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Safety and Security Window Film | Solar-X Sarasota & NBISuncontrol - Part 2

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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.

Panorama: More Than A Window Film Brand – It’s A Program

GraduationWhen Panorama® Window Films were introduced a little over a decade ago, the manufacturer was committed to the goal of creating a premium quality product, and marketing it through an exclusive network of top-quality window film dealer/contractors. These dealers would be equally committed to providing premium quality installation and service. They would be thoroughly well trained and held to a higher standard of professionalism than other dealers; so as the Panorama® brand matured in the marketplace, customers would know that they were getting the best window film available from the best dealer in the area.

That original idea has evolved into the most formidable program in the window film industry. All Panorama® dealers in the network are hand chosen, and must adhere to the strict standards set out by the manufacturer in order to maintain their “active” status. Panorama® is the only window film brand that requires their dealers to participate in a continuing education program covering subjects such as the latest in glazing technology, proper film-to-glass matchups, understanding air conditioning systems, or the light spectrum – from harmful ultraviolet to heat-producing infrared. Likewise, our installation technicians are required to train at the manufacturer’s training facility in order to maintain the most stringent standards of installation quality and be certified as Panorama® Installers.

 Solar-X of Sarasota is the area’s exclusive Panorama® dealer – one of the first in the country chosen for the program. Our pride in meeting and maintaining the standards required of us permeates every aspect of the way we conduct business.  Product knowledge and timely installation, plus unmatched quality and customer satisfaction have helped make us the area’s Premier Plus Logoleading window film contractor since 1973.  Whether your project is residential or commercial, you can count on the professionals at Solar-X every step of the way – from initial sales consultation to installation. Contact Solar-X today, and let us bring our brand of professionalism to your project.  Expect – and get – the very best window film and customer service from Solar-X of Sarasota.

Dealing With Hurricane Season | Safety Window Film

Once again we are at the beginning of “hurricane season;” and by all accounts, it seems that the weather forcasters feel it could be a fairly rough one ahead – with several storms expected to make landfall in the continental U.S. That means now is the time to prepare – stock some dried or canned food, batteries, bottled water, and think about how to best secure your home. For some, that means shutters, storm panels, or plywood. Many others think about installing Safety and Security window film – and that’s when they call Solar-X of Sarasota . . .

Solar-X sells Armorcoat™ Safety and Security Film; a highly impact-resistant window film product of extraordinary quality. It can provide an elevated level of protection for your home by holding glass fragments in place after being struck by windborne debris; keeping wind and rain out, and minimizing interior damage. And because it is permanently installed, it requires no preparation before the storm. That’s why many people who live “out of state” prefer it to other storm protection products – especially in communities where they are not allowed to shutter their windows and go away for the whole summer. People who are not physically capable of installing exterior protection also take comfort in knowing that Armorcoat™ is “on the job.” And because Armorcoat™ is available in both “clear” and “sun control” versions, it can do “double duty” by reducing heat, glare, and fading in your home.

If you are considering the purchase of Safety and Security window film, however, consider this. Once installed, Safety and Security film is a “component” product – a part of your existing glazing system. If your windows are  old, poorly installed, or low quality – an application of Safety film will not suddenly put them on a par with today’s impact-resistant “hurricane glass.”  Ask questions, and make sure that the performance of a product such as Armorcoat™ meets your expectations and fits your lifestyle.

Contact Solar-X of Sarasota today for a no-obligation consultation. Our nearly forty years of industry experience enables us to help our clients in Bradenton, Sarasota, and Venice make practical, responsible purchasing decisions based on realistic performance expectations. That is why we continue to be the area’s premier window tinting contractor, since 1973.

Window Film Helps Save Sea Turtles…What? | Window Tinting

Nesting Season Starts Today!

Every year at this time, sea turtles come ashore at area beaches to make nests and deposit their eggs, in a life cycle as old as time. About sixty nights later the hatchlings break out of their eggs, leave the nests, and; guided by the light of the moon and stars, head towards the sea. That is, if they are not confused by the lights of beachfront homes, condos, and streetlights…

If they head towards those, they are almost surely heading for their deaths. Because of their “endangered” status, Florida building codes require new construction with direct “line of sight” to the beach to install windows with a visible light transmission (VLT) of 45% or less. 

