Category Archives: Decorative Window Tinting

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.

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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!

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866.394.2599 / 727.498.1384

Decorative Window Film Adds More Than Privacy

For homes and businesses needing privacy, dimension, or merely a refreshing look, our selection of decorative window films deliver affordable, stunning results.

In response to window tinting Tampa with specialized customer requests, we combine creativity and expertise to unleash the unlimited possibilities of how our decorative window films can embellish and improve your “space”. 

Besides the obvious aesthetic appeal, our films offer many other benefits:

  • Decorative films ensure privacy without causing an area to
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  • Decorative films are a smart solution for hiding unattractive areas.
  • Our selection of decorative films offer varying  levels of translucency, allowing the home or business owner to choose how much light is desired.
  • To transform areas to look trendy or traditional, we offer a variety of textures and designs fora fraction of the cost of etched glass.

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Same doors after film applied. 

Decorative window films create visionary solutions that make a tremendous difference. Privacy, dimension, appearance….whatever you envision we can provide the right  film and perfect installation. 

Often times our customers request something that requires us to custom cut and hand-splice a specific design that they personally have in mind.

No problem!

This office wanted privacy with borders of light around each panel.  When done we helped to create exactly what they asked for.
The offices had the privacy they needed with the design they wanted.

Its really all about great communication and having the products and the skills to deliver exactly what customers need. In many cases our own suggestions will shed light on a course they hadn’t thought of. We love to see their level of expectation soar and at the end of the day, everyone knows they’ve been given more than they thought possible.

There’s no limit to put on decorative films. Whether you want something subtle or sensational, either look can be amazingly functional.

We can customize a corporate logo or signage while bringing color and texture to your glass. We can diffuse, focus,  or block light completely. We can listen to you and add or eliminate whatever you can dream of.

Call for a complimentary evaluation where we will demonstrate the beauty and benefits of these remarkable films on your glass.

High Impact Glass Solutions
866.394.2599 / 727.498.1384

Decorator Film Adds Privacy to Dunedin Offices

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Mease Manor is an innovative retirement community offering an active lifestyle along with a skilled medical facility and a myriad of benefits in Dunedin, Florida. It has long been revered for its dedication to retirees with unique needs.

Some office areas within Mease Manor were designed with no privacy whatsoever. Their objective was to add privacy to these offices without creating a closed-in feeling or too much darkness. Actually, it was the traditional “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” question that we hear so often.

Can we make it just right?

We’ve been making it just right for many years window tinting Tampa and surrounding area businesses with this very same problem. We offer a broad selection of frosted films designed with a variety of transparencies and light transmissions providing different degrees of privacy. When and where needed, we also have the expertise to hand cut film to customize any look that is desired.

Once everyone decided on just what they wanted, we began installing one of our most popular frost films.

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As we progressed, so did the smiley faces on the office workers and management:-)

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So many folks benefit from having this senior living community that offers top notch quality care. Mease Manors’ reputation made their project especially satisfying for me. As an established Tampa based contractor, it was very gratifying to accommodate their need for privacy and add a bit of flare to their various offices.

Possibilities are truly endless when we combine your creativity with our selection of classic, elegant,  or patterned decorative films.

You visualize it and we’ll customize it.

Call for an exciting free preview of how we can transform your work spaces, lobbies, entrances, conference rooms….. virtually any of your building areas into whatever you can imagine!

         High Impact Glass Solutions
                    866.394.2599 / 727.498.1384

Frost in Florida After all with Decorative Window Tinting

With our Frosted Film, visual effects and functionality meet in perfect balance.

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With our ability to hand-cut our range of decorative films, we can give any space a customized look and feel – including clear frost, black opaque, white opaque, and deep etch.

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We applied frosted privacy film in a TECO conference room with cut-outs to give it the added aesthetic look they were hoping for:)

Versatility with Endless Possibilities

  • Create and refresh a new look for bland spaces
  • Increase privacy without compromising light
  • Add subtle or vibrant visual effects
  • Improve visibility of glass doors and partitions
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Applications

  • Conference Rooms
  • Lobbies
  • Storefronts
  • Signage
  • Office Privacy

Virtually wherever your imagination wanders!

Trends in marketing and interior design are constantly changing. Our expertise with window tinting Tampa businesses and storefronts will keep you in step with the newest solutions for your glass.

Contact our team and we’ll make whatever you imagine or envision a reality!

High Impact Glass Solutions
                   866.394.2599 / 727.498.1384

Clearwater-St.Petersburg Choose Window Tinting Tampa

* Companies Are Built On Reputations
* Reputations Are Built On Performance * Performance is Built On Solutions

Three strong reasons why we are depended on for window tinting Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petesburg homes and businesses!

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Whether we’re tinting  a high-rise commercial building, a retail strip mall, a waterfront home….or a modest condo, all projects are treated the same:

  • We NEVER hire sub-contractors to work in your home or business
  • Our customers do not need to wash the windows as making your glass squeaky clean is part of our preparation
  • We move your furniture and fixtures  and mark their placement so we know exactly where to put them back
  • Booties are worn over shoes while working inside,  removed when we go out, and put back on when we return
  • Our installers are personally trained and monitored by the owner of High Impact Glass Solutions
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Notice blue tape aroun top of windowto mark exact positioning of window treatments

Protecting Window Dressings During Film Installation

Yes, we wear booties, lay down tarps to  protect your floors, move furnishings and return everything to its original place! We have the utmost respect for your home and business. Nothing less would be tolerated!

This process that we adhere to eliminates disturbances in your home. Equally important is maintaining minimal disruption for the  employees and staff in businesses where we are working.

Give us a call for a complimentary evaluation where you live or work and experience our professional “white glove treatment”!

High Impact Glass Solutions
866.394.2599 / 727.498.1384