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By blogaccess, Oct 25 2019 01:33PM

If you’re looking to add style and function to your car, a professionally installed auto window tint is a great solution. Applied to the existing glass in your car, vehicle window films are economical, stylish and create a fast transformation. Not only that, check out these benefits you might not have considered.


Cooler Temperatures Inside Your Car – All window tint will help reduce the heat inside of your vehicle, but some cut more heat than others (We will discuss that below). Keeps that annoying summer heat where it belongs: outside your vehicle!


Reduced Glare – Because vehicle tint reduces the visible light by varying degrees, it can also help you not be getting blinded by dangerous glare on sunny days. Like a high quality pair of sunglasses on a bright day.


Less Eye Fatigue – Like we mentioned above, window tint reduces glare. Reduced glare means your eyes have to work way less hard to maintain focus on the road. Some people even report fewer driving headaches and migraines after they install a window film.


Increased UV Protection – A window film is a bit like giving your car windows a coat of unbelievable sunscreen. Most quality window films block 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays, so you’re protected from a primary cause of melanoma, premature aging, and cataracts. See an article by The Skin Cancer Foundation for more information on this by clicking HERE.


Added Security – Window tint may reduce your risk of a break-in from a vandal who sees something valuable in your interior. Crimes of opportunity are a huge type of theft, and if you make your items less visible, you may be less likely to experience a break in.


Reduce Glass Shatter-Risk – Certain window films can actually reduce your risk of being injured by shattered glass. If your car is struck in an impact, a shatter-resistant film’s strong adhesive holds onto the pieces of glass, which can help keep you safer in an accident.


Types of Auto Window Tint


If you’re sold on the benefits of window tint, your next step is to decide which type of tint is best for your needs.


Dyed Window Film – This is a very popular and value based choice in vehicle window film. This type sandwiches a layer of dyed polyester between an adhesive and scratch resistant top coat for a flat, non-reflective finish. It’s often an entry level option because it’s the least expensive. Although it doesn’t block as much heat as other options, it does have great glare reducing effects and still cuts out 99% of the UV.


Metal Hybrid Window Film – For better performance while still maintaining a relatively value price point, you can have your windows tinted with a metal hybrid film. The advantages here are that the metal layer enables the film to reduce a much greater amount of heat compared to dyed films. However, this comes at the cost of a slightly more reflective appearance and possible interference with electronics.


Carbon Window Film – Carbon window tint has become a very popular option. They often reduce similar amounts of heat as a metal hybrid film while maintaining the great looks of a dyed window film. They also do not interfere with electronic systems. This comes at a cost though. Carbon based window films are usually offered at a mid-tier price point.


Ceramic or IR Rejecting Window Film – These films represent the best tint you can get for your vehicle. These films typically have a great, non-reflective appearance while rejecting industry leading amounts of heat. These films also will not interfere with electronics. However, because they do nearly everything well, be prepared to pay a bit more for this type of tint than some of the others.


If you would like more information on the quality automobile window tint products that we offer, have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, call 317-541-8468 for our Indianapolis store and 317-762-8468 for our Greenwood location. Find out why we are the #1 source for automotive window tinting in the Indianapolis, Indiana area.


By blogaccess, Oct 11 2019 05:45PM

The benefits of home window film are wide-ranging. Windows open your home to natural lighting, warmth and views of the outside world. Unfortunately, they also open you up to high energy costs, heat build-up, excessive glare, and the premature fading of interior furnishings. Retrofitting your home’s windows with a quality window film allows you to bask in the sunlight, worry-free.


Cut Your Home Cooling Costs Up to 50%


According to the EPA Energy Star Buildings Manual in the United States, approximately half of a home’s utility bills are wasted by loss of heat and heat gain through untreated windows. Home window tinting can significantly improve energy efficiency. With a thin, virtually invisible addition to your home’s existing windows, window films can help you save up to 50% on cooling costs.


Reduce Heat and Glare


Open your blinds, shades, or draperies and let the sunlight in. In addition to blocking heat, home window tint reduces glare by up to 87%, making it easier for you to watch television or work on a computer in the comfort of your home. Because home window films are made with ultra-clear, distortion-free materials, you won’t even know it’s there.


Lessen the Effects of Harmful UV Rays


Most fabrics, furnishings and artwork can fade simply by allowing daylight to pass through an untreated window. Home window tinting will block up to 99.9% of all UVA and UVB rays, helping to protect your family and preserve the color of your furnishings, fabrics and carpets.


Corrects Temperature Imbalances


Window films can help eliminate hot and cold spots within your home by using film that reduces heat gain coming through the glass in hot areas. This will create a more balanced temperature across the space and reduce the load on your air conditioning system.


Protect Your Home and Family


Glass can be a real hazard in the home when broken from accidents, storms, or break-ins. Safeguard your family and your property with home safety window films. This transparent but powerful barrier helps hold glass in place should an impact occur, help keep an intruder out and help defend you against the unexpected.


