3M Named as a World’s Most Ethical Company for Second Consecutive Year

3M most ethicalIn the fast-paced world of global business, it takes more than a written compliance policy to keep a company doing business the right way. That is why Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, has named 3M as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company® for the second time. The designation recognizes 3M’s impact on the way business is conducted through its efforts of fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company.

“At 3M, living by our Code of Conduct is a team effort and a responsibility we uphold for our customers, for our shareholders and for each other,” said Jim Zappa, 3M’s chief compliance officer. “The commitment of our people to the highest ethical standard and to doing business the right way promotes trust with our customers and in the quality of our products. Furthermore, it gives us confidence to grow our business anywhere in the world.”

In particular, Ethisphere recognized 3M’s compliance and ethics program and how effectively it is applied throughout the entire multinational company, creating strong social responsibility and corporate citizenship.

“The World’s Most Ethical Companies embrace the correlation between ethical business practice and improved company performance. These companies use ethics as a means to further define their industry leadership and understand that creating an ethical culture and earning the World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition involves more than just an outward facing message or a handful of senior executives saying the right thing,” said Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer Timothy Erblich. “Earning this recognition involves the collective action of a global workforce from the top down. We congratulate everyone at 3M for this extraordinary achievement.”

Solarx/NBIsuncontrol is proud to be the area’s only 3M authorized window film dealer.

So Many Benefits In One Product! | Sarasota Window Tinting

Window film is such a well known product in Florida, that it’s easy to forget that there are people out there who have never heard of it; nor are they familiar with benefits that this easily affordable product provides! So occasionally, it’s constructive to tell potential clients what window film is, and what it does…

Window film is a specially coated polyester material that is applied directly to the surface of residential and commercial windows. Most clients choose to install film for the following benefits:

Window film reduces heat gain; increases comfort: When sunlight enters through your windows, it can really wreak havoc; causing “hot spots” near windows, and making some areas almost unlivable. Closing drapes and blinds won’t help – the heat is already through the glass! A quality window film such as SolarGard®, or Panorama® will allow natural light to stream in without annoying glare and discomfort; reducing heat gain by up to 82%.

Window film protects you and your home from UV damage: Ultraviolet light ruins drapes, carpet, furnishings and artwork, and causes irreparable harm to your skin and eyes! Window film stops better than 99% of UVA and UVB rays, protecting against premature aging of skin and eyes; all while saving your valuable furnishings and art!

Window film saves energy: By reflecting as much as 82% of the sun’s heat, window film can reduce your cooling costs by 30% and more – all while maintaining a uniform “comfort condition” within your home.

Window film makes glass safer: Add an extra level of security with Armorcoat® Safety and Security Film; in “Clear” or “Sun Control.”  Armorcoat® helps hold lethal glass fragments in place if your your windows are impacted, protecting you, your family, and your pets from the piercing and cutting injuries that so often occur when glass is broken.

Decorative Films: Add a “designer touch” to windows, entry doors, shower enclosures – anywhere! With textured, patterned or embossed decorative films, there is no limit to what you can do. Enhance the appearance of problematic window areas to give your interior environment a “one-of-a kind” look that is uniquely you!

Solar-X of Sarasota sells and installs SolarGard®, Panorama®, and Armorcoat® window films. We also sell and install decorative films and applied products that enhance appearance and provide privacy; and we install them all with pride and unrivaled attention to detail. If you are considering an installation of window film on your home or office, contact Solar-X today; and see why we have been the area’s leading window film contractor since 1973! Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau. Serving Parrish, Palmetto, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Venice, Englewood, and North Port.

 

 

 

Decorative Films, Custom Glass Art | Solar-X of Sarasota

Summer Cove 2Decorative films and custom graphics are something that can make your home or office space unique. You can customize your interior environment with any number of things. “Off the shelf” decorative films are easily applied to windows, mirrors, shower doors, and front entries. Custom fabricated images that look like expensive etched glass can done in geometric patterns, or images that match your sense of style; whether they are flowers, birds, or nature scenes. Finally, virtually any image can be printed on clear film, and applied to glass! There no limits to the things that you can do!