Many people who own existing homes are concerned for the turtles as well. However, they don’t have to go through the expensive process of replacing their windows with tinted glass units. Many window films easily comply with the light transmission requirements of the codes, and can be installed right away without disrupting your home. Those films also reduce heat input into the home, control glare, and virtually eliminate dangerous ultraviolet rays –  the single strongest source of fading and skin cancer – with an SPF of over 285! By reducing heat load, you’ll save on utility costs. And you don’t have to sacrifice your seaside view in order to help save turtles’ lives. Films with a VLT of 45% are not “dark”; nor do they have to be “reflective.” Best of all, it will really help the little guys who; if they make it to the sea at all, have a 1 in 1,000 chance of surviving to adulthood.

If you have a beachfront home or condo, why not make plans now to install “turtle code compliant” film.  Solar-X of Sarasota has a complete line of “turtle-friendly” films from SolarGard®, Panorama®, and Armorcoat™; and we install them on Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Casey Key and Manasota Key. Remember to remove ostacles such as beach furniture, each night. Convert exterior lights to red; or shield them from the beach side.  And, of course; never disturb the nests. You’ll be doing something great for the turtles. And being more comfortable while saving money isn’t so bad either… Contact Solar-X today!

Stacking Up All The Benefits | Commercial Window Tinting

Financial DataFacility Managers today are increasingly looking at window film products to cut energy costs in their buildings, increase occupant comfort, reduce the glare that makes it harder to see computer screens;  and in some cases, provide a measure of safety. And quality products such as SolarGard®, Panorama®, and Armorcoat™ can do all these things at a reasonable cost.

However, closer inspection will reveal other significant benefits that window film can provide which may not be so obvious at first; and they can add up to even more impressive savings. For example:

May Eliminate Window Replacement: Window film can turn ordinary windows into high-performance units without the cost and chaos of  extensive window replacement; and provides a better return on investment than low-e glass.

 Reduced “Demand” Charges: During peak usage hours, power companies charge much higher “demand” rates – and these can really add up fast. In fact, they can be a dominant factor in overall energy costs; and since film works to lower the energy consumption associated with cooling system overload, high “demand” usage can be cut substantially.

Adds Life To Tired Systems: A far more subtle form of savings can come simply from the reduced strain on the HVAC system. Machinery and equipment lasts longer, with far fewer costs associated with maintenance.  Systems that are less efficient, old, or inadequately sized for the heat load entering through a building’s windows may be more than adequate after an installation of film that can stop up to 80% of the sun’s heat. Window film is far less expensive than replacing a building’s HVAC system, and may defer the cost of replacing that system for years!

Solar-X of Sarasota has been helping Facility Managers control utility costs since 1973. If you are looking for substantive information regarding energy cost reduction, we can help with modeling tools that allow us to accurately determine your energy savings before installing your window film.  We’ll assist you in obtaining cash incentives and rebates from your utility company that will “kick-start” your savings.  And we’ll provide you with the highest quality window films, industry-leading warranties, and unparalleled workmanship from true professionals. Local, or statewide. Contact Solar-X today.

Remembering Oklahoma City | Safety and Security Window Films

murrah building oklahhomaIt’s hard to believe that it has been sixteen years since a massive bomb ripped through the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City; killing 168 people – 19 of whom were children under the age of six in the daycare center. Injuries totaled almost seven hundred.

It was later discovered that one of the reasons that the bomber chose the Murrah Building was because of its large glass front; and in fact, 5% of the death toll, and 69% of the injuries were caused by lethal shards of glass hurtling through the air as a result of the explosive force of the bomb.

Many Federal buildings are built today with this in mind. Many existing buildings have been retrofitted with Armorcoat™ Safety and Security window film. Armorcoat™ protects military installations, embassies, and one of  greatest symbols of our national heritage – the Nation’s Capitol. Armorcoat™ is a tough, tested and proven, impact-resistant film that holds glass together when broken by even significant forces such as explosions, earthquakes, and high winds. Installed by factory-trained professionals like those at Solar-X of Sarasota, with the proper materials and techniques, Armorcoat™ can provide you, your family, or your business with an uncommon feeling of safety.

