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Is the Sun Robbing Your Business?

Commercial Window Tint PhotoTake a look at your energy bills. As a business owner, you know that heating and cooling costs are a serious consideration when it comes to commercial buildings. If you’d like to lower your energy costs, the easiest, fastest, and most affordable solution is window film.

At Tintmaster, we have helped Sacramento business and property owners save thousands by installing window film. Our 3M™ products block the heat and glare without blocking the light or the view. Take a look at one of our most popular products:

The Prestige Series Combines Window Film with High Technology

Our 3M™ Prestige Series of window films is comprised of hundreds of layers of film specially designed to cause light waves to reflect off of its surface. They are compressed into the thickness of a piece of paper. The precision with which light waves are controlled as they pass through or reflect off of hundreds of layers of film is the secret to this film’s incredible energy efficiency. This window film will help you lower energy costs, eliminate hot spots, reduce glare and protect carpets, drapes, and furniture from UV rays.

Related Read: How Tintmaster Makes Commercial Installation Painless

It Actually Works Harder as It Gets Hotter

All window films are tested when the sun is perpendicular to the window. The 3M™ Prestige Series window films are tested and perform best when the sun is high, at the hottest part of the day. They increase their performance at a faster rate as the sun’s angle changes and the heat increases. It’s amazing technology that will save you on energy costs. This advanced window film will:

  • Reject up to 97% of infrared light
  • Reduce up to 78% of the sun’s heat
  • Block up to 99% of harmful ultraviolet rays
  • Evenly disperse natural light without blocking beautiful views

Related Read: The Case of the Room with a View a 3M™ (Case Study)

If high energy bills are starting to make you uncomfortable, give us a call and see how affordable commercial window tinting can be. Call us at (916) 852-8468 and we’ll be happy to answer all of your questions and save you money for years to come.

For Window Tinting in Sacramento, Call the Master – Tintmaster

Home with Lots of Windows PicA little sun is great, but too much sun can cause, heat, glare, and fading problems. Window tinting is a great solution. But who should you call for window tinting in Sacramento? The answer is simple – Tintmaster. Whether you need commercial, residential or auto window tinting, you can count on us to get the job done right. We’ve been in business for over a quarter of a century. Our installers have the experience and the skill to install your window film flawlessly. We use the best window film available and we offer the best guarantees on our work. Add all of that together and the choice is clear – Tintmaster is the company to call in Sacramento.

25 Years of Experience

You can’t be a leader in an industry without experience. At Tintmaster, we have plenty of that. That means that our installers know how each brand of window film works, the tricks of the trade for applying it properly, and how it performs over time. Since we already provide the best products, we can focus on giving you the best service and providing flawless installation.

We Use the Best Quality Products

Having been in business for over 25 years, we’re familiar with the products in the market and we know which products are the best quality and fit for your home. We use 3M and Solar Gard window film because we know we can rely on their ease of installation as well as their longevity. That’s how we’re able to offer such phenomenal guarantees!

The Best Guarantees in the Window Tinting Business

All of our automotive and residential window tinting comes with a lifetime guarantee on both materials and labor. Our commercial window tinting is covered by a 10-year warranty on labor and materials. We can offer this kind of assurance because our licensed and certified installers are experienced and our products are trustworthy.

Advantages of Commercial Window Tinting

Energy Savings

Safety & Security

Glare Reduction

Temperature Control

Related Read: How Tintmaster Makes Commercial Window Film Installation Painless

Advantages of Residential Window Tinting

Energy Savings

Reduce Sun Damage


Related Read: Window Film Protects Furniture, Drapes, and Carpet from Fading

Advantages of Auto Window Tinting

Temperature Control

Fade Protection


Related Read: What’s the Best Type of Window Tinting for Your Car?

You know the advantages of window tinting. Now all you need to do is pick the best company to install the film!

We hope you’ll give Tintmaster a chance to make you one of our happy customers. If you have any questions about our window tinting services, please feel free to contact us online or call us at (916) 852-8468.

How Tintmaster Makes Commercial Window Film Installation Painless

Commercial Window Tint PicWindow film is an investment – a smart one. Not only will window film lower heating and cooling costs and reduce glare and fading from the sun, it will also last a long time. When you consider your options for sun and temperature control – blinds, shutters, outside awnings, etc. – window film is an affordable option that keeps the environment comfortable and the view exactly how you want it.

