So Many Benefits In One Product! | Sarasota Window Tinting

Window film is such a well known product in Florida, that it’s easy to forget that there are people out there who have never heard of it; nor are they familiar with benefits that this easily affordable product provides! So occasionally, it’s constructive to tell potential clients what window film is, and what it does…

Window film is a specially coated polyester material that is applied directly to the surface of residential and commercial windows. Most clients choose to install film for the following benefits:

Window film reduces heat gain; increases comfort: When sunlight enters through your windows, it can really wreak havoc; causing “hot spots” near windows, and making some areas almost unlivable. Closing drapes and blinds won’t help – the heat is already through the glass! A quality window film such as SolarGard®, or Panorama® will allow natural light to stream in without annoying glare and discomfort; reducing heat gain by up to 82%.

Window film protects you and your home from UV damage: Ultraviolet light ruins drapes, carpet, furnishings and artwork, and causes irreparable harm to your skin and eyes! Window film stops better than 99% of UVA and UVB rays, protecting against premature aging of skin and eyes; all while saving your valuable furnishings and art!

Window film saves energy: By reflecting as much as 82% of the sun’s heat, window film can reduce your cooling costs by 30% and more – all while maintaining a uniform “comfort condition” within your home.

Window film makes glass safer: Add an extra level of security with Armorcoat® Safety and Security Film; in “Clear” or “Sun Control.”  Armorcoat® helps hold lethal glass fragments in place if your your windows are impacted, protecting you, your family, and your pets from the piercing and cutting injuries that so often occur when glass is broken.

Decorative Films: Add a “designer touch” to windows, entry doors, shower enclosures – anywhere! With textured, patterned or embossed decorative films, there is no limit to what you can do. Enhance the appearance of problematic window areas to give your interior environment a “one-of-a kind” look that is uniquely you!

Solar-X of Sarasota sells and installs SolarGard®, Panorama®, and Armorcoat® window films. We also sell and install decorative films and applied products that enhance appearance and provide privacy; and we install them all with pride and unrivaled attention to detail. If you are considering an installation of window film on your home or office, contact Solar-X today; and see why we have been the area’s leading window film contractor since 1973! Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau. Serving Parrish, Palmetto, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Venice, Englewood, and North Port.




When Only The Best Will Do – Panorama “HiLite” | Window Film

Sarasota Window Film ServiceIt really should come as no surprise that SolarGard’s Panorama® “HiLite®” series window film has climbed to the top sales position in that extraordinary product line.  This premium quality film is virtually undetectable; with no reflective appearance. It rejects both 99%+ of the harmful ultraviolet light, and 55% of the sun’s heat; increasing comfort and lowering utility bills, while protecting you, your home, and your family from the dangers of constant UV exposure.  HiLite 70 is the film of choice for those who want their rooms filled with healthy, natural light – without the “tinted” look of traditional window films. HiLite 40, while only slightly darker; stops an amazing 61% of the heat while eliminating a higher level of glare in those areas where excess light is really a problem.

Sarasota is blessed with hundreds of homes that have exceptional views overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, championship golf courses, or the downtown skyline. HiLite’s non-reflective appearance preserves your views – both day and night – in contrast to many traditional window films whose dark or reflective appearance can affect or even eliminate your ability to see out after dark! With Panorama® “HiLite®,” your view will never be compromised. No wonder it’s been called “the best sun control film you’ll never see!”

