40 Years In Business | Solar-X of Sarasota | Window Tinting

sarasota window filmAny way you look at it, forty years is a long time. To be in business for that long is a significant milestone – one that few businesses achieve. It is a measure of success that is maintained every day through hard work, quality products, and customer service.

Solar-X of Sarasota has reached that forty-year milestone. In 1973 we opened our doors with the objective of bringing the best quality window film and installation to our customers in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Venice, and we have never lost sight of that goal. We have grown with our industry; offering more film types, densities, and performance options as they were made available to the consumer. As window film technology has advanced, so have we; through continuing education and field experience. We have served the needs of residential, commercial, and government clients – whether those needs were safety and security, or sun control and energy savings – and have grown to serve commercial clients around the state.

It doesn’t hurt to represent the full line of SolarGard® window film products. Whether you are interested in SolarGard®, Panorama®, or Armorcoat® Safety and Security films, you can be assured that there is no finer product line on the market. Manufactured in San Diego under the strictest quality standards, these industry-leading films will last for years under the harshest possible conditions – and all are backed in writing with a factory warranty that is second to none!

As proud as we are of our products, we are equally proud of our craftsmen who install those products daily with unwavering care and attention to detail. They too, are educated in the latest glass technology, proper film and glass combinations, innovations in installation techniques; and they are relentless in their pursuit of the highest quality installation on every job.

So where do we go from here? Well, we’re going to start looking forward to celebrating our fiftieth! And we aren’t going to lose sight of our original objectives that have made us “the area’s leading window film contractor since 1973.” Contact Solar-X today for an estimate on our most important project to date – yours! Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

 

 

 

 

Ultra Low Reflectance Films Are Here! | Sarasota Window Tint

Solar-X of Sarasota is pleased to announce the arrival in stock of the new ULR window film series. The latest offering from SolarGard®, the ULR (“ultra-low reflectance”) films incorporate non-metallized nanoparticle technology that offers the lowest interior or exterior reflectivity of any SolarGard® film. These beautiful architectural window films provide both energy savings and improved comfort while allowing the maximum amount of healthful, natural light to stream in to your home, office, or storefront. As always, they are manufactured to the high quality standards that you can expect from SolarGard®; backed by a limited lifetime residential or 12-year commercial warranty, and recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.

Ranging in appearance from virtually clear to a soft “smoke-colored” non-reflective tint, ULR films are perfect for homeowners who want to minimize any change in the appearance of their windows; perhaps they live in a deed restricted community that doesn’t allow reflective or dark tinted films, or maybe they want to capitalize on their views without the distraction of the “roomside” reflection that is often associated with typical reflective films. Perhaps they want to protect their families from the skin and eye damage that comes from exposure to UV light, while making their homes cooler and more restful by reducing unwanted glare.

Retail businesses with large display windows that face into the sun often feel like a furnace; but seldom is there anything they can do to slow heat intrusion into the storefront without losing the ability to see the merchandise on display. However, the clear, non-reflective appearance of ULR films allows for full “see-though” ability while reducing heat and protecting merchandise from sun fading and damage.

As always; you can expect Solar-X of Sarasota to install ULR films with the same care and attention to detail for which we have come to be known during our forty years of industry involvement. Contact Solar-X today to learn more about this sensational new family of films from SolarGard. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

Custom Glass Imaging Improves Condo Entries | Window Film

Kanaya Main Entry“Kanaya” is a luxury condominium in downtown Sarasota. Close to everything, and with plenty of active owners, there is a lot of “in and out” traffic through the lobby and entries. Smudging and fingerprints on the glass were becoming a real problem; with maintenance personnel constantly called to clean and maintain the appearance of the glass in the entry doors – several times a day! Some residents were also concerned with how easy it was to see into the lobby from the busy adjacent street, and called for a “non-intrusive” solution that would give them some sense of improved privacy.

The Building Committee Chairman approached Solar-X of Sarasota for ideas. He knew of our reputation for creative solutions using films, and we approached the project with the idea of incorporating the oriental-style trim on the building into the design; creating a “shoji screen” theme in a translucent, frosted film that would not only give them improved privacy,  it would also completely eliminate the smudging and fingerprints on the glass! The maintenance supervisor is ecstatic, the homeowners are happy with the improved appearance and the improved privacy – it’s a success all around!

“Outside the box” thinking has kept Solar-X of Sarasota in a leadership position for nearly forty years.  Whenever clients want top quality window films, such Kanaya Entryas SolarGard®, Panorama®, Armorcoat®; or hundreds of decorative films  – even custom crafted window and door designs fabricated to our client’s specifications, Solar-X of Sarasota can be counted on to deliver total customer satisfaction in every detail. Installed with uncompromising attention to detail by the area’s finest craftsmen. Contact Solar-X for a consultation and estimate on your next project today. 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.