People passing by can see right into your home through the glass front doors and sidelights. How about that big window over the tub in the master bath? Frosted and decorative films can give you a sense of privacy (and security) without losing light! So much more practical than window treatments that flop around every time you open the door – and so much more “eye-popping!”

Add a whole new look at the office; starting with a custom crafted logo on the entry. Or, add a privacy factor to glass partitions,  interior conference room panels and training areas where outside distractions are unwanted. The look is clean, uncluttered, and all business! It can be achieved at a fraction of the cost of actual etched glass. Best of all, it can be done with no muss and no fuss. Etching can be a real hassle – the mess of sandblasting, taking the glass out and replacing it after it is done – but frosted films can be applied quickly and without any disruption! Any fabrication is done at our facility and not where you conduct business.  Before you know it, the look of your office has been fundamentally changed!

Solar-X of Sarasota has been the area leader in decorative film as well as sun control film for forty years, with clients from Palmetto and Parrish, to Lakewood Ranch and Longboat Key.   Count on us to get your job done right, with the area’s most experienced installation technicians and award-winning products such as SolarGard® and SolarGard® Panorama® sun control and safety films, or the hundreds of high-quality decorative products we have available. Contact Solar-X today for a free consultation and estimate. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

Think You’re Safe From UV Light Indoors? Think again…

For forty years, Solar-X of Sarasota has been installing window film for clients whose main concern is protecting their drapes, carpets, and furnishings from sun fading. Every one of those clients knows that the single strongest source of fading is ultraviolet light; yet it is truly surprising how few make the connection between ultraviolet light, and the fact that – even indoors – they are subject to premature aging of skin and skin cancer, as well eye damage. Every hour that your windows admit visible light (daylight), they are admitting invisible light (ultraviolet). If it can damage your furnishings, it can surely damage your skin and eyes – even indoors!

As thousands of Baby Boomers move to Florida and settle into the “retirement” lifestyle, they would be  well advised to consider an application of SolarGard® sun control film for their home windows. SolarGard® films block 99% of the harmful ultraviolet rays that otherwise pass right through glass. For that reason, SolarGard® window films are recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation; and many dermatologists recommend window film to their clients. Window films don’t need to be “dark” to block all the UV, so you can fill your home with beautiful, natural daylight and still protect your skin and your eyes from cataracts and the damage that comes from long term exposure to ultraviolet light. Many of today’s window films are virtually undetectable while still reducing substantial amounts of heat and glare; so you will be creating a more comfortable interior environment, without compromising your views or interior light levels.

SolarGard® window films come in many different densities and appearances to suit individual tastes. Installation is quick and very affordable, so contact Solar-X of Sarasota today, and let us protect both you and your home from damaging ultraviolet light. Our experienced installation craftsmen will install your window film with attention to detail and the pride that comes from being “the area’s premier window film contractor since 1973.” Solar-X of Sarasota is rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

40 Years In Business | Solar-X of Sarasota | Window Tinting

sarasota window filmAny way you look at it, forty years is a long time. To be in business for that long is a significant milestone – one that few businesses achieve. It is a measure of success that is maintained every day through hard work, quality products, and customer service.

Solar-X of Sarasota has reached that forty-year milestone. In 1973 we opened our doors with the objective of bringing the best quality window film and installation to our customers in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Venice, and we have never lost sight of that goal. We have grown with our industry; offering more film types, densities, and performance options as they were made available to the consumer. As window film technology has advanced, so have we; through continuing education and field experience. We have served the needs of residential, commercial, and government clients – whether those needs were safety and security, or sun control and energy savings – and have grown to serve commercial clients around the state.

