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Commercial Spaces: Office Decorative Window Tinting

Let’s talk about office decorative window tinting. Does your office have a bunch of natural light that helps attract customers? Many office spaces today want to create an open and airy feel that’s welcoming to both employees and customers, and windows help us bring in the sunshine and lighten the mood. However, with windows and sunshine can come heat and glare. Getting your windows tinted is a smart choice financially, emotionally, and environmentally. Therefore, decorative office window tinting will allow your business to look more appealing and also reap the benefits of window tinting.

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The Importance of Office Window Tinting

Window tinting can often be overlooked. You know you need to hang up pictures on the walls, maybe add a plant in the corner, but window tinting may not be on the forefront of decoration. Window tinting has the following advantages for any office:

  • Cooling down an office space. Temperatures can be lowered by 15 degrees with window tinting, without changing the A/C.
  • Decorative and clean looking windows. Office decorative window tinting can be used as an interior design element. Depending on the look you’re going for, you may choose a frosted look, opaque look, or transparent look. A light frosting tint on the inside of an office window can create a relaxing environment and change the lighting in any office space from harsh to soft and pleasing to the eye.

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Decorative Window Tinting  

When we install a decorative window tint, we use a thin laminated film that matches whatever choice you prefer. Once installed, your overall look will be elevated. Office decorative window tinting can also include shapes and patterns to really bring a uniqueness to your space.

Decorative window tinting also provides another layer of privacy to your space. We’ve seen window tinting used fantastically for safety measures. For instance, if you want to create more private workplaces in an office, simply add window tinting to create more personal workplaces. This may make employees happier in their environment.

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Window Tinting is Essential for Business

Office decorative window tinting is essentially a great way to keep your own privacy, without losing style, light, and elegance. No more closing blinds when you want a little more office privacy.

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.

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.

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!

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Enjoy Your View with Residential Window Tinting

You may be thinking, “tinting my windows at home is a luxury.” In reality, while the paybacks of residential window tinting are luxurious, you can experience the multiple cost-saving benefits and improved quality of life of window tinting with ease! Let’s take a look at how residential window tinting can fix a wide array of problems, but let’s you enjoy your view. 

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Solutions to Problems

“This room is way too hot to enjoy in the summer months.”

Tinting the windows in your home won’t disturb your view of the outdoors, but make the indoors much more welcome. In fact, window tinting helps majorly reduce the heat and glare of the sun’s rays. This will balance out the temperatures in your rooms, making all rooms usable and enjoyable in the summer months, no matter the sunshine. With our Prestige line of films, you cut up to 55% of solar heat gain, let in up to 70% of the light and always enjoy your view.

“My energy bill is so high.”

This is a huge perk to window tinting! A reduction in energy bill costs over time. Window tinting provides an insulating effect in your home, which will prevent heat from escaping in the winter, and cold air from escaping in the summer. Of course, savings will vary depending on the age, condition, location, and size of the home. For example, an older home, in a warmer climate, will have larger savings. 

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“We’re concerned about our privacy, and don’t want to leave our blinds open.”

If you like your privacy, window tinting is for you, and isn’t a problem. Certain types of window tinting will completely obstruct your neighbors view into your home, but you’ll continue to enjoy your view to the outside world doesn’t have to be. 

“The constant sunlight is fading my furniture.”

You spend a lot of time and effort decorating your home. Don’t let the sun’s intense rays diminish your things, install window tinting to protect your items inside your home, by blocking a high number of rays.

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A Lasting Solution

Now that we’ve gone over how window tinting in your home can fix a wide array of issues, it’s important to note the longevity of our products. All of our residential window tinting comes with a lifetime guarantee on both materials and labor. You can’t go wrong! 

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, 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.