Both homeowners and building managers can take advantage of the hurricane-window-film-protection-sarasotaadditonal comfort and energy savings provided by Armorcoat™ “sun control” safety films. They can stop up to 79% of the heat and 99% of the harmful ultraviolet light that enters through your windows and overloads your air conditioning; making you uncomfortable and causing your electric bill to skyrocket. Armorcoat™ is affordable, installs quickly, and you can start saving on your electric bill from the moment it goes on your windows. Contact Solar-X today for a no-obligation consultation and estimate.

Keeping Florida Cool | Window Film and Tinting

ConquistadorsIt’s hard to believe that on April 2, 1513 – 498 years ago! – Ponce de Leon stepped ashore on an empty beach and claimed what he called “La Florida” for the King of Spain. He called it “an uninhabitable sandspit,” even though there were quite a few perfectly happy indians living here at the time. Ever since then, people have been wanting to move to Florida; despite having to put up with the misery of the hot summer temperatures, and the dangers of the summer storm season.

Today, SolarGard® and Panorama® window films can reduce the effect of our hot summer temperatures; making your home cooler and more comfortable – without “hot spots” and without darkening the rooms. And Armorcoat™ Safety and Security window films can add an astonishing level of protection against the devastating effects of shattered glass and high winds. SolarGard® and Panorama® films reflect the sun’s heat away from your home or office windows; saving a large portion of the energy required to cool the interior spaces and reducing energy costs –  while adding a level of comfort that you wouldn’t believe possible. Armorcoat™ Safety Film can not only save on energy, it can provide impressive protection from cutting and piercing injuries due to accidental contact, or impact from the flying debris associated with high winds and violent weather. Armorcoat™ also deters forced entry with its incredible tensile strength. And all three product lines protect you, your family, and your furnishings from the harmful effects of ultraviolet light by stopping more than 99% of it with an SPF Factor of 285+!

Solar-X of Sarasota hasn’t been around since the days of Ponce de Leon. But we have been providing our clients with top quality window film products and unrivaled workmanship since 1973 – and in this industry; that too is a very long time. From Lakewood Ranch to Longboat Key, and Parrish to Port Charlotte. When only the best will do, contact Solar-X of Sarasota – the area’s premier residential and commercial window film contractor.

Keeping Up With Technology | Window Film and Tinting

Knowledge Is Crucial To Understanding Today’s Films and Glazing 

Over the nearly 40 years that Solar-X of Sarasota has been in the window film business, there have been tremendous changes in the industry. We’ve gone from six or seven films to hundreds. Manufacturers have improved the quality, and extended the life of the products. Window film has “come of age,” and is being taken seriously by building mangers and homeowners alike as an important part of their overall energy savings strategy.

Have window film dealers grown in sophistication along with the increased technology of their products? Well…some have. But many today can’t tell you with any degree of competence about window film and its compatibility with today’s more complicated glazing systems. They can’t explain the actual testing that window  films undergo, and they can’t explain why those tests are important in meeting codes. They might be able to tell you how much heat their films stop, but they can’t tell you how the film works in order to do it.Sarasota Window Film Service

As this area’s exclusive Panorama® Window Film dealer, all members of our sales and installation staff are required to participate in continuing education – from the President of the company to the newest installer – if we wish to maintain our active status.  That means we are going to be up-to-date on the latest products, technologies, installation techniques, and glazing systems. We’ll know which films are the best for any given application, and be able to explain why. Yet Panorama® is the only window film brand that requires this stringent training.  Why is that?

As our clients, we  feel you deserve nothing less than the best. Our product recommendations are based on knowledge and training – not hype. And the quality of our workmanship is unmatched. That’s why discerning homeowners and business professionals in the Bradenton, Sarasota, and Venice area have been putting their energy-savings and comfort needs in the hands of  the Solar-X professionals since 1973. Contact Solar-X today!