It doesn’t hurt to represent the full line of SolarGard® window film products. Whether you are interested in SolarGard®, Panorama®, or Armorcoat® Safety and Security films, you can be assured that there is no finer product line on the market. Manufactured in San Diego under the strictest quality standards, these industry-leading films will last for years under the harshest possible conditions – and all are backed in writing with a factory warranty that is second to none!

As proud as we are of our products, we are equally proud of our craftsmen who install those products daily with unwavering care and attention to detail. They too, are educated in the latest glass technology, proper film and glass combinations, innovations in installation techniques; and they are relentless in their pursuit of the highest quality installation on every job.

So where do we go from here? Well, we’re going to start looking forward to celebrating our fiftieth! And we aren’t going to lose sight of our original objectives that have made us “the area’s leading window film contractor since 1973.” Contact Solar-X today for an estimate on our most important project to date – yours! Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

 

 

 

 

Ultra Low Reflectance Films Are Here! | Sarasota Window Tint

Solar-X of Sarasota is pleased to announce the arrival in stock of the new ULR window film series. The latest offering from SolarGard®, the ULR (“ultra-low reflectance”) films incorporate non-metallized nanoparticle technology that offers the lowest interior or exterior reflectivity of any SolarGard® film. These beautiful architectural window films provide both energy savings and improved comfort while allowing the maximum amount of healthful, natural light to stream in to your home, office, or storefront. As always, they are manufactured to the high quality standards that you can expect from SolarGard®; backed by a limited lifetime residential or 12-year commercial warranty, and recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.

Ranging in appearance from virtually clear to a soft “smoke-colored” non-reflective tint, ULR films are perfect for homeowners who want to minimize any change in the appearance of their windows; perhaps they live in a deed restricted community that doesn’t allow reflective or dark tinted films, or maybe they want to capitalize on their views without the distraction of the “roomside” reflection that is often associated with typical reflective films. Perhaps they want to protect their families from the skin and eye damage that comes from exposure to UV light, while making their homes cooler and more restful by reducing unwanted glare.

Retail businesses with large display windows that face into the sun often feel like a furnace; but seldom is there anything they can do to slow heat intrusion into the storefront without losing the ability to see the merchandise on display. However, the clear, non-reflective appearance of ULR films allows for full “see-though” ability while reducing heat and protecting merchandise from sun fading and damage.

As always; you can expect Solar-X of Sarasota to install ULR films with the same care and attention to detail for which we have come to be known during our forty years of industry involvement. Contact Solar-X today to learn more about this sensational new family of films from SolarGard. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

When Only The Best Will Do – Panorama “HiLite” | Window Film

Sarasota Window Film ServiceIt really should come as no surprise that SolarGard’s Panorama® “HiLite®” series window film has climbed to the top sales position in that extraordinary product line.  This premium quality film is virtually undetectable; with no reflective appearance. It rejects both 99%+ of the harmful ultraviolet light, and 55% of the sun’s heat; increasing comfort and lowering utility bills, while protecting you, your home, and your family from the dangers of constant UV exposure.  HiLite 70 is the film of choice for those who want their rooms filled with healthy, natural light – without the “tinted” look of traditional window films. HiLite 40, while only slightly darker; stops an amazing 61% of the heat while eliminating a higher level of glare in those areas where excess light is really a problem.

Sarasota is blessed with hundreds of homes that have exceptional views overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, championship golf courses, or the downtown skyline. HiLite’s non-reflective appearance preserves your views – both day and night – in contrast to many traditional window films whose dark or reflective appearance can affect or even eliminate your ability to see out after dark! With Panorama® “HiLite®,” your view will never be compromised. No wonder it’s been called “the best sun control film you’ll never see!”

