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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.  

And within the state of Florida, we’d love to hear from you!

Glass Block Letterhead

866.394.2599 / 727.498.1384

Solar Window Tinting Cools off Tampa Homes and Businesses In Early Heatwave

Residential and business owners throughout Florida  are being effected by record-breaking temps. 

They’re also being relieved by our affordable heat-reducing film solutions!

We eliminate the hot sun’s discomfort in your home or business by stopping heat from penetrating through the windows and glass sliders.

Solar reduction film applied on the interior side of glass forms a transparent coating that rejects heat, glare, and 99% of damaging ultraviolet rays while your views are improved. This will change how you feel, prolong the luster of your furnishings, protect your skin from the risk of premature aging and  skin cancer, and save you up to 35 % on your monthly cooling bills. 

 Heat and glare without film.  Cool and beautiful  view with film.

Imagine the benefits of solar reduction film on your home or office glass!

  • Improve comfort. 
  • Conserve energy.
  • Lower cooling costs.
  • Preserve the color of flooring and furnishings.
  • Transform glass to perform  like sunscreen.
  • Reduce glare. 
  • Enhance aesthetic appeal.

Time to open the drapes and enjoy the views!

Our reputation  for window tinting Tampa homes and businesses is one of exceptionalism.  Besides the  ongoing traditional requests , we successfully film windows that either another tinting company did wrong….or we are contacted to film windows that other tinting companies will turn down due to lack of skill.

Whether here in Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater, or working on a project outside the local area, our customers are recipients of a team of highly skilled installers. With our expertise, we also offer a portfolio of films that includes  solar-reduction window films with different levels of reflectivity, ranging from mirrored to undetectable. This allows you, the home or business owner, to control the “look and feel” of your windows.

Call for a complimentary consultation. One of our window film specialists will help you maximize your solar protection by recommending  the very best film to give you the very best performance!

High Impact Glass Solutions
866.394.2599 / 727.498.1384

Solar Film Stops Heat Build-up Tampa Homes & Commercial Buildings

Imagine living without air conditioning!     

Home and business owners in and around Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg and Clearwater will agree that no matter how much their A/C runs, heat entering through windows and glass areas puts a burden on their cooling systems and their budget!

Our crews are called beyond window tinting Tampa and travel the state of Florida. We bring  affordable solutions to local homes as well as commercial buildings statewide that need less heat and more energy efficiency.


Stopping heat from causing your living or working environment to become uncomfortable is what our team of specialists train for. By applying solar reduction films to the interior side of your windows and sliders, sunlight, glare, and 99% of harmful UV rays are literally stopped. Yet incredibly, your views are left crystal clear. 

Whether in Tampa or Orlando, consumers are fed up with paying insanely high electric bills!

 

Relax!

You don’t have to buy new high-dollar windows to  lessen the load on your A/C. Our clients live and work in year round comfort with savings of up to 35%  in their electric bills. 

Call for a free estimate and one of our window film specialists will also include a complimentary demonstration of how our solar reduction films will look and perform on your glass!

High Impact Glass Solutions
866.394.2599 / 727.498.1384