Related Read: 3 Reasons to Choose Tintmaster for Your Window Tinting

Tintmaster Can Handle Large Commercial Installations

No matter how big your project is, Tintmaster has the skills and resources to handle it. We can handle any size job, from small storefronts, to large multi-story buildings. We’ve solved numerous problems for large corporations including rooms that were too hot, had too much glare from the sun or had fading issues.

While blinds and shades can be expensive, window film takes care of the problem without ruining the view! Tintmaster has tinted everything from a tractor in the middle of a cornfield to the Northern California Air Control Center (TRACON). Hospitals, Civic Centers, Starbucks, you name it, we’ve helped them make their spaces more comfortable, practical, and energy efficient.

Related Read: The Case of a Room with a View – A Commercial Case Study

We Can Install Window Film without Disrupting Your Tenants

Many company or building owners assume that window film installation will require their tenants to leave the building. On the contrary, Tintmaster can install during normal business hours with minimal interruption. Installing window film involves no odors or chemicals. We are also available evenings and weekends for your convenience. All we need is three to five feet of window access so we can properly clean and install the window films.

Related Read: Why Your Tenants and Their Employees Will Love Commercial Window Tinting

We Stand behind Our Window Films

Our 3M Films, under normal circumstances, will maintain their effectiveness for fifteen to twenty years! To make you feel even better, our commercial window film installations come with a 10-year film warranty or a 16-year premium warranty on labor and material direct from the manufacturer. You can count on many years of worry-free performance from our 3M window films.

If you have an office space that suffers from solar gain, glare, or fading issues, give Tintmaster a call and we’ll provide a free estimate for window film that will solve all of your problems. Call us at (916) 852-8468.

How to Block Damaging UV Rays without Blocking the Sunlight

Sun-Damaged Hardwood Floor PicUltraviolet rays, also known as UV rays, are the dangerous rays from the sun that can cause skin cancer. Limiting your exposure to the sun and wearing sunscreen is recommended for human protection. But skin is not the only thing UV rays can damage. They are also responsible for damaging many items in your home. Drapes, carpets, upholstered furniture, walls, artwork, even hardwood floors can be faded and dried out from these harmful rays. Anything in their path is at risk. The team at Tintmaster has put together a list of options for homeowners to consider when looking to protect your home, including window film.

How Can You Protect Your Home and Furnishings from UV Rays?

There are several ways to protect your home from these damaging rays. Some are more expensive than others, but read on and compare so you know your options

Replacement Windows

Replacement windows with UV resistant glass can keep the rays out, but this is not an affordable option for most homeowners as they are a large investment. However, if you are considering replacement windows, don’t underestimate the importance of UV resistant glass.

Curtains & Drapes

Curtains and drapes will certainly block the UV rays when they are closed, but unfortunately, they also block the sunlight which some people enjoy, especially in sunrooms. Plus, don’t forget that over time, the fabric of these shades and drapes will suffer from sun damage and need to be replaced.

Shutters & Awnings

Much like curtains shade the interior of your home, shutters and awnings serve the same purpose on the outside of your home. They also have the disadvantage of blocking much of the light while blocking the UV rays.

Window Film

UV blocking window film will block the UV rays, while letting light in, and is a much more affordable option than replacement windows.

Related Read: How Does Window Film Protect Furniture from Fading?

3MTM Sun Control Window Films

Sun control window films block harmful UV rays by up to 99%! They are easy to install and last for years. Need more proof? Read this case study about Pittsburgh’s historic Clayton Mansion. While sun control window film by 3MTM will definitely solve your fading problems, there are a couple of other handy benefits it will provide as well. Because it blocks most of the UV rays, it also blocks most of the heat. It can reduce energy costs by up to 30%. It will even reduce the sun’s glare on your TV and computer screens. Window film is the most cost-effective way to reduce the UV rays without sacrificing the sunlight that you enjoy.

Related Read: 3 Reasons to Choose Tintmaster for Your Window Tinting

If your home has rooms that are uncomfortably hot, have too much glare, or you just want to protect your furnishings from fading, give Tintmasters a call at (916) 852-8468. We’ll come to your home and give you a free estimate on tinting your windows.


What’s the Best Type of Window Tinting for Your Car?

