Low Awareness – High Acceptance? | Window Films and Tinting

Window Film dealer sarasota FloridaWindow film is oftentimes accurately described as a product that has “low customer awareness; but high customer acceptance.” Put another way; many people don’t know much about window film. Therefore, they don’t think about it as a solution to their comfort issues when heat intrusion, glare, and fading of furnishings compromise their lifestyle. However; once they are made aware of all the things this unique  product can do to create a comfortable interior environment while protecting furnishings, flooring, and artwork from fading – or providing an elevated level of protection from breakage or impact – they are quick to accept window film as a product they would like to purchase in order to enhance their quality of life. 

High quality window films such as SolarGard®, Panorama®, and Armorcoat® have high customer acceptance because of their ability to eliminate “hot spots” near windows and glass doors; providing uniform comfort throughout your living space while allowing natural light to stream in and enhance your overall environment. Not only are your prized possessions protected from fading, but your skin is shielded from the premature aging or even skin cancer caused by dangerous ultraviolet light. Protection from cutting and piercing injuries – or even dangerous flying glass shards – is enhanced; giving you peace of mind. And all of this is available with one phone call…

At Solar-X of Sarasota, we would rather educate you than sell you. We’re sure that once you see all the benefits to be gained from an  installation of these affordable yet exceptional products, you’ll want to join the thousands of other clients we have helped since 1973. Our factory-trained installers will apply your window film with the attention to detail that has made us the area’s leading window film contractor for nearly four decades. Upon completion, you’ll be presented with a factory-backed written warranty that is second to none. Whether you are in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Venice, you can be sure of getting the finest products and service available. Contact Solar-X  today for your free, no-obligation consultation. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

Energy Savings and Commercial Buildings | Window Tinting

Large Commercial BuildingsFew sectors of the window film industry represent as much in the way of potential energy savings as commercial buildings. Office buildings gobble up huge amounts of electricity to provide adequate lighting, interior cooling and heating, and of course; for office equipment. Many building managers are upgrading their lighting to more modern standards; and they should – oftentimes lighting is the single largest line item on their utility bill. Air conditioning (HVAC) usually comes next, and that’s where window film can really help…

Heat intrusion into a building can wreak havoc with interior comfort conditions. Work spaces near windows can become unbearable, and unwanted glare can make it virtually impossible to see computer screens; resulting in a substantial loss of productivity.

An installation of quality window film such as SolarGard®, Panorama®, or Armorcoat® can immediately change all that. These industry-leading products will reject up to 82% of the total solar energy, and will protect bulding interiors and inhabitants by stopping 99% of the harmful ultraviolet light that causes premature aging and skin cancer. And Armorcoat®; with its impact resistance and aggressive adhesive will add an elevated level of safety and security from dangers of all kinds.

Most importantly, these high quality films can save 30% and more on energy consumption – and that saves money! SolarGard® and Panorama® films are  carbon-negative; they qualify for LEED credits in multiple categories, and can provide a better return on investment than low-e windows when comparing cost of installation and performance. Installation is quick, quiet, and non-disruptive to office routine. And delivery time is immediate – no waiting for permits, window tear-outs and replacements, no dust, no noise – so savings can begin right away!

Solar-X of Sarasota has been actively helping building managers save energy for nearly four decades. Our experienced staff will get the job done right the first time, and move smoothly through the job with absolute minimum disruption to personnel. Start 2012 right, by taking control of your runaway energy costs. Whether you are in the Sarasota, Bradenton,or Venice area; or if you need an experienced commercial window film contractor statewide, contact Solar-X today.

IMG’s Pendleton School Cuts Glare With Panorama Window Film

Few –  if  any – sports training academies can boast the roster of famous alumni/atheletes that IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida can. Andre Agassi, Maria Sharapova, Venus and Serena Williams, Paula Creamer – the list goes on and on! And many younger atheletes who train at the superb facilities attend the Pendleton School, located right on the campus. It’s a beautiful modern building, with large windows that let in plenty of light…

…In many ways, too much light! Even with modern shading devices over the windows, a number of teachers were forced to put up cardboard to keep the light out; especially when using the many overhead projectors and other media devices that are regularly used in class. Not wanting to completely block the view with unsightly, dust-catching blinds, the school’s Headmaster thought that window film might be the perfect solution to cut excessive light from entering the East, South, and West-facing classrooms.