It’s All About Providing Solutions | Residential and Commercial Window Tinting


The best service that a business can provide for any client is an effective solution to whatever “problem” that client may bring to them.  At Solar-X of Sarasota, our clients – both residential and commercial – typically share the problems of  discomfort due to excessive heat intrusion; uncontrollable glare, or concerns with harmful ultraviolet light. Yet, different circumstances in each instance – customer likes and dislikes, color, density, appearance, and priorities –  dictate the use of different window film products; and it is our extensive knowledge of those products – and the solutions they provide – that has elevated Solar-X above so many competitors.

Clients are interested in product types only insofar as they provide the best solution to their concerns. It is our job at Solar-X to deal with the details – balancing perfomance with appearance, light levels, and appropriate film-to-glass combinations; to list a few – and after careful consideration, present the client with the best possible solution for their needs and objectives.

Our residential clients are consistently delighted with the comfort, appearance, and protection solutions suggested by our sales professionals. Commercial clients benefit from “value added”  services; such as proprietary building model software – energy modeling tools that will provide accurate energy savings information – and help with LEED credits, utility rebates, and tax credits. In short, we provide everything the client needs for an effective solution to their energy and comfort problems.

Solar-X of Sarasota is proud to offer the complete line of SolarGard®, Armorcoat™, and Panorama® window films. Backed by some of the industry’s most comprehensive warranties and manufactured under stringent ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 standards, SolarGard® and Panorama® films are the only window film brands scientifically proven to be carbon-negative. Contact Solar-X of Sarasota today. Expectand get – solutions from the area’s premier window film contractor since 1973.

Positively Impacting Lives and Saving Energy | Window Tinting

The “Swiss Army Knife” of home improvement products…

Swiss Army KnifeEveryone knows that when you buy a Swiss Army Knife you are buying an entire survival kit. You get a file, saw, screwdriver, toothpick, tweezers, scissors, a corkscrew and a can opener – it truly is a superb product!

Buying a quality window film such as SolarGard®, Panorama®, or Armorcoat™ is no different. These incredible products reduce heat, glare, and fading. They save you money. They protect you and your family from broken glass due to storms or accidental contact. They deter burglary. They protect your skin from dangerous ultraviolet exposure and possible skin cancer with an SPF Factor of 285+! They make you more comfortable. Some keep you cooler in the summer and warmer in winter. If you live near the beach, many comply with “turtle lighting codes.” Some protect glass surfaces from graffiti artists and vandals who mar glass with acid…

But you don’t need to order a seperate window film for each purpose mentioned here. Most window films do everything listed above – in one product!  And that doesn’t come close to completing the list of tangible benefits derived from that one product. Window film is truly affordable when you consider its cost versus a complete window replacement – if you are concerned about the environment, think of the impact of a whole house worth of old windows in a landfill… Window film will pay for itself in short order by reducing your energy consumption and your utility bills. It is quickly and easily installed, and will improve your interior environment from the moment you say, “Goodbye” to our installation crew.

Discerning home and business owners from Ellenton to Englewood know that they can trust Solar-X of Sarasota to provide them with the best products and quality installation services for their projects. We’ll help you select just the right film to maximize your “list of benefits” with just the right “eye appeal”  – and at the right price. Contact Solar-X today!

Armorcoat Safety and Security Film Deters Burglary | Window Film

A Bad Economy Brings Increase in Burglaries, Home Invasions

Home InvasionThe number of calls we have received since the first of the year regarding SolarGard® “Armorcoat™” Safety and Security Window Film has been stunning. It’s not like a few years ago when everyone was talking about Safety and Security Film for storm protection either. These calls are from people who are frightened by the number of break-ins in their neighborhoods – oftentimes neighbors’ homes; sadly, sometimes; their own. No neighborhood is immune! Police departments and community associations alike are recommending Security Film as a strong deterrent to burglary simply because the film makes it so much harder to gain entry into a protected home. Either it takes too long, or it is too noisy; and no burglar is going to risk getting caught because of that!

