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Whether in your home or business; save energy and reduce CO2 emissions by reducing up to 82% of the sun's heat, dramatically lowering air conditioning costs. In the winter, the same film helps retain interior heat reducing, which reduces heating costs.Films help reduce temperature loss year around. Watch the dollars drop on the HVAC costs and the temperature regulate on the thermostat. For commercial applications films may also help you obtain LEED credits and certification. Our films are designed to help facility owners cost-effectively conserve energy, increase building safety, enhance occupant comfort and increase employee productivity.
Reducing Fade Damage:
Important to most homeowners is the reduction of damaged property caused by the sun. It does not take long at all to experience damage to your furniture, fabrics, floors and art. Solar films extend the life of these valuable possessions by reducing the harmful UV rays (40% of fade damage, VLT (25% of fade damage) and heat transmission (25% of fade damage.) Note: the final 10 % of item fade damage cause by the materials of the flooring, furniture, window treatments, etc. themselves.
Glare causes eye strain, fatigue, headaches and for businesses, it reduces employee productivity. Drawing curtain or closings blinds can be claustrophobic and drives up interior lighting costs. Window films let in light while reducing glare to help maintain a more open feeling into the room. Another benefit is glare reduction on your TV and computer screens, which helps relax your eyes by reducing squinting, eye strain and headaches.
The majority of all solar films provide daytime privacy from the outside in, while maintaining your view to the outside. When requiring a full block out of light we offer opaque films which will eliminate light. Frosted films are very popular when requiring privacy, but seeking ambient light to filter through especially on sidelights and bathrooms. Privacy films are also a great option for inside walls for business offices.
Our window films help regulate the temperature disparity between the sunny and the shady areas of you home or building as well as from the intense summer heat. Reducing the differences in hot and cold spots, which lessens the drastic temperature differences between rooms and floors. Your rooms/offices will have a more even temperature between them staying cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Increasing comfort is a key to better relaxing in your home and to keeping employees more comfortable, which increases productivity.
Window films are also designed to help retain glass shards when the glass breaks. We offer a wide range of safety clear and tinted films to effectively help protect you. Protect you from accidents, flying debris, storms, intruders, etc. Splintered, flying glass is very dangerous to your family and employees, which can help be prevented. Once cured window films are designed to help hold broken glass in place until it can safely be removed lessening the chance of injury. Window films are a great deterrent for would-be vandals and burglars.
Enhance You Home or Building's Appearance:
Window films make exteriors more attractive by eliminating visual clutter in the windows like mis-matched window treatments, objects, variances in back light sources and others issues. Window film creates a uniform appearance and enhances the aesthetic experience with an ultra modern glass appearance.
Materials and Performance:
Window film is ideal for any property where maintaining sunlight while reducing heat is important. Solar films are thin multi-layered pieces of optically clear film that are retrofitted to the inside surface of glass to help you save on energy costs, maintain a more comfortable and productive environment, reduce interior fading and improve exterior appearance. Many films are sputter-coated with durable, exotic metals such as titanium, stainless steel, copper, gold, silver, aluminum and other alloys. These varying combinations of metals are what give window films exceptional solar performance, color and longevity. Nothing adds 'life' to your home more than great natural sunlight, but it's also possible to have too much of a good thing. With natural sunlight comes excess heat and hot-spots, which can truly affect your overall comfort and make for a less inviting atmosphere. Window films reject up to 82% of solar energy providing you greater temperature stability and comfort while reducing solar heat fain and bothersome glare.
UV Rays and Skin Damage:
Clear glass used for windows in your home and business offers protection on only from UVB rays that cause sunburn. Unless specially coated glass offers no protection for UVA rays, which cause both again and skin cancer. In addition, UVA rays penetrate glass year around no matter what season, leaving you exposed even in the winter when you are most likely not wearing sunscreen.
To protect yourself, your children, pets and plants, you need protection from UVA and UVB rays. Window film offers a one-time application that provides affordable and safe protection. In addition, window film blocks 99% of both UVA and UVB rays.
