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By blogaccess, Dec 14 2018 04:07PM

Do you like home improvement projects? If you answered yes, you should really consider all the benefits a professionally installed window film can offer. In an article in NOLA.com, author Marni Jameson and Darrell Smith from the International Window Film Association discuss the benefits of window films to a homeowner and why they should consider it for home improvement projects.


Here are some points that were brought up in the article:


Color Neutral Options – “If you don’t want to change the color of your home’s natural light or see any metallic shine, ask for a color neutral day-lighting film,” Smith said. Your windows will save energy but give up next to nothing in light quality.


Lower Bills – In hot weather, solar-control films can block up to 80 percent of the solar energy coming through windows, which cuts down on air conditioning. “It usually translates into a year-round savings of about 5 to 10 percent of the home’s total energy bill,” Smith said, and much more during hot months.


Added Protection – Visible light lies on the spectrum between ultraviolet, which damages furniture, and infrared, which beams heat. Treated windows will block 99 percent of UVA and UVB rays, thus greatly slowing the deterioration and fading of drapes, carpet and furniture.


Decorative Applications – Today’s window films also can inexpensively make clear glass look etched or frosted for privacy or a decorative effect.


Not a Fix - If your window is in bad shape, leaking or poorly insulated, adding film won’t fix that. Deteriorating windows should be replaced. However, if your windows are in good shape, don’t replace them just for energy efficiency, Smith said. Try film first.


If you would like to read the entire article, click HERE


If you would like to learn more about how window films can help with your upcoming home improvement projects, 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, Nov 9 2018 02:27PM

There is no doubt that Summer now is a distant memory. The kids are fully engaged back in school and cooler temperatures have begun to arrive. As many people prepare to spend more time indoors, they often consider doing some projects around the house. Fall is a great time to take on a home improvement project.


We recently read an article in the Huffington Post by Sam Cohen titled "Build Superior Homes By Installing Window Films — Valid Reasons To Add Them To Your Windows". We thought it would be great to summarize some of the reasons he lists, along with some of our own, so you might consider window film as a great choice for a Fall home improvement project.


Why Should Window Film Be Your Next Home Improvement Project?


Creates a Comfortable Environment: After window films are installed in your home, they create a comfortable environment by reducing the hot and cold areas of your home often associated with proximity to windows.


Saves Energy: Window film not can improve the appearance of your home, it can also plays a huge role in saving on energy costs. Depending on what type of film you choose, you can save significantly on your energy costs.


Protects Interior Furnishings from UV Damage: Window films can block 99% of the ultraviolet rays of the sun that enters your home. This is important because UV is a major contributor to fading. So, as the window film blocks the UV rays, it also protects upholstery, furnishings, tapestries, paintings from discoloration and fading.


Enhances Security and Safety: Window films also help hold the glass together in the event of breaking of a window. Whether due to an attempted break-in, storm or an accident, the window film can act as a barrier to entry and protection from injury from glass shards.


Reduces Glare: At this time of the year, the sun is lower in the sky and this often creates irritating glare issues that aren't as prevalent in the Summer. Window film can help cut the glare making rooms more comfortable and allow you to see things like television and computer screens more easily.


Improves Your Existing Windows: Rather than deal with the disruption of replacing your windows, window film retrofits to your existing glass and improves the performance. Professional installation can be done quickly with minimal disruption to the daily activities in your home.


You can read Sam's article by clicking HERE


We hope that you found this brief list informative and that you might consider window film on your next home improvement project. If you would like to learn more about home window films, 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, Oct 18 2018 11:45PM

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Gas prices seem to continually creep higher and more people are opting to purchase an electric or hybrid vehicles. Those are both great options to help save you money, but they can both be made even better. Did you know that by utilizing a heat rejecting automotive window film, you can increase the range of your electric or hybrid vehicle? In this brief article we will explain the how and why automotive window film is beneficial in this area.


First, let's explore one of the primary ways that the battery in an EV or hybrid vehicle gets drained. In addition to powering the vehicle, much of the power from the batteries goes to operating the comfort systems. These would include things like lights, sound system and most importantly, the HVAC system. Depending on the vehicle, use of the air conditioning can reduce range from 9-17%. See estimate graphics from Tesla's own website below that show range estimate for various cars in their line-up with all things being equal except the use of the HVAC system.


Now that we have established that running the HVAC does decrease the range of your vehicle, how can window tint help? Through the use of an automotive window film, solar energy entering the car through the windows can be reduced significantly. By reducing the heat entering the vehicle, the need to run the HVAC will be reduced and that will extend your range. Over time, through the extended range and reduced running costs, the window tint installation could actually pay for itself.


Hopefully this brief article will help you understand how window tint can help you increase the range of your electric vehicle or hybrid. If you would like more information about automotive window film and how they can be implemented into your electric or hybrid vehicle,


Hopefully this brief article will help you understand how window tint can help you increase the range of your electric vehicle or hybrid. If you would like more information about automotive window film and how they can be implemented into your electric or hybrid vehicle call 317-541-8468. For our Greenwood location, call 317-762-8468. We would be happy to help!

