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Commercial & Residential Ideas: Maximize Small Spaces with Window Film

When you’re deciding how to decorate a small space, you’ll consider what furniture will fit, the perfect paint color, décor, and how to arrange it all. Sometimes this area still won’t feel quite right and can bring on a design-induced headache. However, don’t give up trying to maximize small spaces and consider this unique tip – installing window film!

Window film is a practically undetectable film installed professionally on your windows to reduce glare, protect your items, deflect heat, increases privacy and security, and more. There’s no downside to window film in your home, commercial building, or vehicle.

Related Article: Transform Your Home with Residential Window Films

Window Film for Design

Hanging curtains can actually clutter and darken a space, making window film the non-bulky option to any small space – allowing any area to breathe and maximize small spaces. Blinds, shades, and drapes do the same, muddling window space and blocking natural light, which can make a small room look so much bigger and brighter. Feeling like you’re in a cave can make a room feel congested and small. Lighten and brighten your space with unobstructed window space by using window film. Just like adding a mirror can make a room feel bigger, window film does the same, making a room feel bright, roomy, and appealing because of natural light.

Window film also reduces glare. When you’re arranging furniture, you often have to consider glare because it might ruin the view to your TV, computer screens, etc. Window film eliminates this problem without losing natural light. No glare, but all the benefits of sunshine. Now you can place your furniture and items wherever works best.

More Design Advice For Small Spaces: 11 Tips for Making a Room Look Bigger

Make the Perfect Impression and Enjoy the Benefits

If you’re taking advantage of today’s hot real-estate market, window film is wonderful for selling or buying! Buyers will notice homes that feel bright, open and airy. If all your windows are covered in drapes or blocked off with thick curtains, you could lose aesthetic appeal. Or, if you’re entertaining and want to make your space feel larger and lightened, window film is the perfect resolution to maximize small spaces and opening your windows views and your space. Besides looking great, window film also offers other benefits, such as:

  • Reduce your energy costs
  • Reduce sun damage to the interior of your home
  • Add privacy
  • Reduce glare                                                                                                                                                     

Check out our FAQ: Window Film FAQ: We’re Answering Your Biggest Questions

CALL THE WINDOW TINTING EXPERT, TINTMASTER!

When you want to maximize small spaces, reduce glare and harmful UV rays, add privacy, and look great, you can count on us! Let Tintmaster, the window tinting expert in Sacramento, provide the highest quality and dedication to service for your window tinting project, and we’ll ensure that you find the perfect window film shade to suit your window tint designs and create a space you love to work within.

As a family owned and operated business, Tintmaster prides themselves on professional installation, high-quality materials, and unparalleled customer service. They have been serving the Sacramento area since 1989 and have built a reputation for excellence. If you need automotiveresidential, or commercial window tinting, give the specialists at Tintmaster a call at 916-852-8468.

 

Window Film Decorative Finishes for Your Home or Business

Create a complete mood or atmosphere, and give your home or office environment character with window film decorative finishes.

3M offers a wide range of technologically advanced decorative window glass finishes that help you build beautiful spaces without inconveniencing your guests — and without the disruption of traditional construction. Their technologies are engineered leveraging 3M’s tradition of innovation and technological know-how to create design excellence, enhance human comfort and respect environmental sustainability, globally.

We’d like to focus on 4 types of window film decorative finishes…

3M FASARA Glass Finishes

Whether for décor or privacy, this growing portfolio of solutions considers the needs of various spaces while leveraging the latest in global trends. 3M’s decorative glass and window films transform plain glass, capturing the look of cut or texturized glass to an astonishing degree at a fraction of the price. They can be used in variety of environments from hospitality to corporate conference rooms.

Fasara films have lots of advantages:

  • Flexible design options. Fasara Glass Finishes allow you to tailor the amount of privacy a space has. If trends change – change the film.
  • Preserve furnishings. Fasara Films have the UV blocking and glare reduction features of their sun control films.
  • Aesthetics: Decorative glass and window films transform plain glass, capturing the look of cut or texturized glass to an astonishing degree at a fraction of the price.
  • Flexible: FASARA™ Glass Finishes allow you to tailor the amount of privacy a space possesses.
  • Easy application: 3M expertise in adhesives ensures you of fast, accurate, beautiful and durable application to a variety of glass substrates with the help of a window tinting expert..
  • Materials: Constructed from durable and flexible polyester materials.

These decorative glass finishes are available in 50+ designs and can be used to control light and privacy while enhancing interiors aesthetics. Providing you the advantages of etched, cut, sandblasted, and textured glass at a fraction of the cost.

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3M Crystal Glass Finishes

These window film decorative finishes for glass surfaces transform an interior’s ambiance with finishes that have depth, subtly, modernity, energy, precision and more. Created in collaboration with leading designers from across the globe, this new, trend-setting collection will give you even more ways to create stunning visual effects on interior glass surfaces, as well as add privacy and control light in your home or office.

When you want that extra level of detail in your custom graphics, logos or windows displays, this is the choice for you. The benefits include:

  • Aesthetics: Decorative glass and window films transform plain glass, capturing the look of cut or texturized glass to an astonishing degree at a fraction of the price.
  • Dusted and Frosted designs provide the look of sandblasted or etched glass, at a fraction of the cost.
  • Easy application: 3M expertise in adhesives ensures you of fast, accurate, beautiful, and durable application to a variety of glass substrates with the help of a window tinting expert.
  • Materials: Constructed from durable and flexible polyester materials.
  • Digital printing on dusted materials offers both customization and personalization options

Dusted and Frosted designs provide the look of sandblasted or etched glass, at a fraction of the cost. Digital printing on these materials provides both customization and personalized design options. These permanent, pressure sensitive films have a transparent synthetic liner for easy cutting of logos or designs.

