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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Keeping Our Guard Up | Safety and Security Window Films | Solar-X of Sarasota

The recent discovery of explosives on board flights into the United States from Yemen should serve as a stark reminder that the world is a dangerous place, and acts of violence can occur anywhere; at any time. The idea of a terrorist act in our community is appalling – as it undoubtedly was to the people of Oklahoma City. But people with bad intentions come in all stripes – stalkers, predators, vandals, burglars – and many times when they do enter our lives it is through our windows…

The leading cause of death in the Oklahoma City bombing was from flying glass. Vandals shoot out storefronts with pellet guns in the middle of the night; leaving those businesses vulnerable to looting, and requiring expensive “board ups” and glass replacement. And these days it seems everybody knows someone whose home was broken into while they were at work, or away on vacation. How did the thieves get in? Probably through a window that they kicked in or broke in some fashion.

An affordable application of Armorcoat™ Safety and Security Window Film can protect your home or office with a significant level of impact-resistance. A pellet gun can shatter a window; but Armorcoat can hold the broken glass in place – many times eliminating the need for board ups while waiting for replacement glass. “Smash and grab” artists looking for quick entry are routinely deterred because of the effort required to penetrate the window, or the noise they make while trying.  Armorcoat can protect you and your family from injury due to accidental breakage. And yes; Armorcoat is commonly used on government offices (including our nation’s Capitol) and large street level windows in urban areas as a tested and proven blast mitigation product.  Also available in “sun control” versions; Armorcoat can reduce heat input through your windows and reduce your electric bill; all while making your home or office more comfortable!

broken glass protectionIf you are a business owner or homeowner in Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, or North Port who would like to better secure your windows for any reason; including violent weather or high winds, contact the professionals at Solar-X. We’ll show you the best way to protect your windows, and our prompt, experienced installers will have you feeling safer in no time. The bad guys are always out there. But you don’t have to be their next victim. Protect yourself today…

New Window Film Gives “Artisans” Storefront New Life | St. Armands Longboat Key | Window Tinting

Longboat Key Window Film“Artisans” – a boutique located on beautiful St. Armands Circle – is stocked front-to-back with unique and delightful decorating items for home interiors, displayed in an eye-catching way to passersby who stroll the sidewalk in front of the store. However; old, deteriorating security film on the display windows was creating an eyesore that needed to be removed. Savvy marketing and display people; store management knew the old film “had to go,” as it was severely detracting from the attractiveness of their efforts. Since they were doing some “remodeling and refreshing” of the area near the display windows, it was a perfect time to get estimates for new window film.

Window film has an impressively long service life, but the existing material on the storefront had definitely seen its best days – and it had not been particularly well installed originally! Dust and other contaminants were visible under the film that had been there since “day one,” and the overall deteriorating appearance was very unattractive. The experienced installers employed by Solar-X are “artisans” themselves – well trained craftsmen who take pride in the quality of their workmanship. A consultation with Solar-X convinced management that we could be counted on to restore the appearance of the display windows and achieve a level of attractiveness that would encourage window shopping and browsing.

Since the store would not be closed during the remodeling or film replacement projects, it was imperative that the installers perform their jobs with little or no disruption of routine. Close proximity of customers to the work in progress demanded strict adherence to safety standards. Again, the experience of our installers ensured the smooth completion of the project – on time and schedule – and management couldn’t be happier. The new 8mil clear Armorcoat™ Safety and Security Window Film delivers an improved level of protection against accidental contact, break-ins, or windborne debris from storms or unexpected violent weather. The crystal clear material is virtually undetectable to passersby, and by screening 99% of the ultraviolet light, the store’s interior is protected against fading and other sun damage.

If you are contemplating a window film project whose circumstances will require the highest levels of professionalism, you should call Solar-X of Sarasota today. One consultation with our professional staff will convince you that you have found the right company for your job – professional, creative, and intelligent individuals at all levels who will grasp exactly what you are trying to do, and get the job done smoothly and efficiently. All at a competitive price. That’s why Solar-X of Sarasota is the area’s leading residential and commercial window film contractor; since 1973. Call or e-mail us at any time for prompt, courteous service.

Getting Down To Business | Safety and Security Window Film

Secuirty Window Film Sarasota FloridaAccording to all sources, we seem to be off to a pretty “normal” 2010 Hurricane Season, with most respected storm analysts still standing by their predictions of “above average” storm activity as we move into the peak part of the season. If you own a business, and you don’t have a  plan in place  for storm protection, now is the time to initiate one. Setting a budget, requesting proposals, purchasing decisions, and installation all takes time; so why not use the “lull before the storm” to be proactive?

Think about what you are trying to accomplish, and the most practical means by which to do it. Obviously, you want to protect your business from storm damage. If you are a retailer, that means protecting your inventory. A professional firm will want to protect computers, phone systems, office furnishings – infrastructure. No matter what your business, the goal of protection is to be able to quickly resume operations after a storm has passed.

How about practicality? If your office is on the 4th floor, shutters aren’t going to be a very good solution when you have no outside access to the windows. And a retailer on the ground floor may not want to spend large amounts of money protecting a space that he or she is renting – even if they do want to protect their inventory.

One possible solution to both situations is Armorcoat® Safety and Security Window Film. Properly applied with “edge attachments”; Armorcoat can provide a significantly elevated level of protection against flying debris and the damage incurred by shattered windows – without busting your budget. Its tough multi-layered construction may also deter looters after the storm. See our “manufacturer’s statement” regarding safety film and protection.

The protection that Armorcoat provides is more than just storm-related. The retailer using “clear” Armorcoat on his display windows will reduce the fading associated with ultraviolet light, and protect his merchandise. The professional office may choose “tinted” Armorcoat to reduce heat glare, fading – and save money on their utility bills. The office space will be more comfortable, and their installation may qualify for a rebate from their utility provider as well – offsetting some of the original installation costs.

Why not call Solar-X of Sarasota today, and schedule a free consultation? You’ll find  Armorcoat to be a cost-effective, sensible solution for your protection needs, and our nearly four decades of industry experience will ensure the highest quality, most professional service available.

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