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

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

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

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

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

Armorcoat Safety and Security Film – Needed More Than Ever!

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

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

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

Energy Savings and Commercial Buildings | Window Tinting

Large Commercial BuildingsFew sectors of the window film industry represent as much in the way of potential energy savings as commercial buildings. Office buildings gobble up huge amounts of electricity to provide adequate lighting, interior cooling and heating, and of course; for office equipment. Many building managers are upgrading their lighting to more modern standards; and they should – oftentimes lighting is the single largest line item on their utility bill. Air conditioning (HVAC) usually comes next, and that’s where window film can really help…

Heat intrusion into a building can wreak havoc with interior comfort conditions. Work spaces near windows can become unbearable, and unwanted glare can make it virtually impossible to see computer screens; resulting in a substantial loss of productivity.

An installation of quality window film such as SolarGard®, Panorama®, or Armorcoat® can immediately change all that. These industry-leading products will reject up to 82% of the total solar energy, and will protect bulding interiors and inhabitants by stopping 99% of the harmful ultraviolet light that causes premature aging and skin cancer. And Armorcoat®; with its impact resistance and aggressive adhesive will add an elevated level of safety and security from dangers of all kinds.

Most importantly, these high quality films can save 30% and more on energy consumption – and that saves money! SolarGard® and Panorama® films are  carbon-negative; they qualify for LEED credits in multiple categories, and can provide a better return on investment than low-e windows when comparing cost of installation and performance. Installation is quick, quiet, and non-disruptive to office routine. And delivery time is immediate – no waiting for permits, window tear-outs and replacements, no dust, no noise – so savings can begin right away!

Solar-X of Sarasota has been actively helping building managers save energy for nearly four decades. Our experienced staff will get the job done right the first time, and move smoothly through the job with absolute minimum disruption to personnel. Start 2012 right, by taking control of your runaway energy costs. Whether you are in the Sarasota, Bradenton,or Venice area; or if you need an experienced commercial window film contractor statewide, contact Solar-X today.

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.”

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Water Treatment Plant Installs Armorcoat Window Film | Sarasota Window Tinting

Two years ago, sunlight streaming through the high windows in the City of Sarasota’s reverse osmosis water treatment plant was promoting algae growth in the  the filtration system. Solar-X of Sarasota was chosen to apply sun control film to the problem windows; eliminating the factors that caused the growth, and bringing that headache to an end.

But recently, concern for the structural integrity of the windows in case of a storm gave rise to the idea that a complete installation of safety and security film would be in order – since storm panels or shutters are not a practical option –  and once again, the Public Works staff  knew who to contact to get the job done right. 

Logistically, the job was going to be a nightmare. The plant is stuffed to the ceiling with piping, holding tanks, filtration systems and equipment of all kinds. The windows themselves are 20 feet off the floor, and the only way to access them is with scissor lifts, scaffolding, or articulated bucket lifts; depending on what obstacle you need to clear. A large overhead door had to be completely removed and replaced – all coordinated with the film installation – and every window had to have full “wet glaze” edge attachments to achieve maximum strength in case of impact.

The professionals at Solar-X knew exactly what had to be done and formulated a plan to achieve the installation with minimum disruption to the ongoing operations at the plant.  The process wasn’t easy, but the end result speaks for itself. The installation was affordable – a fraction of the cost of roll down shutters or replacement with impact glass –  and the level of protection is excellent. Now if a storm approaches, the staff can attend to other preparations without having to worry about the integrity of the windows, and the same “sun control” properties that solved the algae problem now help to cool the entire plant.

Innovation and a “can do” attitude are the hallmarks of a Solar-X installation. If you have a project with “special needs” but you don’t have confidence that the job will get done on time or within budget, make sure you call Solar-X before the contract is let. Whether your project is in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice; or elsewhere in Florida, we can get the job done right. Our level of experience is hard to match; and so is the quality of our work. The Sarasota Public Works Department knows it. Find out for yourself…

‘Tis The Season To Be … Robbed? | Safety and Security Window Film

Holiday Season Can Bring Out The Worst Among Us. Sad But True…

Christmas Burglary Home IntrusionThe Christmas Season doesn’t just bring happiness to those of us who get together with friends and family from far away; sharing good food and good fortune. It is also a time when the worst elements among us come out to help themselves to free gifts – though unfortunately those gifts may come from under your tree!

There isn’t a police department in the country that won’t tell you home burglaries increase by a staggering degree during the Holidays. And businesses aren’t exempt either. Packed to the ceiling with increased Holiday inventory and large amounts of cash; stores are a magnet to those intent on enjoying the season at someone else’s expense!

Armorcoat™ Safety and Security Window Film is the perfect defense against the kind of “smash and grab” crime that abounds during the Holidays. Speed is key to these types of burglaries, and impact-resistant Armorcoat™ can slow thieves down to the point that the home- or storeowner can react to the attempt at forced entry, or the authorities can be alerted. Properly installed and anchored; Armorcoat™ can make it so hard to gain entry that thieves will give up and go elsewhere in order to avoid getting caught and arrested.

Don’t let thieves run off with your Christmas spirit! If you are thinking of installing window film on your Sarasota, Bradenton, or Lakewood Ranch home or business; now is the time to consider upgrading to Armorcoat™ Safety and Security Film. It is available in both “Clear” or “Sun Control” versions and is easily affordable – especially when you consider the value of feeling safe and secure.

All of us at Solar-X wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Feel free to contact us for more information or a no-obligation estimate on the products and protection levels that you desire for your home or business – and thanks so much to all our clients who have made 2010 another successful year for us! We truly appreciate your patronage!

SolarGard Window Film Publishes Its Environmental Product Declaration | Window Tinting

Positive Environmental Impact – Worldwide

SolarGard® Window Films recently released the results of their Environmental Product Declaration (EPD);  irrefutably proving that their products have a net positive environmental impact worldwide. The EPD assessed more than 30 SolarGard® products over their complete life cycle; from manufacture to their ultimate disposal; and was performed under stringent ISO 14040 and 14025 standards.  The largest EPD ever completed, the analysis covered the broadest number of geographies and building types; and they analyzed more products than any other manufacturer.

As the first and only window film manufacturer to invest in this level of transparency, SolarGard® is committed to bringing consumers, builders, and building managers the pertinent information they will need to make environmentally responsible decisions  for their homes or buildings. Other manufacturers may claim their products save energy, or the environment; but without substantiation, those claims may be without merit if they are not based on a complete, documented life cycle analysis.

Solar-X of Sarasota is proud to be the area’s leading SolarGard® dealer; carrying the complete SolarGard® product line –  including Armorcoat™ Safety and Security Film, and Panorama™  Designer and Safety Films. Solar-X stands ready to assist homeowners, builders, building managers and architects with the most up-to-date information and services they need – from estimates to information models. From Ellenton to Englewood, Longboat Key to Lakewood Ranch, or for statewide commercial estimates; contact us today, and take advantage of our nearly four decades of industry experience. If you want answers about the environmental impact of the products you install in your home or office, Solar-X of Sarasota has them.  And that’s just one more reason why we are “the area’s premier window film contractor since 1973…”

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