Available in over 50 patterns, ranging from subtle to bold. Dusted and frosted designs provide the look of sandblasted or etched glass, at a fraction of the cost. Digital printing on dusted materials offers both customization and personalization options

These permanent, pressure-sensitive films have a transparent synthetic liner. They are available in a dusted crystal finish in translucent white (2 mil) or translucent frosted crystal finish (3.8 mil) in five colors.

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3M Dichroic Glass Finishes

The color shifting properties give your projects an unexpected dynamic visual that makes them stand apart from the norm inspiring a new spectrum of creativity. The shimmering, color-shifting effect of dichroic glass is a magnificent addition to any space but can also add substantial cost to a project. With 3M Dichroic Glass Finishes, the same brilliant effect can be achieved, with color shifting depending on the viewer’s angle, plus simple application and at a fraction of the cost.

The “Chill” Product shift colors in the cool tones of blue/magenta/yellow in transmission and gold/green/blue color regions of the spectrum in reflection. This option offers these benefits:

  • The product appears to change color when viewed at various angles
  • A hard coated surface layer helps resist scratching
  • Materials: Constructed from durable and flexible polyester materials
  • Create one of a kind architectural masterpiece at a fraction of the cost of color shifting glass.

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3M FASARA Whiteboard Finishes

Transform interior glass surfaces or walls into write-able surfaces for collaboration.

  • Control your desired level of privacy by selecting the amount light through glass
  • Solid patterns developed to either let in more natural light or to block out the light
  • A variety of surface finishes from matte diffuse to frosted to glossy
  • Available in a range of visible light transmissions in white and neutral colors

3M FASARA Glass Finishes are window film decorative finishes available in 50+ designs. These decorative finishes can be used to control light and privacy while enhancing interiors aesthetics. FASARA provides the advantages of etched, cut, sandblasted, and textured glass at a fraction of the cost.

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Reasons to Use Window Film Decorative Finishes

Decorative window film is a wonderful finishing touch to so many of the projects we undertake. Here are some general reasons why it is useful and desirable:

  • Personalize Your Home
  • Control Privacy
  • Keep Outside Elements Outside
  • Reduce Heat Gain in Summer
  • Reduce Heat Loss in Winter
  • Create a Sleek Look
  • Upgrade Old Windows

Tintmaster Offers Window Film Decorative Finishes in the Sacramento Area

Window film decorative finishes transform plain glass, capturing the look of cut or texturized glass to an astonishing degree at a fraction of the price. These glass finishes allow you to tailor the amount of privacy a space possesses. 3M expertise in adhesives ensures you of fast, accurate, beautiful and durable application to a variety of glass substrates by a window tint expert, like Tintmaster.

These uniquely beautiful finishes are suggested for home and office use in:

  • Conference Rooms
  • Lobbies
  • Elevators
  • Retail Environments
  • Partitions
  • Verandas
  • Private Offices
  • Bathrooms

Call The Master … Window Tinting is NOT A DIY Project

With YouTube videos, TikToks, Pinterest, and numerous other apps and websites available for use every day, we can learn how to do and try new things we’ve never tried before. Recipes, crafts, and other fun activities are great way to dip your toes into DIY projects. However, when it comes to protecting your home, place of business, or automobiles with window tinting, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. At Tintmaster, we’re proud to call ourselves window tinting experts and there are multiple reasons why window tinting is not a DIY project. 

Continue Reading: Use a Window Tinting Expert: Window Film is NOT a DIY Project

CALL THE WINDOW TINTING EXPERT, TINTMASTER!

When you want your window tinting to look great, last, and work how it’s supposed to, you can count on us! Let Tintmaster, the window tinting expert in Sacramento, provides the highest quality and dedication to service for your window tinting project, and we’ll ensure that you find the perfect window film shade to suit your window tinting needs.

As a family owned and operated business, Tintmaster prides themselves on professional installation, high-quality materials, and unparalleled customer service. They have been serving the Sacramento area since 1989 and have built a reputation for excellence. If you need automotiveresidential, or commercial window tinting, give the specialists at Tintmaster a call at 916-852-8468.

Commercial Window Tinting Considerations in the Sacramento Area

The average person spends about 90,000 hours at work over their entire lifetime. So, what can be done to make a workspace more enjoyable and productive for all those hours? The answer might surprise you – it’s window tinting. Tinting a commercial building window’s is one of the simplest and most efficient ways to make a building more employee-friendly and comfortable. Here are some important points to consider when you’re deciding on commercial window tinting.

Choose Someone Trustworthy

Window tinting takes skill, communication, and expert knowledge. It’s extremely important to feel confident in who you chose to take on the task of installing window film for any kind of commercial or corporate building. Window tinting is not a DIY project that can be learned with a couple YouTube videos.

Learn More: Not a DIY Project

Tintmaster is Your Go-To Professional in the Sacramento Area

We’re local to Sacramento, easy to communicate with, and stand behind our services and our products – we’ve been experts in our field for over 25 years. In fact, 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.

Know What Tint You’re Wanting – or ask us!

