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Keep Harmful UV Rays Out and Let the Sunshine IN!

Ultraviolet 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.

Let’s talk about how to keep harmful UV rays out and let the sunshine in!

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 Tintmaster Team has put together a list of options for homeowners to consider when looking to protect your home or business, 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 or double-pane 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; 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

Keep harmful UV rays out and let the sunshine in!

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

REDUCING COSTS AND ENERGY

If you’re wanting to make your home or business more energy efficient, window tinting is a much cheaper option to double-paned windows or entirely new windows. With our prestige line of films, you cut up to 55% of solar heat gain and let in up to 70% of the light, while double-paned windows can only block about 8-15% of heat.

When you’re using window tinting, you’re letting your air conditioner take a well-earned breather, and that’ll reflect in your utility bills over time, as well as potentially increasing the longevity of your air conditioner unit.

Learn more about our Residential Window Tinting Services

Block Harmful UV Rays that Cause Fading

Home and business owners alike love our window tinting because it will keep the harmful UV rays out by blocking 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 carpets and fabrics.

The Pros at Tintmaster 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:

Q. WHY DOES ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT CAUSE COLOR TO FADE?

A. The technical term for fading is photodegradation. Many factors contribute to fading processes, including the chemical and physical structures of the object, the type of pigments or dyes present, the intensity and amount of light, and the humidity and temperature of the environment.

Q. Why do some items fade faster than others?

A. Fading is a chemical process … let’s break it down:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Q. WHICH COLORS FADE THE FASTEST?

A. 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 and will fade faster.

Q. What can I do to prevent fading?

A. 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. 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 window film blocks most of the UV rays, it also blocks most of the heat.
  • Window film can reduce energy costs by up to 30%.
  • Window film 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.

Need more proof? Read this case study about Pittsburgh’s historic Clayton Mansion.

Keep Harmful UV Rays OUT to protect against fading & sun damage

Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause artwork, furniture, flooring and expensive window treatments to lose color and break down over time. But even more critical is the increased risk of premature skin aging and skin cancer caused by harmful UV rays entering through the windows of your home. Now, 3M™ Window Films give you an economical and easy way to protect your furnishings – and your family – from the damaging effects of the sun. Keep harmful UV rays out and continue to enjoy all the brilliance and beauty of natural sunlight.

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 & damage, give Tintmaster a call to keep harmful UV rays out and let the sunshine IN!!

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 Tint in Sacramento: Tint Your Home Office Windows

Creating a productive, calming atmosphere in your home to work from can be a challenge. With so many people transitioning into more and more work from home positions, a home office is more popular than ever. Whether your home office includes an entire room, just a nice corner, or a comfy couch, window tinting can make a huge difference in the feel, look, and lighting of your area.

Related Article: Freezing Office Temperatures Affect Women’s Productivity

Tint Your Home Office Windows: Tinting Can Transform Your Home Office

Window tinting can provide your home with numerous benefits:

  • Reduction of energy costs
  • Great lighting
  • Even temperature
  • Attractive workspaces
  • Adds privacy
  • Reduces glare

Making your home office an enjoyable and comfortable space is the key to being more creative and productive. According to Forbes,

“A quality workspace design leads to a less stressful and more productive atmosphere. It’s essential that employers take the physical work environment of their employees into consideration. Employees need to feel comfortable and calm in their physical work settings to produce their best work.”

Read more from Forbes: How Your Office Space Impacts Employee Well-Being

Tint Your Home Office Windows with Tintmaster

Basically, research shows that the look and feel of a space can motivate you and help increase how much you get done in a day. At Tintmaster, our master window tinters can help provide that space in your home by reducing the heat, glare, and harmful UV rays that normal windows can let in all day.

If you’d like to tint your home office windows, we offer:

  • Our Prestige line of films, you cut up to 55% of solar heat gain and let in up to 70% of the light.
  • Insulating film, which reflects 99% of the sun’s UV rays in the summer.
  • Frosted privacy films, which are translucent and allow light to pass through while providing 24-hour privacy.
  • Mirrored privacy films that provide daytime privacy. They allow you to see outside, but stop others from seeing in during the daylight hours.

In addition to adding tint your home office windows, try adding a few fun plants, lamps, and décor to make your at-home office space enjoyable and uniquely yours.

Related Article: Transform Your Home with Residential Decorative Window Films

CALL THE WINDOW TINTING EXPERT, TINTMASTER!

When you want to tint your home office windows, 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.

Transform Your Home with Residential Decorative Window Films

Residential Decorative Window Films

Looking to remodel? Do you have a room that needs extra privacy and light? Look no further than residential decorative window film to transform your home. Glass finishes and crystal window finishes can give your home a new look and feel for an affordable price.

Create Additional Privacy & Beauty with Residential Decorative Window Film

Transform Your Home: Add Privacy

Decorative window films can be used to create a sense of privacy. A single textured film can be used on a window to create a subtle difference, or multiple different textured films can be used to create more intricate designs. Residential decorative window film can be customized to transform your home by creating more vibrant effects. They can be layered together or die cut into different designs before being applied to a window.

Transform Your Home: Add Beauty

The residential decorative window film also allows everyone access to the feel of a textured or stained glass window at a fraction of the price without sacrificing any quality. They are made from flexible and resilient polyester materials and are also easy to install and adhere to a variety of glass textures.

Not only are decorative window films easy to install and affordable, they also add to the beauty of your home. They can transform your home and the regular glass throughout into a beautifully textured piece of artwork.

When looking to remodel, be sure to consider using decorative window film. They are both affordable and ascetically pleasing, and can be used to give a room both more depth and privacy.