Armorcoat™ Safety and Security Films are tough, impact-resistant films that will hold glass together if broken; providing a significant level of protection against “smash and grab artists” who want to gain quick, quiet entry into a home. And since Armorcoat™ is available in both clear and tinted (sun control) versions, many homeowners find it an attractive, affordable upgrade over simply installing sun control film to control unwanted heat, glare, and fading.hurricane-window-film-protection-sarasota

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that your home won’t get “hit.” Home break-ins occur every few seconds; and few things are as unsettling as the helpless feeling of violation experienced by a homeowner whose sense of security has been destroyed. If you live in the Bradenton, Sarasota, or Venice area, you should contact Solar-X of Sarasota today and see how affordable an installation of Armorcoat™ can be.

Facility Managers Work Toward Sustainability | Commercial Window Film and Tinting

A Leading Source Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions…

Commercial buildings are one of the most significant consumers of energy, and produce 39% of total CO2 emissions. That’s why the vast majority of facility managers are striving towards making their buildings more sustainable. Solar-X of Sarasota is here to help; with quality SolarGard® and Panorama® window films that can assist in achieving that goal. Here’s why:

Windows in an office building are responsible for most of the environmental woes within that structure. Unchecked heat intrusion makes the areas near the windows uninhabitable for just about anyone working near them. “Hot spots” and unstable temperature conditions make the interior environment miserable. One side of the building feels like a meat locker, the other side feels like an oven. Window film can stabilize those temperatures, and keep comfort demands more manageable by stopping up to 82% of the sun’s heat – balancing heat loads and reducing the peak energy usage that costs so much.

Harmful UV rays are another source of worry. Protecting office workers from the harmful effects of ultraviolet can reduce incidences of skin cancer, and harmful effects on the eyes. SolarGard® and Panorama® films stop 99% of the ultraviolet with an SPF factor of better than 285! And the reduction in glare makes it so much easier to see computer screens that productivity is actually increased! For those with a low tolerance for sunlight and UV, window film represents the perfect protection. In fact, many of our films are recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.

Physical safety of building occupants can be just as important to facility managers as their comfort. In today’s uncertain world you never know when or where someone may commit the next act of violence. Armorcoat™ Safety and Security Window Films retain glass fragments, and hold them in place after impact, explosion, or the high winds associated with violent storms; protecting against cutting and piercing injuries that are part of these events. And because Armorcoat™ is available in “sun control” densities, the use of these superb products can be easily interfaced with any planned energy saving measures.

Immediate energy savings. Increased comfort. Reduced carbon footprint. UV protection. Personal Safety. All these features rolled into one product that can easily be installed; quickly and with little or no disruption in office routine. These products qualify for LEED credits is six different categories! And Solar-X can help you save more with utlility rebates and incentives!

Solar-X of Sarasota can assist your planning with building models and technical services that will accurately pinpoint savings and projected ROI’s. We can help you choose the most efficient products in order to achieve those goals. Contact Solar-X today for a thorough, professional consultation and let us assist you in gathering the information you need to implement your energy saving plans. Whether your facility is located in Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, or you need our contracting services statewide, we’re here to help!

Hot weather’s On The Way! Start Saving Now | Window Film and Tinting

Summer Heat WaveSummer coming to Florida is as subtle as a brick through a plate glass window. Spring seems to last only days, and then the furnace door opens. Heat comes pouring through your windows and glass doors like a blow torch; causing discomfort, “hot spots,” fading, and sending utility bills through the roof!

Why put up with that? There’s no law that says you have to suffer through Florida’s summer heat! An affordable application of quality window film such as SolarGard® or Panorama® will put an end to discomfort instantly! By reflecting up to 82% of the sun’s heat and glare, these eco-friendly, “carbon-negative” window films will make your interior spaces uniformly cooler, more comfortable, and easier on the eyes. Stopping 99% of the harmful ultraviolet rays will reduce fading of carpeting, drapes, and furnishings.  And the reduction in energy consumed will substantially lower your utility bills – by up to 30%!

You can protect your home and family further with an application of Armorcoat™ “Safety and Security” sun control film. Four times thicker than regular sun control film, Armorcoat™ keeps glass in place after impact from violent weather or accidental contact, and provides a significant deterrent to possible burglary by making it much harder (and noisier) to gain entry.