It’s helpful to know that there are multiple types of commercial window tinting/film. We offer:

  • Anti Graffiti Films
  • Safety and Security Glass Film
  • Frosted Privacy Window Film
  • Opaque Window Film
  • Glare Reducing Window Film
  • Privacy Window Film

For overheating solutions, we recommend our spectrally-selective clear film – which are clear and almost colorless. This way, you still let in sunlight and don’t change the aesthetics of your windows, but also reduce up to 55% of solar heat gain while letting up to 70% of the light in. You will also reduce your energy bills over time because you will be keeping more heat in the winter, and reflecting and reducing heat in the summer. In fact, commercial window tinting usually pays for itself within 5-7 years. You can always give us a call for a free estimate and to discuss our variations of window film.

Learn More: We’re Answering ALL Your Questions in our FAQ

Know Your Benefits

The benefits of commercial window film are plentiful. If you’re on the fence, it’s helpful to know what window tinting can do for you:

  • Improve energy efficiency
  • Protect your interior from harmful UV rays
  • Improve security and safety – our ultra-tough window film can hold broken glass in place and also reflective film provides privacy for sensitive areas so others cannot see in
  • Keep employees comfortable by eliminating harmful glares and regulating temperature, all while keeping natural light which is beneficial for health and productivity
  • Create a consistent look
  • Increase privacy

Learn more about adding a layer of protection to your commercial business windows

From sun protection to protection against burglary, window film is expansive and benefits everyone. Are you ready to enjoy the numerous benefits of window tinting in your commercial building?

CALL THE MASTER, TINTMASTER!

As a business owner, we can help you with Commercial window Tint and make your business more comfortable for you, your employees and customers. As a bonus, we can show you how you’ll save money too, call Tintmaster in Sacramento to tint your business windows!

Related Article: Tintmaster Offers Window Film for Your Business, Home and Car

As a family owned and operated business, Tintmaster prides themselves on professional installation, high-quality materials, and unparalleled customer service. They have been serving the Sacramento area since 1989 and have built a reputation for excellence. If you need automotiveresidential, or commercial window tinting, give the specialists at Tintmaster a call at 916-852-8468.

Add a Protective Layer with Commercial Window Tint to Your Business

Commercial Window Tint not only shields the glare, but adds a protective layer to your business … let’s discuss!

Adding window tinting to your commercial or business building may not be high on your to-do list, but with numerous benefits for your building and employees, it should be! Not only can commercial window tinting save you money, but can also improve the look, feel, and safety of your business.

At Tintmaster, we’ve worked for over 25 years with many local businesses and we also offer the best warranty on commercial window tinting – 16 years on both materials and labor, making us the perfect choice! Now, let’s discuss how you can add protective layer with commercial window tint to your business.

Learn more out our Commercial Window Tinting Services

Benefits Galore 

We stand behind our product and know that window tinting is a great solution to overheating, safety, and glare problems in any windows, without replacing the windows. Because of this, commercial window tinting will pay for itself in approximately 5-7 years.

Commercial Window Tinting Will:

  • Reduce glare
  • Create and promote privacy
  • Create happy tenants/employees
  • Protect against overheating
  • Protect against fading
  • Lower utility bills

Layer of Protection

While reducing glare, protection against fading, and lowering utility bills are incredibly helpful benefits, a benefit of window tinting that sometimes isn’t talked about much is the layer of protection it provides. If your business, as most commercial buildings do, requires confidentiality and privacy, window tinting can help protect your building. No more worries of people peeping into your windows. Window tinting creates a private environment for you, and helps keep employees productive, private, and in a comfortable environment. 

Windows are also often the most vulnerable point in your commercial property. If you have a larger commercial building, safety can be a top concern and priority. Window tinting can provide peace of mind for your window safety – creating strong glass that stays intact. In the event of vandalism, your glass will not shatter and cause injury. 

Related Article: Are You a Business Owner? Here are 10 Benefits to Tint Your Business Windows

UV Protection

Not only does window tinting help strengthen your glass and reduce break-ins, it also protects you from harmful UV rays. Over time, UV exposure can cause skin issues and eye injuries. By adding a protective layer with commercial window tint, UV rays will be blocked 99% in the summer. This will also help your building stay cooler, longer. 

Recommended Article by the Skin Cancer Foundation: Not All UV Rays Stay Outside. How Window Film Can Protect You

Our new Prestige films reduce up to 55% of solar heat gain while letting up to 70% of the light in, meaning that you won’t lose the look of natural sunlight. 

We offer multiple types of commercial tinting: 

  • Anti Graffiti Films
  • Safety and Security Glass Film
  • Frosted Privacy Window Film
  • Opaque Window Film
  • Glare Reducing Window Film
  • Privacy Window Film

CALL THE MASTER, TINTMASTER!

As a business owner, we can show you a way to add a protective layer with Commercial window Tint and make your business more comfortable for you, your employees and customers. As a bonus, we can show you how you’ll save money too, call Tintmaster in Sacramento to tint your business windows!

Related Article: Tintmaster Offers Window Film for Your Business, Home and Car

As a family owned and operated business, Tintmaster prides themselves on professional installation, high-quality materials, and unparalleled customer service. They have been serving the Sacramento area since 1989 and have built a reputation for excellence. If you need automotiveresidential, or commercial window tinting, give the specialists at Tintmaster a call at 916-852-8468.

