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.

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.

Protecting Your Interior Environment | Window Tinting

Everyone loves a bright, “airy” home. Large glass areas let in plenty of light and impart a feeling of well-being that creates a haven to be enjoyed by the whole family. But those sunny areas can also let in too much heat, glare, and harmful ultraviolet light. Heat; of course, creates discomfort and “hot spots” near windows, as well as overloading air conditioning systems and making your utility bills skyrocket. Glare can ruin your viewing pleasure, hurt your eyes, and affect your ability to see your TV or computer screen. Ultraviolet light is even more insidious. It causes fading of drapes, carpeting, artwork, hardwood floors – everything that makes your home…your home! It also causes skin cancer, premature aging, and damage to the eyes. And wherever you have visible light coming through your windows, you have invisble – ultraviolet – light, coming in with it.

All of these issues can be addressed with one affordable installation of high quality SolarGard® or Panorama® window film. Available in a number of colors and densities, these tested and proven products will reduce up to 82% of the unwanted heat entering your windows, providing a uniform, stable comfort condition that keeps your home cooler and eliminates eye-watering glare. An amazing SPF Factor of 285+ will protect you, your home, and your family from the harmful effects of ultraviolet light. SolarGard® and Panorama®  films can lower your utility bills by 30% and more; and they are “carbon-negative” – so while you are saving money and protecting your family, you are also doing something good for the environment.

Solar-X of Sarasota has been helping area residents improve the quality of their interior environment for nearly four decades; bringing comfort and safety to thousands of homes. We can help you decide which film best suits your needs and fits your overall lifestyle. Our factory-trained, experienced installation craftsmen will install your window film with unmatched attention to detail; ensuring your total satisfaction. And you’ll feel better knowing that your home and family’s well-being are protected.  Contact Solar-X today!

Wall Street? Hah! Get A Better Return With Window Film!

How’s your 401(k) doing? Are you having fun watching the stock market go up and down like a yo-yo? Putting money into cash won’t make you any appreciable income, and CD’s aren’t doing much better. . .

So where can you get a good return on your money? Well, you might want to think about investing in energy-saving products for your home – for  no other reason than to save money! We at Solar-X of Sarasota would suggest that you consider investing in window film as one of the most cost-effective home energy saving products available.  It may not be as exciting as the “white knuckle” ride on the Dow Jones rollercoaster, but quality window films like SolarGard®, and Panorama® are a sound investment that can routinely help people save 30% and more on their utility bills. That’s real money you can put in your pocket. Films can pay for themselves in two or three years – even less! You’re not going to get that kind of return in this market. And when you throw in all the benefits of a more comfortable interior environment, furnishings that are protected from harmful ultraviolet light, and the elimination of eye-watering glare; that investment can begin to look pretty darned attractive. 

That investment is environmentally sound too. Both SolarGard® and Panorama® window films are certified “carbon-negative” by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC).

Savings can start the day you install these attractive, affordable products! And the cool, restful comfort you’ll enjoy right from the start will alone make every penny of your investment worthwhile. From Bradenton to Lakewood Ranch; Sarasota and Venice, Solar-X  has been making people comfortable and saving them money for nearly four decades. Experience, integrity, and quality products have made us the area’s premier window film contractor since 1973. Contact us today!

Window Tinting and Your Budget | Solar-X of Sarasota

Oftentimes, when we are contacted by a potential client, they say, “I’m on a limited budget, but I do want to save energy and make my home more comfortable. Do I have to install your product on every window of my home to get any benefit from it?…”

The answer is, “Absolutely not!” Though it would be fair to say you will probably maximize any potential savings with a total installation package, you can get plenty of  “bang for your buck” by starting with your most troublesome windows! The family room sliding doors that get pounded all day by the sun; turning the room into an oven and creating so much glare you can’t see the TV. The west-facing bedrooms that don’t cool down to a comfortable level until midnight.  You get the picture…

Our Quality SolarGard® and Panorama® window films will stop up to 82 % of the sun’s heat from ever coming through your glass. That eliminates the “hot spots” near the windows, and helps keep rooms cool and comfortable. It can also save 30% and more on your electric bills. And while these films are saving you money, they are protecting your carpeting, drapes, and furnishings from fading and “sun rot” by stopping 99%+ of the ultraviolet light -the same harmful light that causes skin cancer.

