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.

Do Something “Cool” on Earth Day 2011 | Window Tinting

Small measures can mean big results…

You don’t have to want to live “off the grid,” or in some 60 square foot tree house in order to qualify as someone who is genuinely interested in helping the environment. The fact that some people choose to live that way is commendable, but  people who don’t opt for that lifestyle can still honor the spirit of Earth Day. Little things can be done that don’t cost much and can mean a lot, environmentally speaking.  Isn’t that what Earth Day was created for?

Put rain barrels under your gutter downspouts.  The water saved can be used to water potted plants and landscaping. Inside, think about  a tankless water heater; beef up skimpy attic insulation, and caulk around windows and doors to eliminate leakage of heating and cooling.

At Solar-X of Sarasota, we’re inclined to recommend an installation of  carbon-negative SolarGard® or Panorama® window film. These high quality energy-saving products can reduce your air conditioning bill by 30% and more. Reduced energy consumption  means reduced production at the power plant, and that means fewer greenhouse gases. Did you know that the production of one kilowatt of electricity in a coal-fired power plant produces one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of carbon? Look at your next electric bill and see how many kilowatts you used.

SolarGard® and Panorama® window films are affordable. They can be installed almost immediately, with little or no disruption. They will give you a better return on your investment than low-e glass, and their long life span means they will keep on giving you positive return for years to come. They will improve the comfort of your environment, and protect you and your family from harmful ultraviolet light. They are a perfect way to honor Earth Day 2011.

Solar-X of Sarasota is proud to represent a manufacturer whose record of environmental stewardship is unimpeachable. Recognized as a “Climate Action Leader; first to perform a complete life cycle analysis of its products; first and only window film manufacturer to achieve an Environmental Product Declaration – the largest and most complete of its kind ever performed!

This Earth Day do something for “Mother Earth,” and yourself. Take a step toward helping the environment, and save some money at the same time. Contact Solar-X; Sarasota’s premier residential and commercial window film contractor, for a free no-obligation consultation.  Learn what our ‘Carbon-negative, Earth Positive” products can do for you.

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.

“Green” Claims For Window Film | Buyer Beware | Window Tinting

Putting “Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” When It Comes To Sustainability Claims.

NEW Carbon Neg SealAnyone remotely familiar with window film and tinting knows that the product saves energy. It reduces the single strongest source of energy demand in your home or office – heat input through the windows – thereby reducing the need for air conditioning. This; of course, reduces overall energy consumption. Simple enough…

In the most basic sense – the argument could be made – that makes window film a “green” product. Add the ability to make glass safer, reduce annoying glare, protect against ultraviolet and increase interior comfort to window film’s existing energy saving properties, and you certainly have an outstanding product; a product that is worthy of consideration as one of the most important home improvement products out there! But is that all it takes for a product to be truly “green?”…

Several years and several million dollars ago, the manufacturers of SolarGard® and Panorama® Window Film commissioned aSarasota Window Film Service complete “life cycle” analysis that would measure the carbon cost of every aspect of the product – from raw material aquisition, through manufacture, application and use over a projected lifespan, and ultimate disposal – a painstaking and lengthy process. And a historic one. Upon completion, they were able to publish what is the largest and most detailed Environmental Product Declaration ever; one that proved that SolarGard® and Panorama® films were carbon-negative. That means the film saves far more carbon emissions over its lifespan than those created or expended during manufacture; in fact 1001 times more! Among other things, research also determined that film has a better return on investment than low-e glass! It is important to note that no other window film manufacturer has conducted this type of study; nor shown the type of environmental commitment that SolarGard® has in publishing this information.

So it is no surprise that some local window film dealers are starting to make claims as to how “green” their products are. But sustainability claims should be much more than just how much heat the product stops.  As a proud, longtime SolarGard® dealer; and the area’s exclusive Panorama® film dealer, we would submit that those claims are questionable until proven by an impartial third party study; and that should include a complete life-cycle analysis . Many of today’s environmentally conscious consumers want to know exactly what they are installing in their homes prior to purchase – what are the materials, what is the carbon cost – and just claiming that window film reduces energy is not the answer they are looking for. Nor should it be! At Solar-X of Sarasota, we have those answers. Contact us today!

Why Should I Choose Panorama Window Film? |Window Film and Tinting | Solar-X of Sarasota

Simply put; Panorama® Window Films are arguably the best quality films available. Let’s start with warranty coverage.  The Panorama “Premier Plus” Residential Warranty not only provides lifetime protection against any manufacturer’s defects (peeling, cracking, loosening, etc.), it allows you to transfer warranty coverage for a period of five years to a new owner if you should decide to sell your home. For those homes that have insulated (dual pane) windows or impact glass, “Premier Plus” matches the glass manufacturer’s warranty coverage on seal failure, and covers glass breakage for a period of ten years! Glass replacement value is up to $1,750.00 without a deductible. Other manufacturers limit their coverage to $500.00 prior to application of their deductibles  – not including the extra price they charge for “extended coverage” in the first place! And the “Premier Plus” Commercial Warranty – with 16 year coverage to the original owner – is the longest commercial warranty coverage available anywhere. And “Premier Plus” coverage is automatic – at no charge to you!Panorama Preferred Plus Warranty

Secondly, Panorama’s quality is unrivaled. Everything about this product was designed with the consumer in mind; aesthetically and scientifically. Optical clarity is flawless; the colors are rich and attractive.  From a technical standpoint, Panorama films consistently let in more light and stop more heat than many comparable competitive products. That means your home’s interior is lighter and more attractive, and better protected against heat intrusion. Panorama films protect your home and family from harmful ultraviolet radiation and interior fading with an SPF of better than 285!  And if you like your home improvement products to be “green”, keep in mind that Panorama films are part of the SolarGard® family of window films – the only window film brand to be measured and certified as carbon-negative!