Use a Window Tinting Expert: Window Film is NOT A DIY Project

With YouTube videos, TikToks, Pinterest, and numerous other apps and websites available for use every day, we can learn how to do and try new things we’ve never tried before. Recipes, crafts, and other fun activities are great way to dip your toes into DIY projects. However, when it comes to protecting your home, place of business, or automobiles with window tinting, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. At Tintmaster, we’re proud to call ourselves window tinting experts and there are multiple reasons why window tinting is not a DIY project. 

Window Tinting Benefits

Window tinting is very popular and it’s for a good reason. Tinting your windows can:

  • Better your visibility
  • Help regulate internal temperature and reduce energy bills
  • Increase privacy and protection 
  • Protect the inside of your car, home, business, and building from harmful UV rays
  • And more! 

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Why Use a Window Tinting Expert?

We know there are multiple videos out there explaining how to install window tinting on your own. However, we encourage you to always let the window tinting experts handle window tinting installation. Here’s why:

  • Guaranteed Results: When a DIY job goes haywire, you may have to start over or end up calling a professional to help. When you use Tintmaster, you’re guaranteed that the job will be done right the first time. 
  • Proper Equipment and Expertise: Although it may be tempting to save yourself some money and DIY a window tinting project, you’ll have to purchase materials and equipment. Once you’ve purchased what you need to do the job well, you won’t save much money.  
  • Accuracy and Efficiency: With over 25 years of experience, we work efficiently and quickly, making sure our jobs are done with accuracy and professionalism. 
  • Regulation Knowledge: We know the proper regulations for car window tinting in each state, meaning we’ll abide by the rules and leave the guesswork out. 
  • Warranty: All of our residential and automotive 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.

Learn More: Tintmaster Offers Window Film for Your Business, Home & Car

CALL THE WINDOW TINTING EXPERT, TINTMASTER!

When you want your window tinting to look great, last, and work how it’s supposed to, you can count on us! Let Tintmaster, the window tinting expert in Sacramento, provides the highest quality and dedication to service for your window tinting project, and we’ll ensure that you find the perfect window film shade to suit your window tinting needs.

As a family owned and operated business, Tintmaster prides themselves on professional installation, high-quality materials, and unparalleled customer service. They have been serving the Sacramento area since 1989 and have built a reputation for excellence. If you need automotiveresidential, or commercial window tinting, give the specialists at Tintmaster a call at 916-852-8468.

Are You A Business Owner? Here are 10 Benefits to Tint Your Business Windows

You’ve probably heard about the benefits of tinting the windows in your home or your car. But if you’re a business owner, you may not be aware that there are also benefits to tint your business windows as well. Below are 10 benefits we’ve put together for your consideration.

Protect and Deflect Glare and UV Rays

The sun’s harmful rays can be deflected with the application of window film. The glare and UV rays will damage the items and furnishings in your home or make them fade without this deflection; not to mention viewing your tv screen or moving through your home and being hit by a glare can be really painful to view. Think about your business; clients and customers may not look in the windows or enter your business because of the glare.

Customer and Employee Satisfaction

People like their privacy. When you tint your business windows, it will help keep your customers and employees happy, since others won’t be able to look in and see what they’re doing. Another way to add privacy inside your business is to add Decorative Office Window Tinting.

Security Increased

Your business is vulnerable when it’s visible by others. Curious on lookers can be stopped when you tint your business windows. Deterring a potential thief when they can’t see into your business, whether it’s open or closed, is always a good idea.

Related Article: Window Film Offers Privacy and Protection

Protect Your Health

When you tint your business windows, the sun’s harmful UV rays are blocked. Which increases the possibility that you and your employees will have fewer issues with sun cancer over time.

Less Vulnerable from Impact

Window film is going to leave your windows a lot less likely to break when there is flying debris or if someone tries to break in through the window of your business, which will protect you and your business.

Utility and Tax Rebates

You can qualify for green and clean credits or rebates from your utility company, which will save you money while you’re saving energy and helping with the environment. Check with your utility company and ask them about getting money back when you tint your business windows.

Cool Your Business with Less Cost

Do you live and work in an area that has hot weather? An added bonus of tinting your business windows is the lowering the costs of cooling your business, because you won’t need to have to use the air conditioning as much, since the heat coming through your windows is going to be reduced. Your cost savings can be up to 30% when you add window film.

HVAC Equipment Lasts Longer

Your HVAC equipment is going to last longer, since the air conditioning in your office is going to be used less often and will save you money long-term.

Additional HVAC Equipment won’t be Necessary

So many businesses need to upgrade their HVAC equipment because it just can’t keep up with the demand to keep your business cool. But when you tint your business windows, it may not be necessary to add more equipment.

Warranties May be Offered

When you use a reputable company to tint your business windows, you should receive a warranty. What a bonus!

CALL THE MASTER, TINTMASTER!

As a business owner, if you’re looking for a way to make your business more comfortable for you, your employees and customers and save money, call Tintmaster in Sacramento to tint your business windows!

Related Article: Tintmaster Offers Window Film for Your Business, Home and Car

As a family owned and operated business, Tintmaster prides themselves on professional installation, high-quality materials, and unparalleled customer service. They have been serving the Sacramento area since 1989 and have built a reputation for excellence. If you need automotiveresidential, or commercial window tinting, give the specialists at Tintmaster a call at 916-852-8468.

Window Film FAQ from Tintmaster

Do you have questions about window tint or film? Want to know which one is right for your home or business?