As the area’s exclusive Panorama® and HiLite® dealer, Solar-X of Sarasota is proud to offer these outstanding window films to our clients in and around Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, and Venice.  Factory-certified Panorama installers ensure unrivaled quality and attention to detail on every installation. Nearly four decades of industry involvement and continuing education means unparalleled product knowledge and complete customer satisfaction. Contact Solar-X today for a free, no-obligation estimate on HiLite® – or any of our other high-quality SolarGard® or Panorama® window films – and see why we’ve been the area’s premier window film contractor since 1973. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

Window Film Facts vs. Fiction | Sarasota Window Tinting

Window Film dealer sarasota FloridaWindow film is often described as a product that has “very low customer awareness;”  but “very high customer acceptance” once its properties are explained. And the accuracy of that statement is “spot on!” Many people have very little awareness of all the good things that window tinting can do for you, your home or your office environment; and oftentimes what little they do know (or think they know) is way off the mark. If you think that all window film is “too shiny,” “too dark,” “not natural-looking,” or “turns purple;” then you’ve got some catching up to do! The list of window film’s positive properties is long indeed, but just those listed below make these superior products worthy of consideration:

Reduces heat and glare. Window film stops up to 82% of the sun’s heat and eye-watering glare from coming through your windows, while simultaneously filling your rooms with pleasing, natural daylight. Provides an increase in comfort as soon as its installed! And today’s films are lighter (in some cases, virtually clear), less reflective, and provide a much more natural view!

Reduces Ultraviolet light. Window film stops 99%+ of the harmful UV rays that cause fading of drapes, carpeting, furnishings and artwork  – not to mention premature skin aging and skin cancer.  In fact, many of our products are recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation!

Makes glass safer. Window film reduces the possibility of cutting and piercing injuries if glass is broken; and safety films such as SolarGard® “Armorcoat®” are proven to help hold glass in place under extreme circumstances such as violent weather or blasts. It also acts as a very strong deterrent to home invasion or “smash and grab” burglary by making it extremely difficult to gain entry.

Increases comfort. By eliminating “hot spots” near windows, and stabilizing temperatures, window film can create a uniform “comfort condition” throughout your entire home or office.

Saves Energy. And saving energy saves money! In today’s economy, that means something. Window films can save as much as 30% off your energy bill! Sort of brings a whole new meaning to “being cool”. . .

Solar-X of Sarasota has been the area’s leading window film contractor since 1973; selling and installing the complete line of exceptional SolarGard® products; including Panorama® and Armorcoat®. We can give you even more facts about these superior quality window films when you contact Solar-X  for a free, no-obligation consultation and price quotation.  Installed with unmatched care and attention to detail by experienced, factory-trained technicians. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

Protection Against Gusty Weather | Armorcoat Safety Film

Tropical Storm Debby has brought torrential rains, and some powerful squalls to our area over the last few days. There is some localized flooding, a few trees are down, and lots of smaller limbs and branches are covering peoples’ lawns and some roads. It’s a perfect time to think about installing a Safety and Security window film such as Armorcoat® to the windows of your home or office. When a squall comes through your area bringing lots of rain and wind, knowing that you have Armorcoat® protecting your windows can bring real peace of mind. Armorcoat® can provide a significantly elevated level of protection when gusts of wind carry small branches, organic debris, or any other loose items; and send them flying – possibly shattering glass and driving rain into your home or place of business. It is the perfect basic protection against weather events such as Debby.

Of course, Armorcoat® protects against more than foul weather. It can provide an effective deterrent against home invasion or burglary by holding glass in place and making entry more difficult; and “sun control” versions reduce heat, glare and fading as well – making your home or office more comfortable and energy-efficient, as well as providing an increased level of safety.

If your home or place of business could use a higher level of security as well as a “dose of comfort,” contact Solar-X of Sarasota today for a free no-obligation estimate. We’ve been making people safer and more comfortable since 1973. We’ll help you choose the right film for your project and install it with the attention to detail that only the area’s most experienced installation creftsmen can provide.  The premier window tinting contractor in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Venice; Solar-X of Sarasota is rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

 

 

Don’t Suffer Through Summer’s Heat | Window Film and Tinting

Cooling OffIt’s that time of year when temperatures are climbing steadily higher, and so is your electric bill. Heat coming through your windows and glass doors keeps your air conditioner going nearly all the time. Your home never seems cool enough, and some rooms still feel warm for hours after the sun has gone down!

