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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.

Residential & Commercial Window Tint is an Investment

Why is Window Tint for your Home or Business is an investment AND can save you money?!?! Let’s discuss…

Everyone likes saving money, right? Maybe you pick up the box of off-brand cereal instead of the name brand at this week’s grocery run. Or, you get a water with your meal at a restaurant instead of a soda. While these money-saving techniques are helpful, let’s talk about something that can save you money on your bills, increase the look and feel of your home or business, and protects your furniture and belongings: Window Tinting.

The Money-Saving Investment

Window tint is an investment and pays for itself! It’s a wonderful, energy-efficient option that has a high rate of return. In fact, window tinting usually pays for itself within 5-7 years and can greatly reduce utility bills. Let’s break down the why.

Learn more about our Commercial Window Tinting Services

Reducing Replacement and Temperature Regulation Costs

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

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Protecting Your Items

Replacing furniture is not a fun, or cheap, thing to do. If you’re not covering your windows with a window tint, you’re essentially watching your items get damaged from harmful UV rays. Upholstery can quickly fade in sunny rooms, so it’s important to think about the longevity of your items in any building. Window tinting can block up to 99% of UV rays, prolonging the life of your belongings and items and reducing replacement costs. Like we said … window tint is an investment and it can protect your investments too!

Learn more about The Importance of Professional Window Tint.

Enhanced Safety

If you own a commercial building, you know how important it is to protect your staff, space, and items. Keep out unwanted parties from peaking in with our films.  In retail environments, dark films on windows may prevent customers outside from seeing inside and staff inside from seeing out. Similarly, in your home, keep your private areas, such as bathrooms, safe from outside viewers. Losses from break-ins are upsetting and can create a big hit to your bank account.

Protect what you love with window tint. 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.

WINDOW TINT IS AN INVESTMENT

There are few things more rewarding in life then purchasing your very first home or opening your own business, 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 or business, window tint is an investment that you certainly don’t want to overlook!

So remember, window tint is an investment and when it comes time to invest in quality tinting for your home or business, 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.

Reduce Harmful UV Ray Impact with Window Tint for Your Vehicle

Auto Window Tinting can protect more than your view … how can tinting your car reduce harmful UV ray impact and protect your body from the sun’s UV rays?

When you’re driving your car, you’re probably concerned with watching the road, observing other drivers, changing the radio, and getting the temperature and seat settings just right. Did you know that you should also be concerned with sun damage every time you get behind the wheel or get in someone else’s car?

UV rays don’t just affect us when we stand outside. If you’re spending a lot of time in your car, it’s time to look into window tinting to greatly reduce the impact of harmful UV rays. Window tinting is like sunscreen for your vehicle!

Check Tintmaster’s our Automotive Window Tinting services.

How UV Rays Can Damage Yourself and Your Car

UV rays reach us in the sunshine and on cloudy days, so complete protection is important. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, “the average American driver spends close to 300 hours a year behind the wheel.” That doesn’t include any time spent as a passenger.

UV rays have been directly linked to skin cancer due to prolonged sun exposure. Not only can the sun’s rays impact our skin’s health, it can also damage the inside of your car. In fact, UV rays can make leather interiors crack and fade.

Learn more about driving and skin cancer: Sun Exposure While Driving Linked to Cancer

How Our Window Tinting Can Help

Our Crystalline window films reject up to 97% of the sun’s heat producing infrared light and block up to 60% of the heat coming through your windows helping reduce harmful UV ray impact. Window films shield you and your car’s interior from the sun’s damaging effects. Window tinting also extends the life of your vehicle’s glass. By protecting your windows from cracking, you’re essentially doubling their lifespan.

Check out these Tips from State Farm to Protect Your Car from Damaging Effects of Sun and Heat

Auto window tinting has so many advantages, such as:

  • Safety – holds tempered glass together
  • Security – prevents smash-n-grabs
  • Keeps vehicle cooler in summer
  • Keeps vehicle warmer in winter
  • Protects interior against fading
  • Increases resale value
  • Reduces brightness
  • Increases privacy
  • Reduces cancer causing UV rays by up to 99.9%

Car Window Film Protects Your Investment

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.

