Learn More about Tinted Windows
There are many ways and reasons to tint windows, and it is only natural that questions should arise when considering a renovation project. Professional Window Tinting has gathered frequently asked questions to help you solve your queries. Can’t find an answer here? Give us a call!
Specialty and Decorative Films
What types of solar control window films are there?
SUN-GARD® solar control window films come in many colours including neutral, bronze, grey, charcoal, and reflective films such as silver, gold, blue and green. The level of light admission varies from almost clear to highly reflective films that only allow in 15% of outside light.
What are the benefits of solar control window films?
The benefits of SUN-GARD® solar control window films include the reduction in solar heat gain, glare, damaging ultraviolet rays and winter heat loss. SUN-GARD® Solar control window films can increase tenant comfort, save on energy costs and helps keep glass together if broken.
What does “smash and grab” mean?
“Smash and grab” is the media term used to describe the process of a burglar breaking (smash) through a window or glass door in an office home or retail store, and removing (grab) valuables like computers, tools, jewelry, confidential business information… all within a matter of minutes.
How does Glass-Gard work to help prevent “smash and grab”?
Glass-Gard works by having the film form a molecular bond to the glass that holds it together, even after multiple impacts. The glass while it may be broken or cracked, remains adhered to the film and in most cases is still intact inside the frame.
Where and why are specialty and graphic films installed?
Specialty and graphic films are best suited for applications that require day or night privacy without sacrificing natural light levels in both commercial and residential applications.
Commercial applications are found in banks, restaurants, health clubs, hotel foyers, conference rooms and office partitioning.
All over Canada offices and commercial buildings are dramatically increasing the use of internal glass walls as partitioning. This brings natural light into offices, creating greater work productivity, as well as the illusion of more space while offering privacy.
Residential applications include solariums, bathrooms, entry doors and sidelights, etc.