There is no good reason for you to suffer through summer’s heat and discomfort! An affordable installation of quality SolarGard® or Panorama® sun control window film now can keep you cool and comfortable all through the summer – and for years to come – while saving you money on your high electric bills. These industry-leading products increase comfort, reduce eye-watering glare, and slow the fading of interior furnishings by rejecting up to 82% of the sun’s heat and 99% of the damaging ultraviolet light. “Hot spots” near windows are eliminated, and your entire interior environment is made uniformly comfortable. You can open your draperies and allow natural light to stream in; creating a welcoming, healthy atmosphere. And you’ll feel confident knowing that all SolarGard® and Panorama® window films are backed with a written, lifetime factory warranty – on both material and labor!

Solar-X of Sarasota has been helping people cool and protect their homes for nearly forty years; offering the finest quality window films and installation available. One easy phone call can start you on your way to year-round comfort and savings.  Don’t wait! Contact Solar-X today. From Parrish to Bradenton; Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota to Venice – you can count on our expertise to help you choose the best window film product for your home and lifestyle. See why we have been the area’s premier wndow film contractor since 1973. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

Window Film “Saves Your Skin” | Skin Cancer Awareness Month

It feels like summer already! Temperatures are rising, and people everywhere are heading for the beach. So it seems fitting that May is “Skin Cancer Awareness Month.” Take some time to educate yourself about the dangers of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light – how it can prematurely age your skin, and how prolonged exposure can lead to skin cancers of all kinds. If you are going out for a day in the sun, make sure that you apply a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 – and you should apply it often!

Ultraviolet poses a danger to your interior environment as well. Wherever visible light enters your home – through windows and sliding glass doors – invisible ultraviolet also enters. Its effects are most often observed when drapes, furnishings, and carpeting fade. What most people don’t think about is the effect it is having on their skin at the same time! There is a way to reduce the risk of UV light to both skin and interior furnishings.

Quality SolarGard® Window Films; including Panorama® and Armorcoat™, stop virtually all UV light from entering through the windows of your home or office, and protect you with an SPF of 285 and more!  You can be confident that you are protecting your home, yourself, and your family when you apply Skin Cancer Foundation-recommended SolarGard® Window Film products to your windows.

Solar-X of Sarasota has been helping clients protect themselves and their homes from sun and ultraviolet damage since 1973. As the area’s leading SolarGard® dealer, and exclusive supplier of premium quality Panorama® Window Films, we can help you choose the best film for your home or office needs. If you need someone to “save your skin,” contact Solar-X today for service from Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch, to Sarasota and Venice. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

Nesting Sea Turtles Need Your Help | Sarasota Window Tinting

Turtle nesting season begins on May first; when in a life cycle as old as time, gravid female sea turtles lumber up onto Florida’s beaches,  deposit their eggs in carefully dug nests, and return to the ocean. It is the time of year when we are all reminded  to bring in beach furniture at night,  avoid nests, and shield or divert our lights so that the hatchlings, who appear a few weeks later, won’t be confused and head inland rather than  towards the sea. Many counties require new construction within sight of the beach  to have “turtle code compliant” glass with a light transmission of 45% or less. Many gulfside residents in existing homes and condos who want to help have also installed turtle compliant windows.

One way to meet the code without the expense of actual window replacement is to install a quality window film, such as SolarGard® or Panorama®; that meets the light transmission standards. Since tinting the windows also reduces heat input, the benefits to both the turtles and the homeowner are immediate and obvious. The turtles won’t be confused, and the homeowner will be more comfortable!

