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Tampa Condos Call For Heat Relief – Solar Window Film Answers

It happens repeatedly. People move to Florida from northern states and find the condo of their dreams.

Finally, no more snow and nothing but sunshine.

Who stops to worry about heat and glare entering through the windows in their new haven?

Welcome to Florida!

Windows facing east, south or west are direct targets when the sun rises. Your family is hot, eyes are squinting to watch TV screens and monitors, your first electric bill is a shocker and the neighbors are warning that the Ultraviolet rays will fade the furniture you just purchased and even cause skin cancer!

Welcome to High Impact Glass Solutions!

Our solar window film application window tinting Tampa condos is the smartest, best performing, and most affordable solution to all of these problems!

With solar window film applied on the interior side of your glassed areas, you will out smart the sun and regain paradise:

  • Heat can be filtered by nearly 80%
  • Glare can be lowered by 90%
  • UV dangerous rays are nearly eliminated by 100%
  • Electric bills are reduced up to 35%
  • Assets are protected from damage
  • Window dressings can be left open for gorgeous views

Whether you live on waterfront, on a golf course, or in a metro downtown area, block out the sun’s problems and enjoy comfort, safety, savings, and yes, the view.

Glare, heat and UV rays blocked with solar film on left panels of glass and view is just beautiful!

Call for a free estimate and one of our specialists will also demonstrate how our selection of films will look and perform on your windows!

High Impact Glass Solutions
866.394.2599 / 727.498.1384

 

Clearwater High Profile Office Building Chooses Us Again For Window Tinting

Our clients’ executive offices were targeted every afternoon with relentless sun, glare and UV rays. With security alert on high, there was also concern about vandals breaking into their 40,000 sq. ft. of glass.

This building we just completed is part of a total sum of 300,000 sq. ft. of glass that we’ve filmed for the same clients…. for the same reasons. As with their other buildings, we were contacted to install  impact safety and security window film to make their offices cooler, glare free, UV free, and safer. 

We train to deliver decisive results to meet the needs of our clients no matter what size or how difficult the project is!

 

Applying an 8mil layer of protection!

Thicker than solar film,  8 mil safety and security impact film is designed with special adhesives to strengthen its polyester layers, offering exceptional impact resistant capabilities along with solar reduction performance:

  • Deters unwanted intruders
  • Reduces the risk of injury from flying glass
  • Maximizes views to the outside
  • Improves indoor comfort with less heat and glare
  • Adds energy-efficiency to a building’s envelope
  • Protects people and property from damaging UV rays
  • Beautifies glass with a uniform appearance and adds aesthetic appeal

We give your protected windows extra muscle!
Our installers go through specialized training to give our clients  the highest degree of window safety. Following every window tinted, we anchor each glass and film to the window frame thereby maximizing the integrity of the film and its effectiveness. We traditionally use Dow Corning 995 Silicone Structural Adhesive. Often referred to as an “attachment system”, this application must be facilitated with expert precision for it to be successful.

We are “thee” attachment system specialists!

And that’s one of many reasons why our window film installations are trusted and lauded by large institutions comprised with hundreds of thousands of sq. ft. of glass.

Film “impacts” the energy footprint of buildings as well!

With advanced technology, our safety and security window films deliver more than glass safety. Windows also become barriers against solar heat to lower interior temperatures, reduce glare on monitor screens, and filter out nearly 100% of UV light that would otherwise cause fading to furnishings and damage to skin. With these added benefits, employees were able to work in a more comfortable atmosphere and HVAC systems were operating with far less strain.  All while enjoying the natural light and open views that enrich commercial spaces. Results?

Happier more productive employees and an impressive decrease to the bottom line of each building’s energy costs.

Our reputation for exemplary window film installations extends far beyond window tinting Tampa buildings. Nor are we limited to Florida only. Companies throughout the U.S. contact us for training and often to personally take over their high-profile installations.

Call for a free estimate and one of our experts will demonstrate why the benefits of window film are crystal clear.

High Impact Glass Solutions
866.394.2599 / 727.498.1384

Smart Tampa Homeowners Choose Window Tinting Vs. Buying New Windows

Tampa is steaming HOT

Stifling sun blasting through windows and sliders are causing consumers to seek solutions to the problem and compare the options .

Problem:

Untreated annealed glass does NOTHING to eliminate the heat building up inside homes. Nor does it stop glare or ultraviolet rays from damaging furnishings and causing risk of skin cancer all while your monthly cooling costs are skyrocketing. 

Option one to resolve the problem:
Energy-efficient windows would be a great improvement. BUT…. replacement can be insanely expensive:

  • New vinyl windows for an average 2,400 sq. ft. house run approximately $15,000. OUCH!
  • For standard-size, double-hung, double-pane energy efficient windows, expect to pay between $450 and $600 per window.
  • The cost of wood replacement windows can have a whopping range between  $800 and $1,000  per installation.

 

Fortunately consumers don’t have to spend a shocking amount of money to find a solution!

