When you have issues with your windows, window tinting can provide a simple, low-maintenance solution to your problems. Used in buildings around the world, the benefits of commercial window tinting can improve your building in a wide range of areas. Here’s a quick rundown of the benefits.
Commercial Window Tinting: The Benefits
Window tinting doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll change your view, just your efficiency. Modern window films block infrared and ultraviolet radiation, reduces glare, lowers your utility bills and provide superior comfort in the building. Acting in the same fashion as a low-E window, this film reflects back the heat on either side of the glass, making it easier to maintain temperature within the building. At the same time, they remain crystal clear and give you an unimpeded view without the bothersome reflective qualities of window films used in the past.
Modern commercial window tinting provides you with a wide range of options in terms of appearance. You can choose to have etched-appearance film added in a wide range of shapes and specifications to not only improve your building’s window performance, but also beautify it at the same time. If you’d like to simply improve your window’s energy efficiency and security, clear films are available that allow you to enjoy the view in comfort. Window film blocks out 99.9% of ultraviolet rays, the main contributor to fading of furniture, carpets and floors and skin cancer. In addition, window film can block sun glare up to 82%, providing a more comfortable environment whether commercial or residential.
If you had privacy issues in your building in the past, your only option was expensive, high-maintenance window treatments or expensive acid etching of the glass. Today’s window tinting options include films that allow significant customization of the etched appearance, providing you with both style and privacy.
Of course, one of the biggest concerns about significant amounts of glass in a commercial building is security. How do you prevent glass breakage due to vandalism or theft? Modern window tinting films provide superior security, reinforcing the glass. Much like a screen protector for a smart phone, these films hold the pieces of glass together, whether damage is due to storms, vandalism or attempted break-ins. Window films can also provide an easy way to clean up from spray paint and other types of vandalism, by simply removing and replacing the film.
Commercial Window Tinting: The Basics
What are the benefits of window tinting?
Superior security, energy efficiency, privacy and appearance all come into play as great benefits of commercial window tinting.
Will window tinting ruin my view?
Not at all! In fact, the glare reduction that many clear window films provide actually sharpens the appearance and makes it easier to enjoy the beautiful view you’ve come to love.
Is it hard to maintain?
No, it’s actually just as easy to clean as your current windows, especially for films that include a scratch-resistant layer. You can enjoy the benefits of commercial window tinting without having to add anything to your cleaning process.
Will the windows have a mirrored appearance?
Not unless you’d like it. We have films available that have virtually no reflection at all, making it easy to enjoy the benefits without changing the appearance in the least.
What is the tinting made of?
There are a wide range of polymers and advanced materials that constitute the commercial tinting films. They provide a number of different benefits for your commercial building.
Is the tinting applied to the inside or outside of the building?
Typically, the tinting is applied to the inside of the window, allowing it to be applied without significant expense for installation.
How is the film applied?
The area is prepared by covering or moving any furniture and placing dropcloths to protect your interior. The glass and gasket on the inside of the structure are cleaned using a gentle solution of dishwashing detergent and water. A solution is then applied to the glass and the film laid in place. After using a squeegee to remove excess solution, the film is trimmed at the gasket. The film is then wiped down to provide a clean finish. The dropcloths are removed and the furniture replaced, making it look like we were never even there – except for your new window film.
How long will the tinting last?
This depends on a number of factors, such as temperature, wear and tear and similar factors.