Luxury Car Window Tint Pic Your car is your baby. We understand. At Tintmaster, we specialize in window tinting for high-end and luxury vehicles. We understand your connection to your “baby” and we know you want to protect her both inside and out.

Our 3M™ automotive window film will do just that. 3M™ film protects your interior from sun damage, reduces heat and glare, and increases your privacy and security. No matter what your reasons for tinting your car windows, there’s a 3M™ window film to meet your needs.

3M Automotive Window Film Advantages

  • Protect the interior from ultraviolet (UV) rays
  • Reduce heat and glare  
  • Increase privacy and security

Two Highly Recommended 3M Automobile Window Films

We recommendtwo types of window film to car owners – the 3M™ FX HP Series or the 3M™ Color Stable Series. Both are excellent choices that are durable, virtually maintenance-free, and backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Read about both to determine which one is right for you.

Related Read: How Does Window Film Work?

3M™ Automotive Window Film FX HP Series

With this window film, you can expect high performance and high style. Its outstanding heat rejection coupled with a sleek charcoal finish makes this product series popular among luxury car owners. It keeps you cool and protects you from UV rays by rejecting up to 55% of the total solar energy coming through your car windows and blocking up to 99% of UV light.

In fact, it provides a total Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of up to 1000 for you and your passengers. You can choose from a variety of tint levels to suit your taste – up to 95% visible light blockage. This will increase your privacy and protect any valuables you leave in your car from prying eyes of passersby.

3M™ Automotive Window Film Color Stable Series

Do you think you have to get tinted glass from the factory to have the right look? Think again. The Color Stable Series rivals tinted factory glass in its rich appearance. The nano-carbon is dispersed throughout the thickness of the film, so it will look great and perform at a high level for years with no chance of the film turning purple.

It also keeps you cool and protects from UV rays by rejecting up to 57% of the total solar energy coming through your windows. Like the FX HP Series, it  also provides a total Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of up to 1000 for you and your passengers and is also available in different tint levels that block up to 95% of visible light for privacy and security.

The main difference with the Color Stable Series is that the Color Stable Series incorporates a unique process for producing nano-carbon polyester. This revolutionary process allows the film to reject heat without using a metal film layer. The metal film layer can interfere with radio and/or satellite signals. The Color Stable Series film lets you stay connected with mobile devices, GPS, or satellite radio reception without interference.

Related Read: How Much Does Car Tint Cost in Sacramento?

Why Choose Tintmaster?

There are thousands of window film dealers in the country, but only a select few have been chosen to be part of the 3M™ network. We are proud to be a 3M™ Authorized Dealer Installer. We will help you select the right window film for your “baby” and we will install it flawlessly.

Related Read: 3 Reasons to Choose Tintmaster

If you have questions, give us a call at (916) 852-8468 and we’ll be happy to answer them or give you a quote on your auto window tinting.


3M Window Film Case Study – Pittsburgh’s Clayton Mansion

Mansion with Window Film PictureThe sun is an unrelenting foe when it comes to aging and fading of upholstery, carpet, drapes, and even wood floors. So when a historic home in Pittsburgh required protection from the damaging effects of the sun, 3M window films came to the rescue. Tintmaster of Sacramento brings you the story.

Victorian Mansion Undergoes Renovation

The Clayton Mansion in Pittsburgh was built in 1860. This Victorian home featured pieces of art, antiques, rare fabrics, handpainted wallpaper, and other priceless and irreplaceable items that needed to be protected from the sun’s UV rays.

In 1990, the mansion underwent a $6 million renovation of the first two floors. Protecting the furnishings and floors was a major priority. Covering the windows on the first two floors with window film was the solution.

Window Film Kept the Look Authentic While Protecting the Contents Within

Not just any window film would do. Since window film did not exist in the 1800s, the protective film must be undetectable to any of the mansion’s visitors. The solution was 3M’s Neutral 50 window film. It provided the protection needed without any noticeable change to the appearance of the windows. In fact, you can’t tell any difference between the windows on the first two floors and the windows on the third floor that have no film.

Related Read: 3 Reasons to Choose Tintmaster for Your Window Tinting

3M Window Film Is Clearly the Leader

Because of the cost of the project and the value of the items being protected, only 3M window film was considered for the project. At last report, eight years after the installation, no furnishings had been lost to fading or sun damage. The window film continues to adhere tightly to the windows, including curved windows, and no one even knows the window film exists! It’s a beautiful example of how adding a modern improvement can help preserve a piece of the past.

