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.

“WESCO Turf” Trims Heat Intrusion With Window Film, Sarasota FL

Toro® Distributor Chooses Solar-X of Sarasota Window Tinting To Cool Facilities

Factory-tinted glass windows and a large number of trees keep many of the gound floor offices at “WESCO Turf” cool and comfortable. But the second floor windows at the Sarasota Toro® Distributor are another matter altogether. Above the treeline and facing south and west; the windows in the training center let in huge amounts of heat and made the center very uncomfortable for those inside.

Sarasota Window TInting

Company management decided the time had come to take action, and contacted several local window tinting contractors to assess the job and submit proposals. After a consultation with company officials, a plan was submitted by Solar-X for an installation of SolarGard® “Solar Bronze” window film capable of reflecting 78% of the total solar energy.  The performance factor of the window film also qualified for the maximum allowable incentive from Florida Power and Light Company under their “commercial building envelope” program. As a “Participating  Independent Contractor” in that program Solar-X was able to secure an “up-front” incentive that made the purchase of window tinting all that more attractive.

Our professional approach, competitive pricing and reputation as a totally reliable vendor “sealed the deal,” and the job was completed without disruption of office routine in one day. Management was delighted with the efficient way in which the job was done, and we at Solar-X are happy to have contributed to their comfort. If you own or manage a business that is in need of comfort improvements, contact Solar-X today for a no-obligation consultation. We’ll help you decide which product is best suited to solve your problems, and start you on the way to increased comfort and substantial energy savings.

Phone: (941)-366-4364
Toll-free: (866)-343-4567
e-mail: sales@solarxsarasota.com

NFRC Certification Ensures Window Film Performance

Third Party Verification Assures “Performance As Advertised”

Panorama Films Are Certified By The NFRC!How can you rest assured that the window tint you have chosen for your home or office will perform as the sales consultant stated? One way is to check that the films are NFRC certified.

NFRC stands for National Fenestration Rating Council. “Fenestration” is any door or window opening in a building, and the NFRC is a well-respected, independent organization that sets testing standards for windows and window attachment products. It is made up of manufacturers, government bodies, academic institutions, and consumer groups. NFRC Certification is an acknowledgement that a product receives when testing confirms that the product performs as specified.

Not until recently have window films been accepted by NFRC for certification. Testing standards are rigorous, so certification is a powerful affirmation that the product works as advertised. Most SolarGard®, Armorcoat®, and all Panorama® window films have; to date, been certified, with more being continually added.

Call Solar-X of Sarasota today for details, and know that you are getting a product that does everything it says it does!

Phone: (941)-366-4364
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Keeping Comfort In Balance At State College Of Florida|Window Tinting Bradenton, FL

Commercial Window TInting Bradenton FloridaWith multiple campus locations and a host of buildings to maintain, State College of Florida has to keep a careful eye on expenses; especially increasing energy costs. One energy concern at the Bradenton campus was at the Neel Performing Arts Center. Consisting of a Music Studio, a Studio Theater, and a central core with a large glass area and an intense western exposure, it was very difficult to maintain a balanced temperature throughout the building. Sunny areas were too hot; areas with fewer windows were too cold. The College was having a tough time keeping all the studio pianos in tune when the temperatures spiked in the afternoons.  In order to control the heat at the windows, SCF decided to consider window film as a solution.

Solar X has completed multiple projects for SCF and was invited back by their energyCommercial Window Film Bradenton FL manager, Douglas Bucciarelli, to give some professional advice on how solar film might assist in resolving this particular issue. SCF wanted a product that would not be too noticeable, yet one that would perform at a level that would bring some relief to the building occupants and assist with the afternoon temperature spikes. Panorama “Slate 40” was chosen after carefully weighing all the performance and appearance factors. The 53% total solar energy reduction and the low exterior reflectance were perfect for the situation. The result? According to Douglas, the entrance no longer has a temperature balance problem! Stopping the Commercial Energy Saving Rebates Bradenton Floridaheat intrusion at the windows has helped to solve the problem and maximize the efficiency of the buildings HVAC system.