Solar-X of Sarasota has a long history of working with IMG Academies installing both sun control film as well as custom made logos and glass imaging. A consultation with the Headmaster led to a test installation of Panorama® “Slate 10™” dual-reflective window film to ensure that the  film would meet all the school’s needs.  It was an immediate hit. The appearance both inside and out was exactly what they wanted. The resulting light level was perfect for media presentations in the classrooms without additional room-darkening shades or blinds; and the film stopped 79% of the sun’s heat from entering through the windows – an extra bonus that is keeping the classrooms cooler and saving energy. The one day installation was done on a Saturday, so there was no disruption to classroom routine.

IMG Academies is just one example of the ongoing relationships we have with many clients. Architects, contractors, interior designers, assisted living facilities – and many others with ongoing needs –  all know that they can count on Solar-X of Sarasota for prompt professional consultation and service.  They know we’ll recommend the right film for any job, and we’ll install it with care and attention to detail that is second to none. If you are considering a residential or commercial installation in the Bradenton, Sarasota, or Venice area, contact Solar-X today, and see what has made us the area’s premier window tinting contractor for nearly four decades. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

Better Business Bureau – Rated “A+” | Solar-X of Sarasota

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Oftentimes at Solar-X of Sarasota we are told by clients that they opted for us to install their window film because of our “A+” rating with the Better Business Bureau. They know that an endorsement from the Better Business Bureau is a time honored way of letting our potential clients know that they will be treated with respect; they won’t be taken advantage of, and that the quality of our work will live up to or exceed their expectations. In short; they believe that they are going to get a great job at a fair and honest price!

What they may not know is that in almost forty years of being in business, Solar-X of Sarasota has never had a complaint registered against them through any consumer agency! Are we perfect? Nooo…but we try to be! If we do get a call from a client who is less than satisfied (and that is rare indeed), we make sure that their concern is handled quickly and cheerfully; and that they are totally satisfied when we are done. Isn’t that what you should expect?

We hear terms like  “professional, on time, …done right the first time, friendly, tidy,…never any problems,” and most importantly, “I was referred to you by…” on a daily basis, and it is a constant reminder that we have to keep up our vigil – that we have to consistently try to be our best for our clients.  An “A+” endorsement from the Better Business Bureau just validates those efforts and makes them all worthwhile.

So when you want quality window films such as SolarGard®, Panorama® or Armorcoat® in the Bradenton, Sarasota, or Venice area, be sure to call Solar-X of Sarasota for a free, no-obligation consultation and estimate from the area’s premier window film contractor. We’re going to make sure you’re glad you did! Contact Solar-X today!

About Our Manufacturer – Saint-Gobain

Who is SolarGard?

 SolarGard positively impacts lives with products that protect, save, and renew. Headquartered in San Diego, California, SolarGard makes industry-leading architectural and automotive window films, photovoltaics, and custom coatings. A division of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics; a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain – the world leader in the habitat and construction markets – SolarGard’s architectural solar control window films are proven carbon-negative, and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. SolarGard products are sold in more than 90 countries under the SolarGard®, Panorama®, Quantum®, and SolarGard Armorcoat® brands.

About Saint-Gobain

Located in 64 countries, with almost 190,000 employees, Saint-Gobain; world leader in habitat, designs, manufactures, and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet the challenges of growth, energy saving, and environmental protection.

Saint-Gobain is well known in the building industry as manufacturers of CertainTeed® Insulation (used in one of every five homes in the U.S.), Norandex® Vinyl Siding, and CertainTeed® roofing products.

The outstanding feature of the new Dallas Cowboys football stadium – the retractable roof – was manufactured using Saint-Gobain’s “Sheerfill®” architectural fabric; as was the spectacular “tepee-style” roof on Denver’s Stapleton Airport.

Saint-Gobain is also a world leader in the glass manufacturing industry. Having SolarGard window films as part of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics strengthens Saint-Gobain’s position as a market leader in sustainable habitat; giving them a substantial presence in the glass retrofit industry.

