Category Archives: Residential Window Tinting

Florida Home & Business Protective Safety & Security Window Film

The weakest points of entry into a home or business are it’s windows and glass doors.

These areas are where burglars will usually enter. 

  

By the time your alarm system kicks in and the police arrive, the intruders will be long gone with YOUR valuables!

Defend your property and have peace of mind by preventing the entry altogether!

This smart business owner is one of thousands of homes and businesses throughout the Tampa Bay Area with High Impact Glass Solutions’ protective safety and security window film. These films are made much thicker than standard solar films to keep glassed areas intact when there are attempts of forced entry.

We give your windows extra muscle!
Our installers go through specialized training to give our clients the highest degree of window safety. Following every installation, we anchor each filmed glass 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!

These preventive steps ensure the strength of your filmed windows to delay, deter, and deny intruders from breaking in through your glass. With crimes escalating in today’s environment, window tinting Tampa buildings with anti-theft protection has never been more needed. 

Call for a free estimate and complimentary demonstration of how our films will look and perform on your glass!

High Impact Glass Solutions
866-394-2599 / 727-498-1384

Glass Block Tinting Outperforms Shades or Screens

Phoenix Arizona is known as the “hottest big city in the U.S.” . It consistently ranks number one for the most days a year when temperatures rise above 89 °F or 99 °F.

BUT TODAY ARIZONA HIT 119 DEGREES!

The sizzling heat in Phoenix halted planes from taking off. Business owners and scores of homes with glass block construction were also adversely effected.

The higher the heat is outside, the hotter it becomes inside as glass block offers little defense against the sun’s heat, glare, UV rays…. and zilch for energy efficiency,

Classy looking? Yes. 

Energy efficient? Not at all.

At one time, there were two options for glass block owners.

First option ~ Replace the glass blocks with traditional single pane or double pane glass and have solar film installed. However, ripping out blocks and window replacement is an insanely expensive option and you’d lose the beauty and ambiance that the glass blocks provided.

Second option ~ Custom order drapes, shades, screens, or suction-held solar shade panels.  Any one of these alternative choices are high-dollar items that do little for adding energy-efficiency, while doing a lot to cover up your beautiful glass blocks! 

We offer the best option!

A difference you can see and feel with filmed blocks!

An exterior application of highly resistant solar film custom cut to fit any size block adds amazing anti-heat, UV ray rejection, and “get rid of the glare” performance. You can keep your glass blocks after all and enjoy them wherever you live or work… in Arizona’s intense heat or during harsh cold winters in Maine.  

Our Glass Block Tinting DIY kit is better than a solution. It’s a miracle!

  • 83% solar energy rejection
  • lowers energy costs
  • reduces UV rays
  • allows transmission of natural light without heat build-up
  • protects interior furnishings
  • dirt is washed away easily with water
  • eliminates need for blinds, shades, curtains, or covers

Our DIY glass block tinting kits are ideal for improving the level of comfort inside commercial buildings with glass block areas .

Our DIY kits delight homeowners world-wide by allowing them to enjoy the beauty of their glass blocks WITHOUT discomfort from heat, glare and dangerous UV rays. 

Your customized DIY kit can be ordered directly from our Glass Block Tinting website where instructional videos can be viewed. 

For those living closer to our Florida facility, you can choose to have our specialists perform the installation or if preferred, make it your next DIY project! 

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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

 

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.  

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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