As the area’s exclusive Panorama® and HiLite® dealer, Solar-X of Sarasota is proud to offer these outstanding window films to our clients in and around Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, and Venice.  Factory-certified Panorama installers ensure unrivaled quality and attention to detail on every installation. Nearly four decades of industry involvement and continuing education means unparalleled product knowledge and complete customer satisfaction. Contact Solar-X today for a free, no-obligation estimate on HiLite® – or any of our other high-quality SolarGard® or Panorama® window films – and see why we’ve been the area’s premier window film contractor since 1973. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

Protection Against Gusty Weather | Armorcoat Safety Film

Tropical Storm Debby has brought torrential rains, and some powerful squalls to our area over the last few days. There is some localized flooding, a few trees are down, and lots of smaller limbs and branches are covering peoples’ lawns and some roads. It’s a perfect time to think about installing a Safety and Security window film such as Armorcoat® to the windows of your home or office. When a squall comes through your area bringing lots of rain and wind, knowing that you have Armorcoat® protecting your windows can bring real peace of mind. Armorcoat® can provide a significantly elevated level of protection when gusts of wind carry small branches, organic debris, or any other loose items; and send them flying – possibly shattering glass and driving rain into your home or place of business. It is the perfect basic protection against weather events such as Debby.

Of course, Armorcoat® protects against more than foul weather. It can provide an effective deterrent against home invasion or burglary by holding glass in place and making entry more difficult; and “sun control” versions reduce heat, glare and fading as well – making your home or office more comfortable and energy-efficient, as well as providing an increased level of safety.

If your home or place of business could use a higher level of security as well as a “dose of comfort,” contact Solar-X of Sarasota today for a free no-obligation estimate. We’ve been making people safer and more comfortable since 1973. We’ll help you choose the right film for your project and install it with the attention to detail that only the area’s most experienced installation creftsmen can provide.  The premier window tinting contractor in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Venice; Solar-X of Sarasota is 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.

No Surprises Here – Window Film Works! | Window Tinting

Window Film dealer sarasota FloridaOne thing that we at Solar-X of Sarasota have learned over nearly four decades of being in the window tinting business is that once people buy window film products, they are customers for life! It’s impossible to relate all the people who have said, “I had this installed on my last house, and it made such an incredible difference, that I wouldn’t own a home without it!”

Why? Because window film works! From the day it is installed, it does everything that it is advertised to do. It very effectively reduces the heat, glare, and fading that degrade your comfort and interior environment. It is affordable. It makes glass safer by helping to retain glass fragments if the window is broken. It can save up to 30% and more on your utility bills, and its performance is certifed by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC).

Who doesn’t want a more comfortable home? Who doesn’t want to protect their furnishings, artwork, and other prized possessions from the harm of ultraviolet light? And who doesn’t want to save money? One recent client called to say that his film installation had dropped the temperature in a problematic and uncomfortable master bedroom by seven degrees! Now he wants the rest of the house done. That’s certainly no surprise!

At Solar-X of Sarasota, we have been selling and installing quality window films like SolarGard®, Panorama®, and Armorcoat™ since 1973. And we aren’t about to run out of customers any time soon.  Our reputation for quality products and expert installation keeps our phone ringing with calls from both new customers, and “old friends” – clients who have come back many times. They know our products are backed by some of the best warranty coverage in the business, and their satisfaction is guaranteed. Contact Solar-X today for a free, no-obligation consultation and estimate from the area’s window film experts.

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!

Wall Street? Hah! Get A Better Return With Window Film!

How’s your 401(k) doing? Are you having fun watching the stock market go up and down like a yo-yo? Putting money into cash won’t make you any appreciable income, and CD’s aren’t doing much better. . .

So where can you get a good return on your money? Well, you might want to think about investing in energy-saving products for your home – for  no other reason than to save money! We at Solar-X of Sarasota would suggest that you consider investing in window film as one of the most cost-effective home energy saving products available.  It may not be as exciting as the “white knuckle” ride on the Dow Jones rollercoaster, but quality window films like SolarGard®, and Panorama® are a sound investment that can routinely help people save 30% and more on their utility bills. That’s real money you can put in your pocket. Films can pay for themselves in two or three years – even less! You’re not going to get that kind of return in this market. And when you throw in all the benefits of a more comfortable interior environment, furnishings that are protected from harmful ultraviolet light, and the elimination of eye-watering glare; that investment can begin to look pretty darned attractive. 