Great Window Tinting Results Guaranteed

At Tintmaster of Sacramento, when it comes to quality, we stand behind our products. We use only the best window films including 3M and Solar Gard. Adhesive is the number one concern we have when it comes to quality, and after years of installing window tinting, these two companies have proven to be the most dependable. Our window film adhesives will not crack, peel, or bubble off the glass once installed.


If you’re looking for window film for your home, business, automobile, boat, or motorhome, give us a call at (916) 852-8468 and we’ll be happy to give you all of your options and stand behind it with our 10-year warranty on parts and labor.



The Case of the Room with a View – A 3M Window Film Commercial Case Study

Commercial Window Tinting PicIn the heart of downtown Los Angeles, lives a beautiful office building with an absolutely stunning space on the 25th & 26th floors. Built in 1982, the 26-story building encompasses an entire city block and has more than 700,000 square feet of office space. When new tenants, CBRE Global Investors bought the building in 2012, they decided to locate their global headquarters in the atrium-like 25th and 26th floors.

Big Views Meant Big Problems

The space was laid out in a tiered mezzanine configuration with huge sloped skylights that provided fantastic views of the downtown area. Unfortunately, the same windows that made this space so spectacular brought along with them some serious problems.

Heat Gain and Glare Made the Space Uncomfortable

When John Bonomo, CBRE’s Director of Operations, spoke to previous tenants, he found that they had some serious complaints about the space. Massive heat gain through the skylights made it hard to keep cool and beyond that, there was a huge issue with glare from the direct sunlight. Luckily, CBRE, had a great deal of experience with a product specifically designed to address the issues: 3M Window Film.

Related Read: Why Tenants Will Love Commercial Window Tinting

Window Film to the Rescue

Several options were considered to combat the problems the sunlight was creating. They considered installing window shades, but the sheer size of the space – 11,000 square feet of glass – plus the possibility of breakage and repair coupled with high maintenance cleaning needs ended that plan. Window tinting provided a maintenance-free solution. They used 3M Sun Control Window Film Night Vision 15 window film. This window film would reject the heat, block the glare and preserve the beautiful views that the architects had in mind when the space was originally designed. It was the perfect solution to this commercial building window problem.

Happy 3M Customers

Interior Window Film PhotoThe project was still a massive one. It required scaffolding to be built which took a week to construct and a week to tear down. The actual installation took a week as well, but the results were well worth the effort. “We’re absolutely thrilled with the way this project turned out,” Bonomo said. “We’re now headquartered in this remarkably beautiful space; and both our employees and clients can focus on the dramatic views, and all of the other benefits, without fighting the heat and glare problems.”


At Tintmaster, we trust 3M window films every day to solve all of our customers’ problems with heat, glare, fading, and more. From commercial buildings, to residential homes, to automobiles, RVs, and boats, we can help. Give Tintmaster a call at (916) 852-8468 and we’ll provide the right window tinting solution for you!

4 Tips for Avoiding the Hot Office


There’s one in every corporate building – a hot office that won’t keep cool. Lucky for you, Tintmaster Sacramento has a couple of tricks up our sleeves for keeping that corner office cool this summer. We’re sharing them below!

Related read: Why your Tenants, and their Employees, Will Love Window Tinting

Keep Cool While You Work

Blinds & Shades: Believe it or not, keeping your blinds closed all morning and afternoon will keep unwanted heat from your windows at bay. Family Handyman reported that using shades or curtains will help to reduce the up to 30% of unwanted heat that comes directly from your windows.

Invest in a Fan: Thanks to the wind-chill effect, fans allow humans to feel cool in a room that is not so cool. How does it work? Fans blow air over your skin that causes sweat to evaporate quickly and heat to escape even quicker. If you don’t have control over the thermostat, a fan will definitely be a good investment.

Make the Switch to CFLs: Did you know that incandescent lights emit heat? In fact, according to the Center for Sustainable Energy, 90% of this light bulb’s energy is used doing just that. We recommend making the switch to compact fluorescent lamps. Afterall, in a heat wave, every little bit counts.

