Commercial Buildings and Runaway Energy Costs | Window Film

Large Commercial BuildingsThe amount of energy consumed by commercial buildings is staggering, and it only seems to be going up. Increased demand for energy has more causes than anyone can count – whether it comes from tenants demanding higher comfort standards, or aging HVAC equipment that is no longer as efficient as it once was, window glazing that allows air leakage, improperly placed thermostats – the list goes on and on…

Energy budgets are virtually “under siege.” With ever-increasing maintenance costs, prices for new equipment going through the roof, and little or no money available for capital expenditures, it is no wonder that facility mangers are tearing out their hair. They are looking for affordable ways to cut energy costs while maintaining an acceptable level of equipment maintenance and service. In many cases, an installation of high-quality SolarGard® or Panorama® window film is the perfect solution for their needs.

Window film can stop up to 82% of the sun’s heat from entering a building. Stopping that much heat eliminates comfort complaints by office personnel and increases productivity. It also significantly lowers utility bills. The HVAC system runs less, so “wear and tear” maintenance costs are less.  It can be installed immediately, with no disruption of office routine. Window film is very affordable; and since it lasts for many years, the return on  investment is fast – paying for itself many times over during it’s useful life. Film can help you qualify for LEED credits under six different catagories, it’s performance certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), and is eligible for hefty rebates from area utility companies. It gives you a better return on investment than low-e glass at a fraction of the cost, and all you have to do to start saving is pick up the phone…

One call to Solar-X of Sarasota will get things moving for you. As a participating independent FPL contractor, we can ascertain which of your windows qualify for an incentive and what amount it will be. Energy consumption models can give you an accurate ROI. And our experienced professionals will get your window film installed swiftly and without interruption to personnel. That’s why we have been the Sarasota area’s leading window film contractor for nearly forty years! Contact Solar-X of Sarasota today, and start getting your energy costs under control!

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!

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