Performance-certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), these easily affordable products – installed by Solar-X of Sarasota – will help you get through this summer in comfort and safety. Check out our Savings Specials, and then contact Solar-X of Sarasota for a free estimate anywhere from Ellenton to Englewood; or Longboat Key to Lakewood Ranch. We’ve been keeping people comfortable and helping save energy since 1973.

“Green” Awareness Brings Window Tinting “Full Circle” | Window Film

Clients’ Desire To Save Energy, Cut Carbon Emissions, Takes Window Tinting “Back To Basics”

Building "Green"When Solar-X of Sarasota opened in 1973, we found ourselves trying to conduct business in the midst of the OPEC oil embargo. People were vitally interested in conserving energy then, and Solar-X had the products that could help them. While peoples’ motivations for buying window film and tinting products have occasionally shifted, today everything seems to have come full circle.

For years, people were motivated by the increased comfort window films offered, or the often-touted protection against fading of furnishings. Hurricane Charley’s landfall on the Gulf Coast focused peoples’ attention on Safety and Security films. But with ever-rising energy costs, and a desire to reduce their “carbon footprint,” people are returning to basics. Window film reduces heat intrusion into your home. Reducing your energy consumption by installing window film reduces carbon emissions and saves you money.

Surprisingly, very little attention is given to window film products on “green” websites. That’s about to change. Most green websites tend to stress caulking or sealing around the edges of windows, or expensive window replacements. But window films like SolarGard® and Panorama® offer a better return on investment than low-e glass units. They are less expensive than new windows, they have lower “carbon costs” in manufacture, and, in fact; SolarGard® and Panorama® films are the only brands proven to be “carbon-negative.”  And when windows are perfectly serviceable, an affordable application of quality window film such as SolarGard® and Panorama® might be all you need to save substantial amounts of energy – not to mention saving up to 30% on  your utility bills.

Solar-X of Sarasota is the area’s largest SolarGard® dealer and the exclusive installer of Panorama® window films. All Panorama® films are backed by the Premier Plus® warranty; the longest warranty available anywhere in the film industry.

If you live in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, or the surrounding area, contact Solar-X today to get the full story on our eco-friendly products – and start saving before summer’s hot weather gets here!

Add Window Tinting To Your Spring “To Do” List! | Window Film

Springtime“Spring has sprung!” as the saying goes. Here in Florida the temperatures are warming, the sun is shining; people are thinking about the beach – and the coming hot weather…

Now is the perfect time to consider an installation of window film to protect your home from excessive heat intrusion and the interior discomfort that comes with it. Electric bills and temperatures skyrocket, but an affordable application of quality SolarGard® or Panorama® window film will bring them both back under control. “Hot spots” are eliminated, and the overall interior environment is stabilized. An SPF factor of 285+ reduces sun damage and  ultraviolet fading of furnishings, carpet, and expensive window treatments.  Perhaps you are interested in protection from burglary or violent summer storms. An installation of super-strong Armorcoat™ Safety and Security film can add a level of protection against forced entry or high winds and flying debris – keeping your glass in place when broken – protecting your home from excessive damage, and your family from injury.

Winter residents in the Bradenton, Sarasota, and Venice area should contact Solar-X now to schedule estimates and installations. Waiting until the last minute may mean your project won’t get done before you leave for the summer. Year-round residents will want to schedule early in order to maximize their comfort and summer savings. Solar-X of Sarasota is standing by with awesome Spring Specials, quality window films and the area’s most experienced personnel to ensure your complete satisfaction. See for yourself why we’ve been the area’s premier window film contractor since 1973!

Solar-X of Sarasota Celebrates 38 Years In Business! | Window Film and Tinting

Greater Sarasota’s Premier Window Film Contractor Since 1973.

