Bulk Nation Solves Heat Issues Before Opening | Window Film

The management team at Bulk Nation knew right away that they were going to have problems with the sun streaming through their west-facing storefront. The store specializes in bulk sales of snacks, pastas, spices, and other foodstuffs that can all be affected by the sun – especially the “candy” section! The heat pouring in through the nine-foot-tall windows was intense, and large amounts of merchandise near the windows stood to get ruined. Large losses of merchandise don’t make for a smart business model; so before the store even opened, they called Solar-X of Sarasota to help them tame the sun and protect their goods.

A veteran firm with forty years in the window film business, Solar-X knew just what to do to help solve the problem. Added to that problem, however, was the urgency for immediate installation of the film prior to the planned opening of the business. Understanding and accomodating the needs of their clients has helped Solar-X of Sarasota develop the reputation of the “go to” firm when time is of the essence. Our installation crew went to work outside of our already busy schedule to get this job done ASAP; making the area near the front of the store more comfortable, and most importantly, protecting the merchandise from loss due to sun damage. 

Putting the needs of our clients above everything else has been our “Number 1″ priority since Solar-X of Sarasota opened in 1973. No matter how urgent; if we can help, we will be there, with top quality SolarGard® window films and experienced installation personnel that are second to none in attention to detail and overall customer satisfaction. Contact Solar-X today to get your next project off to a great start! Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

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.

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.

Window Film Facts vs. Fiction | Sarasota Window Tinting

Window Film dealer sarasota FloridaWindow film is often described as a product that has “very low customer awareness;”  but “very high customer acceptance” once its properties are explained. And the accuracy of that statement is “spot on!” Many people have very little awareness of all the good things that window tinting can do for you, your home or your office environment; and oftentimes what little they do know (or think they know) is way off the mark. If you think that all window film is “too shiny,” “too dark,” “not natural-looking,” or “turns purple;” then you’ve got some catching up to do! The list of window film’s positive properties is long indeed, but just those listed below make these superior products worthy of consideration:

Reduces heat and glare. Window film stops up to 82% of the sun’s heat and eye-watering glare from coming through your windows, while simultaneously filling your rooms with pleasing, natural daylight. Provides an increase in comfort as soon as its installed! And today’s films are lighter (in some cases, virtually clear), less reflective, and provide a much more natural view!

Reduces Ultraviolet light. Window film stops 99%+ of the harmful UV rays that cause fading of drapes, carpeting, furnishings and artwork  – not to mention premature skin aging and skin cancer.  In fact, many of our products are recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation!

Makes glass safer. Window film reduces the possibility of cutting and piercing injuries if glass is broken; and safety films such as SolarGard® “Armorcoat®” are proven to help hold glass in place under extreme circumstances such as violent weather or blasts. It also acts as a very strong deterrent to home invasion or “smash and grab” burglary by making it extremely difficult to gain entry.

Increases comfort. By eliminating “hot spots” near windows, and stabilizing temperatures, window film can create a uniform “comfort condition” throughout your entire home or office.

Saves Energy. And saving energy saves money! In today’s economy, that means something. Window films can save as much as 30% off your energy bill! Sort of brings a whole new meaning to “being cool”. . .

Solar-X of Sarasota has been the area’s leading window film contractor since 1973; selling and installing the complete line of exceptional SolarGard® products; including Panorama® and Armorcoat®. We can give you even more facts about these superior quality window films when you contact Solar-X  for a free, no-obligation consultation and price quotation.  Installed with unmatched care and attention to detail by experienced, factory-trained technicians. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

Don’t Suffer Through Summer’s Heat | Window Film and Tinting

Cooling OffIt’s that time of year when temperatures are climbing steadily higher, and so is your electric bill. Heat coming through your windows and glass doors keeps your air conditioner going nearly all the time. Your home never seems cool enough, and some rooms still feel warm for hours after the sun has gone down!

There is no good reason for you to suffer through summer’s heat and discomfort! An affordable installation of quality SolarGard® or Panorama® sun control window film now can keep you cool and comfortable all through the summer – and for years to come – while saving you money on your high electric bills. These industry-leading products increase comfort, reduce eye-watering glare, and slow the fading of interior furnishings by rejecting up to 82% of the sun’s heat and 99% of the damaging ultraviolet light. “Hot spots” near windows are eliminated, and your entire interior environment is made uniformly comfortable. You can open your draperies and allow natural light to stream in; creating a welcoming, healthy atmosphere. And you’ll feel confident knowing that all SolarGard® and Panorama® window films are backed with a written, lifetime factory warranty – on both material and labor!