At Solar-X of Sarasota, we are happy to work with you and your budget. We can save you money and help you achieve your most important goal – making your home more comfortable – by helping you prioritize which windows need film the most. And even if your budget calls for only “a few windows at a time,” we’ll be delighted to work with you in any way that we can.  Great service, products, and workmanship have made us the area’s leading window film contractor since 1973. Contact Solar-X today, and let us help you enjoy all the benefits of window film while staying within your budget.

Riots, Mayhem, and Glass Protection | Armorcoat Safety Film

Riot DamageRioting in Greece. The bombing in Oslo, Norway. Now rioting in London. It seems that almost daily our TV screens are filled with scenes of mayhem. Burning cars, stone-throwing demonstrators, and broken glass – always lots of broken glass. . .

No one likes to think that something bad could happen in their hometown; or,  in particular; to their home or business.  Surely London shopkeepers didn’t anticipate damage to their stores when they locked up for the night. Yet, “In Tottenham, shop windows were smashed as residents looted the stores, pushing shopping carts full of stolen goods down the street” (Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sunday, August 7, 2011). And here in Sarasota, people are increasingly coming home to discover that someone has smashed their glass and stolen their property.

There is a product that can help protect you, your home, and your place of business from these devastating events. It is called Armorcoat™ Safety and Security Window Film. Applied to windows and glass doors, the impact resistance of Armorcoat™ can provide a serious deterrent to would-be burglars who rely on stealth and speed to enter a home. On storefronts, the glass fragment retention properties of Armorcoat™ – along with properly installed “edge attachments” – could discourage looters by preventing entry long enough for law enforcement to arrive on the scene. It’s a lot easier to replace a smashed window than it is to replace personal possessions or business inventory.  Available in both “clear” and “tinted” versions, Armorcoat™ can be used on display windows or double as a “sun control” film for home or office.

Solar-X of Sarasota is the area’s most active Armorcoat™ dealer; with factory-trained, expert installation technicians who are serious about maximizing your protection. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation and estimate for your home or place of business. You may not like to think that you need protection, but remember:  you don’t need 1,000 rioters; you only need one person with a bad attitude and a brick in his hand to bring chaos into your life. Ask any friend or neighbor who has “been there.” Consider protecting your home or business with Armorcoat™ Safety and Security Film.

A Good Product in a Bad Economy | Window Film and Tinting

Solar-X of Sarasota: Providing Window Film Solutions Since 1973

Graph/ChartEven in a bad economy, we at Solar-X of Sarasota still believe there are more opportunities for window film sales than ever before. One only needs to look at all the applications for window film products to understand why.

Both residential and commercial consumers are taking sun control film more seriously due to utility company rebates, tax credits, and window film’s proven ability to reduce energy use and lower utility bills. Performance certification from the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) also adds credibity. Perhaps most importantly, our clients are always impressed by the quality, performance, and outstanding warranty coverage of our SolarGard® and Panorama® window films.

Safety and security-minded clients trust our tested and proven Armorcoat® films to protect their homes and offices; based on the ability of Armorcoat® to provide a strong deterrent to burglaries, break ins, and home invasion. A sad by-product of hard times, we are seeing more inquiries from homeowners who are aware of increased burglaries in their neighborhoods, and business owners who want to protect themselves from theft. Armorcoat® film may provide the protection they need by increasing the impact resistance of the glass and making it harder to gain entry.

Interest in decorative films continues, with many budget-minded clients wanting to achieve an upscale look on entry doors, shower glass, and atrium windows without the expense of using etched or patterned glass. Our commercial clients continue to take an interest in our ablity to created “etched” logos and provide a custom “privacy” look to conference rooms, glass-fronted offices, and glass partitions using state-of-the-art computerized plotting and cutting equipment.