 

The “Smart” New Year’s Resolution | Window Film and Tinting

Here’s a possible New Year’s resolution that’s easier to keep than quitting smoking or going on a diet. Make 2012 the year that you take control of your interior environment, and install some quality window film such as SolarGard®, Panorama®, or Armorcoat® Safety and Security Film. No other product can give you so many benefits for one affordable price.


Increased Comfort: 
Sun control film reduces up to 82% of the sun’s heat from coming through your windows. It eliminates “hot spots” near your windows and glass doors and creates a uniform comfort condition throughout your home. No more closed draperies and blinds! Let natural light in and at the same time, enjoy the view!

Increased Safety:  Safety and Security films add an elevated level of protection from unexpected or accidental impact; keeping your family safe from dangerous shards of broken glass. Safety films also provide a significant deterrent to would-be burglars who are looking for a quick, quiet entry in and out of your home. And safety films come in both “clear,” and “sun control” versions that will keep heat out as well!

Reduce Fading:  All window films stop better than 99% of the sun’s dangerous UV light; the single strongest source of interior fading, as well as the agent for premature aging of skin and even skin cancer. An SPF factor of 285+ means incredible protection for your family as well as your furnishings.

Window Film Saves Money:  By reducing heat input into your home, window film cuts energy consumption; lowering your utility bills, and reducing your carbon footprint – paying for itself in a surprisingly short time!

Whether you’re a full or part-time resident of Venice, Sarasota, or Bradenton; you should call Solar-X of Sarasota to help you eliminate heat, glare, and fading from your environment. We’ve been installing the area’s finest quality window films since 1973. Trust Solar-X to provide the expertise and attention to detail that you expect and deserve. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation estimate. Rated  “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

How Big Is YOUR “Footprint?” | Going Green With Window Film

Carbon Negative LogoToday, it seems as if nearly everyone is talking about “going green” in order to reduce energy consumption. There are many building products available that will legitimately do so. Insulation, energy-efficient windows, and high SEER air conditioning systems can drastically cut your monthly energy bills. And you can add one more – window film! Quality products such as SolarGard® and Panorama® have been studied, tested, and proven to reduce energy consumption by 30% and more! They have been shown to give a return on investment that is superior to the return from newly installed low-e windows – at considerably less cost!  SolarGard® and Panorama® films stop as much as 82% of the sun’s heat from penetrating through windows and glass doors; along with 99% reduction of harmful UV light – the same light that fades your furnishings and prematurely ages your skin! Your home or office interior will be made infinitely more comfortable; with no “hot spots” near the windows, and no annoying glare on TV’s or computer screens.

Many window film dealers claim to have “green” window film; and to the extent that it reduces energy costs, they can try to make that argument. But there is so much more to it than just that! What is the environmental impact of their manufacturing process? How environmentally responsible are their manufacturer’s facilities? In the entire industry, only SolarGard® and Panorama® window films have been proven to be “carbon-negative” – by means of a complete “life-cycle analysis,” and backed by the largest  and most extensive Environmental Product Declaration of its kind. All SolarGard® and Panorama® films are manufactured in the United States and adhere to the highest environmental and quality standards.

Solar-X of Sarasota is the area’s most active SolarGard® and Panorama® window film dealer. We’ve been installing environmentally friendly, energy-saving window film products for our clients in Bradenton, Sarasota, and Venice since 1973! Let us help you “go green” and save some “green” while you do it! Contact Solar-X today for a free, no-obligation estimate, and install the one window film brand that can truly say – and prove – that their products are “the real deal” when it comes to helping save the environment. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

What Happened While You Were Gone? | Window Film and Fading

There’s nothing like coming down to your winter home in Florida for the Holidays. Have some fun, soak up some “rays;” get a tan that will have everyone back home talking for weeks! So…you arrive, flip on the air conditioning; and you open the drapes to let the sun shine in. But while you’ve been gone, the same “rays” that you’ve been looking forward to tanning with have ruined your drapes and the exposed flooring behind them! How could it happen so fast?