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.

“Wine Country” Comes To Lakewood Ranch Country Club | Architectural Wraps | Window Tinting

Lakewood Ranch Country Club Window TintingSeveral months ago Lakewood Ranch Country Club decided to dedicate a room within the clubhouse to the enjoyment of fine wines – an area with the ambiance of a private wine cellar; where members could sip their personal favorites or find a new one. The room dedicated to this purpose has a glass wall with entry; and club management wanted to add something – a decorative touch that would be subtle, but add a level of separation and a sense of some privacy from people passing by on their way to other function rooms within the club.   Shane Pringle, Assistant Director of Food and Beverage Services approached Solar-X of Sarasota for any suggestions we might have. Senior sales representative Brian Gregg had what turned out to be just the right solution.

Brian suggested an “architectural wrap“; in this case an image of Lakewood Ranch Window Tintingtrees and vineyards – very subtle, in tones of black and grey with a slightly frosted effect – a process called UV solvent printing. The image allows people to see in and out of the room, but adds a certain “feel” of privacy, and a sense of being in the wine regions of Europe. After approval of the sample image, an order was placed and the product arrived in plenty of time for the scheduled installation prior to opening. The “pieces” of the image were checked for proper alignment, and installed on the glass wall, where bystanders watched while the picture took shape. A short while later, the wall was transformed into the image you see above (click on the image to enlarge), and club management  couldn’t be happier with the job. The final touch of ambiance is now in place, and the room is ready to be enjoyed by all who pass through those beautiful doors!

Whether it is high quality window film, Lakewood Ranch Window Treatmentsdecorative vinyls, or today’s most sophisticated printed “wraps,” Solar-X of Sarasota has the talent and experience to bring your ideas to life. Call us with any idea that brings together “art” and “applied products” and we’ll deliver a finished product that will amaze you. Whether you are an architect specifying products for a project, or a homeowner who wants to add “something” to a plain glass door, we have the products. Contact us today, and we’ll get you started!

Solar-X of Sarasota: Nearly Four Decades of Window Tinting Experience

Quality Products and People, Make Window Tinting Contractor “The Area Leader Since 1973″

Solar-X of Sarasota; the area’s leading window film contractors since 1973, is proud to offer the complete line of Bekaert® window film and window tinting products. Bekaert Specialty Films is a division of Bekaert LLC; a 125 year-old, globally operating company, and an acknowledged leader in the window film industry.

Following is a brief description of each of our product lines:

SolarGard® Window Films.
SolarGard® films make up our basic line of proven, high quality “sun control” films. These very affordable products reduce heat, glare, and fading by stopping 99% of the ultraviolet light and anywhere from 43% to79% of the heat – depending upon which density you choose. Scratch – resistant, with a lifetime residential warranty (10 year commercial) these trusted tinting products have been protecting homes and offices for years from the discomfort of heat intrusion, and damage from fading.

Panorama® Designer Window Films.
A product of today’s technology, Panorama® films generally allow in more light than their conventional counterparts while still rejecting comparable amounts of heat. Some are “dual reflective;” a characteristic that lowers “interior” reflectance, and allows better nighttime vision through your windows. The ultimate in sophistication is the awe-inspiring HiLite 70® spectrally selective film; a virtually clear film that stops 99% UV, 55% of the heat, and 95% of the infrared light. The result is a window that is unchanged in its appearance, with unrestricted viewing; both day and night! All Panorama® films are backed by the Premier Plus warranty – the most complete warranty available from any manufacturer in the industry.

Armorcoat® Safety and Security Films.
For clients who are looking for protection from storm damage, break-ins, or any other issues associated with the hazards of broken or flying glass, we offer Armorcoat® products. Armorcoat® absorbs the impact of windborne debris or forcible entry, and keeps the glass in place after impact. Many Armorcoat® films have sun control capabilities as well; allowing the film to protect against heat, glare, and fading, in addition to the physical protection it provides. The advantages of this “passive” protection are obvious – it’s there 24 hours a day! That is a real relief to those clients who cannot be “on site” or are incapable of installing other means of security protection.

Solar-X of Sarasota has been bringing top quality tinting and safety products to their clients for nearly four decades! Our unmatched level of knowledge and professionalism assures you of a pleasant purchasing experience – from our initial consultation to the installation clean up! Call Solar-X today for a free “no-obligation” consultation!

Phone: 941-366-4364
Toll Free: 866-343-4567

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