We are proud to work with institutions like SCF in assisting with consulting, solutions with the right products, and efficient professional installations. When you need the kind of expertise that only comes as a result of nearly four decades of deep involvement in the window film industry, you call on the professionals at Solar-X. We can make you cooler and more comfortable – just don’t expect us to tune the piano…

Phone: 746-1654
Toll-free: (866)-343-4567
e-mail: sales@solarxsarasota.com

SolarGard Adds TrueVue Window Film To Product Mix | Window Tinting

Reasonably Priced “Dual-Reflective” Film Wows Clients And Film Dealers

Bekaert Specialty Films recently introduced TrueVue® “Dual-Reflective” window film as its latest addition to the SolarGard® product line. Possessed of exceptional optical clarity and natural appearance, this superior quality window film should quickly climb the popularity ladder as clients get a chance to see it, and learn of its benefits over conventional reflective films.

“Dual-reflective” films are constructed with a very low “interior reflectance” value; meaning, they don’t “back reflect” into a room – improving interior appearance – and they generally enhance nighttime viewing through the product. Most conventional films create a “mirrored” appearance on interior glass surfaces at night; making it almost impossible to see out. Dual-reflective films reduce or eliminate that problem. The improved appearance alone makes this product worthy of consideration as an “upgrade” – the affordability should “close the deal.”

Solar-X of Sarasota Sees Huge Sales Potential

TrueVue® is not just some “pretty” film for residential use. Commercial buildings and professional offices alike can benefit from its high-performance “wallop” – this film stops up to 82% of the total solar energy entering through windows! And the exterior reflectance is relatively low, presenting a more muted, eye-pleasing appearance than traditional, highly reflective films.

The professionals at Solar-X of Sarasota will be delighted to showcase this great-looking product for you, at your home or place of business. Once you’ve seen it, we’re sure that you too, will ask for it by name: TrueVue®! Another exceptional product from the area’s exceptional window film contractor: Solar-X of Sarasota. Proudly serving the residential and commercial clients of  Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Lakewood Ranch and surrounding communities since 1973!

Call or contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.

Phone: (941)-366-4364
Toll Free: (866)-343-4567
e-mail: sales@solarxsarasota.com

Window Film’s Performance Attracts SGM Magnetics | Sarasota Florida

Superior Heat Rejection Keeps Offices Cooler and  More Comfortable.

Despite the fact that there are blinds in every window at the offices of SGM Magnetics on Apex Road, the morning sun’s heat comes through the glass and window treatments like a laser; increasing the interior heat and discomfort to the point where it is intolerable. That’s when Julie Most started exploring the possibility of installing window tinting on the East and South windows.

Smart businesswoman that she is, Julie called several potential film vendors for an estimate; but eventually chose Solar-X to do the work, based on our large selection of quality products, our reputation as a competent and trustworthy contractor, and the affordability of our products.

Window Tint  Controls Glare and UV.

Based on our recommendation, SGM opted for a “dual reflective” product that stops 79% of the total solar energy. It softens the harsh glare; allowing office occupants to open their blinds to the point that they don’t feel completely “closed in.” It also protects people and furniture from the sun’s harmful UV light, and allows them to more easily see their computer screens. Most importantly, the heat intrusion that prompted Julie to call us in the first place, will now stay outside where it belongs!

“We should have done this the day we moved in here”…

That’s what Julie said when asked if the film was performing as hoped, and if she was pleased with their new purchase. Not surprisingly, we hear that answer alot! Superior products, and 37 years experience in the industry ensure smooth, hassle-free installations and your total satisfaction.  Contact Us for an estimate today!

Phone: (941)-366-4364
Toll Free: (866)-343-4567
Email: Sales@solarxsarasota.com

Solar-X Completes Third “Habitat For Humanity” Project

Dealer/Manufacturer Effort Helps Habitat Spread Funding

Solar-X of Sarasota recently completed its third donated installation of window film on a refurbished “Habitat For Humanity (Sarasota)” home.  A continuing collaberation between the film manufacturer – Bekaert Specialty Films – and Solar-X; this installation brings the total value of donated goods and services to over $1,500.00 since the start of the year. Installing film on servicable windows eliminates expensive window replacements, allowing Habitat (Sarasota) to use precious funds elsewhere.