Protect Yourself and Reduce Harmful UV Ray Impact with Window Tint

With so many benefits, and a lifetime warranty, auto window tinting is the smartest and safest option for any vehicle. Since we use 3M window film, we can offer a lifetime warranty against bubbling, cracking, peeling, fading and any breakdown of the adhesive. We also have two technicians who have been installing window film on vehicles for over 30 years. If you want long lasting, great looking window tinting that will reduce harmful UV ray impact in Sacramento, CA, give The Master, Tintmaster, a call today!

To get a free estimate for your vehicle, 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.

Give Window Tint … The gift that always gives and protects!

It’s the holiday season once again, and you may be struggling to buy gifts for everyone on your list. For your spouse, family, or any homeowners – give the unexpected gift of window film. Who couldn’t use a gift the improves their home’s comfort, privacy, saves them money, and protects their furniture, floors, and furnishings? Give window tint … Let’s dive into more!

Learn More: 5 Things to Know Before Tinting Home Windows

Why Window Film/Tinting is the Perfect Gift

  • Protection! Adding window film provides your home with a layer of protection from harmful UV rays. If you’re worried about darkening the interior of your home – not to worry. Our transparent, almost colorless spectrally-selective applied window film offers the best ratio of visible light transmission to heat rejection.

Related Article: Window Film Adds an Extra Layer of Home Protection

  • Reduce Energy Bills! With our prestige line of window film, you cut up to 55% of solar heat gain and let in up to 70% of the light. This means that you’ll block unwanted heat in the summer and help retain heat in the winter, which can help reduce your energy costs.

Related Article: Residential Window Tint Saves Money and Energy

  • Retain Comfort and Quality! Our insulating window films can reflect up to 99% of UV rays in the summer and block heat from escaping in the winter. In addition to increased comfort and lower utility bills, insulating films reduce fading damage to your home’s furnishings, floors and window treatments by blocking out UV rays. What can be better than a comfortable home?
  • Add Privacy Where Needed! Worried about exposure in your bathrooms or closets? Privacy films are perfect for your needs. We offer two types of window films for privacy – frosted and mirrored. Frosted film allow light to pass through and can provide you with 24/7 privacy. Mirrored films provide privacy during daytime hours. You can see clearly outside, but others can only see a mirror-like surface.

Tintmaster Can Help Make YOU a Holiday Hero!

A gift of window film is nearly priceless with the numerous benefits for a home. Give window tint and create the perfect environment with window film that’s fit to your needs and specifications. Also, know that WE are one of the most trusted names not only because we have over 25 years of experience, but because we use the best products including 3M and Solar Gard window film! Count on us for commercial, residential and automotive window tinting in Sacramento! Call us today and Happy Holidays to you and your family from all of us at 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.

Residential Window Tint Solutions: Why do I need window tint?

Tinting windows often gets associated with cars and other vehicles, but did you know that tinting your home windows will provide numerous benefits for the look, feel, and safety of your home?

Understand What You Need to Know About Residential Window Tinting

Residential Window Tint Solutions: Sunlight Protection with a View

We all love a bright, sunny day, but the heat and UV rays from the sun can damage our skin, our furniture, and make our homes too warm for comfort. Sunlight rays can also ruin electronics, digital items, and can even cause wood to rot from routine exposure.

The wonderful thing about window tinting is it significantly reduces the harmful UV rays, without blocking your view of the outside. You may think that adding window tinting could make your home dark and dreary, but that isn’t the case. Your view to the outside isn’t blocked at all.

Our residential window tinting solutions can provide answers to all these problems:

  • Add privacy
  • Reduce glare
  • Reduce sun damage and exposure
  • Reduce energy costs

Residential Window Tint Solutions: Stay Cool – Don’t Overheat

We’re in the beginning of summer, and temps are already climbing throughout the day. Save your home the stress of keeping cool with the help of window tinting. Our transparent, almost colorless spectrally-selective applied window film offers the best ratio of visible light transmission to heat rejection. These clear films don’t alter the appearance of glass, but are scratch resistant and reduce up to 55% of solar heat gain – keeping your house cooler and your bills lower over time.

Learn about important residential window tint solutions for home protection.