Solar-X of Sarasota has been helping people cool and protect their homes for nearly forty years; offering the finest quality window films and installation available. One easy phone call can start you on your way to year-round comfort and savings.  Don’t wait! Contact Solar-X today. From Parrish to Bradenton; Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota to Venice – you can count on our expertise to help you choose the best window film product for your home and lifestyle. See why we have been the area’s premier wndow film contractor since 1973. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

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.

Nesting Sea Turtles Need Your Help | Sarasota Window Tinting

Turtle nesting season begins on May first; when in a life cycle as old as time, gravid female sea turtles lumber up onto Florida’s beaches,  deposit their eggs in carefully dug nests, and return to the ocean. It is the time of year when we are all reminded  to bring in beach furniture at night,  avoid nests, and shield or divert our lights so that the hatchlings, who appear a few weeks later, won’t be confused and head inland rather than  towards the sea. Many counties require new construction within sight of the beach  to have “turtle code compliant” glass with a light transmission of 45% or less. Many gulfside residents in existing homes and condos who want to help have also installed turtle compliant windows.

One way to meet the code without the expense of actual window replacement is to install a quality window film, such as SolarGard® or Panorama®; that meets the light transmission standards. Since tinting the windows also reduces heat input, the benefits to both the turtles and the homeowner are immediate and obvious. The turtles won’t be confused, and the homeowner will be more comfortable!

Think about this. If you live at the beach anywhere on Florida’s west coast, your windows face west into the afternoon sun. That means you are subject to the discomfort of excess heat, eye-watering glare, and harmful ultraviolet light!  You can improve your interior environment with an affordable installation of window film and help the turtles at the same time. That’s a “win – win” for both you and the little guys who are just trying to make it home without getting lost.

Solar-X of Sarasota can show you a host of “turtle code compliant” window films that will enhance – not compromise – your view; either day or night.  The savings on your electric bill will put a smile on your face as well. Contact Solar-X today to get started; and let us help you, while you help the turtles. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

Earth Day 2012 | Window Tinting and Sustainability

Green FootprintEarth Day 2012 is rapidly approaching, and Solar-X of Sarasota is all about energy conservation and green products. Perhaps that’s because our SolarGard® window film products; such as SolarGard® and Panorama®,  were the first (and to date; only) window films to undergo a complete “life cycle analysis;” resulting in the largest Environmental Product Declaration of its kind, proving SolarGard® and Panorama® sun control films to be “Carbon-Negative.”

A “life cycle analysis” is a study of the “carbon cost” of a product throughout its entire useful life – from the manufacturer’s acquistion of raw materials to the product’s ultimate disposition in a landfill. It is a costly and time consuming process that reflects not only upon the product, but the environmental commitment of the manufacturer as well.  It’s easy for a window film dealer to claim that his products are “green” because they save energy once installed; but unless those products are manufactured in an environmentally conscious manner, they are not truly “green.” All SolarGard® products are manufactured with strict adherence to the highest standards of accountability. SolarGard has certified the carbon footprint of its own manufacturing facilities, and has been named in California as a Climate Action Leader. Environmentally sensitive consumers and commercial property managers alike, are more frequently insisting that the products they are installing in their homes and offices be backed with the scientific data to substantiate any “green” claims.   

At Solar-X of Sarasota, we stand ready to assist any client in gathering the scientific data they need to make an informed purchasing decision. Whether they have questions regarding sustainability, performance, or matching the best product to their objectives, we can provide our clients with the answers they need, and the data to back them up. Nearly four decades of industry involvement and continuing education go into every Solar-X project – from initial consultation to final installation. Contact Solar-X today. Proudly serving the entire area from Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch, to Sarasota and Venice since 1973. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

Let The Sun Shine In! | Sarasota Window Films and Tinting

Blazing SunIt may only be April first, but it’s already getting hot. In homes and offices from Ellenton to Englewood, people are drawing drapes, closing blinds, and pulling down shades in order to avoid the discomfort of heat and glare, and the high summertime electric bils that come from “air conditioning overload.” But closing a blind against heat that has already entered through the window is “way too little, way too late.” Very little of the heat absorbed by blinds or draperies is reflected back through the window. Instead, it radiates into the interior; making the environment feel “close” and overly warm.