There’s no denying that our intense Florida sun can be brutal to interior furnishings, flooring, and artwork. Heat, light, and most importantly; ultraviolet light can shorten the life of your prized possessions and furnishings by years; fading vibrant colors and rotting fabrics well before their time. But an installation of quality SolarGard® or Panorama® window film can substantially reduce fading by stopping up to 82% of the sun’s heat, glare, and 99% of all ultraviolet light from entering your home through the windows and glass doors! No more closed draperies and dark rooms! You can fill your home with natural light, enjoy the views that you came down here for, and know that your expensive furnishings and artwork are protected from the ravages of the harsh Florida sun. It’s as easy as one simple, affordable installation of SolarGard® or Panorama® window film! Protect Your Home or Office From Fading

Solar-X of Sarasota; the area’s leading SolarGard® and Panorama® window film dealer, has been helping people with their comfort and fading issues for nearly four decades. Industry-leading product quality, and unwavering attention to detail has kept us in the leadership position from the beginning. And while installation takes only a few hours, the protection lasts for years – in fact; all residential installations are backed by a written manufacturer’s lifetime warranty. Contact Solar-X today, for a free, no-obligation consultation. We’ll get started right away; and you can get back to your vacation knowing that your home is more comfortable and better protected. Solar-X of Sarasota is rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

Protect Your Christmas | Armorcoat Safety and Security Film

Christmas Burglary Home Intrusion“‘Tis the season to be jolly” shouldn’t mean providing gifts to those grinches who would break into our homes and steal them. It’s no secret that home burglaries spike during the Holidays as thieves grab whatever they can get for free. That beautiful tree and piles of presents on display in your front window is like a beacon to those who want to take advantage of a “five finger discount” on the latest iPod, laptop, or the season’s most popular toys.

One way to help keep thieves from stealing your Christmas (or anything else) is an application of impact-resistant Armorcoat® Safety and Security Window Film. Tough, resilient Armorcoat® can help keep glass in place if smashed; providing a strong deterrent to would-be burglars by making entry so difficult or noisy, that they will go elsewhere – in a hurry! Tested and proven to be an effective anti-theft product, Armorcoat® is also known to mitigate the dangers of flying glass, and will provide an elevated level of protection in case of violent weather. Armorcoat® is available in both “clear” and “sun control”  versions; so energy savings, increased comfort, and increased personal protection are all available in one affordable product.

Home security isn’t just something you should think of at Christmas.  Armorcoat® Safety and Security Film can help protect you from unwanted intrusion of all kinds; whether it is from heat, glare, fading, high winds – or burglary! And Solar-X of Sarasota  can install it expertly; with care and the attention to detail that has made us the area’s premier window film contractor for nearly four decades. Contact Solar-X today for a free estimate, and get the year-round security and peace of mind that comes from knowing your home and family are protected. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau. 

 

Low Cost, Big Savings, Exceptional Benefits! | Window Film

Who doesn’t like the idea of saving money? Who doesn’t want to protect their family? Who doesn’t want to be more comfortable in their home? Benefits such as these – and many more – can easily be achieved with a simple, affordable application of window film.

Issues such as comfort, safety, privacy, and fading are common to homeowners who want to improve their interior environment. Quality window films such as SolarGard®, Panorama®, and Armorcoat™ Safety and Security films can provide these benefits, and more:

                    • Improved comfort  
                    • Reduced glare
                    • Virtually eliminates harmful UV, while letting in natural light
                    • Lowers monthly energy bills and reduces your carbon footprint
                    • Added security, and safety from accidental contact with glass

While films share many common benefits, however, there can be vast differences in both performance and appearance. Films can run from virtually clear to darker, or more reflective. Many condominiums or gated communities have rules regarding film appearance that must be complied with. These and other considerations make it advisable to have an experienced professional help you choose a film that meets your performance goals, while pleasing your eye, and staying within your budget. Window Film dealer sarasota Florida

Solar-X of Sarasota has been helping homeowners with their comfort and safety issues for nearly four decades. An experienced, well-trained professional will be happy to assist you in defining your goals, and choosing the most appropriate film to meet them. Open your drapes and enjoy the view! Contact Solar-X today, and experience the customer service that has made us “the area leader since 1973.”

“Ho-Hum” Becomes “Sensational” With Decorative Window Film!

Decorative Window Films For Interior DesignBy any measure, the largest part of our business at Solar-X of Sarasota is the window film business – that is both “sun control” film and “safety and security” film. But a rapidly growing segment of our business is the sale and installation of decorative films – embossed, textured, patterned and frosted products that add a whole new dimension to the appearance of ordinary windows, doors, and mirrors.

