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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 Tinting-Film-Covering Outdoes 3M

 A Common Question We Often Hear: “Are any window films better than 3M”?

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Let’s start with the myth of familiarity.

For instance, who hasn’t heard about IBM, McDonalds, Subway, Pizza Hut, General Motors,  etc. We can all agree that these brands endured through the years to become “house-hold names”. Because they are familiar in our minds, it’s easy to assume that whatever they advertise is credible. But think about this. Is everything they make  the best? Or do some competitors offer services and products that are just as good….or wait a minute, even better?

Of course the answer is YES!

Longevity Doesn’t Always Equal Quality

After a century of innovation placing their label on over 55,000 products, 3M has earned plenty of clout. But let’s clear up some 3M myths. Though they claim to be the inventor of window film, listen up. So many companies claim to have developed film first that the industry now believes it was a joint effort and no single company won that race. And truthfully folks, window film technology has changed so much over the years,  who cares how it first got started. And by the way, speaking about false claims, much of the 3M window film that we so often asked to replace, isn’t even made by 3M!  Of any window film manufacturer in the window tinting industry, 3M is the biggest outsourcer. That’s right. THEY DON’T EVEN MAKE THEIR FILM ANYMORE! Too busy putting their labels on those other 55,000 products!

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“Hmmm, what else should I know before I decide which film is going on the windows of my business? After all, we’re not talking about a roll of adhesive tape! I want to be sure to choose window tinting that will make my building more comfortable and energy efficient. I’m looking for performance….not just a label.”

Our Window Films and Solutions are Factually Superior

First and foremost, we offer films that are based on documented NFRC ratings and independent testing. We are not “label pushers”. Our goal is to offer window tinting based on fact and not perception. When we perform a complimentary evaluation ,, we devote time to illustrate the difference between films and the results that you can expect.

Why We Out-Perform 3M

  • Our Huper Optik ceramic films are the only patented film on the market and are triple layered compared to 3M’s pre-boxed single layer of ceramic film.
  • Our EnerLogic or Low E films have twice the insulating value compared to their limited LE films.
  • Our Low E films offer a lifetime warranty compared to 3M’s five year warranty.
  • Our security films have passed the ASTM medium large missile test and small missile test on residential applications.  Their tear resistant films (with the exception of 6 ML clear films) can not pass with the same level of performance.
  • We offer more choices of dual-reflective films with greater light transmission compared to what 3M can provide.
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Our exquisite window film installations above increased comfort and decreased energy consumption. They blocked UV rays and glare without blocking views.

No 3M film on either!

Our crews are in St. Petersburg, Tampa, Clearwater, Treasure Island, Brandon and throughout Florida, installing films every day that resolve sun-related problems. It’s become common practice to remove peeling, faded, discolored, failed 3M film off windows and apply new tinting from our selection of films that are highly recommended based on factual results, not hype!

For more helpful information or to have us do a complimentary glass evaluation for a more energy efficient and comfortable environment, give us a call!

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