Affordable Alternative to Replacement Windows


While damaged or deteriorating windows simply have to be replaced, home window tinting provides an affordable alternative to replacement when your goal is to improve energy efficiency. In fact, the cost for quick, professional installation is about one-tenth the cost of replacement windows!


To learn more about these site benefits and all of the other things a Home Window Film can do for you, click HERE. If you have any questions, contact us today. We would be happy to discuss the options of implementing a window film into your Indianapolis, Indiana area home. Call (317) 541-8468 for our Indianapolis store and (317) 762-8468 for our Greenwood location. Find out why we are the #1 source for window tinting in the Indianapolis, Indiana area.


By blogaccess, Aug 29 2019 06:37PM

If you’re considering automobile window tint, we’ve got years of expertise to help you make the right decision. The top questions regarding window tint tend to fall into the “Why?” and “Where?” categories. So, let’s look at some of the benefits of an automotive film (the why questions), as well as what you should look for when you decide where to have it installed (the where question).


The Why Questions


MORE STYLE


Everybody likes a good looking car, and a vehicle window tinting is an easy way to personalize and add a custom look to your ride. You might have a darker, sleek style tint in mind, or you might want a lighter tint that barely tints the glass but blocks heat. Whether you like a lighter or darker film, you’ll end up with a car that looks and feels more stylish and personalized.


REDUCE VEHICLE INTERNAL TEMPERATURE


You know that feeling you get when you’re driving with the sun at your side, and you end up in an overheating car even when you crank up the AC? The sun’s rays come into your ride and heat it up like a greenhouse, whether your AC is on or not. A window film can reduce the heat streaming through your windows and keep the air cooler and allow your air conditioning to perform better. With newer ceramic technologies, even a light tint can block out and reduce your interior temperature!


DITCH THE GLARE


If you live in a sunny area or drive during a particularly sunny time of day, you’ve probably experienced that dangerous, annoying glare that makes it hard to see the road. A good window film can cut this glare down dramatically, giving you a better line of sight, making you more comfortable and helping you focus on driving safely.


PROTECTION FROM UV RAYS


Anytime we’re exposed to the sun, we are absorbing dangerous UV rays that negatively impact our skin. The same sun you protect yourself from at the beach is still affecting you while you’re driving; UVA rays can penetrate car windows, increasing your risk of cancer and causing premature skin aging. See what The Skin Cancer Foundation has to say about window film’s skin protection capabilities by clicking HERE.


Prolonged exposure to UVA rays can also fade dark colored interiors and fabrics. A modern, UV filtering window film helps protects you and your vehicle interior from these dangerous rays.


The Where Question


If you’ve decided that you want automobile window tint to get these great benefits, your next step is to decide where you’re going to have it installed. Because every state has different laws around window tints, you should first check what the laws in your particular state with this handy chart from AAA located HERE.


Now that you understand the law, here’s what you should be looking for when choosing a window film installation company.


A CLEAN SHOP AREA


A clean workspace is crucial for a good window tint, because if an auto shop is dusty or messy, tiny particles of grease and dirt in the air will end up sticking to your glass during the tint process. This will give you a less than optimal finished product.


MANUFACTURER WARRANTIES


Make sure to ask what the manufacturer and installation company guarantees are regarding the window film being installed on your vehicle. Make sure you understand if you will be on the hook for any costs if something goes wrong with the film.


EXAMPLES OF SHOPS WORK


Nothing speaks to quality of the product and installation like seeing an example of their previous tint jobs. Ask for reference photos or in-person vehicles they’re working on. Take a good look for any bubbles, trapped dirt, lifting edges, etc. A good price is quickly forgotten if you are unhappy with the quality of the installation.


We hope that you found this article helpful in answering the “Why” and “Where” questions. If you would like more information on the quality automobile window tint products that we offer, call 317-541-8468 for our Indianapolis store and 317-762-8468 for our Greenwood location. Find out why we are the #1 source for automotive window tinting in the Indianapolis, Indiana area.


By blogaccess, Aug 16 2019 09:45PM

Sun protection is a serious matter. While fad diets and pop science tout “cancer preventing” super foods with difficult to pronounce names, protecting yourself from the most common type of cancer really comes down to blocking UV rays. Skin cancer affected more than 5.4 million people in the United States in a single year, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all the other cancer types combined, and one in five Americans will develop it by the age of 70. Because this risk is so great, we wanted to offer some skin cancer prevention steps you can take to protect yourself while on the go, at home, and on the job.


Vehicle UV Protection


The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that over 50% of skin cancers manifest on the left side of the body. Researches attribute this split to our sun exposure while driving in the car. Given that AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that the average American spends 17,600 minutes driving each year, that’s a lot time for one half of your body to be receiving more UV radiation than the other.


To prevent skin cancer, always keep sunscreen in your car and apply before driving. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends applying a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 and reapplying every two hours. Sunscreen is critical, because at least 50% of UVA rays can pass through glass, and even though they aren’t as intense as UVB rays, UVA rays are 30 to 50 times more common than UVB.