Window Film: Last but not least, we recommend window tinting film. It may not come as a surprise to you that a window tinting company is recommending window tinting, but what may surprise you are the impressive results that our customers see. The team at Tintmaster Sacramento has seen up to 80% heat reduction. In fact, we have even seen a room drop 20 degrees in the best case scenarios. On average, rooms drop 5 – 15 degrees.

Related read: Tintmaster’s Guide to the Types of Window Films


Tintmaster’s Guide to the Types of Window Films

residential-window-tintingAt Tintmaster in Sacramento, we are always surprised to hear that homeowners do not know that there are different types of window tinting. While most homeowners predominately use window tinting to control damage from the sun, there are other reasons homeowners should consider window tinting: security and aesthetics. We break down the differences between window films below with the help of our buddies at 3M.

Related Read: Why We Choose 3M Window Tinting Products

3M Sun Control Window Films

Sun control films are notorious for lowering energy bills for home and business owners. However, this isn’t the only benefit to the sun control films:

  • Reduce energy costs by up to 30%
  • Block harmful UV rays by up to 99%, reducing the fading of carpet and furnishings
  • Control the comfort of your home more easily with more consistent temperatures throughout the home
  • Reduce screen glare on televisions and computers  

Related Read: How Does Window Film Protect Furniture from Fading?

3M Fasara Decorative Window Films

Decorative window films are great for adding privacy or an aesthetic element to your home. This decorative glass feature is achieved through durable and flexible polyester materials. We recommend using decorative window films for the following areas:

  • Bathroom windows
  • Exterior windows
  • Verandas
  • Home offices

3M Safety & Security Window Films

From break-ins to severe weather, 3M’s safety and security window films help protect your windows and more importantly, your family. These window films are designed to hold glass together in the event of impact. The Ultra Prestige Series of safety window films are effective with the following:

  • Tear-resistant
  • Designed to not change appearance of home
  • Prevents glass from shattering on impact
  • Allows up to 70% of visible light through windows
  • Rejects up to 60% of heat coming through windows

Are you interested in window film for your home? Give the tinting specialists at Tintmaster a call today, at (916) 852-8468.

Window Film Protects Furniture, Drapes and Carpet from Fading

Sun Shining through WindowHome and business owners alike love our window tinting for keeping out the infrared rays of the sun. This keeps homes and offices cool and helps to reduce solar heat gain, which in turn, lowers energy bills. But the sun has other rays that, while they don’t cause solar heat gain, they can cause severe fading of interior fabrics and carpet. The Tintmaster pros get questions about fading all the time. What causes fading? Why do some items fade faster than others? Which colors fade the worst? What can I do to prevent fading? We hope to answer those questions and give you a little insight here:

Why Does Ultraviolet Light Cause Color to Fade?

The technical term for fading is photodegradation. Many factors contribute to fading processes, including the physical and chemical structures of the object, the type of dyes or pigments present, the amount and intensity of light, and the temperature and humidity of the environment. Different objects will fade at different rates depending on their chemical makeup. Dyes contain light absorbing color bodies called chromophores. We see colors based on these chemical bonds and the amount of light that is absorbed in a particular wavelength.

Related Read: 3 Reasons to Choose Tintmaster

Fading Is a Chemical Process

When light, particularly ultraviolet light, which has a very short wavelength, hits an object, the energy contained within interacts with the exposed surface. The new energy excites the outer molecules of the object causing chemical bonds, thus reducing the vibrancy of the color and the strength of the object over time. When ultraviolet rays break down the chemical bonds, it causes a bleaching effect. Colors that reflect the light more will fade less. Colors that absorb more light will fade more. Color and molecular damage can never be repaired.

Which Colors Fade the Fastest?

Under most circumstances, red fades the fastest of all visible colors. Short-wavelength light such as blue or violet has greater energy than lower-wavelength light, and red has the longest wavelength of visible colors. Red objects reflect red light but absorb harmful, energy-rich, short-wavelength light.

3M Films Protect Against UV Rays That Cause Fading

3M Window Films are designed to not only reject solar heat, but to reduce fading as well. 3M’s new line of Prestige Series films can provide all of these benefits without changing the look of your home. You really can’t tell it’s even on the windows. At Tintmaster, we use 3M window films because we know they are the best on the market.


If you’d like to protect your home from fading with window film, call Tintmaster at (916) 852-8468.