Studies have shown that people are happier, more productive, and have a much greater sense of well-being when they live and work in open environments filled with natural light and views! And that can easily be accomplished with an affordable installation of a quality window film like SolarGard® or Panorama®. These exceptional window films stop up to 82% of the sun’s heat from entering through home or office windows. Interiors stay cool, light and open! Hot spots near the windows are eliminated. Environments are uniformly comfortable.  SolarGard® and Panorama® stop 99% of the harmful ultraviolet light that causes fading, premature aging of skin, and skin cancer as well – all while saving as much as 30% on utility bills!

At Solar-X of Sarasota, letting the sun shine in is the philosophy that has kept us the leading residential and commercial window film contractor  in Bradenton, Sarasota, and Venice for nearly forty years. We’ll help you pick the best film for your particular needs, and guarantee your satisfaction with the highest standards in installation quality. Don’t wait until we’re halfway through the summer! Contact Solar-X today, then “open your drapes and enjoy the view” in comfort and safety. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

“HiLite” Window Film: The “Unseen” Benefits | Window Tinting

Panorama® “HiLite”  window film; manufactured by SolarGard®, has become the smash hit of the Panorama® product line – mostly for reasons that you’ll never see. What does that mean? It means that this extraordinary window film is virtually undetectable once applied to your windows! “HiLite” rejects Infrared and Ultraviolet light, but allows natural daylight to stream through your windows, all while stopping 55% to 61% of the sun’s heat (depending on which density you choose) from entering your home or office through the glass. It means you can enjoy the comfort of a high performance window film without the “room darkening” effect associated with so many other tinting products. It means you can enjoy the ambiance and feeling of well-being that comes from an environment filled with healthy, natural daylight. And you’ll feel even better knowing that your furnishings, artwork – and your skin! – is being protected from the harmful effects of ultraviolet light. The savings on your electric bill can feel pretty good too!

The most common objections to window film have always been related to appearance. Comments such as “too dark,” “too shiny,” “not natural” – were frequently heard as reasons for not being interested in film products. But all that changed with the introduction of “HiLite.” It is not dark, it is not shiny, and it leaves your view virtually unchanged – both day and night!

Solar-X of Sarasota is the area’s exclusive Panorama and HiLite dealer. We’ve been leading the way in introducing and installing sophisticated, eye-pleasing window films for nearly four decades! Discriminating home and business owners in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, and Venice know that when it comes to knowledgeable, honest consultation; and unrivaled craftsmanship in installation, Solar-X of Sarasota stands out as a company that gets the job done right, every time. Contact Solar-X today and see what the “HiLite hubbub” is all about. We’ll be glad to show you the “best looking window film you’ll never see!” Solar-X of Sarasota is rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

Low Awareness – High Acceptance? | Window Films and Tinting

Window Film dealer sarasota FloridaWindow film is oftentimes accurately described as a product that has “low customer awareness; but high customer acceptance.” Put another way; many people don’t know much about window film. Therefore, they don’t think about it as a solution to their comfort issues when heat intrusion, glare, and fading of furnishings compromise their lifestyle. However; once they are made aware of all the things this unique  product can do to create a comfortable interior environment while protecting furnishings, flooring, and artwork from fading – or providing an elevated level of protection from breakage or impact – they are quick to accept window film as a product they would like to purchase in order to enhance their quality of life. 

High quality window films such as SolarGard®, Panorama®, and Armorcoat® have high customer acceptance because of their ability to eliminate “hot spots” near windows and glass doors; providing uniform comfort throughout your living space while allowing natural light to stream in and enhance your overall environment. Not only are your prized possessions protected from fading, but your skin is shielded from the premature aging or even skin cancer caused by dangerous ultraviolet light. Protection from cutting and piercing injuries – or even dangerous flying glass shards – is enhanced; giving you peace of mind. And all of this is available with one phone call…

At Solar-X of Sarasota, we would rather educate you than sell you. We’re sure that once you see all the benefits to be gained from an  installation of these affordable yet exceptional products, you’ll want to join the thousands of other clients we have helped since 1973. Our factory-trained installers will apply your window film with the attention to detail that has made us the area’s leading window film contractor for nearly four decades. Upon completion, you’ll be presented with a factory-backed written warranty that is second to none. Whether you are in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Venice, you can be sure of getting the finest products and service available. Contact Solar-X  today for your free, no-obligation consultation. 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.

