet more dust and dirt. As soon as you finish, the window looks dirty again.

The best techniques doesn’t require hours of time, or a lot of elbow grease and certainly no wadded up newspaper.

Whow_to_clean_shower_glasshen starting (if time is of the essence) you should allow around 5-10 minutes per window pane (more if you have multipane windows).

The hardest part: Getting started.

The easiest part: Standing back and admiring your work.

What to do:

If you have large picture window then there is no point using tiny tools. You need large. The easiest washing solution is simply a bucket full of warm water with a squirt of dishwash in it. Don’t mix it around – the best solution has least bubbles. The best tool for this part is a fluffy squeegee. For large windows you are best to use a large one. They soak up lots of soapy water and knock the dirt loose without scratching the glass. Make sure you push the squeegee all over the window pane. Leave no part dry!

Starting at the top left, take a dry squeegee (this has to be a rubber lipped one, no fluff on this squeegee!)  and pull the squeegee over the soapy pane in a reverse-S pattern (left-handers would start at the top right). At the end of each stroke, wipe the squeegee’s blade clean with dry cloth. Lint-free is preferable like old cloth nappies.

Remove any water remaining on the edges of the glass with a damp, wrung-dry chamois. Chamois are great for soaking up wetness but don’t leave streaks. Don’t forget to dry the windowsill with a rag.

Now stand back and enjoy your handywork!

If that sounds like window washing just needs to remain in the “get round to it” and “never never” basket at your place then are there other choices? Of course there are! Ultrashield can be used to protect your glass windows from acid rain, salt spray, chlorine, grime, residue and other contaminants. One single treatment is an easy way to reduce cleaning time and keep your windows looking brand new. If you are sick of cleaning your windows and glass, glass treatment is for you. Ultrasheild gives you all the benefits of a non-toxic and environmentally friendly product, a glass coating that repels water, oil and other liquids effectively, it preserves your view by repelling water effectively, it reduces dirt and grime build up, it reduces cleaning time by up to 90%, it eliminates the need for harsh cleaning chemicals and best of all it is scratch resistant (regular wiping will not remove the coating).

Of course, there is no miracle that will stop you from having to clean your windows completely but with Ultrashield applied to your windows you can spend your valuable time doing something you love and not something you dread!

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