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Working from home is becoming increasingly more common. If you are working from home it is important to have a proper office. Check out our blog to learn some tips to have a home office that is both practical and stylish. Contact Control the Sun today to learn more!Read More
Hospitals have large windows to let in natural light and increase patient happiness. However, windows also let in heat. Window film can protect against 99% UVA/UVB rays and can block up to 75% of heat that enters a space. window film is easily removed and replaced and comes in different colors and shades. !Read More
Window film is not a topic most people know a lot about, but can be extremely helpful. Start-up business owners have a lot on their plates but heat, glare and decorating does not need to be one of them. Check out our blog to learn ten different ways window film can benefit a start-up business owner.Read More
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Large windows in a storefront are crucial for window shoppers to be able to see in and see what merchandise you are selling. However, large windows let in a lot of sun which can lead to your merchandise fading. Install window film to prevent fading while still allowing shoppers to see in!Read More
This is a quick summary of a great article that published in Facility Executive Magazine on five ways that window films can be used to improve your facility. The article hits on several of the key ways that building owners and commercial property managers integrate window films to improve commercial spaces.
Energy Conservation: Up to 30% of any building’s cooling and heating load is through windows. Installing window film reduces the stress on a facility’s HVAC system. Many films block up to 80 percent of the sun’s heat, helping to cut cooling costs.
Safety and Security: Windows and doors are the most vulnerable parts of any building. They are easy points of entry for people who may mean harm to the occupants, the building itself, or its contents. When professionally installed safety film is added, the glass doesn’t shatter, delaying the intruder’s entrance, and allowing local authorities to get to the scene in a timely matter.
Health and Comfort:The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends solar control window film to protect healthy skin and prevent premature aging. Window film lets natural daylight in, but blocks up to 99% of the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays, and up to 80% of the sun’s heat protecting the building’s occupants and preventing interior furnishings from fading. Employees are also more productive and comfortable thanks to window film reducing solar glare, not only on their computer screens but throughout the entire building.
Green Benefits: Nearly 75% of windows are not energy efficient, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Window film installation costs a fraction of new window replacement, and accomplishes many of the same goals, as well as going a long way in reducing a building’s carbon footprint.
Aesthetics: Window film can improve the aesthetics of any commercial building. By improving the look of dated windows with film, the whole building will appear as though it had a modern facelift. Many manufacturers also offer decorative films that can add style, privacy and create a unique interior design. With certain styles of decorative films, facility executives can even achieve the look of etched glass at a fraction of the cost.
You can check out the entire article by clicking HERE
If You Need to Reduce Glare and Harsh Light, Window Film Can Help!
Most people think of window film or window tinting primarily as something that helps in the Summer. However, Winter is often the time when glare and harsh light become big issues. Is there a way to reduce glare and harsh light while maintaining your views? The answer is yes, but first let's look at why this problem may be worse in the Winter.
There are three reasons this is the case:
- The sun is lower in the sky during these months which means that it is shining more directly into your windows versus from a more overhead position in the Summer months.
- There are no leaves on the trees to block the sun. Many homes and commercial properties have foliage in the Summer that serves to offer some shade. In the Winter, with this gone, they have to deal with glare issue that are not present at other times of the year.
- The refection of the sun off of the snow. When there is a layer of snow on the ground, it acts like a big mirror to reflect the sun's rays. This can make any harsh light issue even worse at this time of the year as it is actually amplifying the light coming through the glass.
So, What Can Window Film Do?
The window film we offer is likely not like the picture in your head of a darkly tinted car. Technology has enabled current window films to block a great deal of glare as well as heat without restricting your view. In fact, like a high quality pair of sunglasses, the innovative technology found in window film today actually serves to enhance your views. The harsh light and glare is eliminated allowing your eyes to relax and your home or commercial space to become a more comfortable place to be.
We hope this article served to "shed some light" on how window films can be used to reduce glare and improve comfort in the Winter. If you would like more information, check out the link located HERE and call us at 800-488-5099 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to provide a free, no obligation consultation and estimate of implementing window film solution in your home or commercial space.
With 2018 just getting underway, why not resolve to have a more comfortable and energy efficient home this year? While your home's windows open your space to natural lighting, warmth and views of the outside world, there are also the downsides. Unfortunately these same windows also open you up to high energy costs, heat build-up, excessive glare, and the premature fading of interior furnishings. Implementing a high quality home window film solution can improve the comfort and increase the energy efficiency of your windows and allow you to bask in the sunlight, worry-free.
Some of the Benefits of a Home Window Film
- More Energy Efficient Home - According to the EPA Energy Star Buildings Manual in the United States, approximately half of a home’s utility bills are wasted by loss of heat and heat gain through untreated windows. Home window tinting can significantly improve energy efficiency. With a thin, virtually invisible addition to your home’s existing windows, window films can help you save up to 50% on cooling costs.
- Improved Comfort by Reducing Heat and Glare - Open your blinds, shades, or draperies and let the sunlight in. In addition to blocking heat, home window tint reduces glare by up to 87%, making it easier for you to watch television or work on a computer in the comfort of your home. Because home window films are made with ultra-clear, distortion-free materials, you won’t even know it’s there.
- Reduce Hot and Cold Spots Throughout the Home - Window films can help eliminate hot and cold spots within your home by using film that reduces heat gain coming through the glass in hot areas. This will create a more balanced temperature across the space and reduce the load on your air conditioning system.
If you would like more information on how you this can be the year that you have a more comfortable and energy efficient home, click HERE and then contact us by calling 800-488-5099 or emailing us at email@example.com. We would be happy to arrange a free, no obligation consultation and discuss how you can implement a window film solution in your home.
With the cooler temperatures already arriving, have you ever considered using a 3M Low E Window Film to help insulate your windows? This innovative technology is called 3M Thinsulate Climate Control Window Film and it will help save money and control the climate inside your home by enhancing the insulating value of your existing windows.
Three Things You Should Know About 3M Low E Window Film
How it Controls the Climate in Your Home - 3M Thinsulate Climate Control Window Film helps keep the warmth in during the winter and the cool conditioned air in during the summer -- keeping the weather out where it belongs – all season, every season. It helps reduce cold/hot spots, improving overall comfort throughout your space.
How it Increases Your Home's Energy Efficiency - Enjoy the benefits of a Low-E or "Low Emissivity" window at a fraction of the cost of replacing your windows. Upgrade your existing windows to be more energy efficient by improving the insulation value of a single pane window close to that of a double pane window and the insulation value of a double pane window close to that of a triple pane window.
How it Maintains the Beauty of Your Home - A virtually invisible film that is professionally installed to the surface of your glass. It has a neutral appearance that will not dramatically change the look of your windows -- inside or out. The Climate Control Series blocks up to 99% of UV rays, helping to protect artwork, furniture, hardwood floors, rugs and window treatments.