IMG’s Pendleton School Cuts Glare With Panorama Window Film

Few –  if  any – sports training academies can boast the roster of famous alumni/atheletes that IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida can. Andre Agassi, Maria Sharapova, Venus and Serena Williams, Paula Creamer – the list goes on and on! And many younger atheletes who train at the superb facilities attend the Pendleton School, located right on the campus. It’s a beautiful modern building, with large windows that let in plenty of light…

…In many ways, too much light! Even with modern shading devices over the windows, a number of teachers were forced to put up cardboard to keep the light out; especially when using the many overhead projectors and other media devices that are regularly used in class. Not wanting to completely block the view with unsightly, dust-catching blinds, the school’s Headmaster thought that window film might be the perfect solution to cut excessive light from entering the East, South, and West-facing classrooms.

Solar-X of Sarasota has a long history of working with IMG Academies installing both sun control film as well as custom made logos and glass imaging. A consultation with the Headmaster led to a test installation of Panorama® “Slate 10™” dual-reflective window film to ensure that the  film would meet all the school’s needs.  It was an immediate hit. The appearance both inside and out was exactly what they wanted. The resulting light level was perfect for media presentations in the classrooms without additional room-darkening shades or blinds; and the film stopped 79% of the sun’s heat from entering through the windows – an extra bonus that is keeping the classrooms cooler and saving energy. The one day installation was done on a Saturday, so there was no disruption to classroom routine.

IMG Academies is just one example of the ongoing relationships we have with many clients. Architects, contractors, interior designers, assisted living facilities – and many others with ongoing needs –  all know that they can count on Solar-X of Sarasota for prompt professional consultation and service.  They know we’ll recommend the right film for any job, and we’ll install it with care and attention to detail that is second to none. If you are considering a residential or commercial installation in the Bradenton, Sarasota, or Venice area, contact Solar-X today, and see what has made us the area’s premier window tinting contractor for nearly four decades. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

Better Business Bureau – Rated “A+” | Solar-X of Sarasota

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Oftentimes at Solar-X of Sarasota we are told by clients that they opted for us to install their window film because of our “A+” rating with the Better Business Bureau. They know that an endorsement from the Better Business Bureau is a time honored way of letting our potential clients know that they will be treated with respect; they won’t be taken advantage of, and that the quality of our work will live up to or exceed their expectations. In short; they believe that they are going to get a great job at a fair and honest price!

What they may not know is that in almost forty years of being in business, Solar-X of Sarasota has never had a complaint registered against them through any consumer agency! Are we perfect? Nooo…but we try to be! If we do get a call from a client who is less than satisfied (and that is rare indeed), we make sure that their concern is handled quickly and cheerfully; and that they are totally satisfied when we are done. Isn’t that what you should expect?

We hear terms like  “professional, on time, …done right the first time, friendly, tidy,…never any problems,” and most importantly, “I was referred to you by…” on a daily basis, and it is a constant reminder that we have to keep up our vigil – that we have to consistently try to be our best for our clients.  An “A+” endorsement from the Better Business Bureau just validates those efforts and makes them all worthwhile.

So when you want quality window films such as SolarGard®, Panorama® or Armorcoat® in the Bradenton, Sarasota, or Venice area, be sure to call Solar-X of Sarasota for a free, no-obligation consultation and estimate from the area’s premier window film contractor. We’re going to make sure you’re glad you did! Contact Solar-X today!

The “Smart” New Year’s Resolution | Window Film and Tinting

Here’s a possible New Year’s resolution that’s easier to keep than quitting smoking or going on a diet. Make 2012 the year that you take control of your interior environment, and install some quality window film such as SolarGard®, Panorama®, or Armorcoat® Safety and Security Film. No other product can give you so many benefits for one affordable price.


Increased Comfort: 
Sun control film reduces up to 82% of the sun’s heat from coming through your windows. It eliminates “hot spots” near your windows and glass doors and creates a uniform comfort condition throughout your home. No more closed draperies and blinds! Let natural light in and at the same time, enjoy the view!