Think about this. If you live at the beach anywhere on Florida’s west coast, your windows face west into the afternoon sun. That means you are subject to the discomfort of excess heat, eye-watering glare, and harmful ultraviolet light!  You can improve your interior environment with an affordable installation of window film and help the turtles at the same time. That’s a “win – win” for both you and the little guys who are just trying to make it home without getting lost.

Solar-X of Sarasota can show you a host of “turtle code compliant” window films that will enhance – not compromise – your view; either day or night.  The savings on your electric bill will put a smile on your face as well. Contact Solar-X today to get started; and let us help you, while you help the turtles. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

Armorcoat Safety and Security Film – Needed More Than Ever!

murrah building oklahhomaIt’s hard to believe that 17 years have passed since the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City; the most destructive act of terrorism in America until the September 11th attacks six years later. Carried out by home-grown terrorists, the bombing damaged or destroyed over 300 nearby buildings, wounded almost 700 people, and took the lives of 168. Many of the wounds sustained were caused by devastating – even lethal – flying glass shards. It has also been said that the building was specifically targeted because of its expansive glass facade. One result of this horrific event is that most private office space leased by the government today is required to have some form of security-oriented glazing.

It is a well known fact that flying glass can cause monstrous cutting and piercing injuries. And it certainly can be “the weakest link” in maintaining the security of any building – either home or office. For that reason, many homeowners and facility managers are taking action to strengthen their glass; either through the purchase of laminated safety glass, impact-resistant glass, or the installation of a quality Safety and Security Window Film such as SolarGard® Armorcoat™. Properly installed; with “edge attachments,” Armorcoat™ can help deter “smash and grab” burglaries and home invasions. Armorcoat™ can help protect building occupants from the devastating effects of glass shattered by severe weather such as high winds and hail.  Armorcoat™ is also a tested and proven blast mitigation product that is often used by the U.S. government in Federal offices, embassies, and military bases. Available in both “clear” and “sun control” versions, Armorcoat™ is a surprisingly affordable “upgrade” for those who want to add an elevated level of protection to their home or office window film installations. Combining its protective capabilities with an ability to reflect up to 79% of the sun’s heat and glare – as well as 99% of the harmful ultraviolet light – makes Armorcoat a most impressive energy saving and security product.

Solar-X of Sarasota is the area’s leading Armorcoat™ dealer. Experience and unwaivering attention to detail is what counts in achieving a quality Safety and Security Film installation; and the factory-trained professionals at Solar-X know how to get the job done right! Contact Solar-X today for a free no-obligation estimate. From Ellenton to Englewood; Lakewood Ranch to Longboat Key – or for statewide commercial contracting – count on our nearly four decades of industry experience to ensure your satisfaction. That’s why we’ve been the area’s leading window film contractor since 1973. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

Earth Day 2012 | Window Tinting and Sustainability

Green FootprintEarth Day 2012 is rapidly approaching, and Solar-X of Sarasota is all about energy conservation and green products. Perhaps that’s because our SolarGard® window film products; such as SolarGard® and Panorama®,  were the first (and to date; only) window films to undergo a complete “life cycle analysis;” resulting in the largest Environmental Product Declaration of its kind, proving SolarGard® and Panorama® sun control films to be “Carbon-Negative.”

A “life cycle analysis” is a study of the “carbon cost” of a product throughout its entire useful life – from the manufacturer’s acquistion of raw materials to the product’s ultimate disposition in a landfill. It is a costly and time consuming process that reflects not only upon the product, but the environmental commitment of the manufacturer as well.  It’s easy for a window film dealer to claim that his products are “green” because they save energy once installed; but unless those products are manufactured in an environmentally conscious manner, they are not truly “green.” All SolarGard® products are manufactured with strict adherence to the highest standards of accountability. SolarGard has certified the carbon footprint of its own manufacturing facilities, and has been named in California as a Climate Action Leader. Environmentally sensitive consumers and commercial property managers alike, are more frequently insisting that the products they are installing in their homes and offices be backed with the scientific data to substantiate any “green” claims.   

