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Home Window Tinting Provides Comfort and Energy Savings

Ashley and Her Family Live in a  Spectacular Home with LOTS of Glass

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Oversized windows gave their retreat an abundance of natural light. But the expansive windows also introduced expansive problems. With the rear of the home having a western exposure, direct sunlight and heat was streaming through the windows all afternoon. Though they didn’t want to disrupt the open panoramic views, both heat and monthly energy bills were skyrocketing.

Decisions had to be made.
This has been a common problem that we’ve dealt with while window tinting Tampa and surrounding areas. “The more glass the better” is the way of today’s architecture. But as Ashley found out, this trend comes with a high price to pay. She did her homework to find a solution. After considering blinds or draperies, she learned that she would no longer have the views they loved and after time, the UV rays would cause them to fade. Instead of a solution, this course of action would only make matters worse. After further research, Ashley found that window film would be her best option.

Why Tinting was the Best Solution

  • PROVIDED ENERGY SAVINGS – window tinting stabilized and minimized temperatures through out Ashley’s home by not allowing the sun to penetrate their windows.  The absence of less solar energy allowed their HVAC’s cold air to circulate more efficiently, reducing their a/c bills up to 25%.
  • PRESERVED FURNISHINGS – window tinting helped to preserve Ashley’s pickled oak floors and exquisite décor from fading. By blocking the sun’s ultraviolet rays, there was also less concern about skin damage.
  • ASTETHICALLY BENEFICIAL – the ceramic film Ashley chose is optically clear thereby reducing the heat issue without compromising the open view issue. Her home retained it’s beauty, inside and out, and became dramatically more energy-efficient. Every glass area of the home was filmed and nowhere was it any less stunning.
  •  SMART INVESTMENT – with a life-time warranty and the science of film technology today, window tinting will provide Ashley’s home with benefits for years to come and a fast return on her investment. Many of our customers see a full return in three years or less.


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As you can clearly see, filmed glass makes an amazing difference! And the difference can be seen and felt in any size home. You don’t have to live in an “extravagant house of glass” such as Ashley’s. Typically, homeowners of smaller averaged sized homes with untreated glass pay 20% or more unnecessarily in cooling costs. If you’re in the path of the sun’s rays, window tinting is highly recommended.

Call our experienced, professional window tinters for your complimentary window film demonstration. Since every home has it’s own glass distinctions, experiencing the performance and look of the different films on your glass is a smart first step towards cooler comfort and energy savings!

High Impact Glass Solutions
866.394.2599 / 727.498.1384 

Window Film Lowers Energy Costs For Commercial Sector-Tampa-Orlando

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Recognized Eastman Chemical Company With High Honors in 2014



EnerLogic Low-E Film offers the most advanced and exciting breakthrough technology for superior energy management


       Revolutionary EnerLogic Window Film Benefits:

  • Keeps solar heat gain out during summer and radiant heat inside through colder months resulting in year round energy savings
  • Gives the insulating performance of dual-pane glass to single-pane glass…and triple-pane insulating performance to dual-pane glass
  • Utility bills and HVAC  run times are reduced throughout the entire year to bring about an energy cost savings of up to 15% annually
  • Allows more natural light transmission with minimal UV radiation, glare and solar heat gain
  • Outside views are no longer covered up with closed shades or blinds
  • Increased comfort for occupants results in higher productivity
  • A fraction of the cost compared to window replacement
  • A full return on investment may be expected in three years or less

Vista’s EnerLogic low-e glass insulation film is the #1 window film for facilities seeking the utmost energy conservation that also provides an improved building appearance.

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With EnerLogic film installations, our customers feel the extraordinary difference in the work place, appreciate the beauty of EnerLogic on their building’s exterior, and reap from the impact of Vista’s EnerLogic Film to their bottom line.

We also conduct free energy audits and complimentary demonstrations of how this dynamic window film will perform on your windows and achieve results you never thought possible!

High Impact Glass  Solutions
866.394.2599 / 727.498.1384

Tampa Prepares For Summer Heat With Window Tinting

The North is Finally Seeing The Last  of Snow….They Hope!

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The caravan headed north is a heat alert to Floridians to prepare for the hot tropical weather that will soon be coming our way!

There is no respite from soaring heat when we have to run our cooling systems constantly. No doubt, sun blasting through windows can have undesirable results: an uncomfortably warm to hot environment, outrageous utility bills, and fading interior furnishings and skin cancer exposure due to UV rays.