By blogaccess, Sep 21 2018 05:58PM

All tint used on vehicles is the same, right? No, nothing could be further from the truth. This vehicle window tint guide was written to help you better understand vehicle window film so you can make an informed decision the next time you get your vehicle tinted.


If you’re like most people, you probably assume all vehicle window tint is the same. Sure, it comes in different shades of darkness, and maybe even varying levels of reflectivity, but it’s basically all the same, right? Actually, no. The truth is that the world’s ever-advancing technology has created significant differences that are important for you to understand before getting window tint put on your next vehicle.


Let’s begin with a little history, an the evolution of vehicle window tint. At one time, and not that long ago, vehicle window tint fell primarily into two simple categories; basic dyed polyester window film and window films with a metalized layer.


First, you had the basic dyed polyester film. This was typically inexpensive and just gave your windows the tinted appearance you were looking for without much in the way of performance. These dyed films often had a limited lifespan. Typically, they would begin turning purple after three to five years of sun exposure. We are sure you have noticed examples of this type of film driving around. Many times, this film looked great the day it was installed and then slowly faded to the undesirable purple.


The other vehicle tint option was metalized film that integrated a layer of metal to the dyed polyester. This gave the tinted look while providing some heat rejection. These films cost more than the dyed films and were considered the upgrade option in most shops. The performance was better and the film lasted longer because of the metal layer. The downside to these metal films was that they had more reflectivity (because of the metal layer) and they could interfere with the vehicle’s electronics and antenna systems. In addition, the sheen caused by the metal layer often caused these films to not offer a great match to factory tinted glass on SUVs, trucks and minivans.


Unfortunately, for many years, these were the only two window tint options someone had when wanting to get their vehicle’s windows tinted. The supposed “good” dyed film and the “better” option of metalized film. Neither was truly ideal.


Well, we are happy to say that those days are long gone! In 2018, you have a variety of new, high tech options. These films do not turn purple, are not reflective and they can reject a significant amount of heat without being dark. These new films are light years ahead of historic vehicle window film and should be at the front of your mind when you’re looking to have your next vehicle tinted.


Unlike traditional window tint that needs to be darker or metallic to achieve any real significant performance, these new films block the heat through infrared blocking technology. This enables them to even be nearly clear and still block a significant amount of heat.


Another important note is that these films create a protective barrier from the sun’s damaging UV rays for both your skin and the cabin of the vehicle. Studies show the incidence of skin cancer among passengers corresponds directly with the side of their body exposed to the window. For example, a driver in North America tends to have a higher rate of skin cancer on their left side, the one exposed to the sun while driving. Many modern window films are recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective protection from the sun. Click HERE to read more.


So, as you can see, not all vehicle tint is created equal. When shopping for window tint, make sure to ask what types of film a shop carries. Understand the film technology used so you can make an informed decision for your car and more importantly for yourself. Often, if you just ask to have your vehicle tinted a specific shade, a shop may use a basic dyed film to give you the look requested. This may give you the look or price you want, but you may miss out on the performance you could have had. Also, you should check your local tint laws to see what shade is legal in your state by clicking HERE.


Hopefully the information in the vehicle window tint guide helps you the next time you get a vehicle tinted. If you would like more information about the automotive window tinting products and services we offer, click HERE. If you want a quote or to schedule an appointment for your vehicle, 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, Sep 7 2018 02:58PM

We recently came across an article published by Proud Green Home that discussed how home window films could make your house more energy efficient. However, in addition to energy efficiency, the article mentioned six additional noteworthy benefits of utilizing home window films. We have summarized them below as thought you might be interested in all of the ways that window film can compliment your next home improvement project.


Benefits of Home Window Films


Reduces Glare – Applying tint to your home windows can result in blocking significant amount of the sun’s glare from passing through the glass.


Protects Your House Interiors –The sun’s UV rays penetrate through windows of your house. With prolonged exposure, your house furnishings, carpet, rugs and upholstery can become faded and damaged. Window tinting offers a great solution for fading issue as it typically blocks 99% of the UV while still allowing you to enjoy your windows.


Energy Savings –Window tint can act as a window insulator keeping heat out in the Summer and retaining heat in the Winter. This can help home owners decrease their utility bills by reducing how hard their heating and air conditioning system needs to work to keep the house comfortable.


Increased Privacy – Window films can be used strategically throughout your home to offer additional privacy through certain windows without the need for blinds or curtains.


Enhanced Safety – Accidents happen and a window can bet broken. When this happens with a typical home window, the glass breaks in a way that can be dangerous. Home window film can keep the broken glass in place and reduce the danger.


Added Security – Security home window film exists that can provide the other benefits listed and make uninvited entry into your home more difficult. This makes these types of films a perfect compliment to a home a security system.


Affordable Alternative to Window Replacement – At some point nearly any window may need to be replaced, but by using home window films you may be able to significantly extend the useful life of your existing windows while achieving the benefits you desire. Having a professionally installed window film applied is much less costly and far less disruptive to your home than window replacement.


We hope this list helped you understand the variety of ways home window films can improve your home. If you would like more information, in your home window film solution in your home solution in your house, click HERE and call 317-541-8468 for our Indianapolis store and 317-762-8468 for our Greenwood location. We would be happy to provide a free, no obligation consultation and estimate of implementing window film solution in your home.


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