Window Film Keeps Refurbished Homes Cool, Saves Money

The use of window film on these reconditioned homes will help keep them cool, more comfortable, and most importantly;  help the new homeowners save money on the utility bills from the day they move in. In addition, these products are “green” in the truest sense of the word. Panorama films have been measured and found to be “carbon negative” – they will reduce greenhose gas (GHG) emissions  many times over those expended in the manufacture and working life cycle of these window film products!

Commited To “Long – Term” Involvement

Solar-X of Sarasota feels very strongly about Habitat For Humanity (Sarasota), and the wonderful work that they and all their dedicated volunteers do. And we are pleased to represent a manufacturer who is generous enough to donate the window film for these jobs. Extraordinary things happen when good people get together in a common cause, and if we can be part of that in some small way, then we feel honored to do so.

Phone: (941)-366-4364
Toll Free: (866)-343-4567
E-mail: sales@solarxsarasota.com

Panorama “HiLite 40″ Window Film Is Impressive

Latest Addition To Panorama Line Adds Great Looks, Performance

Bekaert Specialty Films has officially launched Panorama® “HiLite 40;” a sister film to the incredible “HiLite 70″ spectrally selective window film. HiLite 70 is the virtually clear window film that stops 55% of the total solar energy and 99+% of the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays, without any reflective appearance. HiLite 40 is slightly darker; with impressive 61% total solar energy rejection – yet it is actually less reflective than clear untreated glass! Like HiLite 70, HiLite 40 looks completely natural, and will not compromise your views day or night!

Solar-X of Sarasota is the Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, and Venice area’s exclusive Panorama® and HiLite Window Film dealer.  We don’t think there is a more beautiful window film line on the market than HiLite, and the addition of HiLite 40 only adds to our arsenal of industry-leading products that will please the most demanding consumers. Accept no substitutes! Panorama® Window Films are backed by the industry’s most extensive warranty -“Premier Plus” – and our experienced, factory – trained installers ensure unmatched quality of workmanship on every installation.

Count on Solar-X of Sarasota to provide you with only the finest quality window films available. Since 1973, we have staked our reputation on the very best products and installation services. That’s the only way we know how to do things! Call us for a presentation and consultation when you want only the very best.

Phone: (941)-366-4364
Toll Free: (866)-343-4567
Email: sales@solarxsarasota.com

Profile: Bill Vogel | Recognized By “Window Film” Magazine

Solar-X  Foreman Honored as Inaugural “Installer of the Week”

Recently “Window Film” Magazine made a request of dealers nationwide: Let us know who in your business should be recognized for consistently going “above and beyond” normal efforts to help our business and our industry grow; through customer relations and outstanding performance. We at Solar-X of Sarasota feel honored to have had our Installation Foreman, Bill Vogel – a 33+ year veteran of the film industry (all of them at Solar-X!) – chosen as their first “Installer of the Week.” It always feels good when “one of our own” is feted in such a way, and gives public recognition to a man who on a regular basis brings credit to our organization without ever asking for it.

In our nomination submission, Bill was described as “a perfectionist; a quiet man who brings an air of total competence to every job – and a man who absolutely will not compromise his work ethic for a ‘shortcut.’ His daily work is flawless…He is one of the ‘rocks’ upon which we have built our business…” Congratulations Bill; and thank you!

If you are considering a window film purchase, consider that type of work ethic before you buy. Our obsession with product knowledge and quality installation make Solar-X of Sarasota the “gold standard” in area window film contractors. We’ll put you with the right product for your needs, and the best people to “make it happen.” Call today.

Phone: (941)-366-4364
Toll Free: (866)-343-4567
Email: sales@solarxsarasota.com

The “Environmental Conscience” of the Window Film Industry

Solar-X of Sarasota Proud To Represent “Climate Action Leader”.

Some people lead; other people follow. San Diego-based Bekaert Specialty Films – manufacturer of SolarGard®, Panorama®, and Armorcoat® Window Films – is the undisputed environmental leader in the industry.

As the first window film manufacturer to certify their carbon footprint, they were recognized as a “Climate Action Leader” by the California Climate Action Registry; the country’s most rigorous voluntary greenhouse gas reporting program.