At Solar-X of Sarasota, we stand ready to assist any client in gathering the scientific data they need to make an informed purchasing decision. Whether they have questions regarding sustainability, performance, or matching the best product to their objectives, we can provide our clients with the answers they need, and the data to back them up. Nearly four decades of industry involvement and continuing education go into every Solar-X project – from initial consultation to final installation. Contact Solar-X today. Proudly serving the entire area from Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch, to Sarasota and Venice since 1973. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

Let The Sun Shine In! | Sarasota Window Films and Tinting

Blazing SunIt may only be April first, but it’s already getting hot. In homes and offices from Ellenton to Englewood, people are drawing drapes, closing blinds, and pulling down shades in order to avoid the discomfort of heat and glare, and the high summertime electric bils that come from “air conditioning overload.” But closing a blind against heat that has already entered through the window is “way too little, way too late.” Very little of the heat absorbed by blinds or draperies is reflected back through the window. Instead, it radiates into the interior; making the environment feel “close” and overly warm.

Studies have shown that people are happier, more productive, and have a much greater sense of well-being when they live and work in open environments filled with natural light and views! And that can easily be accomplished with an affordable installation of a quality window film like SolarGard® or Panorama®. These exceptional window films stop up to 82% of the sun’s heat from entering through home or office windows. Interiors stay cool, light and open! Hot spots near the windows are eliminated. Environments are uniformly comfortable.  SolarGard® and Panorama® stop 99% of the harmful ultraviolet light that causes fading, premature aging of skin, and skin cancer as well – all while saving as much as 30% on utility bills!

At Solar-X of Sarasota, letting the sun shine in is the philosophy that has kept us the leading residential and commercial window film contractor  in Bradenton, Sarasota, and Venice for nearly forty years. We’ll help you pick the best film for your particular needs, and guarantee your satisfaction with the highest standards in installation quality. Don’t wait until we’re halfway through the summer! Contact Solar-X today, then “open your drapes and enjoy the view” in comfort and safety. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

“HiLite” Window Film: The “Unseen” Benefits | Window Tinting

Panorama® “HiLite”  window film; manufactured by SolarGard®, has become the smash hit of the Panorama® product line – mostly for reasons that you’ll never see. What does that mean? It means that this extraordinary window film is virtually undetectable once applied to your windows! “HiLite” rejects Infrared and Ultraviolet light, but allows natural daylight to stream through your windows, all while stopping 55% to 61% of the sun’s heat (depending on which density you choose) from entering your home or office through the glass. It means you can enjoy the comfort of a high performance window film without the “room darkening” effect associated with so many other tinting products. It means you can enjoy the ambiance and feeling of well-being that comes from an environment filled with healthy, natural daylight. And you’ll feel even better knowing that your furnishings, artwork – and your skin! – is being protected from the harmful effects of ultraviolet light. The savings on your electric bill can feel pretty good too!

The most common objections to window film have always been related to appearance. Comments such as “too dark,” “too shiny,” “not natural” – were frequently heard as reasons for not being interested in film products. But all that changed with the introduction of “HiLite.” It is not dark, it is not shiny, and it leaves your view virtually unchanged – both day and night!

Solar-X of Sarasota is the area’s exclusive Panorama and HiLite dealer. We’ve been leading the way in introducing and installing sophisticated, eye-pleasing window films for nearly four decades! Discriminating home and business owners in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, and Venice know that when it comes to knowledgeable, honest consultation; and unrivaled craftsmanship in installation, Solar-X of Sarasota stands out as a company that gets the job done right, every time. Contact Solar-X today and see what the “HiLite hubbub” is all about. We’ll be glad to show you the “best looking window film you’ll never see!” Solar-X of Sarasota is rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

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.

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!

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.

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