These products can be used for both residential and commercial applications, and we are happy to show you any of the hundreds of films available!decorative-film-florida Homeowners love the appearance upgrade on shower doors, front entries that need privacy from the street,  home offices, glass-fronted kitchen cabinets, etc.  Businesses appreciate the privacy given to glass-walled conference rooms, partitions between work stations, reception areas, and glass doors into private offices. In addition, we can custom fabricate corporate logos, or unique creations that enhance glass appearance and add a “designer touch” – all at a cost that can be less than half the cost of actual etched glass.

Lakewood Ranch Country Club Window TintingFor large-scale applications, we can provide custom imaging done with solvent printing – a process where actual images can be printed on a clear film “base” and applied to large areas of glass to become a one-of-a-kind mural; or unique design. Or we can install printed “architectural wraps” on storefronts. Today’s printing technology can provide imagery with “high definition” optical clarity, and provide the business owner with a means to promote his or her business that is truly eye-catching!

No matter what you choose, Solar-X of Sarasota can provide the decorative products to take your glass from “so-so” to “sensational!” Contact Solar-X today for more information about these exciting products that can bring affordable elegance to your home or office setting. Decorative films are one more item that keep Solar-X in the top echelon of our industry, and help us to remain “the area leader since 1973.”

Reduce Expenses, Increase Comfort | Sarasota Window Tinting

Household FinancesIn today’s economy, there isn’t a home owner, or business owner who doesn’t want to reduce expenses. And you can do that in a significant way; simply by installing a high quality window film such as SolarGard®, Armorcoat®, or Panorama® on the windows of your home or business.

Window films reduce heat intrusion by up to 82% – increasing comfort while drastically reducing utility bills! They control annoying glare without having to close your blinds or draperies. Window films protect your furnishings, flooring, and most importantly, your family; from the harmful effects of ultraviolet light – reducing interior fading, and protecting skin by stopping better than 99% of the UV with an SPF of 285+! Finally; Safety and Security window films such as Armorcoat® help protect your family from the dangers of flying glass shards by holding the fragments in place when struck – either by accident or from severe weather. They also provide an effective deterrant to burglary or intrusion by making it harder to gain entry. 

For those who are interested in helping the environment, SolarGard® and Panorama® window films are “carbon-negative.” They are the first and only film products to achieve an Environmental Product Declaration (the largest of its kind), and they will dramatically reduce your carbon footprint by reducing your utility consumption. 

Solar-X of Sarasota is the area’s largest and most active dealer of SolarGard®, Armorcoat®, and Panorama® window films. This award-winning company; rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau, has been installing quality films for nearly four decades. We bring an unrivaled level of product knowledge, industry experience, and installation craftsmanship to every job – whether it’s a home in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice; or statewide commercial installation. Contact Solar-X today, and get the service that has made us the area’s premier window film contractor since 1973!

Run Out Of Customers? Not A Chance… | Window Tinting

Graph/ChartIn the nearly thirty-nine years that Solar-X of Sarasota has been in business, a commonly asked question is, “Don’t you think that sooner or later, you’ll run out of customers?” Our answer is a resounding “No!” Why would we? Every year, millions of square feet of architectural glass are manufactured in this country.  It will go into homes and offices across this land, and inevitably, the sun will shine through it and cause discomfort, or glare; fading, or a safety issue that someone will need to contend with. And window film will address them all with a quick, easy, and affordable installation.

…”Well, what about all the tinted, low-e, and insulated glass being manufactured today? Won’t that cut into your market share?” Not really. For while there have been advancements in the “energy-saving” and “comfort” performance technology of glass, there have also been advancements in the window film industry; and  quality films like SolarGard®, Panorama®, and Armorcoat™ are being installed every day on these more modern glazing systems. Why? Because they can significantly boost the performance and safety aspect of even these newer glass products. Improvements in optics, performance, appearance, and lifespan have; over the years, elevated window film to a level of respect and product consciousness that matches any glazing technology out there. Homeowners and Facility Managers alike are increasingly recognizing the utility and quality of these products; and they are installing them in ever-increasing numbers. Window films can stop up to 82% of the sun’s heat, reduce glare, and eliminate over 99% of all the ultraviolet that is so harmful to furnishings and skin. Performance certifications from respected third parties such as the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) add further legitimacy.