That is just the beginning. Bekaert also achieved ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 14001:2004 status – a rigorous program whose goal is to minimize manufacturing impact on the environment by reducing the ecological footprint of a business, and decreasing pollution and waste. Shortly thereafter, Bekaert earned ISO 9001:2008 certification; a program establishing quality management systems whose goal is consistency in product quality and dedication to customer satisfaction. To date, Bekaert is the only window film manufacturer who has made the commitment – both financial and ethical – to these high standards in the day-to-day conduct of their business. Further, SolarGard® window films are recognized by the Clinton Climate Initiative as being a “key resource for saving energy,” and  are included under the Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit Program.

Solar-X of Sarasota is delighted to represent a manufacturer whose environmental pedigree is so well-founded. If you are contemplating a window film purchase as a move toward “going green,” we would urge you to consider Bekaert’s strenuous commitment to the environment, product quality, and customer satisfaction when making a buying decision. Couple that to our own 37-year commitment to superior workmanship and corporate integrity, and you will find that Solar-X and Bekaert make a formidable team. Call us today for a free consultation.

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Venice “Ross Dress For Less” Store Installs Armorcoat Safety Film

Venice Department Store Protects Its Windows With Security Film

Ross Stores, Inc. is the nation’s second largest off-price retailer. They operate 953 Ross Dress For Less® stores across the country. That large an operation represents an awful lot of inventory, and it only makes sense to protect it from sun damage, or burglary, or; if you live along the Gulf Coast – potential looting after a storm or hurricane. So when the Venice, Florida store wanted to protect their display windows from storm damage and unlawful entry, the company’s facilities management service called upon the leading Armorcoat Safety and Security Window Film dealer in the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice area: Solar-X of Sarasota.

A quick conversation with their facilities management representative led us to discover that they had no idea about enhancing the performance of Armorcoat with “wet glaze” edge attachments – no other potential vendors had even brought the subject up! It didn’t take long for them to find that they were dealing with knowledgeable professionals; and, once armed with proper  information, it didn’t take them long to decide who they wanted to have protect their property. Solar-X of Sarasota’s courteous and experienced installers worked with store management to ensure that there was no disruption to shoppers or management, and got the job done quickly and efficiently. Management was delighted – and very complimentary!

If you have a business in Venice, Englewood, or North Port, and you are looking for storm protection, burglary deterrence, or sun control – and you want it done right – call Solar-X of Sarasota today. Our well-trained staff will ascertain what you need , and make the right product recommendations to get your problems solved!

Venice Window Film and Tinting Installation Service

Phone: (941)-366-4364
Toll Free: (866)-343-4567
Email: sales@solarxsarasota.com

“Grand Bay” Chooses Quality Window Film From Solar-X | Longboat Key Florida

Solar-X provided replacement window film and tinting services to one of Longboat Key’s finest!

Grand Bay” is a luxury condominium situated on one of the more beautiful bay-side areas of Longboat Key. Recently, we were contacted by the Chairman of the Property Management Committee regarding the possible replacement of window film on the complexes Fitness Center.  It was plain from the beginning that we were dealing with a “no nonsense” individual who was unafraid to ask hard questions and demand straight answers about our window tinting products and services. He wanted to know whose products we used – and why. He wanted to compare performance, and warranty coverage. He was looking for quality product; and professional, top grade installation.

Professionalism from consultation to installation.

An extensive consultation took place between the Committee Chairman and Solar-X of Sarasota’s Brian Gregg. After careful consideration, Brian suggested Panorama® “Slate 20;” a dual-reflective window film whose combination of high performance, and low interior reflectance was guaranteed to help with their heat intrusion; and please the eye with its enhanced aesthetics. The industry-leading coverage of Panorama’s “Premier Plus” warranty, and performance certification from the National Fenestration Rating Council  added the assurance of recognized quality. Solar-X of Sarasota’s thirty-seven year involvement in the window tinting industry, our factory-trained and certified installers, and our overall professionalism “sealed the deal.” After  several more “Q & A” sessions, Grand Bay selected Solar-X of Sarasota. The installation – as expected – went smoothly, without disruption, and the residents are now enjoying the performance and new-found good looks of their Panorama® window film.

How can Solar-X assist with your film installation?

Solar-X of Sarasota has been satisfying  the discriminating buyers on Longboat Key and Anna Maria, as well as Bradenton, Sarasota, and Venice for nearly four decades. Call us today!

I would like an estimate for a window film installation

Phone: (941)-366-4364
Toll Free: (866)-343-4567
Email: sales@solarxsarasota.com

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