That investment is environmentally sound too. Both SolarGard® and Panorama® window films are certified “carbon-negative” by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC).

Savings can start the day you install these attractive, affordable products! And the cool, restful comfort you’ll enjoy right from the start will alone make every penny of your investment worthwhile. From Bradenton to Lakewood Ranch; Sarasota and Venice, Solar-X  has been making people comfortable and saving them money for nearly four decades. Experience, integrity, and quality products have made us the area’s premier window film contractor since 1973. Contact us today!

Panorama: More Than A Window Film Brand – It’s A Program

GraduationWhen Panorama® Window Films were introduced a little over a decade ago, the manufacturer was committed to the goal of creating a premium quality product, and marketing it through an exclusive network of top-quality window film dealer/contractors. These dealers would be equally committed to providing premium quality installation and service. They would be thoroughly well trained and held to a higher standard of professionalism than other dealers; so as the Panorama® brand matured in the marketplace, customers would know that they were getting the best window film available from the best dealer in the area.

That original idea has evolved into the most formidable program in the window film industry. All Panorama® dealers in the network are hand chosen, and must adhere to the strict standards set out by the manufacturer in order to maintain their “active” status. Panorama® is the only window film brand that requires their dealers to participate in a continuing education program covering subjects such as the latest in glazing technology, proper film-to-glass matchups, understanding air conditioning systems, or the light spectrum – from harmful ultraviolet to heat-producing infrared. Likewise, our installation technicians are required to train at the manufacturer’s training facility in order to maintain the most stringent standards of installation quality and be certified as Panorama® Installers.

 Solar-X of Sarasota is the area’s exclusive Panorama® dealer – one of the first in the country chosen for the program. Our pride in meeting and maintaining the standards required of us permeates every aspect of the way we conduct business.  Product knowledge and timely installation, plus unmatched quality and customer satisfaction have helped make us the area’s Premier Plus Logoleading window film contractor since 1973.  Whether your project is residential or commercial, you can count on the professionals at Solar-X every step of the way – from initial sales consultation to installation. Contact Solar-X today, and let us bring our brand of professionalism to your project.  Expect – and get – the very best window film and customer service from Solar-X of Sarasota.

Premier Plus – Best Warranty Under The Sun | Window Tinting

Panorama Window Film - Sarasota FLOkay. . .so you finally took the plunge and had new insulated glass or “impact” glass windows installed in your home. Smart move too, because either one will lower noise levels; impact glass will keep your home safe and secure, and insulated glass will increase energy efficiency. But despite all that, you just can’t seem to get the temperature down in the really sunny areas of your home. The large expanses of glass and your overloaded air conditioning system just can’t seem to make it comfortable.  You’ve been thinking about installing window film, but a quick call to your glass contractor killed that idea. He told you that an application of window film (or any other applied product) will void the warranty on your expensive new windows. So what are you supposed to do? Put up with heat and discomfort for the rest of your life?

Not if you purchase Panorama® Window Film with its exclusive Premier Plus® Warranty! Premier Plus® not only backs your film with a lifetime warranty against manufacturer’s defects (peeling, cracking, loosening, etc.), it will also pick up and match all the terms of your new glass manufacturer’s warranty as well; guaranteeing replacement value up to $1,750.00 per window if you were to experience seal failure in your insulated glass, or glass breakage after your film is installed. And if you should sell your home in the future, you can even transfer your warranty to the new owner for a period of five years. That’s the most expansive warranty coverage available today –  from any brand of window film.Premier Plus Logo

Solar-X of Sarasota is the area’s exclusive Panorama® window film contractor. For nearly four decades we have been bringing the finest quality window films and installation craftsmanship to our clients from Parrish to Port Charlotte and all the surrounding areas. Experience a level of professionalism that only factory training and continuing education can produce. Contact Solar-X today!