Residential Window Tint Solutions: Extra Privacy

Our homes are our sanctuary, and we want to feel the ultimate sense of privacy when we’re at home. We offer two effective types of privacy films for your home. These are great in any areas you’d like extra privacy – such as bathrooms and closets.

Learn How Residential Window Tint Saves Money

Mirrored privacy films provide daytime privacy. They allow you to see outside, but stop others from seeing in during the daylight hours. At night, their mirrored surface is ineffective and outsiders can see inside if there is light from within. Privacy films also help block UV rays up to 99%, which protects your furniture and anything else inside your home.

Installation is fast, cost-effective and easy in every home! Give us a call today for a FREE estimate for your home.

Live comfortably in every room of your home with 3M Window Films.

Whether you’re concerned about excessive heat and glare, faded furnishings, security or privacy, we have a window film to help you enhance the comfort of your home. We’re here to help you find the right solution, because Tintmaster offers Residential Window Tinting Solutions by 3M!

CALL THE MASTER, TINTMASTER!

Certainly, the decision on whether to tint your home’s windows is entirely yours to make; however if you are interested in residential window tinting solutions, so you can always enjoy your view — remember, there’s only one master!

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.

Protect Your Investment with Residential Window Tinting

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Windows are a great feature for residences, especially here in sunny California. They perform a lot of different functions, including saving us electricity during the day because windows let in natural light. In homes with great locations, windows can also offer spectacular views of the property and the areas beyond it. After all, if you live in a house with breathtaking surroundings, don’t you want to be able to see them?

At the same time, windows can be a point of vulnerability for a home, especially when trying to maintain the internal temperature of your home. You can keep your views, natural light, privacy, and protect your investment while you limit the heat when you get residential window tinting.

 

Maintain Your Indoor Temperatures

The transparent nature of windows allows them to admit light into a home. However, light is made up of many wavelengths of energy, not just the portion of the spectrum that allows us to see. Sunlight also brings heat and UV rays.

For northern climates, this natural source of heat is welcome during colder seasons because homeowners don’t need to rely as heavily on their HVAC or heating system. However, in California, where heating isn’t always necessary, persistent sunlight can be an issue. If you have many windows, windows with southern exposure, or you like to use your windows as a source of lighting instead of electricity, you’ll need to consider ways to block heat. Keep out the heath with residential window tinting; otherwise, you’ll be spending money on an air conditioner that you don’t really need to be running.

Most homes in California are more concerned with keeping the air cool, and warming up a room through unfiltered sunlight means that air conditioners have to work harder and more frequently to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures. Residential window tinting is the solution.

Apply residential window tinting to your windows and screen out the heat. You’ll still get the natural lighting and view you enjoy, but none of the warming effects that come with sunlight. You can also turn the air conditioning unit off, and save that extra money.

 

Protect Your Investment: Yourself and Your Furniture

Ultraviolet rays are also permitted to enter your house when your windows are not protected by residential window tinting. With prolonged exposure to UV rays, you can develop severe skin conditions, such as cancer. Your furnishings will also be vulnerable. UV rays cause fabrics to fade and some materials, like plastic, to melt. Your electronic devices might even begin to overheat and expire faster when left in direct sunlight.

Residential window tinting can lengthen the lifespan of your belongings and protect your investment. These films will cover all of your windows and filter out the harmful UV rays. Your family and your furniture, electronics, and other objects are safe from the damaging effects of prolonged exposure to ultraviolet radiation.

Related Article: How to Block Damaging UV Rays without Blocking the Sunlight

 

Get Residential Window Tinting for a Safer, More Energy-Efficient Home

If you want to enjoy lower air conditioning bills or ensure that your skin, furniture, and electronics are protected from dangerous UV exposure, then get residential window tinting for your home. You can choose from a variety of shades, designs, patterns, and colors. For privacy concerns, you can even get frosted glass that admits light but obscures the interior. Contact Tintmaster for a custom design consultation for your residential window tinting options and secure your home today!

Related Article: For Window Tinting in Sacramento, Call the Master – 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 automotive, residential, or commercial window tinting, give the specialists at Tintmaster a call at 916-852-8468.