Another option is having a professionally installed window film installed. This is an even better way to filter the UV radiation that causes most types of skin cancer, because it filters all the time without the need for reapplying every two hours. In addition, many professionally installed window films are recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation. You can check out their article on using window film for sun protection by clicking HERE.


At-Home UV Protection


Speaking of windows, our homes are another place where we’re exposed to the sun’s rays. Untreated windows let in rays that wash out your furniture and damage your skin, so take precautions. Apply sunscreen if you’ll be sitting in a sunny area, and never bring a tanning bed or UV-based light into your home. If you have concerns about the UV impact in your house, you might even consider installing UV sensors.


An easier solution is to have a window film installed to block out up to 99.9% of those damaging rays. Because films put a barrier between your home and the sun, they reflect heat from the exterior and trap it inside during the winter.


For more information on the benefits of window films for protecting your home, check out the Skin Cancer Foundation’s blog post on the topic.


UV Protection on the Job


While you’re on the job, you’re still being affected by damaging rays. If your business has a storefront, a window film will block those rays and protect your merchandise and furniture from becoming washed out, while also saving you energy costs.


If you’re lucky enough to sit by a window while you work, don’t forget to consider windows film or a broad-spectrum sunscreen reapplied regularly. If neither these options is feasible, try and situate your workspace where you won’t be sitting directly in the sun.


If you work outside, sunscreen is especially important! The Skin Cancer Foundation found that 85% of melanomas and 90% of nonmelanoma skin cancers come from exposure to UV radiation, so if you’re working full time outdoors, your risk will increase exponentially.


We hope you found this article on skin cancer prevention steps informative. Our company is proud to offer professionally installed window films for your vehicle, home and office to help protect your skin. Call (317) 541-8468 for our Indianapolis store and (317) 762-8468 for our Greenwood location. Find out why we are the #1 source for window tinting in the Indianapolis, Indiana area.


By blogaccess, Jul 18 2019 10:16PM

It’s in everyone’s best interest to reduce the amount of energy we use. Not only do you reduce your carbon footprint and energy waste, you’ll also save money on your power bills. Here are some of the most useful and practical ways you can reduce home energy usage!


Switch to LEDs – LED bulbs require an initial investment that puts some people off, but they’re a far more efficient and inexpensive solution long term. Not only do they last longer (some LEDs work for more than twenty years!), but they reduce the amount of energy you consume by up to 90% compared to traditional incandescent bulbs. Plus, rather than burning out in a sudden flash, LEDs experience a more gradual decline that makes them easier to live with when they need replacement. Just by swapping out one bulb for an LED model, you’ll reduce your energy bill for that light source by 30-80 dollars over the course of the bulb’s life.


Have Home Window Film Installed – Window films are retrofitted to your existing windows and come in a variety of energy-conserving styles that reduce your energy usage by putting barriers between your home and the outside world. Professionally installed window films block nearly 80% of the sun’s heat, which can really help lower the interior temperature and the amount of air conditioning you need. In addition, during the winter, some low-e window film options help create an insulating layer on your windows to trap your home’s heat inside the house and reduce your heating bill.As a side benefit, most home window films block 99% or more of the sun’s UV rays which can help reduce the impact of cancer causing rays that damage skin as well as fade furnishings and flooring. Go with a pro who can make sure that the films are installed correctly and get you the best possible return on investment by choosing the right film for your application.


Switch to Time-Based Electricity Rates – To cut down on peaking power usage, some utility companies encourage customers to use electricity during off-peak hours. The energy company saves money during high-use hours and the customer receives those savings through rebates or lowered electricity rates. By using energy when others aren’t, you reduce consumption needs during busy times and help keep energy usage balanced for everyone.These programs are especially useful for people with electric or hybrid cars that recharge overnight, but it’s just as easy for people who can easily do things like run dishwashers overnight rather than during the day, for example. Also, technology like home window film mentioned above helps reduce energy usage from the sun’s heat during the peak hours you are trying to limit your consumption.


Kill “Energy Vampires” – Did you know that appliances leech energy even when they’re powered down? Large appliances like fridges, desktop computers, and especially televisions can be draining power even when they’re off, to the extent that as much as 20% of your electric bill can come down to this “vampire power” usage. Turns out that every appliance that stays plugged in is pulling electricity, and most appliances continuously use energy even when “off” to perform updates, connect to servers, and record data. To reduce your energy leaks, be sure to unplug all your devices that you can when you’re not using them. This is easier if you’re using a power strip that allows you to quickly flick off appliances without reaching down and physically unplugging them.


We hope this article helped you with some ways you can reduce home energy usage beginning tomorrow. Our company specializes in helping homeowners improve the energy efficiency and comfort of their homes utilizing modern window film technology. If you have any questions or would like more information, we would be happy to discuss the options of implementing a window film into your Indianapolis area home. Call (317) 541-8468 for our Indianapolis store and (317) 762-8468 for our Greenwood location. Find out why we are the #1 source for window tinting in the Indianapolis, Indiana area.


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