Even in this economy, clients will continue to have needs that these high quality products can affordably address. Satisfying our clients’ needs has been our top priority at Solar-X of Sarasota since 1973. That’s what makes us the area’s premier window film installation contractor. Contact Solar-X today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Beat Summer’s Heat With Window Film | Window Tinting

Cooling OffSummer’s heat is here with a vengeance. Record temperatures are being recorded all over the eastern and midwestern part of the country. Air conditioners are working full time everywhere to keep people comfortable in their homes, and power companies are under tremendous strain just to meet the demand. Yet oftentimes, going inside to “get out of the sun” brings no relief to those who want to cool off…

That’s because the sun’s heat pounds through their windows and sliding glass doors, creating uncomfortable “hot spots;” raising room temperatures, and forcing people to “crank down” the thermostat in a futile attempt to make the interior environment barely livable, let alone comfortable! Pulling draperies and blinds is only a partial “fix.” By blocking your body’s direct absorption of sunlight, it may make you feel some relief; but in truth the heat is already through the glass, where it will only be absorbed by the draperies and re-radiated into the room. It will still cause discomfort and you won’t do much to help your air conditioning  run less.

The best way to keep unwanted heat out of your home is to apply a quality window film such as SolarGard® or Panorama®. These films are capable of reducing heat input by as much as 82%! That means stopping heat intrusion before it ever comes through the glass. Window tinting allows your air conditioning to cool your space more effectively and more efficiently; reducing your electric bills and making your home a truly comfortable refuge from the relentless summer sun. And while these films are making you comfortable, they can lower your electric bill by as much as 30% and protect against interior fading by stopping 99% of the harmful ultraviolet light.

Solar-X of Sarasota has been installing high quality window films such as SolarGard® and Panorama® for area residents since 1973! You’ll feel relief from the moment we start our installation, and the increase in comfort will astound you. Contact Solar-X today for a free, no-obligation estimate. Our experienced, factory-trained craftsmen will install your film promptly and courteously; making sure to leave your home as neat and clean as when they arrived. Expect – and get – the very best service available from Solar-X of Sarasota!

Performance And Quality Means Repeat Business | Window Film

Proven Performance of Window Film Keeps Clients Coming Back

Performance RibbonA very high percentage of our clients are “past customers;” home or business owners who have had window tinting installed on their windows in the past, and who now won’t do without it. Why? Because window film works! Heat and glare streaming through windows is reduced; “hot spots” near problem windows are stabilized, and dangerous ultraviolet rays are eliminated – protecting interior spaces and the people who occupy them. An exceptional  level of comfort is achieved along with the added benefit of reduced utility bills – up to 30%!

 So, oftentimes when our phone rings, it is a past customer who wants more work done. A homeowner for whom we did a few rooms now wants their entire house done. Or, perhaps they have purchased a new home, and want the same protection and comfort they had in the past. The point is, they keep coming back for the proven benefits that quality window films consistently provide

Quality Products and Installation Create Customer Loyalty

There are no higher quality products sold than SolarGard®, Armorcoat™, or Panorama® window films. Outstanding optical clarity, appearance, longevity, and superior warranty coverage make these industry-leading films stand out against competitive products. Also, their commitment to environmental responsibility make them unique in the film industry. All SolarGard® amd Panorama® films are certified “carbon-negative,” and are the only window film products supported by an Environmental Product Declaration.

And you won’t find a dealer more commited to quality installation than Solar-X of Sarasota. In business for nearly forty years, our product knowledge and installation skills are unmatched; with an obsession for quality and customer satisfaction that only comes from factory training and continued education. That’s why, again and again, our clients come back for more; and they tell their friends about us too! Before you make a window film purchase, see what we’re about. Contact us today for service in Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, or for statewide commercial contracting. Solar-X  of Sarasota. The area leader since 1973.

css.php