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!!