We tackled a window film FAQ to help you understand why Tintmaster believes professionally-installed window film is a great investment for both residential and commercial spaces.

Most Asked Questions about Window Film

What is window film?

Also called window tint, window film is a transparent film made of plastic or metallic laminate that is applied directly to glass windows. It is available in many different compositions with varying effects on the mechanical and optical properties of the underlying glass. It is easier to install and less costly than chemically altered specialty glass, because it is applied to finished glass. The film can work in various ways, depending on the outcome needed by the user.

Is the film transparent?

The amount of transparency is up to you. Window film comes in an assortment of tints, shades, designs, and colors; the options vary according to your needs. Window film can be virtually clear, to preserve the view or completely opaque or non-transparent for privacy. When customers use window film for solar control, it is designed to be clear or invisible to the eye. Think of the effect being like wearing a great pair of sunglasses: when installed correctly, it becomes virtually unnoticeable, but creates incredible results. Learn more about the Privacy and Protection window film offers.

How dark is the film?

The tint of the film is up to your discretion. If your goal is privacy, you might choose a dark window tint. Some businesses opt for patterns, which can provide the best of both worlds: privacy and design. For a lighter space, you could use a virtually clear, non-reflective product. There are virtually unlimited options! Learn about Decorative Office Window Tint.

Does it block light?

Not at all. This is one of the special features of window film, as it has been designed to control heat, protect against fading and glare, all without obscuring light and sunshine. You really do get the best of both worlds. Working with professional installers, like Tintmaster, you can select a film that gives you the level of protection you want while maintaining a livable space. Are you interested in tinting the windows of your commercial building or office? Check out our article: Commerical Window Tinting: 6 Advantages for Your Business.

Will it work on my windows?

The short answer: Yes! We’ve literally installed window film on every kind of window and glass. From skylights to patio doors, we can custom fit window films to almost any shape. It is even a great choice for dual pane and tempered glass windows. Related Article: 5 Things to Know Before Tinting Your Home Windows.

How do I choose a film?

The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. Professional window film installers, like Tintmaster, can help you make the right selection. We will help you identify your needs and recommend the right product. We can provide samples to get a better idea of the choices you have too! Related Article: Tintmaster’s Guide to the Types of Window Films.

Can it save money on my energy bill?

Yes. Window films are a very effect way to save money on your energy bill for commercial and residential spaces. Simply, it reduces the amount of heat that enters a room during the summer and helps to keep the heat in during the winter The energy savings impact can be huge. Learn how Residential Window Film Can Winterize Your Home and Lower Your Energy Bills.

Can it reduce glare?

Absolutely! Glare from the sun can be a huge distraction in any space. Window film offers versions with different degrees of tint, designed to cut down the amount of sunlight that enters a room and create a more comfortable environment.

Will it prevent fading?

Absolutely! This is one of the main reasons homeowners have window film professionally installed. It is designed to filter out the bad light, including UV rays, and only allow the good light to enter your home or building.

How does it prevent fading?

Very simply: window film filters out the UV rays and the bad light that damage furnishings, only allowing good light to enter. 

Will it reduce internal temperatures?

Yes. One of the many benefits of window film is its ability to reduce the amount of sunshine that passes through a window. This reduction of solar energy reduces the transference of heat and can make a room substantially cooler; up to 8-10 degrees in some instances. Learn more: Is Your Work Environment Cool (or Glaring Hot)??

Does it affect the value of my home?

Our customers inform us that it’s a strong selling point. Potential buyers appreciate the look and benefit of window film, especially when considering the overall cost savings of heating and cooling that an owner can experience. Many of our loyal customers have used our services with every move they’ve made in the Sacramento area over the years.

Is the installation messy?

Not when it’s installed by professionally trained window film installers. The Tintmaster team has a reputation for fast and meticulous work. We respect your property and exercise extreme care when installing window film, whether in private homes or commercial spaces.

Is it expensive?

When you consider the energy savings, the protection against UV rays, the quality of the materials used and the increased security, window film is a great investment. Many customers have seen remarkable savings just on their energy bills alone, far exceeding both their expectations and the cost of installation. Just like any other improvement, learn how to Protect Your Investment with Window Tinting.

How long does installation take?

Each window film installation varies, but in many cases, the film can be installed in one day. When scheduling an appointment with a professionally trained window film installer, be sure to mention any time constraints. A skilled installer understands your needs and will adjust the project, including material ordering and lead time, to fit your schedule.

Can my pet damage the film?

This is a great question. We are pet lovers too and some of our pets have been trained to signal to their owners when they need to head outside. Over time, pawing on a glass door covered with window film will cause damage over time.

Will it fit all my windows?

Yes. You’ll be amazed at how well window film can be modified to fit nearly any window. We custom cut each sheet of window film to match the exact size of your window or door. In fact, even on large windows, our measurements and techniques are so precise, there are no visible seams. We can apply window film safely to any type of door or window. This includes single and double hung, bay windows, sliding patio and French doors, casement and even storm windows.

Can you install it on double-panes windows & doors?

Yes. Window film can be successfully applied to any modern dual-pane window, including tempered windows and windows with a LOW-E coating.

What about skylights?

We love the effect that window film has on skylights. It’s really the only thing that can make a skylight even better! It’s important to remember that applying window film to a skylight requires a combination of the right window film and skilled installers, both of which are available through Tintmaster.

Can I remove the film myself?