Increased Safety:  Safety and Security films add an elevated level of protection from unexpected or accidental impact; keeping your family safe from dangerous shards of broken glass. Safety films also provide a significant deterrent to would-be burglars who are looking for a quick, quiet entry in and out of your home. And safety films come in both “clear,” and “sun control” versions that will keep heat out as well!

Reduce Fading:  All window films stop better than 99% of the sun’s dangerous UV light; the single strongest source of interior fading, as well as the agent for premature aging of skin and even skin cancer. An SPF factor of 285+ means incredible protection for your family as well as your furnishings.

Window Film Saves Money:  By reducing heat input into your home, window film cuts energy consumption; lowering your utility bills, and reducing your carbon footprint – paying for itself in a surprisingly short time!

Whether you’re a full or part-time resident of Venice, Sarasota, or Bradenton; you should call Solar-X of Sarasota to help you eliminate heat, glare, and fading from your environment. We’ve been installing the area’s finest quality window films since 1973. Trust Solar-X to provide the expertise and attention to detail that you expect and deserve. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation estimate. Rated  “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

What Happened While You Were Gone? | Window Film and Fading

There’s nothing like coming down to your winter home in Florida for the Holidays. Have some fun, soak up some “rays;” get a tan that will have everyone back home talking for weeks! So…you arrive, flip on the air conditioning; and you open the drapes to let the sun shine in. But while you’ve been gone, the same “rays” that you’ve been looking forward to tanning with have ruined your drapes and the exposed flooring behind them! How could it happen so fast?

There’s no denying that our intense Florida sun can be brutal to interior furnishings, flooring, and artwork. Heat, light, and most importantly; ultraviolet light can shorten the life of your prized possessions and furnishings by years; fading vibrant colors and rotting fabrics well before their time. But an installation of quality SolarGard® or Panorama® window film can substantially reduce fading by stopping up to 82% of the sun’s heat, glare, and 99% of all ultraviolet light from entering your home through the windows and glass doors! No more closed draperies and dark rooms! You can fill your home with natural light, enjoy the views that you came down here for, and know that your expensive furnishings and artwork are protected from the ravages of the harsh Florida sun. It’s as easy as one simple, affordable installation of SolarGard® or Panorama® window film! Protect Your Home or Office From Fading

Solar-X of Sarasota; the area’s leading SolarGard® and Panorama® window film dealer, has been helping people with their comfort and fading issues for nearly four decades. Industry-leading product quality, and unwavering attention to detail has kept us in the leadership position from the beginning. And while installation takes only a few hours, the protection lasts for years – in fact; all residential installations are backed by a written manufacturer’s lifetime warranty. Contact Solar-X today, for a free, no-obligation consultation. We’ll get started right away; and you can get back to your vacation knowing that your home is more comfortable and better protected. 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.”

Reduce Expenses, Increase Comfort | Sarasota Window Tinting

Household FinancesIn today’s economy, there isn’t a home owner, or business owner who doesn’t want to reduce expenses. And you can do that in a significant way; simply by installing a high quality window film such as SolarGard®, Armorcoat®, or Panorama® on the windows of your home or business.

Window films reduce heat intrusion by up to 82% – increasing comfort while drastically reducing utility bills! They control annoying glare without having to close your blinds or draperies. Window films protect your furnishings, flooring, and most importantly, your family; from the harmful effects of ultraviolet light – reducing interior fading, and protecting skin by stopping better than 99% of the UV with an SPF of 285+! Finally; Safety and Security window films such as Armorcoat® help protect your family from the dangers of flying glass shards by holding the fragments in place when struck – either by accident or from severe weather. They also provide an effective deterrant to burglary or intrusion by making it harder to gain entry. 

For those who are interested in helping the environment, SolarGard® and Panorama® window films are “carbon-negative.” They are the first and only film products to achieve an Environmental Product Declaration (the largest of its kind), and they will dramatically reduce your carbon footprint by reducing your utility consumption. 

Solar-X of Sarasota is the area’s largest and most active dealer of SolarGard®, Armorcoat®, and Panorama® window films. This award-winning company; rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau, has been installing quality films for nearly four decades. We bring an unrivaled level of product knowledge, industry experience, and installation craftsmanship to every job – whether it’s a home in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice; or statewide commercial installation. Contact Solar-X today, and get the service that has made us the area’s premier window film contractor 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.

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