Commercial Window Tinting for Buildings
With glass exposures exceeding 25% of most retail, office and apartment buildings the transfer of heat from the outside in warmer months and from the inside in the cold ones through inefficient windows can increase heating and cooling costs by up to 40%. Window film / Window Tinting will help to significantly reduce the cost to heat and cool a building with a minimum of expenditure, typically recaptured in short time.
When considering window film installation primarily for energy cost containment a building owner may have a concern that window film will negatively change the appearance of his property. Certainly with glass exposures being the primary exterior surface, window film could change the way a building looks. Southwest Sun Solutions offers window tinting that will not measurably change the color of the glass, but still provides the benefits of reducing heat transfer, glare and UV light by over 79%. We are able to provide samples during our consultation that illustrate a buildings transformation using various films so the owner can make the right decision and accentuate the look of your location.
Finally, an investment in window film to contain energy costs, enhance the appearance and value of a property must be with high quality films and experienced installation technicians. Southwest Sun Solution technicians have over 25 years experience installing protective films and laminates and our supplier/partners produce the finest window films in the world for many different types of applications. Our warranty speaks for itself. Commercial window tinting carries a 10 year warranty and commercial grade film can last for many more years beyond 10.
Commercial Window Tinting Benefits:
Reduced Energy Costs and Increased Efficiency
Commercial solar films have proven to lower energy bills saving money every month of the year. During summer months, solar films keep indoor temperatures pleasantly cool by rejecting up to 79% of total solar energy and allowing light to come in without the need for shades. Many building & property managers experience difficulties solving temperature imbalances in sunny and shaded areas of a building. With solar films you can easily minimize this imbalance and improve thermal comfort throughout the building.
When winter arrives, heat naturally escapes through glass units and increases heating costs. Installing solar film reduces this heat loss with the insulating factors provided by nano particles of metal manufactured into reflective window films in combination with dual pane insulated window. So through any season, solar window film is reducing energy consumption by as much as 15%-30%.
Improved comfort and Glare Protection
Dual reflective films block the sunlight entering through the glass, by reflecting the glare, reducing heat gain and providing a comfortable environment. Glare reduction films have a shiny exterior surface that reflect sunlight during the day and artificial light at night. These films reflect the sun rays away from window frames of a building and filter out the light that can be unpleasant. In business offices, it may become hard for employees to concentrate on their work when light reflections fall on computer screens and presentation boards. Installing anti-glare film will eliminate the reflection problem, reduce annoying glares, minimize eye strain, and make the workplace more comfortable making personnel more productive. Window films used in commercial properties also help to maintain an open and bright area without bothersome sun shades or other glare blocking window dressings.
Safety & Security
Security films (also available with solar qualities built in) can give additional safety for commercial buildings that may be exposed to vandalism, terrorism attacks and break-ins. They act as a critical measure to protect buildings from criminal entries and explosive blasts, by adding an additional layer of assurance. These films will make the building a less accessible target, as they hold the glass in place and make it close to impossible penetration. The United States Military and the Corp of Engineers mandate in architectural plans that all buildings on those government locations must be installed with fragmentation film so this should tell us something, it Works!
Installation of security films will greatly reduce the risk of glass injuries to office personnel and customers since flying shards of glass do not occur. The film once installed is then battened down at the edges with either a batten system or a special caulking by 3M that creates a barrier and adds flexibility to the window unit for any breaks or concussion events. Security film is now widely used not only for intrusion by criminals, but also for protecting life and property against the most extreme weather conditions such as hurricanes, hail storms, tornadoes and earthquakes. By planning ahead, you are adding assurance that any catastrophe is minimized and protects lives and property. An excellent investment during uncertain times we live in.
With a splash of color or a crisp mirrored finish, commercial window films add an extra elegance to any building exterior, storefront or restaurant, regardless of the architectural design. The wide variety of window film coloring and patterned treatments of these window films can create any facade for different types of buildings. For facilities like fitness centers, car dealerships or tech-related businesses there are sleek, metallic-looking window films that can complete the exterior design of buildings. For more subtle places like churches or daycare centers, window films can provide a softer look, allowing the light to shine through, yet maintaining the needed privacy. With these films, older buildings can have modern facades and an overall contemporary appearance. Commercial window films drastically change a building’s appearance by making it more aesthetically attractive and unique. There is a complete selection of films available in different shades, finishes, and hues that enhance the existing glass by complementing the original architectural building design. They also provide optimal clarity and reflective qualities for the incoming light.
How does solar film work:
Practically invisible when installed, window films reject & reflect high levels of solar heat – offering you strong protection against bothersome glare, uncomfortable hot spots, and uneven temperature fluctuations.