While professionally installed window film is designed to be a permanent installation, it can be removed without causing damage. There are some legitimate reasons for removing window film. For instance, some home sellers my wish to remove window film before selling a home or a building manager may be required to remove any window film when leaving an office space. Do you love DIY Projects? Here are Reasons to Choose Professional Window Tinting vs. DIY

CALL THE MASTER … TINTMASTER

We hope we were able to answer your questions with our Window Film FAQ — if not, give us a call!

Whether your goals are to reduce utility bills, UV ray exposure, increase privacy, or increase the look and feel of your office space, home, or automobile, window tinting offers a wonderful solution for you.

To get a free estimate for your home, give us a call at (916) 852-8468.

As a family owned and operated business, Tintmaster prides themselves on professional installation, high-quality materials, and unparalleled customer service. They have been serving the Sacramento area since 1989 and have built a reputation for excellence. If you need automotiveresidential, or commercial window tinting, give the specialists at Tintmaster a call at 916-852-8468.

Window Film Offers Privacy and Protection

These days, it’s wonderful to have something you can count on, always. Window film is reliable privacy and protection for your home, cars, and commercial buildings. As a family owned and operated business, we pride ourselves on professional installation, high-quality materials, and unparalleled customer service. We have been serving the Sacramento area since 1989 and have built a reputation for excellence.

Related Article: Tintmaster Offers Window Film for Your Business, Home and Car

Reliable Protection

Our window tinting products are something you can always count on. We use the best window films from 3M and Solar Gard, and always stand behind our products. Our window film adhesives will not crack, peel, or bubble off the glass once installed. All commercial jobs will receive a 10-year warranty on labor and materials, and a 16-year warranty on all premium films purchased. When you hire Tintmaster, you’re guaranteed a great job.

Window Film Offers Privacy

Privacy is essential in any home, but some windows at home can leave us feeling exposed. Our mirrored privacy window films are great for daytime privacy and security and can allow you to kick back and relax in your home, at peace and without worry. You can still see outside at all times, but neighbors and others cannot see into your home during the daytime. This type of window film is great for ground floor windows, patio doors, etc., so you can still enjoy the sunshine and open windows without neighbors seeing in.

Learn More about the extra layer of protection window film can add to your home HERE.

Our frosted privacy films provide discretion – night and day. Light can still pass through the windows, but you will always be given privacy. These films are great throughout the home, and especially helpful in bathrooms. Our window films provide great privacy and protection from the outside world 24/7, without making you feel excluded or shut in.

Related Article: Decorative Office Window Tinting with Tintmaster

Window film also provides safety from window breakage from any weather-related issues or attempted break-ins. When window film is installed in cars, homes, etc., it’s also harder to see in to look at any valuables.

Learn why Commercial Window Tinting is a wise choice HERE.

Benefits of all Window Films

Whether you’re installing window films in your home, automotive, or commercial buildings, installing window film comes with many benefits without obstructing any views.

  • Installing window film on average pays the customer back in 5 to 7 years. We can also run a software program, given your energy use, and show you how much energy you can reduce per year with each film you have selected.
  • Window film offers privacy.
  • Window film offers protection.
  • Fade resistance.
  • UV protection.
  • Aesthetic.
  • Comfort.
  • Safety.

Window Film adds an extra layer to home security. Learn More HERE.

Related Article: 5 Benefits of Tinting Your Commercial Windows

CALL THE MASTER … TINTMASTER

Whether your goals are to reduce utility bills, UV ray exposure, increase privacy, or increase the look and feel of your car, office space, or home, window film offers privacy, protection and is a wonderful solution.

To get a free estimate for your home, give us a call at (916) 852-8468.

As a family owned and operated business, Tintmaster prides themselves on professional installation, high-quality materials, and unparalleled customer service. They have been serving the Sacramento area since 1989 and have built a reputation for excellence. If you need automotiveresidential, or commercial window tinting, give the specialists at Tintmaster a call at 916-852-8468.

Tintmaster Offers Window Film for Your Business, Home & Car

Window film can make a huge impact on your home, office, and car! Window film blocks up to 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays – which can damage your skin, eyes, furniture, painting, etc. It’s like sunblock for your windows, but it only has to be applied once, instead of every day. Window film also gives a clean, professional look to any window, and adds a layer of privacy.

Car Window Film

You’re often extremely exposed to the sun’s UV rays while in your car, camper, boat, trailer, and more. There are windows everywhere, so your access to the sun is high. While standard glass can block a minimal amount of UV rays, window film provides a high level of UV protection. This can protect not only yourself from rays, but also your car’s interior. Auto window film provides protection with:

  • Fading
  • Privacy
  • Keeping the vehicle cooler in the summer and warmer in winter
  • Reduces brightness
  • Reduces skin cancer risk

Is car window tinting a good idea? Find out more from Car and Driver Magazine HERE.

Residential and Commercial Window Film

Much like with auto film, residential and commercial window film adds a layer of protection to your home or property. It reduces harmful UV rays that can damage paintings, furniture, etc. inside your home. This will help keep your home in pristine shape and help hold its value.

Learn more about adding an additional layer of protection to your home HERE.