3M™ Decorative Window Films Available at Tintmaster

  • Privacy: Maintain your privacy without sacrificing natural light
  • Decorative flexibility: Choose from beautiful styles at a fraction of the cost of etched glass
  • Provides decorative solutions: for shower doors, bathroom windows, kitchen cabinets and pantries.

Transform Your Home: Look What’s NEW!!

Architectural Finish Products for Glass and Surfaces:

With a wide range of architectural finishes and decorative window glass finishes, the products at 3M architectural solutions can help home owners and designers create a complete mood or atmosphere, defining the specific character of any environment.

CALL THE WINDOW TINTING EXPERT, TINTMASTER!

When you want your window tinting to transform your home, look great, last, and work how it’s supposed to, 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 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.

Extra Level of Home Window Security with Window Film

Glass broken cracks splinters in front of the bus station

Make your windows hard to penetrate – and help keep outside dangers from getting in.

Break-ins. Natural disasters. Stray baseballs. Whatever the cause of impact, glass doors and windows are vulnerable to damage – and broken glass poses a hazard of its own. You can’t control crime, accidents or the weather, but you can get an added layer of home window security and protection – one that’s virtually invisible.

3M™ Safety & Security Window Films make glass harder to penetrate and hold shattered pieces in place, helping keep both people and property safe from dangers posed by intruders, severe weather and broken glass. For an even higher level of protection and home window security, the 3M™ Impact Protection Attachment System securely fixes the filmed window to the frame, turning your window into a robust shield capable of withstanding forced entry, earthquakes and even bomb blasts.

Break-ins and burglaries

Every 18 seconds, there is a burglary somewhere in the United States. Locks and security systems deter some burglars, but what about your home’s most vulnerable points of entry?

3M Safety & Security Window Films make it harder to break through your glass doors and windows. Instead of a quick smash and grab job, a would-be robber is faced with a window that won’t yield quickly or quietly. And the longer it takes an intruder to break through, the longer you have to get help.

Related Article: Sacramento Residential Window Tinting: Add a Layer of Protection to Your Home

Accidents and natural disasters

When disaster strikes, can your windows take a beating without shattering into dangerous shards of glass? From everyday accidents to airborne storm debris and even seismic activity, windows are vulnerable to damage.

Whatever the cause of breakage, 3M Safety & Security Window Films can help reduce the risk of injury from flying glass. These micro-layered and tear-resistant films hold the fragments in place – where they can’t hurt your family or your belongings.

With vs. without 3M™ Safety & Security Window Film

Break-and-enter robberies typically involve breaking a window. Glass shatters and falls, and a burglar gains easy entrance. But if the window is protected by 3M™ Safety & Security Window Film, any glass that shatters stays in place – deterring intruders and gaining precious time for you and your family.

Check out the top 5 window film trends for 2020 HERE.

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.

Residential Window Tinting Saves Money

Will I really save money if I have my home windows tinted?

Residential Tinting: A Worthy Investment!

There are few things more rewarding in life then purchasing your very first home, and as exciting as this might be, there are obviously many things to consider when taking on such an endeavor. Although window tinting may not exactly be the first thing that comes to mind when acquiring a new home, taking the time to have windows of your home tinted is undoubtedly a worthy investment that you certainly don’t want to overlook! Read more about how residential window tinting saves money.

Read more about residential window tinting and why you need it, here.

Residential Tinting: Furniture Protection

To put it bluntly; residential window tinting can save you money, and when making an investment, obviously the desired result is to profit from it in the future. You may find yourself asking, “How can home window tinting benefit me or save money in any way?”

One simple answer is this; by reducing the amount of sunlight that’s able to enter your home, the window tint protects both the furniture and interior of your home from incurring damage due to excess sunlight. If you have furnished a home in the past or are in the process of doing so, you’ll realize that furniture can be very pricy and is certainly not something you would like to replace before necessary. However, if left unprotected from the harsh rays of sun, this may very likely be the case!

Residential window tinting saves money and by applying tinting film to the major windows of your home, you will provide your home and furniture with a veil of protection from the sun, without obstructing too much natural light from entering you home. This allows you to enjoy the benefits of your home’s windows, the natural light and view of the outdoors, without the risk of causing any serious damage.

Residential Tinting: Save Energy

While the prospect of protecting the interior of your home may be reason enough to consider tinting your home’s windows, by making your home much more energy efficient as well, window tinting also helps reduce those dreaded heating and cooling bills that await you each month. Once again, residential window tinting saves money. Although seldom acknowledged, tinting film has the unique ability to minimize heating and cooling loss. This allows your home to conserve heat during the wintertime, while simultaneously repelling heat during the summer! This valuable benefit offered by tinted windows is almost certain to not only cut down on energy costs, but also to make your home much more comfortable in those uncertain summer and winter months.

Residential Tinting: Privacy and Security   

Last but certainly not least, by having your windows tinted you are also taking a proactive step in better protecting your home from the risk of attracting unwanted attention. By obscuring the interior of you home from the outside, tinted windows allow you to keep your personal property hidden from public view. This not only provides your home with an extra layer of privacy, but also reduces the likelihood of a home invasion or robbery.

Read more about how to protect your investment with residential window tinting, here.

Residential Tinting: Call Tintmaster!

When purchasing a new home, there are certainly many things consider. However, by taking the time to have your home’s windows tinted, you are making a wise investment that’s sure to save you money later! At Tintmaster we have spent the last 25 years providing each of our clients with high-quality window tinting and would certainly love to do the same for you.

So remember, when it comes time to invest in quality tinting for your home, there’s only one master; that’s Tintmaster! 

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.