Run out of customers? No way! Over 38-plus years, we’ve seen our share of economic upheavals. But the overall “trend line” on our sales graphs is always “up,” not “down.”  And we intend to keep it that way – with high-quality, advanced technology window films and the outstanding customer service for which we have always been known. For the best in residential window tinting in Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, and Venice; or statewide commercial contracting, contact Solar-X of Sarasota today – the area’s premier window tinting contractor since 1973. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

New Van, “Smart Tags” Are A Hit! | Solar-X of Sarasota

In late August, the new Solar-X van hit the road for the first time, and already we’ve had some very favorable comments. People really like the color scheme, clean look, and easy readability. Sporting a beautiful “wrap” by Suncoast Sign Shop in Bradenton, the new Ford van also incorporates QR “smart tags” in the design. Easily scanned by any smart phone, the tags will take you directly to a page within our website that offers discounts exclusive to those who “scan the van.”  While there, take the time to thoroughly explore our website. It’s full of information about our SolarGard®, Panorama®, and Armorcoat™ film products; design ideas for decorative films, test data, and educational materials that will help you make the right decision about which films are best for your home or office needs. When done, call Solar-X at any of our convenient phone numbers, or go right to our contact page. We’ll respond right away; sending a knowledgeable sales consultant to your home or office to listen to your needs, make recommendations for the most appropriate film, and quote you a price. You’ll be delighted with how affordable these premium quality window films really are!

SolarGard®, Panorama®, and Armorcoat™ window films are industry-leading products that stop up to 82% of the sun’s heat, 99% of the harmful ultraviolet light, and will make your glass safer for you and your family. From traditional films to today’s most sophisticated “spectrally selective” films such as “HiLite™” clear solar protection, Solar-X of Sarasota has them all; and we will install them with the most experienced installation technicians available anywhere!

At Solar-X of Sarasota, we are constantly striving to make it easy for you to become a client. We’re passionate about what we do, we want your business, and utilizing “smart tag” technology is just one more example of our forward thinking mind set. So when you see the new van on the road, in your neighbor’s driveway, or your condo parking lot, “scan the van,” and contact Solar-X. You’ll see why we’ve been the area’s leading window film contractor since 1973.

Boost Comfort, Cut Energy Costs | Commercial Window Tinting

green building window filmFacility managers are constantly tasked with finding ways to reduce energy costs; in the areas of consumption, as well as system operating and maintenance costs. In office buildings, the two most obvious places to look for savings are in lighting efficiency, and air conditioning costs – and a good starting point for both is with the windows…

Windows let in light; and the more daylight that is let in, the less artificial lighting is needed. You don’t pay for electricity when the switch is “off.” Natural daylight imparts a sense of well-being, and large expanses of glass allow desirable views.  However, windows also let in huge amounts of undesirable heat, and that drives up air conditioning costs. So how do you let in light and reduce heat at the same time?

According to The U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the most cost-effective way to upgrade a building’s windows is to install window film*. That’s a pretty clear statement from a source that knows what they are talking about. High quality window films such as SolarGard® and Panorama® will let in light, preserve desirable views, and reduce heat intrusion by as much as 82%! Energy consumption is reduced by as much as 30%, and the reduced running time of the HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) system means lower maintenance and repair costs. That means when calculating payback, the cost of the film can be spread over multiple levels. Finally, if “green” technology is on your list of considerations; SolarGard® and Panorama® are not only “carbon-negative;” they qualify for LEED credits under six different catagories!

Solar-X of Sarasota; the area’s largest SolarGard® and Panorama® dealer, has been helping facility managers lower their energy costs and boost their comfort levels since 1973. We can help you get utility rebates, accurately predict savings with a detailed energy analysis; provide exceptional warranty coverage, and install your window film with no disruption to office routine – all with a level of professionalism that is unmatched in the area.   Contact Solar-X today, and let us help you get started!

* “Cost Effective Building Envelope Options for Reducing Cooling Loads to Commercial Buildings,”
   Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California.

Window Film – The Best “Toolbox” Product For Problem Windows

Windows are so ubiquitous in our homes and workplaces that we seldom think about their effect on our daily lives. But there is a “duality” to windows in terms of how they affect our interior environment. On one hand, they let in light, provide enjoyable views, impart a feeling of well-being, and increase productivity. On the other hand, they let in excessive heat, bothersome glare, and dangerous UV light. They also present a safety issue in the case of accidental contact, and a security issue relative to burglary, explosions, violent weather, and earthquakes.