What is the best solution?

Our Energy Saving Solar Window Films!

Look at the window panes we applied film on and compare them to the ones that have not been filmed yet.. Glaring difference!

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High Impact Glass Solutions proudly represents the most reputable and advanced films in the industry:

  • Huper Optik USA offers high heat rejection with an incomparable clarity without a reflective look. If your home is required to meet HOA restrictions, Huper Optik’s non-reflective appearance make it your ideal film of choice
  • EnerLogic Low-e patent-pending technology is recommended for homeowners that want to add insulating power to their windows for energy savings all year round. EnerLogic is the perfect combination of German technology and performance resulting in the most energy efficient window film on the market.
  • Vista Window Films are a home run for energy savings, ranging in exuberant tints to subdued aesthetic appeal and provide an affordable option to window replacement.


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Confused with which film is right for your  home?


High Impact Glass Solutions knows that every house is unique and that our customers’ needs and budgets vary. Keeping this in mind, we eliminate any confusion with a complimentary evaluation and free demonstration with the film samples on your windows. Our trained, highly experienced staff  have “come to the rescue” window tinting Tampa since 2003.

Summer is on it’s way…..your coolest decision  is just a call away!

High Impact Glass Solutions
866.394.2599 / 727.498.1384

Tampa Energy Saving Ceramic Window Tinting

Floridian Home and Business Owners Share Common Questions

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How do I conserve energy, reduce heat and  see a reduction on my monthly electric bills?

Is it even possible?

Absolutely! High Impact Glass Solutions are the experts for installing window film applications that increase the efficiency of your windows and decreases the numbers on your energy bills!

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 Hüper Optik’s Nano-Ceramic Smart Films offer unprecedented solutions with residential lifetime warranties and 15 year commercial warranties.

  • Conserve energy, and reduce Infra-Red heat gain up to 96%
  • Protect valuable interior furnishings and prevent UV damage to skin
  • 100% dye-free and metal-free; no discoloration and demetallisation found in traditional films
  • patented nano-ceramic film with German technology
  • non-reflective feature makes Huper Optik ideal for deed restricted communities
  • Add comfort and enhance the aesthetic appeal to your home
  • Superb Total Solar Energy Rejection is a “green” light for the commercial sector

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Window tinting tampa with Huper Optik’s outstanding films has given my company and installers great opportunities. It literally opens the window for us to bring the most advanced film solutions to homes, businesses and commercial buildings in the Tampa Bay area. High Impact Glass Solutions is honored to be a Huper Optik Certified dealer and look forward to illustrating the many advantages of Huper Optik Film applied to your windows.

Call for your complimentary evaluation and demonstration!

High Impact Glass Solutions
866.394.2599 / 727.498.1384

Glass Block Energy Efficiency Film Solution

What Makes Glass Block Different?
Versatility…that’s what.

Glass block is often chosen to replace traditional windows when an added touch of elegance or a unique design alternative is desired. Glass block also creates open spaces and brings architectural enhancement to glass areas in bathrooms, kitchens, stairways, office reception areas, and  hotel and large commercial lobbies. The versatility of glass block makes it an impressive choice of glass for any home or building’s decor.

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How does our tint make your glass block better? Comfort and energy efficiency is added…that’s how!

Though glass block can provide visionary benefits that  traditional glass doesn’t, the inadequacies of block glass can often outweigh the benefits:

  • solar energy penetration
  • UV ray exposure
  • excessive sun glare

These three factors cause heat discomfort, fading of interior furnishings, and  increased danger of skin cancer from UV ray exposure.  In many instances, the glare streaming through glass block disrupts watching TVs and computer monitors.

Glass Block Tinting resolves these issues with our tint application that blocks up to 83% of the solar heat without hampering any of the natural light to pass through.

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Love, love, love your glass block and enjoy cool comfort, lower  energy costs, and  less ultra violet rays with reduced sun glare.

You live in N.Y. so how can your blocks get tinted? Simple! Order our customized DIY Glass Block Tinting kit.

By ordering a sample kit right from the Glass Block Tinting website, we’ll ship tint samples pre-cut to the exact size of your blocks. Once you determine which tint you like the most, we’ll have you equipped to install the film like a pro!

For those closer to our Florida facility, you can choose to have our technicians perform the installation…..or make it your next DIY project!  Either way, near or distant, your glass block can be transformed to energy-efficiency glass without compromising it’s beauty.

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