Remember too, that Panorama is a premier quality product sold exclusively by premier quality dealers. At Solar-X, our experienced and well trained installers will apply your Panorama film with care and unwavering attention to detail;  ensuring your complete satisfaction with your window film purchase. That’s why we have been the leading window film contractor in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Venice since 1973! Call us today. We’ll be glad to do a “side-by-side” comparison; and you can see for yourself how Panorama stacks up against other window film products. Once you compare, we’re confident you’ll be buying Panorama, and you’ll be confident you’re getting the best film for your money.

Venice Window Film Installation | Fall Savings | Residential and Commercial

Bradenton Sarasota Window Tinting SpecialsAs Summer 2010 starts to “wind down,” we are preparing for the more comfortable Florida months. Despite all of the tropical activity; locally, we have not been threatened by any hurricane landfall, and as “the season” starts to abate, we should be able to breath a little easier. Sales of Safety and Security Window Film have mostly been supported by both residential and commercial “security” concerns, as the thought of storm protection has become less important to local home owners and businesses alike.

At Solar-X we are consistently ahead of our competition, providing the right solutions at the right time – and always at a competitive price. We have geared up for the fall months and Venice, Englewood, and North Port, Florida residents and business owners will be excited by our “Autumn Special” pricing.

Just because autumn weather is on the way doesn’t mean your home has no need of protection from heat intrusion, glare or fading from the harsh tropical sun. As the sun moves further south on the horizon, fading becomes more intense, and the heat coming into your home or office on the southern exposure can be unbearable. All of our quality SolarGard®, Armorcoat™, and Panorama® window films stop 99% of the harmful ultraviolet rays; and along with solar energy rejection of up to 82% can keep your home or office cooler and more comfortable year round.

Along with our high quality window film lineup, Solar-X brings nearly 40 years of deep involvement in the window film industry to every job. Customer satisfaction is always our utmost concern. The most experienced installers in the area will apply your window tint with care and adherence to the strictest standards; ensuring cleanliness and optical clarity that is unmatched.

So take advantage of our special pricing and the finest quality installation available. Let Solar-X bring comfort, safety, and fade protection to your home this Autumn.

VIDEO – NBC News covers energy savings using Panorama Window Film – Sarasota Florida

NBC News covers energy savings using Panorama Window Film at the University of Arizona. Panorama window film saves energy, reduces carbon emissions, and makes buildings cooler.

“Carbon-Negative” Window Films | Performance With A Conscience

Environmental Consciousness Is At An All Time High

You don’t have to scratch too far beneath the surface to find a lot of environmental angst right now among Gulf Coast residents. But  beyond that – in fact, nationally and globally – more and more consumers are making their buying decisions based on their environmental and social values. Similar actions are being taken by energy savvy corporate specifiers and purchasing agents who are making environmental sustainability the bedrock of their buying philosophy.

It is no longer enough to just say that the products we sell save energy. We represent a  manufacturer – Bekaert Specialty Films – that has taken the unprecedented step of proving that their products save more energy than it took to produce them. They are Carbon Negative! Bekaert manufactures the only two window film brands available today who can truly make this claim – SolarGard® and Panorama® – and Solar-X of Sarasota proudly sells both!

Bekaert is the first and only window film manufacturer to…
•  Measure and publish the carbon footprint of their products.
•  Obtain a Climate Declaration
•  Certify its own carbon footprint
•  Be awarded the title of Climate Action Leader

Solar-X of Sarasota is proud to be partnered with a manufacturing company that has such a strong commitment to environmental stewardship. Call us today for a presentation of SolarGard® or Panorama® window film, and see how “performance with a conscience” can help keep your home cooler and more comfortable while helping preserve the environment.

Phone: (941)-366-4364
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Does Window Film Work? Watch How Ice Cream Melts With and Without Window Film.

Time lapsed video demonstrating how fast ice cream melts under heat lamps with Panorama Sterling 20 window film and without.  If you are seeking window film or tinting services, call 1(866) 34-FILMS (34567). Solar-X is the Sarasota and Bradenton area’s exclusive Panorama film installation service -since 1973.  

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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

Be More Energy Efficent With Panorama Window Film

Solar-X of Sarasota | Expert Window Tinting Service

Increase your energy efficiency, improve your environment and lower cooling costs today! 

Today, the need to conserve energy, reduce your company’s “carbon footprint” and conform to stricter environmental standards has never been greater. At the same time, the cost of energy continues to rise – affecting your company’s bottom line. With proven heat-rejection properties, Panorama films help your business consume less energy by keeping interior temperatures more controllable and stable – lowering the need for air conditioning, reducing extreme peaks in usage and allowing your cooling system to operate more efficiently and inexpensively.

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And The Hits Just Keep On Coming!

Solar-X of Sarasota Receives “2009 Regional Excellence Award”

regional excellence award 2009 - Panorama window filmIn addition to past awards in Marketing, Business Excellence, and Outstanding Achievement; Solar-X of Sarasota was recently awarded the “2009 Regional Excellence Award” for the southeast region at the National Panorama Dealer Conference in San Diego; hosted by Bekaert Specialty Films, manufacturer of Panorama® Window Film. This latest honor follows the “2008 Hilite® Dealer of the Year” award, presented at last year’s dealer conference.

Our people make the difference! From top to bottom, our clients will find knowledgeable sales personnel, and professional installation teams who take great pride in their work. Continuing education is a Panorama requirement, and all of our personnel take part in whatever training is available to us. That way, we can bring the latest in film technology to all of our clients.

Whether your interest is in energy conservation, sustainability; or “green” technology, or safety and security, Solar-X of Sarasota stands ready to assist you in any project you may have in mind! 

Call today!