Homeowners and Facilty Managers alike seek to increase the comfort of their homes or buildings while reducing their utlity bills. They want to minimize annoying glare while preserving their views. They want to protect their homes and work environments from the harmful effects of ultraviolet light, and they certainly want to provide an environment that is safe from the dangers of accidents or flying glass.  

The only way they can accomplish all those objectives without “breaking the bank” is through the use of a multi-faceted “toolbox” product; and that product is efficient, affordable window film.  Quality products such as SolarGard®, Panorama®, and SolarGard® “Armorcoat™” can stop up to 82% of the sun’s heat and glare. They can provide protection against interior fading, premature aging, and skin cancer by eliminating 99%+ of the ultraviolet light. The proven performance of Armorcoat™ Safety and Security Film puts fears to rest regarding accidents, flying glass, or other security issues. And finally, window film can be installed with a minimum of disruption or “down time” – allowing for business as usual throughout the entire process.

Solar-X of Sarasota has been providing the safety and comfort of these quality window films  to area home and business owners for over 38 years! Our unrivaled product knowledge and extensive training allows us to ascertain the best product for each building’s unique needs; and our experienced installation craftsmen will carefully and efficiently see your job through to completion. Contact Solar-X today to get the ball rolling with a free, no-obligation estimate and consultation, and experience the service that has made us “the area leader since 1973.”

HiLite Window Film – Nothing Better Under The Sun!

We feel privileged to live and conduct business in a community filled with spectacular homes that have equally spectacular views – of the Gulf, beaches, bays, lakes and golf courses. However, the expansive windows that afford those wonderful views let in huge amounts of discomforting heat, and the harmful ultraviolet light that causes fading of furnishings and art, premature aging, and skin cancer. Closing the drapes against the sun only accomplishes two things: ruined drapes and ruined views!

So how does one protect their home, possessions, family, and views from the harsh tropical sun? Panorama® “HiLite™” spectrally selective window film. Virtually clear solar protection, “HiLite™” stops 55% of the total solar energy from entering your home; along with 99+% of the harmful ultraviolet light – while letting nearly all the visible light into your home. It’s not dark or reflective like some window films, it won’t distort natural colors, and it will leave your view – both day and night – completely uncompromised. In addition,  it will do all that with the highest ratio of spectral selectivity  (light allowed in vs. heat rejected) of any window film available today.

Traditional window films can darken rooms and keep you from seeing out at night by causing an annoying reflective surface on the inside of your windows. Not so with “HiLite™.” This incredible film has no “reflective” appearance – in fact, it’s characteristics match those of unfilmed glass. So you can keep your view and let the sun shine in; all while stopping over half the heat and all the harmful ultraviolet. Who could ask for more?

Solar-X of Sarasota is the area’s exclusive dealer for “HiLite™”  clear solar protection, as well as the complete line of Panorama®, SolarGard®, and SolarGard “Armorcoat™” films. We proudly install these high quality products with the area’s most experienced and factory-trained craftsmen. And we understand the importance of your view and your desire to get the most from it while still protecting your home and family. Spectacular homes need a spectacular window film; and that – without a doubt – is “HiLite™.” Contact Solar-X today to find out why we have been the area’s premier window film contractor since 1973.  Expect – and get – the very best products from Solar-X of Sarasota!

No Surprises Here – Window Film Works! | Window Tinting

Window Film dealer sarasota FloridaOne thing that we at Solar-X of Sarasota have learned over nearly four decades of being in the window tinting business is that once people buy window film products, they are customers for life! It’s impossible to relate all the people who have said, “I had this installed on my last house, and it made such an incredible difference, that I wouldn’t own a home without it!”

Why? Because window film works! From the day it is installed, it does everything that it is advertised to do. It very effectively reduces the heat, glare, and fading that degrade your comfort and interior environment. It is affordable. It makes glass safer by helping to retain glass fragments if the window is broken. It can save up to 30% and more on your utility bills, and its performance is certifed by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC).