Our residential tinting service in Sacramento offers the following advantages:

  • Reduce your energy costs
  • Reduce sun damage to the interior of your home
  • Add privacy
  • Reduce glare
  • Lower utility bills
  • Create happy and comfortable spaces                                                                 

Residential and commercial window film help with overheating issues and can greatly reduce energy costs over time. We also offer the best warranty on commercial window tinting – 16 years on both materials and labor. We stand behind our product and services so you can hire us with confidence. While new windows can solve solar heat gain and overheating issues, they can be cost prohibitive. Window tinting is a great solution to this problem at a much lower cost. In fact, commercial window tinting usually pays for itself within 5-7 years. 

Learn more about Commercial Window Tinting.

Call The Master … Tintmaster

Whether your goals are to reduce utility bills, UV ray exposure, increase privacy, or increase the look and feel of your car, office space, or home, window tinting offers a wonderful solution for you.

To get a free estimate for your home, give us a call at (916) 852-8468.

As a family owned and operated business, Tintmaster prides themselves on professional installation, high-quality materials, and unparalleled customer service. They have been serving the Sacramento area since 1989 and have built a reputation for excellence. If you need automotiveresidential, or commercial window tinting, give the specialists at Tintmaster a call at 916-852-8468.

Window Films: Five Key Trends for 2020

According to The International Window Film Association (IWFA) five key trends for window films in 2020 have emerged.

As we know, window films or window tints offer multiple benefits and are proven to be cost-effective products to upgrade older existing windows in good condition to achieve:

  • Improved energy savings
  • Safety
  • UV protection from the sun’s harmful rays

Window Films: Five Key Trends for 2020

Schools may increasingly use security window films to help protect people and save more energy

Windows do wonders for a class environment, as the brightness and openness they create is conducive for learning and overall morale.

But in times of a crisis, they can also become a liability.

According to BeSafe Technologies, to ensure they do not become one, utilizing school security window films can serve as a stellar line of defense. Having these security measures on the classroom windows and exterior entrances of a school can help prevent the entry of an armed and dangerous intruder. And, when utilized within a school’s interior, they can be key in preventing an attacker from gaining access to areas of a school where they can continue to do more harm.

School Security Window Film

Window film is, in essence, a stellar option for windows that are not bulletproofed but need an additional layer of protection. Literally a near-invisible film that is applied to windows and makes them much harder to break through, due to an increase in thickness and the adhesiveness of the film.

The most well-known and common kind is 3M Ballistic film. There are two variations that work well together and are commonly utilized, the S140 and Ultra S600. The S140 helps hold broken glass together, and the Ultra S600 excels at tear-resistance.

About 3m Ballistic Film

While 3M will be the first to tell you that their Ballistic Film is not bulletproof, it is vital in helping slow-down intruders thanks to its retention of broken-up window fragments that makes breaking through glass harder. Thus, it provides valuable extra-time for law enforcement to arrive and helps put a stop to any would-be violent intruders.
This especially holds true when the S140 and Ultra S600 are used in conjunction, although they can utilized separately.

Is ballistic film for windows a smart choice?

Should someone desire to have more protection than a simple window but are unable to afford an option such as bulletproof glass, then ballistic film is worth considering. For the reasons above, S140 or Ultra S600 are among the best, whether used in conjunction with each other or independently. Plus, 3M is well-known for their quality products.

They are by no means able to offer a level of protection found with bulletproof glass but provide a degree of protection thanks to their ability to resist damage and slow down a potential intruder.

Other 3m Security Films

Even if ballistic film of the S140 or S600-level are not being used, there are general security films that can be beneficial to schools to install and use. At levels such as S40, S70, and S80, these films are great for reducing the damage of broken-glass from natural (or human) causes and still can be of assistance in an emergency situation.

They are much-less resistant to bullets, of course, hence not featuring any mention of ballistics in the product itself.

3m Security Film for Commercial Usage

As this is an extensive overview it should be mentioned even if it does not directly apply to school safety, that 3m has security film designed for commercial usage. These commercial-use films are explicitly designed to help prevent possible damage from wildlife, such as bird strikes, as well as make “smash and grab” burglaries more difficult.

This kind of film of course is not as useful for a school-setting but helps to illustrate just how many options exist for window film.

3m Security Film Installation

Generally, professional installation is highly recommended. It can cost only $50-$80 per window and be done perfectly, easily saving money that could be lost through shoddy self-installation. On top of that, incorrect installation could result in reduced effectiveness of the film, and become a major risk to the safety of those inside. Again, if you are already spending the money on window film, it makes a great deal of sense to pay a bit extra and have professional installation done.

Of course, none of these options are a cure-all for the dangers a school may face. But as windows and doors are often the first thing an intruder, or possible school-shooter will encounter, having them reinforced via whatever means are both possible and affordable is clearly a wise choice.

Read the entire article here.

Communities adopting carbon reduction programs for buildings may view window films as a cost-effective means to help reduce carbon emissions

Savings You Can See.

Get a fast payback with significant savings:

The Department of Energy considers window film a top-tier technology for energy conservation with one of the fastest paybacks — approximately three years. Upgrading your windows with 3M™ Window Film can help you achieve significant savings. You could save $1 to $2 per square foot of film installed, or as much as 19 kWh per square foot of glass. Building owners around the world are already taking advantage of these savings — isn’t it time you did too?

  • Reduce heat gain in summer months by up to 79%
    • Save as much as 19 kWh per square foot of glass
    • Fast payback — as little as 3 years
    • Many utility companies offer incentives
    • 3M™ Window Films are proven to save energy in all climate zones
    • 3M can complete an Energy Plus energy audit on your building to calculate your projected savings

Sustainability.

Reduce your energy use and your carbon emissions.

