Residential

May 15, 2015

Window Film Saves Energy and Money

This spring, the International Window Film Association (IWFA), discussed the many benefits of professionally-installed window film in Modern Builder + Design Magazine. Darrell Smith writes: Professionally installed window films offer a variety of benefits, depending on the type of film that is installed. Window film products are rated by the National Fenestration Rating Council for energy savings just like windows. Across many climate zones, window film has been shown to be one of the most cost-effective energy saving solutions. Return on investment on standard films is far less than that of full window replacements and some utilities offer rebates for […]
October 15, 2015

The Spontaneous Glass Breakage Phenomenon

Just last week, Good Morning America had a story about “spontaneous breakage.” What exactly is it, and how can you prevent it? Spontaneous glass breakage is a phenomenon by which ‘toughened’ or tempered glass may spontaneously break without any apparent reason. Here are some of the causes: Minor damage during glass installation, whereby larger cracks radiate from the point of defect Thermal changes, such as extreme heat and/or cold, which can alter the integrity of the glass or cause the glass to bind to the casing Nickel sulfide inclusions, which are defects in the glass material Wind load on insufficient […]
October 15, 2015

Bathroom Makeover on a Budget

When buying or selling a home, potential buyers always look to the kitchens and bathrooms to amaze and impress. Whether you are looking to remodel some areas of your house for your own enjoyment or to improve the resale value, a bathroom makeover doesn’t have to break the budget!  Consider a bathroom shower glass makeover using Decorative Window Films to increase privacy while opening and brightening up a small space.  These permanent but removable films can transform a plain glass shower door into a plethora of finish choices such as sandblasted glass, etched glass, and 3M Fasara frosted glass with […]
October 15, 2015

3M Window Film: Night Vision Series

As with most products and services, window films require a professional point of view to first determine which type of tinting will be the best solution for you. The 3M Night Vision Series Window Film helps block the sun’s damaging rays, reduce glare, and reject more than 70% of the sun’s heat. Night Vision films also provide significant glare relief. By day, you can enjoy plenty of soft natural sunlight, and thanks to a low interior reflectivity, you can also enjoy improved views out by night. Subtle to high exterior reflectivity means enhanced privacy during the day and at night. […]