Second option to resolve the problem:

Thin solar film applied on the interior of a home’s existing glass reflects significant solar energy resulting in a remarkable difference:

  • Less heat and solar radiation transmitted inside rooms.
  • With less heat build-up, air conditioners cycle on less.
  • Prevents 90% of sun glare from interfering with TV and computer viewing.
  • Stops 99% of UV ray penetration to prolong the luster of furnishing and protect occupants from risks of skin cancer.
  • Drapes can be left open with unhampered views in total comfort.

These massive windows with spectacular water views made a beautiful focal point in our client’s home but until they were filmed, they posed a multitude of problems.

Replacing these windows would have cost a fortune! Thankfully, now that they’re tinted with solar film, they  are totally energy-efficient and the drapes can be left comfortably open all year round! 

The second option was chosen! 

With our solar film installations window tinting Tampa homes, clients experience up to a 30% reduction in cooling costs. Their homes have increased thermal comfort, they’ve reclaimed watching TV’s and computer screens without glare, benefited from reduced fading on furnishings, and thankful for less risk of skin cancer from nearly 100% reduction of dangerous UV rays.

Transform your home from feeling like a sauna and stop draining your wallet with high energy bills every month without being held captive to paying  for expensive new windows.

Do the homework and compare for yourself!

Call for a free estimate and one of our window tinting specialists will demonstrate the remarkable benefits and energy-efficiency performance of our solar films on your glass.  

High Impact Glass Solutions
866.394.2599

Coolest Tampa – Orlando Hotel Resorts Choose Window Tinting Solution

Checking in to a Five Star Resort should be an enjoyable experience. Due to discomforting hot spots, guests are often forced to avoid certain areas. 

Sun drenched rays are fine poolside, but not at all desirable while relaxing in the lounge.

Florida’s severe heat can ruin that special vacation!

High Impact Glass Solutions is relied on for window tinting Tampa hotels and Orlando’s world class resorts with our world class window film solutions!

By applying the proper film, up to 85 % of a building’s heat and glare is rejected.

We have crews specifically trained to strategically evaluate and handle the challenges of large buildings. We determine the best protocol to immediately knock out the sun and implement window film installations seamlessly without interfering with hotel activities.

Just as large buildings are never the same, when comparing expertise in the window film industry, neither are we. Marketing and puffed egos are about equal in every window tinting company. That’s fine….. we get it. But we are not contacted by hotels because WE think we’re the best. We’re contacted to take on monumental tasks because our reputation is the best.

If you want to keep guests feeling great and see energy costs that have never looked so good, call us!

Free estimates includes unlimited time with facility engineers and management.

High Impact Glass Solutions
866.394.2599 / 727.498.1384

Pittsburgh Corning Is No Longer Making Glass Blocks?

Pittsburgh Corning has been the leading global glass block manufacturer for the past 79 years.  Unable to recover from the housing market crash in 2008 and feeling pressure from a growing insurgence of foreign imports, Pittsburgh Corning will no longer be making glass blocks.

However, the demand for glass block from consumers and architectures is on the rise!

What attributes to this popular demand?

The WOW factor!

It’s obvious to see that glass block adds beauty and luster that plain, traditional glass can’t. Whether used in a residence or an office building, glass block can change the ordinary to looking quite extraordinary!

Then why do so many home owners, property managers, and business owners call Glass Block Tinting!

Glass block technology allows transmission of sun light to enter rooms but it does so without the ability to decrease the sun’s heat, glare, and ultraviolet penetration.  Areas can become so uncomfortably hot and the glare can become so disruptive that until now,  options for relief were limited and not at all “glass block friendly”!

  • Thermal screens
  • Solar shades
  • Custom window treatments

We’ve even seen “tin foil” taped to blocks!

Except for the tin foil option, the other mentioned alternatives are  quite expensive.  And honestly? Your rooms would be dark and the awesome glass blocks that you love so much would be hidden.

Glass Block Tinting offers the most affordable, most effective solution without minimizing the beauty of your glass blocks!

 

With this glass block window in multiple areas of their home, the discomfort became intense. They picked out film with the highest degree of heat  and glare resistance.

 

 

Same window from an exterior view illustrates how the film compliments the glass blocks. With our specialty tint applied on all of their blocked areas, our customers were  totally overjoyed with  the comfort inside without having to cover up their windows.

 

The Perfect Solution!

Our exterior window tinting  is customized to fit any size glass blocks, eliminates 99% of UV rays with up to 83% solar heat rejection.  Without hiding your glass block architecture, our tinting application enhances  the glass block allure and adds energy efficiency and UV protection. 

For those not living within reasonable travel distance from our Florida based company, we offer a DIY kit that can be purchased directly from our website.  Our DIY  kits are shipped worldwide as the film is remarkably resilient in any climate.

One of our long distance customers sent us pictures of herself applying tint using our DIY installation kit.

Wella!

Her completed project! She is now able to fully enjoy the large entry foyer of her beautiful home!

If you have glass block in your home or office, or have plans to include glass block architecture in the future, we encourage you to visit Glass Block Tinting.  

Glass Block Letterhead

866.394.2599 / 727.498.1384