Taking control of your environment with 3M™ Window Films is better for our environment. By rejecting the heat of the sun, you use less energy. By keeping your window treatments open, you use less electric lighting and save on energy costs. By upgrading your existing windows, you’re keeping them out of the landfill.

  • Keep your existing windows
    • Reduce light pollution
    • Let in natural light while rejecting heat
    • Lower your energy consumption
    • Help qualify for LEED credits
    • 3M™ Window Films can become carbon negative in as short as 6 months from install

Get additional information from 3M here.

The trend toward natural daylighting in buildings is likely to continue

According to a new study conducted by Alan Hedge, a professor in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis at Cornell, workers in daylit office environments reported an 84 percent drop in symptoms of eyestrain, headaches and blurred vision symptoms, which can detract from productivity.

“The study found that optimizing the amount of natural light in an office significantly improves health and wellness among workers, leading to gains in productivity,” said Hedge. “As companies increasingly look to empower their employees to work better and be healthier, it is clear that placing them in office spaces with optimal natural light should be one of their first considerations.”

With Americans, on average, spending more than 90 percent of their time indoors, providing the optimal amount of natural light is vital. Unfortunately, office environments introduce a number of challenges. Most notably, uncontrolled natural light can cause unwanted heat that can lead to intra-office “thermostat wars” and excessive glare on occupants’ eyes and computer screens. Consequently, windows are often covered with blinds or shades, contributing to poorly day-lit spaces.

To conduct the study, Hedge compared the experiences of workers in offices with traditional windows to workers in offices with auto-tinting “smart” windows that adapt to and control the sun’s energy to optimize natural light and reduce glare. The smart windows were manufactured by View Dynamic Glass.

Key findings of the study include:

  • Controlled daylight unlocks significant health and wellness benefits for office workers. Workers in office environments with optimized natural light reported an 84 percent drop in symptoms of eyestrain, headaches and blurred vision symptoms, which often result from prolonged computer and device use at work and can detract from productivity.
  • More natural light translates to more alert employees. Workers in offices with smart glass reported a 10 percent decrease in drowsiness.
  • Enhanced individual performance is tied to access to natural light. Workers sitting close to a window that optimized daylight exposure reported a 2 percent increase in productivity – the equivalent of an additional $100,000/year of value for every 100 workers or around $2m over the window’s lifetime.
  • Natural light creates a better indoor experience. Workers in offices with smart glass reported a 40 percent increase in daylight quality. Lack of daylight and access to views decreases the ability for the eye to relax and recover from fatigue. Additionally, workers in proximity to windows report 80 percent higher daylight satisfaction.

“Despite their best intentions, companies are unwittingly detracting from their employees’ health and performance by limiting their access to natural light,” said Dr. Brandon Tinianov, chair of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Advisory Council and vice president of industry strategy at View. “These findings are a wake-up call to every executive who wants to maximize the wellness and productivity of their workforce.”

Read the Cision PR Newswire article: Natural Light is the Best Medicine for the Office

To read the Cornell study report, visit http://go.viewglass.com/daylight-workplace-study.

Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) may be seen as a key rating to assess the energy saving qualities of window films

According to the Convenience Group Inc, in a recent reporting on Myths about Window Film, the Dundas Edward Center in Toronto had a problem with solar heat gain prompting a number of tenants to complain about comfort.

“Our standard response was to say, “Keep your blinds closed,” says The Sorbara Group’s Emil Vertes, the property’s general manager. But solar heat gain continued to plague tendants of the 26-story 270,000 square-foot building, so an emergency conservation program was devised. Amon the initiaves was the idea of replacing the windows with double-pane, tinted glass – an option that would have involved a major capital investment. A more viable option, building managagement discovered, was to install window film.

“Of all the things we did, the window film gave us the biggest feedback. It was the thing tenants noticed the most,” recalls Vertes. He also noticed tenants were keeping their blinds open more often. “What’s the point of having a window if the blinds are always closed.”

Read the entire article here.

General consumer knowledge about window films is likely to advance as information about window films is widely available

“Window films are a very cost-effective retrofit solution for any building that has windows that could be upgraded to meet today’s building codes and energy standards,” said Darrell Smith, executive director of the International Window Film Association (IWFA). “While no one can truly predict trends, based on past experience we would expect window film to be a smart choice over replacement windows for reasons such as costs, energy savings, safety and security, UV protection and curb appeal,” he added. “From a budget standpoint, the winter months are the best time to have window film installed,” said Smith.

The benefits of window film include:

  1. Reducing heat gain through windows by as much as 80%
  2. Curb appeal, as window films are available in wide range of colors from crystal clear through very dark, reflective or non-reflective
  3. Payback as commercial window film applications may see a return on investment (ROI) in less than 3 years depending on film selection, weather location, and glass types
  4. UV radiation is cut by up to 99.9% to help reduce fading of furnishing and offer skin and eye protection from the sun’s UVA and UVB radiation
  5. More safety as security films may discourage burglars from breaking through a window and thick security films may reduce injury from flying glass in bomb blasts and other impacts

Tintmaster is proud to provide their clients access and installation of 3M window film.

As a family owned and operated business, Tintmaster prides themselves on professional installation, high-quality materials, and unparalleled customer service. They have been serving the Sacramento area since 1989 and have built a reputation for excellence. If you need automotiveresidential, or commercial window tinting, give the specialists at Tintmaster a call at 916-852-8468.