 Panorama Window Film - Sarasota FLSolar-X of Sarasota offers full-service consultation, sales, and installation of window film and window tinting services for Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice and surrounding areas; as well as statewide commercial contracting. In business since 1973, we specialize in high quality “sun control;” and “safety and security” window films for residential and commercial clients. In addition, we sell and install decorative films, custom-designed glass imaging for homes and offices, and architectural wraps. Our 38 years of experience allows us to bring a level of knowledge and professionalism not easily found elsewhere in this area, and the craftsmanship of our installation technicians is unrivaled. We are proud to offer our clients SolarGard®, Armorcoat™, and especially Panorama® window film; “ including the awe inspiring “HiLite™” spectrally selective products. We are a certified Panorama® “Premier Plus” warranty dealer; offering the most extensive warranty coverage in the industry, and proud to be the “2008 HiLite Dealer of the Year”, and “2009 Regional Excellence -Southeast” award winners.SolarGard Window Film - Sarasota FL

Most importantly, Panorama® and SolarGard® window films are the only films in the industry that are certified as “carbon – negative.” So while you’re sitting in comfort and saving energy, you’re being good to the environment as well! And it won’t cost you a thing extra…

Whether you are interested in energy conservation, increased comfort, sun control, storm and burglary protection, or protecting your Sarasota area home and possessions from the damage caused by UV rays, Solar-X of Sarasota can address your concerns with the latest technology and highest quality window films.

Call today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation!

Protect Yourself With Armorcoat Safety and Security Films | Window Film and Tinting

SolarGard® “Armorcoat™” Films. We stand behind them. So can you!

murrah building oklahoma citySafety and Security Films were originally developed for use in parts of the world where terrorism was a constant threat to life. SolarGard® “Armorcoat™” Safety and Security Film will not only add a level of protection against a terrorist bomb; it also can protect against natural disasters, burglary, accidents, and fire.  In addition, Armorcoat™ solar safety films and tints can filter out up to 79% of the sun’s energy, and 99% of the damaging UV rays.

Hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes can also send flying glass through a home or workplace. Armorcoat™ Safety and Security Films have been proven to withstand these dangerous elements. Because Armorcoat™ holds glass in place, it can protect against the water damage that is common as a result of violent weather. In addition, Armorcoat™ provides a deterrent to looters, and can eliminate the cost of boarding up broken windows until they can be reglazed.

Shards of flying glass are one of the most dangerous threats to the human body, as they can cause serious or even fatal injuries. As a matter of fact, flying glass can be so lethal, it has been said that if glass were invented today, it probably would be banned because it would not meet current consumer safety standards!hurricane-window-film-protection-sarasota

Armorcoat™ Safety films are backed by a written lifetime residential warranty and twelve year commercial warranty. In addition, Armorcoat™ films come with a three year seal failure; and five year glass breakage warranty on approved film-to-glass applications.

Solar-X of Sarasota is the area’s most active Armorcoat™ Safety and Security film dealer; established in 1973. Thirty eight years of window film experience allows us to bring an unrivaled level of knowledge and craftsmanship to our clients in Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, and the surrounding area. Experience the “Solar-X Difference” today.

Panorama Window Film | “Premier Plus” Warranty | Window Tinting

Panorama® “Premier Plus™” Warranty Offers Most Expansive Coverage In The Window Tinting Industry

Premier Plus LogoToday’s more advanced glazing systems require more sophisticated window films in order to maximize your protection.

Many manufacturers of insulated glass, low-E, and impact (laminated) window units will void their warranties if window tint – or any applied product – is installed on them, citing the fact that they have been “altered in the field.” Potential lack of warranty coverage was a point of concern to many consumers until Panorama® window film  introduced the Panorama® “Premier Plus™” Warranty.

The Panorama® “Premier Plus™” Warranty eliminates any residential consumer protection concerns. First, it matches your glass manufacturer’s warranty against insulated glass “seal failure,” and provides ten years coverage against product-induced glass breakage, with the highest replacement cost allowance available. In addition, it provides a lifetime warranty on both material and labor, plus a five year transferable warranty to a new owner if you should decide to sell your home. All at no cost to you! “PremierPlus” is the only warranty in the industry that can say this.

On commercial installations, “PremierPlus” will match the manufacturer’s warranty, provide 16 years worth of material and labor coverage, as well as 10 year breakage protection. Here again, Panorama films provide more complete warranty coverage than any other window film manufacturer; at no additional cost.