Skin Cancer and the Skin Cancer Foundation: Window films have an SPF of 285 or more making them an ideal solution for protecting skin. With over 99% UVA and UVB protection it's an ideal and affordable way of protecting those you love from the daily harms caused by sunlight. Damages from UV radiation in sunlight include:
- 90% of all premature skin aging and wrinkles
- Destroys vitamin A in the skin, which contributes to cell damage
- Damages collagen, the structural protein that helps keep skin cells film, which leads to wrinkles and sagging skin
- Increasingly linked to skin cancer
The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends our window films to help protect healthy skin. The sun can be dangerous and can assault people on their lawn, at the beach, in their cars, at home or work, etc. The Seal of Recommendation from the Skin Cancer Foundation demonstrates that our window film is an excellent solution for anyone who is seeking to protect their skin.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation:
- Over 66,000 deaths worldwide occur annually from Melanoma and skin cancers (WHO).
- Between 2 and 3 million non-melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers occur worldwide each year
caused by UVA and UVB rays (WHO).
- More than 90% of all skin cancers are caused by cumulative UV radiation exposure.
Commercial Window Films - Builders, Architects, Owners, etc.:
Designing energy efficiency into buildings is the fastest growing trend in the construction industry. We offer a wide array of window films to combat building envelope issues including hot/cold spots, glare, interior fading, safety and employee productivity. At the same time our solar films save up to 30% on energy costs while reducing your HVAC's wear and tear costs and reducing your building's carbon footprint.
Whether you run a small or large business, school, bank or a million-dollar corporation you do what it takes to protect your prized possessions - people. Even with a 2-mil film; 54 lbs/sq inch and 30,000 lbs. of tensile strength is in a film's DNA! If the glass brakes via vandalism, rocks, storms, etc. film is designed to help retain glass shards so they don't fly around causing harm to people. We offer different film thicknesses depending on your security need. Our window films help you enhance your existing glazing system to protect interiors and occupants, reduce energy costs, heat, glare and fade damage while increasing comfort and aesthetics.
NFRC Certified Products:
All of our chosen films have passed the Product Certification Program (PCP) developed by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). The NFRC is a non-profit organization that administers the sole uniform independent rating and labeling system for the energy performance of windows, doors, skylights and attachment products (window film.)
Why is the NFRC Important to You? You can rest assured when you know that you are purchasing a product that has been independently certified by a trusted third-party. You can be confident that the product will perform as advertised and just as important, lets you compare films side by side with uniformity. This allows for easy access to know whether or not a film meets local codes, requirements and standards. They ensure a level and fair playing field for product comparison and allow for accurate methods of showing energy benefits or new designs and technology.
NFRC Ratings Are Used By:Architects, builders, code officials, contractors, homeowners, manufacturers,government officials, maintenance departments and others.
Residential and Commercial Window Films are high tech, modern and innovative! They are also an inexpensive way to help you manage the incoming sun! Films are a year around product that provides benefits day and night, whether the sun is shining or not. Glass areas are where at least 50% of energy loss occurs. Solar films are an insulator, which greatly helps reduce loss through the glass and help retain ambient air temperature. This is one product investment that will pay you back! Window films come in a wide array of colors and hues as well as privacy and decorative films. Our films WILL help you:
• Reduce Utility Bills
• Reduce HVAC Usage, Maintenance, Repair & Replacement Costs
• Reduce Summer Indoor Heat (43% - 82%)
• Reduce Sun-Caused Skin Cancer
• Reduce Fade Damage (over 99% UV reduction, 43% - 82% heat reduction and 27% - 95% light reduction)
• Reduce Glare (25% - 94%)
• Retain Winter Indoor Heat (E = .94 - .33 & Winter U-Value = .75 - 1.09)
• Increase Daytime Privacy
• Increase Comfort
• Increase Glass Security (Ex. 2-Mil film = 54 lbs/square inch breakage protection & 30,000 lbs./square inch film tensile strength)
• Increase Employee Productivity
• Modernize Window Appearance
• Create Decorative Glass
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