Why Should I Buy Panorama Window Film? | Window Tinting

Panorama Window Film - Sarasota FLAt Solar-X of Sarasota, we take a lot of pride in our “pedigree” – who we are, why we are an award-winning company, how long we’ve been in business, and the quality of our products and workmanship – but we really enjoy it when someone asks, “why should I buy from you  guys; what is it about you that sets you apart from the competition?” Well…

To start, we are a SolarGard® “Panorama®” window film dealer. That means we have an exclusive right to sell what is arguably the highest quality window film in this business – Panorama® – from an acknowledged industry leader – SolarGard®

     •  Panorama® dealers are selected by SolarGard® on the basis of their
         expertise and their superior level of customer service.
     •  Panorama® dealers represent the most elite and knowledgeable dealers
         in the film industry, who can properly assess their clients’ needs and
         install the optimal product for that job. Panorama is the only window
         film brand that requires their dealers to take continuing education
         courses in order to maintain their “active dealer” status. You can rest
         assured that we will always be “up-to-date” on the best films to install
         on today’s more sophisticated glazing; and be able to assist you in 
         choosing a product that best suits your individual needs.
     •  Panorama® dealers offer some of the most technologically advanced
          products available today.
     •  Panorama® dealers offer the only window films to be proven “carbon-
         negative;” and have that data backed up by the largest Environmental
         Product Declaration ever acheived.
     •  Solar-X of Sarasota is an award-winning Panorama® “Premier Plus”
         Warranty dealer. Premier Plus offers the most comprehensive
         warranty coverage available in the industry today. Premier Plus Logo
There are many other reasons – almost too numerous to mention – but they all add up to one thing. We can provide you with “top shelf” products, service, and unparalleled quality of workmanship. If your home is located in Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice; or you wish to avail yourself of our Florida-wide commercial contracting service, you should contact Solar-X of Sarasota today. Expect – and get – the very best!

How Do I Choose The Right Window Film?|Residential Window Tinting

Asking that question is a great way to start!

Every successful purchase will bring together the client, the right window film contractor, and the product that best addresses the client’s concerns. It doesn’t have to be hard! But… Since you’re buying a product that is going to last a long time, you want it to perform in a way that addresses your needs, and you want the job done right! So let’s start with:

Picking the right window film contractor.

Isarasota window tinting dentifying a qualified contractor involves not much more than common sense. Look in the Yellow Pages, for example. A dealer who advertises auto alarms, stereos, and auto tinting is probably not the guy with the biggest selection of residential films. Go online. Any dealer with a decent website is going to describe his product selection, and his credentials. Presumably, you’re looking for a dealer who has been in the film industry for a long enough time to bring a level of expertise that is suitable to your project.  Pick two or three candidates, and then further narrow them down based on:

Selecting the right window film product.

No one  expects you to be a window film expert, no matter how much online research you might do. But your prospective window film contractor should be an expert – one who can understand what you are trying to accomplish and help you select the best film to achieve that end. Describe what you would like to see in  a film product – do you want a non-reflective look, or do you want to see out at night without a roomside reflection? Do you want to maximize light into the room? If you tell your desires to a qualified contractor, then he or she should be able to select an appropriate product and justify his suggestion by thoroughly explaining its properties and benefits as they pertain to your needs. This is the part that demands your participation, so don’t be shy – it’s your home! You have a right to the complete satisfaction that only an expert can give you. Ask questions!

Solar-X has the expertise – 37 years in the industry – and a selection of products that will delight the most discriminating client. We won’t just sit back and let you ask all the questions either; we’ll ask you questions too – maybe some you haven’t even thought of – all with the objective of getting you matched to the right product for your needs and wants. After that, we’ll install it for you using the area’s most experienced installer craftsmen. We’re not shy about our pedigree – we’re here to make sure you are 100% satisfied with your window film purchase. Call or contact us today!

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