Solar-X of Sarasota is the Sarasota area’s exclusive Panorama® Window Film dealer, and a 38 year veteran in the window filmPanorama Window Film - Sarasota FL industry. Let us assist you with an honest, educational consultation, and unparalleled installation quality. See for yourself why we have been “Sarasota’s leading window film contractor since 1973!” Serving Bradenton, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Venice and surrounding area; as well as state-wide commercial contracting.

Top Five Reasons For Buying Window Film | Window Tinting

Whatever your reason for considering a purchase of window film, you can bet that this multi-faceted home improvement product will give you many more benefits than you anticipated. Over nearly four decades, we at Solar-X of Sarasota have heard any number of motivating factors, but these would certainly be our “top five.”

1. Energy Reduction:  People love to save money; and window film consistently lowers energy consumption and utility bills – by as much as 30%…

2. UV Protection: Ultraviolet light is the single largest cause of fading – furniture, drapes, carpeting, art – and your skin doesn’t like it much either! Window film eliminates greater than 99% of harmful UV rays, protecting your home and family.

3. Increased Comfort: Nothing says “comfort” like a stable interior environment. Window film eliminates “hot spots” near windows and helps maintain consistent interior temperatures. It reduces annoying glare and allows you to open your drapes and enjoy the view.

4. Security: Impact-resistant Safety and Security Film is an affordable “upgrade” that can significantly deter burglary or “smash and grab” thefts by making it harder to gain entry into your home. It can minimize cutting or piercing injuries from glass breakage due to accidental contact. And it can add a substantial level of protection from violent storms and the flying debris that comes with them.

5.  Helps Protect The Environment: By reducing energy consumption, window film reduces the greenhouse gases created by the utility companies through reduced energy production.  That can save millions of tons of carbon emissions each year!

Solar-X of Sarasota is proud to represent the full line of SolarGard®, Armorcoat™, and Panorama® window films. These industry-leading products reduce up to 82% of the total solar energy entering through your windows. An SPF Factor of 285+ eliminates better than 99% of harmful ultraviolet light. The ability of these top quality products to reduce heat and glare will definitely improve your comfort. Finally, SolarGard® and Panorama® films are carbon-negative. And they are the only window film products to be proven so by means of a complete life-cycle analysis and Environmental Product Declaration. Contact Solar-X today for a free, no-obligation consultation and estimate.

Exceptional Product Knowledge, Customer Service, Define Window Film Leader

Nearly Four Decades of “Putting the Client First” Makes Solar-X of Sarasota A Winner

Window Film dealer sarasota FloridaIn an industry known for its intense competition, Solar-X of Sarasota has been able to consistently stand “head and shoulders” above our local competitors in the residential and commercial window film business.  Our encyclopedic knowledge of window tinting products, combined with our sincere interest in what you as the client are looking for (color, performance, appearance, etc.) allow us to guide you towards a purchase of the products that most suit your needs and preferences as they relate to your home or business. That knowledge; along with 38 years of deep industry involvement allow us to bring a unique perspective to any situation that many of our competitors simply do not possess. And we are delighted to share that knowledge with our prospective clients in the hopes that we can lead them to a buying decision that is completely satisfying for them.

OK, so the salesmen know alot… Who is going to install it?   

Well, for starters; how about some of the area’s most experienced installation technicians? Men who are full-time employees, with proper insurance coverage for your protection.  Men whose continued employment depends upon continuing education; men who have been factory-trained by the film manufacturer to know not just about installing window film, but about glass and glazing – and the best methods of film installation on all types of glazing systems. Men of impressive experience – our foreman alone has been with Solar-X for 34 years – and integrity – all of our installers have undergone stringent background checks. In short, professionals who will treat your home or office space with  respect and courtesy; and who will perform the very best possible installation on your windows. That’s why so many satisfied clients refer their friends to Solar-X. And they have been since 1973. Home- and business-owners from Ellenton to Englewood; Lakewood Ranch to Longboat Key – even statewide – know that when it comes to quality products, installation, and a creative, “can do!” attitude, nobody gets the job done like Solar-X! Contact us today