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Window Tint in the Winter?? What???

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When we think about window tint, we think about the summer and how HOT it can be. Research has proven that a solar control window film not only helps in the summer for keeping cool but also helps in the winter for staying warm.
How does that work you ask? When a window film is installed on your window it re-directs the radiant heat by bouncing back the long-wave radiant waves – Not only are you retaining heat in the cooler months, but your heater isn’t using anymore energy to keep you warm – You are staying insulated, which means Saving Money!!

Solar Heat Gain – refers to the increase in temperature in a space, object or structure that results from solar radiation.

As the outside temperature begins to climb, the sun’s radiant heat is denied the entrance of your home using a solar control window film. Once installed, the HVAC system has a chance to keep the interior cool and comfortable and keeping the sun from heating up the interior of your home is key to Energy Savings!

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February 5th, 2010

Tint 101

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Solar Control Window Films Aid in Energy Conservation!!

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Firstly, I want to start off by saying thank you for your interest in Precision Tint and Design.  

If you do not understand the benefits of solar control window films (window tint), I’m hoping by reading this article it will help you in understanding the basics.

When you think of window tint what comes to mind?  I bet it carries a negative connotation… Too dark.. Interferes with your vision?   Well, I have heard it all and it is with this article that I hope to change that perception some.

Solar Control Window Film technology has advanced dramatically over the last 20 years.  There are window films available which are optically clear but still block an impressive amount of heat, or as it’s called in the industry – Total Solar Energy Rejection (TSER).  These spectrally selective window films can boast a TSER of over 50%!

An all-dyed automotive window film does not compare to these technological break-throughs.

How is that do you ask?  Nano-Technology! This technology has allowed engineers to produce a window film, utilizing special elements/metals, that when layered onto polyester can absorb or reflect solar radiation at higher wavelengths, as the energy transmits through the film.

Yes, I said “wavelength” –  Something you probably wouldn’t think of when considering your next window film purchase.

When we experience the solar energy spectrum (heat) from the sun we get HEAT from three sources: 53% is from Infrared Radiation (IR), 44% is from Visible Light and 3% is from Ultra Violet Radiation (UV);  this energy spectrum spans from 280 nano-meters (nm) all the way up to 2500 nm in wavelength.

My main objective here is to educate you on why solar control window films are becoming more of a demand than a luxury. Please don’t get me wrong: Tint looks good! And it can add to the aesthetics of any home, vehicle, or commercial building. But solar energy rejection, UV protection and energy efficiency will be the main objective in this application.

Protecting our Family and oneself from these elements is a must. To me, it is just as important as using sun screen.  The harmful UV and IR Rays are leading to more skin cancer and melanoma cases than any other disease known.

Other damaging effects on our possessions include: fading of automotive seats, interior panels, headliner deterioration; deterioration of certain materials: curtains, art work, photographs, and that new wood flooring you just laid down.

These faded areas are known as – “hot spots” and we can help!

I don’t know about you, but I want SPF 1000!

Climate Change is upon us. The sun is emitting more heat. Our green house gases are compiling; adding to our heat load.  As we go through the day –  the “Solar Cycle” – the Sun is damaging and fading our prized possessions. Things we have worked hard for.  No-one really takes into consideration what the sun does to our belongings until its too late.

If you Google: “Sun Spots” you will see that the number of “Sun Spots” on the Sun is steadily increasing.

We can’t stop it from its daily routine, but what we can do, as a business, is implement a solution:  Precision Tint & Design – Solar Control Specialists.

Hüper Optik Window Films received the first patent on a Nano-Ceramic window film in 1998, utilizing TiN – Titanium Nitrite.  All other “Ceramic” window films are typically hybrids (dyed and an IR coated/chemical layer) unless shown otherwise.  Hüper Optik informs us all, in writing, what they’re utilizing in their films construction to give it its performance.   It is a Multi-Layered Ceramic window film.  Hüper Optik Window Films is our Flat Glass (home or business) window film of choice.    Offering amazing clarity, longevity and performance!!

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You can feel comfortable in knowing that you are dealing with courteous, knowledgeable and trained professionals when doing business with us.

Here at Precision Tint & Design we strive to be the best at what we do and  will provide you with the best understanding of solar control window film’s before making your final decision.

For Automotive, Residential and Commercial installations:  It is in the finished product that I pride myself on the most.  My main goal is to give you one of the best tint jobs you’ve ever had.

To help us achieve this goal we ask that all areas, surrounding the windows/doors, are clear of any obstructions and/or contamination:  large desks, important paperwork, drywall dust, construction dust, pet hair, beach sand, dirt;  muddy trucks, and/or dirty cars.   If you would like us to take care of this for you we will happily do so for a reasonable charge.

Why Professional Installation is best:

Professionally installed window films look better, last longer and are more likely to perform to specifications for their warranted lives.

Professional dealer installers have experience and/or training which can help them to identify unique or unusual circumstances which might affect either the installation or performance of a particular product in a given situation and might not otherwise be noticed.

The warranties offered on quality films installed by professional dealer’s usually cover’s costs of removal, costs of replacement film, and costs of application.  Film purchased elsewhere will likely only be covered for costs of replacing film in the event of a problem or product failure.

When it comes time to make your decision on who you’d like to employ, consider having a Window Film Professional with EXPERIENCE complete your installation:

In-Field experience is a must.

Low-E, Tempered, factory tinted, Dual-Pane and Triple-Pane, Laminated (WindGuard) windows will be an expensive replacement if the installer lacks experience with these glazing units. There is a high probability for Thermal Stress and they can/will fracture. Something the window film and/or the window manufacturer will not cover if the improper film is installed.

A professional installer should have a window film recommendation chart to aid in this decision.

Another key benefit to using a professional boils down to the warranty paperwork. If a problem were ever to arise,  not only are you covered by Precision Tint and their commitment to satisfaction, but our manufacturers, autobahn™ and Hüper Optik™ stand behind their products as well.

Window film manufacturer’s and even window film installation companies offer Economy Window Films (to increase their profits), but you do not want them here in FL… They carry LIMITED “lifetime” warranties, performance ratings and are GUARANTEED TO FAIL. I’ve seen these films turn purple in 12 months.  They are exactly that: Economy Films.  

Automotive Warranties: Lifetime – including our No Fault No Risk Warranty! ** Transferable warranty available

Residential Warranties: Lifetime!

Commercial Warranties: 15 Years!

I will not lower my standard’s or the product’s I offer to save a couple bucks. Plain and Simple!

18210 Paulson Drive Unit 2 Port Charlotte, Fl 33954

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