Category Archives: Protection from Skin Cancer and harmful UV rays

The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Glass Block

Glass block is a popular option for adding pizzazz to plain glass windows.

        

Offering aesthetic appeal, glass block adds architectural enhancement and beauty to many homes and businesses.

Remember the “beauty and the beast”? 

Unfortunately, the beauty of glass block does NOT stop heat, glare, and ultraviolet rays from entering into your interior space. The discomfort was so intense that before our installation, many of our customers were forced to refrain from using rooms with glass block architecture.  

We leave the beauty and remove the beast!

Our exterior all-season film for glass block reduces the sun’s adverse effects streaming into your space and allows you to enjoy the beauty of your glass blocks in every season, in every climate.

Benefits surpass what you’ve been hoping for:

  • 83% solar energy rejection with film.
  • Film lowers energy costs.
  • Film reduces UV rays.
  • Enjoy natural light without heat build-up.
  • Film protects interior furnishings.
  • Film eliminates need for blinds, shades, curtains, or              covers.

 

Our specialized tinting application adds comfort and energy efficiency to interior glass blocked areas….and a compelling high-end exterior look of elegance !

Live in Connecticut or outside the USA?  

We have you covered!

Order our customized DIY kit directly from our Glass Block Tinting website. Film pre-cut to the exact size of your blocks can be shipped world-wide. 

For those closer to our Florida facility, choose to have our specialists perform the installation….. or make it your next DIY project! 

Either way, near or afar, transform your glass block to energy-efficiency glass without compromising it’s beauty.

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Solar Protection Window Film Aids Skin Cancer Prevention

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. 

3.5 million cases of cancer in over two million people diagnosed annually, skin cancer is found to be the most common form in the United States.

Florida has the second highest rate of melanoma cases in the nation.

 

Dangerous exposure to ultraviolet rays is preventable!

When you’re at the beach, remember to protect your eyes with sun glasses and your skin with applications of a high SPF sunscreen.

When your at home, protect your interior furnishings and occupants with Solar Gard’s Panorama UV Protection Window Film!

Ultraviolet A rays (UVA) in particular are responsible for causing extensive damage – including initiating skin cancer development and causing fading of furniture and flooring.

Though quite expensive, if necessary floors and furniture can be replaced.

How about your family’s skin?

While ordinary glass offers little to no protection from the sun, our UV blocking window films do, and come in 6 options ranging from clear to dark.

With a 99% reduction in UV rays, our Solar Control Window Film preserves the color of your interior furnishings….and more importantly helps to protect your loved ones from harmful UV radiation.

The sun’s rays are getting stronger and more dangerous as we approach summer in Florida.

Prepare now and call for a free estimate and one of our window film specialists will demonstrate how your home and those inside can be better protected!

High Impact Glass Solutions
866-394-2599 / 727.498.1384 

Solar Gard Window Film Makes Your Tampa Bay, Bradenton, Sarasota Home Cool This Summer

Temps are inching into the 90’s and the humidity is starting to creep up as well. Another HOT summer is just ahead.

IS YOUR HOME PREPARED?

Nothing really different….same problems as last summer. Windows won’t prevent heat from entering your home and the air conditioner will be driving up your monthly energy bills. And here it comes again, GLARE driving you crazy while watching TV!

READY FOR A SOLUTION?

 

 

 

 


This summer enjoy your home and outside views without having to close the blinds to block the sun’s heat. You can also enjoy savings on cooling costs since your a/c will not be running as often.

 

Solar Gard’s Panorama Slate is one series of our selection of films to choose from that will prepare your home for the onslaught of summertime heat.

The glass wall in this family room with sweeping views of the golf course were a knock-out. But so were the glare and heat that were invading the comfort inside and interrupting the views. With only half the glass panes filmed, the difference was amazing!

Totally filmed ~ Solar Gard’s Panorama window film was the  perfect solution!

  • Slate products are dual reflective – offering increased privacy while low interior reflectance maintained the views to the outside. 
  • Slate maximized heat rejection for excellent energy savings
  • High-heat rejection resulted in a far improved indoor comfort
  • UV blockers provided protection for the occupants and property from damaging UV rays
  • Up to 98% glare reduction restored enjoyable viewing of TV screens and monitors

These home owners chose to prepare their home for the long, HOT months ahead.  

It’s time for you to take action!

Though our crew of installers are mostly focused on window tinting Tampa Bay, we set the standard for window tinting work ethics throughout the United States . We are often called by out of state companies for our expert advise and get requests for one-on-one training. 

We don’t offer just a solution….we offer the best solution!

Our estimates are free and one of our professional window film specialists will help match the perfect film to meet your glass architecture and personal needs.

We’ll help you be prepared!

High Impact Glass Solutions
866.394.2599 / 727.498.1384

New Largo Business Attracts New Customers With Window Film

The “Xone” lounge in Largo was in dire need of a face-lift for an upcoming grand opening.

It’s present appearance wouldn’t exactly attract new customers 🙁

Overwhelmed with the high cost of buying new windows, the owners relied on our expertise as the #1 trusted company window tinting Tampa businesses.

We offered them a less expensive solution with more benefits than costly new windows would have provided. 

What a contrast with their front door filmed!

Obviously, the more attractive and appealing your storefront looks, the more likely customers will be drawn to check out your business. As you can see, our window film on Xone made a world of difference. 

Window by window, Xone’s film installation was taking on that “Wow, let’s try that new bar” look!

The owners were ecstatic with how Xone was shaping up outside.

But how about pleasing new customers once they’re inside?

The completed window film installation gave Xone a “celebrity face-lift” AND provided the interior with a cool, comfortable environment free of glare and Ultraviolet rays. With lower temps inside and less strain on the a/c system, the owners would also be saving on monthly cooling bills

 

Ready for their grand opening, the look and feel of window film proved to be a much better alternative than new windows.

We have professionally trained specialists that help business owners and managers match the best window films to resolve each one’s specific needs.

Call for a free estimate and complimentary demonstration of how our window film installations can make your establishment more energy efficient, more comfortable, and more attractive to new customers!

High Impact Glass Solutions
866.394.2599 / 727.498.1384

 

Bask In The Benefits of Window Film While Basking in the Sun

Opening up buildings with natural light and views to the outside, windows have become a popular choice in today’s architecture. Unfortunately, the additional glass in homes and commercial buildings also opens up the window (pardon the pun) to higher than ever energy costs, heat build-up, excessive glare and a  greater chance of premature fading of interior furnishings.

Window film eliminates these problems and allows you to save money while basking in the sun-light, safely and comfortably!

Key Benefits:

  • Window film corrects temperature imbalances to give occupants a cooler environment throughout the building.
  • With up to 79% heat rejection, glass treated with window film can save up to 30% on energy costs.  So much for money going out the window!
  • No more annoying interruption watching TV and working on computer monitors with 95% of the sun’s glare blocked by the window film.
  • With a 99% reduction in UV rays, window film preserves the color of interior furnishings and helps to protect occupants from harmful UV radiation linked to pre-mature aging and cancers of the skin.
  • Costing approximately one-tenth of having new windows installed, window film is an effective, affordable alternative to window replacement.

We are the most highly recommended company for window tinting Tampa homes, commercial buildings, and yachts. Our wide selection of films includes ceramic based coatings which are free of dye or metal that provide neutral, non-reflective views while keeping out the sun’s negative elements from disrupting your home or business.

Call for a complimentary evaluation and one of our window film specialists will demonstrate how the films will look and perform on your glass.

High Impact Glass Solutions
866.394.2599 / 727.498.1384