Who doesn’t want a more comfortable home? Who doesn’t want to protect their furnishings, artwork, and other prized possessions from the harm of ultraviolet light? And who doesn’t want to save money? One recent client called to say that his film installation had dropped the temperature in a problematic and uncomfortable master bedroom by seven degrees! Now he wants the rest of the house done. That’s certainly no surprise!

At Solar-X of Sarasota, we have been selling and installing quality window films like SolarGard®, Panorama®, and Armorcoat™ since 1973. And we aren’t about to run out of customers any time soon.  Our reputation for quality products and expert installation keeps our phone ringing with calls from both new customers, and “old friends” – clients who have come back many times. They know our products are backed by some of the best warranty coverage in the business, and their satisfaction is guaranteed. Contact Solar-X today for a free, no-obligation consultation and estimate from the area’s window film experts.

Labor Day Is Here – But Summer Isn’t Over! | Window Tinting

Cooling OffIt’s Labor Day Weekend! Up the coast on Cape Cod, Long Island, Nantucket and Martha’s Vinyard, people will be closing up their “summer homes” and getting ready for the Fall and Winter weather. But here in Florida we still have plenty of hot summer weather left to contend with. That means the sun is still blasting through windows and glass doors; causing severe discomfort and fading of drapes, carpeting, furniture and artwork. But you won’t have to put up with sun-related issues like that if you install a quality window film such as SolarGard®, Panorama®, or Armorcoat™.

SolarGard® and Panorama® films will stop up to 82% of the sun’s heat and glare; as well as 99%+ of the harmful ultraviolet rays that can ruin your interior furnishings – and your skin! With a minimum SPF factor of 285+, these efficient yet affordable products (recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation) can protect you, your family, and your home from the damage and premature aging associated with ultraviolet exposure. And of course; by stopping up to 82% of the sun’s heat from overloading your air conditioning system, you will enjoy comfort you only dreamed of, while saving up to 30% and more on your electric bills. Armorcoat™ Safety and Security Film not only stops heat, glare and fading, but brings an additional level of protection to your windows by helping to keep the glass in place if broken by things such as accidental contact –  even by attempted burglary or unexpected winds.

All you need to do is contact Solar-X of Sarasota for a free, no-obligation estimate; and you too can enjoy all the comfort, energy savings, and safety benefits that our high-quality window films can provide. At Solar-X we have been providing the best in products and installation for nearly 40 years. Home– and business owners alike know our reputation for “top shelf” products and unmatched installation craftsmanship. Our films will keep you cool, comfortable, and protected for years to come, so contact Solar-X today. The area’s leading window film contractor since 1973!

Safety and Security Window Films, and Glass Retention

Office Building Hurricane DamageSeveral times this week, while reporting on the progress of Hurricane Irene as it advances up the east coast and toward New York, reporters have commented that a huge worry in the city would be all the flying glass. They wouldn’t say that if they knew how effective high-quality Safety and Security Window Films such as SolarGard® “Armorcoat™” are in keeping broken glass together. Winds howling between high-rise buildings can create a “tunnel” effect, accelerating the wind speed and literally sucking the windows out of a building. But Armorcoat; with its aggressive adhesive – along with a properly installed “edge attachment” system – can help to hold the film and glass combination in the window frame. The proven glass fragment retention properties of this product have been known about for years. That’s why Armorcoat has been installed on many government buildings and offices; including our nation’s Capitol. In fact, a standard clause in many government leases today includes a provision for the installation of Safety and Security window film as blast protection before the department or agency even moves into its new space.

The fragment retention properties of Armorcoat make it ideal for holding glass together and minimizing the danger of cutting and piercing injuries after impact and breaking. That means when Irene has finished with New York and moved on, many high-rise windows that would otherwise be sucked out of their frames, might still be in place – even if broken.

 Solar-X of Sarasota is the leading installer of Armorcoat Safety and Security Film in the Bradenton, Sarasota, and Venice area; helping people protect their homes and businesses from burglary, vandalism – even errant golf balls! – keeping their glass together after impact. Our experienced installation crew knows how to provide for any protection level; from accidental human contact to blast mitigation. And since Armorcoat comes in both “clear” and “tinted” versions, you can use it to save energy and reduce heat, glare, and fading inside your home or office. Contact Solar-X today for a free, no-obligation consultation regarding your safety and security needs.

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